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"D" has been producing music ever since he & his friends started a band back in grade school. He was also fortunate to have participated in the very 1st saxophone symposium sponsored by both Boston U. and the Tanglewood Inst. He credits his mom for keeping him motivated & encouraged, especially when she inherited a used baby grand from some real-estate property she had listed. As time moved on, "D" continued to educate himself with new technology, such as the emergence of MIDI. Today "D" is what you'd consider...a craftsman. One who possesses both musical talent as well as engineering/technical talent. By having access to computer based recording, "D" can always be found in his home studio constructing beats, editing samples, or putting some finishing touches on a mix. Currently "D" plays keys only (it's been over a 20 year absence since playing the sax), but he's itching to give his favorate woodwind another try. And finally, if there's any other way to title this talented composer, it would be "D-Meistro".
Why this name?
It was'nt too hard. One of my friends happens to calls me "D-meister". And "DB" is the initials of my first & last name.
Do you play live?
No. However I use to...about 15 years ago.
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
It's another form of free speech. It helps anyone obtain world wide exposure. And it simplifies various means of distribution.
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
Of course, providing I keep my publishing rights.
Been at this for a minute now.
Earth Wind & Fire, George Duke, Jeff Lorber
Recorders: Custom built rackmount PC running Nuendo 3, (2) Echo Layla 24/96 interfaces, Alesis Adat XT20, Sony CDR/W33, Tascam DA30. Mixers: Behringer MX8000, DOD SR460h headphone amp. Outboard: Alesis Q2, Lexicon MPX1, Lexicon MPX100, Aphex 107 & 104, DBX DDP (digital dynamics processor), TC Helicon VoicePrism, & an old Roland E660 digital parametric EQ. Keyboards: Roland A70 controller, Ensoniq ASR10 (w/ flouresent display), Akai MPC4000, Roland R8, Kurzweil K2500RS, Roland JV1080 (expanded), Korg Triton Rack, Yamaha Motif Rack ES. Syncronizers/Midi: Motu MTPA/V & Motu MidiExpress XT. Monitors: Event PS8 bi-amp. Mics: Audio Technica 4033 & 3035. 2 Track Editor & Mastering S/W: SoundForge 8 & CD Architect 5.2. Plugins by: Waves, Isotope, Antares Auto Tune, SampleTank LE, & too many others to list.