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Michael Duran
Michael Duran
4 Number 1
53 Top 10
249 Tracks
a unique fusion of genres
The Many Colored Land
Eastern Chill
Break Time
Peak position #15
Navigating Soundclick v5
Born in Southern California in late 1951, I grew up with music all around me. From the Classical standards to '40's & '50's Jazz, From "American Bandstand" to "Wolfman Jack", Buddy Holly to Jimi Hendrix, They all left their mark. I've played in bands since my early teens, and all of those musicians I have performed with have left their marks as well. I thank them all. The songs I offer here are the result of that long journey. They include, live band recordings, local collaborations, internet collaborations, and home solo projects. Thank You for listening, Michael Duran. "Collaborations" Projects with my Soundclick friends that I have had the honor to work with; "Homespun" Solo projects & Covers done at my home. "The Shop" Heartbreak Highway 3 piece collab/studio recordings with; Steve Layman; Piano & Synth Steve Torok; Drums Michael Duran; Guitar, Synth, and Bass "The Knapps Cutoff Band" As Is Studio "open mic" and live recordings with; Marty Nicklin; Bass Steve Layman; Piano & Synth Steve Torok; Drums Michael Duran; Guitar & Synth Thanks to Nathan Bankston, Ray Garcia, and Chris Kenard for their fine vocals. "B'wana" salvaged tape recordings from my 80s club band. Dan Buck; Drums & Vocals Michael Duran; Guitar synth & Vocals Ron Olson; Bass & Vocals Bill Kramer; Lead Guitar
Have you performed in front of an audience?
From 11 years old, and throughout my life, until arthritis, common sense, and health intervened.
Your musical influences
Rock .. the basis of everything I do. Classical .. because it touches the soul with epic grandness Jazz .. when the spirit calls. World & New Age .. to touch new horizons. Blues .. to clense the soul. Progressive & Fusion ... to keep it interesting.
What equipment do you use?
Asher Hawaiian Lap Steel Guitar Fender Squier guitar '68 Strat hybrid guitar / with Roland GK3 synth driver Martin 00CXAE acoustic guitar / with Fishman pickup and preamp Carvin SH65B steel string synth guitar, Carvin DC127 electric guitar / with Fishman TriplePlay wireless MIDI Carvin NS-1 nylon string synth guitar, Carvin AC-275 acoustic/electric guitar, Carvin LB20 electric bass. Roland GR-33 & GR-55 - guitar synthesizer modules. AdrenaLinn III - guitar processor Roland ME-50 - guitar multi-effects AKAI MPK261 MIDI keyboard and controller Computer - Cybertron i7 4.2ghz Win 10 - 64bit USB audio Interface - PreSonus AudioBox 22VSL Beyerdynamic DT 770 i Headphones Mackie MR8-mk3 Powered Studio Monitors. DAW's (Digital Audio Workstations) that I use; Samplitude Pro X3 Magix Music Maker MX Studio One 2 VSTI's Instruments used; Magix VITA, Revolta, Livid & Century Independence Pro Native Instruments Kore, Reaktor & Kontakt SampleTank 2 & 3 Miroslav Philharmonik
Anything else?
Here's to all the great musicians who are no longer with us. As long as there is music, we will never be without them.
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