Tweakheadz Lab
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play hi-fi  End of Day One
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play hi-fi  Rio de Jeneiro
play hi-fi  Hole in the Sky
play hi-fi  The Secret Door
play hi-fi  Your Omnipotent Love
play hi-fi  The Planet Wonder
play hi-fi  MoonRise Militare
play hi-fi  Danz Wif Me
play hi-fi  Vacation Time
Hello And welcome!

You have surfed to the Music Pages of TweakHeadz Lab.
Come on in! Sit back and relax, light a candle.

You'll hear a wide range of styles, colors, moods, and unusual experimental mixes. I write what I feel like writing, invent and re-invent objects of sound in the process. To me, music is an invention. A play of elements in time.

Why this name?
Rich the TweakMeister is a composer and sound developer with strong philosophical inspirations.

"Music is the Cyberspace of Emotions", Tweak writes, "which exist not within us but outside, in the relationships that bond us together."

In the music industry, he is known as a master synth programmer and samplist whose sounds are featured on various synths, sound cards, and Sample CD-Roms.

Tweakheadz Lab is the attempt to blend a philosophical understanding of sound and reality in the dynamic dimensions of music. Imagine a scientist in a white lab coat putting sounds under a microscope, trying to find a cure for the human condition. That, friends, is me.

Think about this: "Consider yourself to be a radio receiver, tuning into a shared connection to humans you have discovered for the first time. You will find new joys and meanings in whatever music you listen to."
Do you play live?

I do not play live.
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
Today anyone can make and distribute their own music. There is so much, perhaps too much out there. But when viewed from the standpoint of art, there is no more than before, perhaps even less that truly qualifies. Its a matter of craft and originality. I love the fact that I can write a song and have listeners minutes after uploading it.
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
Are you kidding? Record labels are like Loan Sharks. Nobody needs them. The web is all you need.
Band History:
I started as a guitarist for a band in Chicago called the Factory, then, in graduate. school I studied sociology and philosophy, and dabbled in creative writing. During this period, I wrote acoustic songs and jammed around. Once out of school, I started tweaking synths, my first,was a Moog Prodigy. I have been deep into electronic music since throughout the evolution of MIDI and sampling. On the technical side, I worked with the very first MIDI sequencers and patch editors on the Commodore 64, moved to the Atari platform and nowam one the PC. I've worked on the programming team for the Alesis QS8, the Sanctuary, Classical and EuroDance cards, and have been a long term beta tester for Logic Audio. I am in love with the imaging of sounds, I have written over 1300 songs. I am thrilled to release my philosophically-inspired creations to a worldwide audience. Thank you--for listening to my work! :)
Your influences?
I find it ironic that I don't listen to much music, except to study it. I don't try to imitate and i rarely use loops. I like to bake my cakes from scratch, even if it means a lesser sound quality. Yet I am influenced by everything I have ever heard.
Favorite spot?
I like to appreciate my surroundings wherever I am
Equipment used:
I use Logic Pro 8, My Fantom, Motif and V-synth and V-Guitar. I have a lot of acoustic instruments here and some very nice mics. My audio interface is currently a MOTU 828mk2, which will be upgraded shortly.

Old answer:
Emu digital samplers are my specialty, I also have a Korg Triton Rack, Fantom S, Alesis QS-8, Wavestation SR, Roland JV1010, Korg MS20, a lot of emu synths, TX7, TG77, Oberheim Matrix 1000, and many software synths and samplers. My main sequencing software is Logic (from Notator to Logic 7.1). I also use Sonar, Cubase, ACID, Sound Forge, Peak, Soundtrack Pro and a few synth editors when constructing sounds. There are also various guitars, drum machines, a variety of effects boxs, portable recorders, exotic percussion instruments and a mystical garage.
Anything else...?
If you are an electronic musician yourself please check out TweakHeadz Lab at and my Online Community at, which is filled with articles and discussions on how to build a recording studio and how to make electronic music. Come on over and talk about music, philosophy, gear, etc.