My name is Tony Dickinson. I play guitar in a band called Sylva (it's my primary band, and is where most of my musical focus is aimed), which is an Alternative Rock outfit with a Funk twist.
Other projects include:
-Shadow Cast [Instrument: Bass] (my primary band from 2003-2008, was my main music focus)
-Shame [Instrument: Bass] (the first band I was in, which we later took members from and fused with the first incarnation of Shadow Cast)
-Mephitic Miasma [Instruments: Bass, Guitar, Drums, Keyboards] (my internet-music project with my good buddy, Jacob Lacy a.k.a. Reaper Of Hate)
-Preserved Moose [Instruments: Bass, Guitar, Drums, Keyboards] (my internet-music project with Mike Morgado)
-Lords of The Eternal Annulment of Continuance [Instruments: Bass, Guitar, Drums, Keyboards] (the result of the fusing of Mephitic Miasma with Preserved Moose with a new additions, GuitarBizarre)
-A New Cover Band [Instrument: Guitar] (hasn't started yet, been planning it out for a while, line-up will hopefully consist of my fellow Shadow Cast bandmates, Travis Moberg and John Wilkins, doing Vocals and Guitar/Keyboards, respectively, with buddies Nick Layne and Ricky Shine, hitting up Drums and Bass, respectively. We will covering bands such as Muse, A Perfect Circle, Ill Niño, Breaking Benjamin, Incubus, Dream Theater and Megadeth.
Tony Dickinson [2004- ] (all instruments, programming, composition and arrangements)
I play live where I can, showing off in front of my friends or at Guitar Center, jazzing it up at my Jazz Band concerts, kicking ass in Drumline, or melting face in my bands.
My influences range from Classical, to Jazz, to Funk, to Disco, to Techno, to Rock, to Metal, to Video Game Soundtracks, and many others...(I'm also starting to really get into the "dark classical" style, a la Danny Elfman)
Specific Bands/Artists (in no particular order):
Megadeth, Metallica, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Muse, Danny Elfman, John Williams, Hans Zimmer, Symphony X, Nile, Nevermore, Children Of Bodom, Malice Mizer, Howard Drossin, Nobuo Uematsu, Akira Yamaoka, Yasunori Mitsuda, Jun Senoue, Bobby Brooks, Brad Buxer, Darryl Ross, Doug Grigsby III, Geoff Grace, Scirocco, (last six guys were actually part of Michael Jackson's composing team circa 1994) Masato Nakamura, Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Frédéric Chopin, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Joseph Haydn, Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Vai, Stu Hamm, Shawn Lane, Mattias IA Eklundh, Paul Gilbert, and more which I can't think of at the moment.
-Main Computer: ADK 1Q SR, Penryn 2.4 GHz Duo Core, 4GB
-Secondary Computer: Dell Dimension 4500, Intel Pentium 4: 2.0GHz, 1GB RAM
Recording: Cubase SX 3, Nuendo 3
Sequencing: Cubase SX 3, FLStudio 8
Composing/Arranging: Guitar Pro, Finale 2007, FLStudio
-Instrument Plugins: DFH Superior 1 and 2.0, EWQL Colossus, EWQLSO Gold/Pro XP, EWQL Symphonic Choirs, EWQL RA, EWQL Stormdrum, NI Pro 53, NI FM7, NI B4 II, Misc. Plugins in FLStudio, RealFont 2.1 (for playback purposes only)
Hardware: PreSonus Firepod, Line 6 POD X3 Live
Mics: Shure Sm57 and Sm58, various CAD mics
Instruments: ESP LTD Ex-250 (Primary Guitar), B.C. Rich Bronze Series (Baritone/Extra Guitar), Ibanez SDGR SR506 (6-string Bass), Yamaha RBX-775 (5-string Bass), Ibanez SR300DX (4-string Bass)