visceral SoOn

about visceral

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For composing/tracking, I mostly use Renoise, Psycle, and Buzz. Other tools I use frequently include Audacity (a free/open source audio editor), Traverso (a free/open source DAW/multi-track recorder), ChibiTracker (an almost-clone of Impulse Tracker), and MiniHost (essentially a VST testbed). There is also XMplay, which is a pretty versatile audio player with the ability to play (with excellent reproduction quality) a variety of module formats. I also make use of a great many free VSTs, far too many to list here.


Oh, where to begin? Mostly, I listen to myriad varieties of metal, including many industrial metal bands. I have made occasional forays into more (or entirely) electronic music, which are growing more and more frequent.
A short, and very incomplete, list of musical influences would include (in the order that they occur to me) the likes of:
Tool, Fear Factory, Spineshank, Pantera & Damageplan, Hatebreed, Bad Religion, Pennywise, Slayer, Meshuggah, Samael, Digital Ruin, KMFDM, Frontline Assembly, Orgy, Lamb of God, Gravity Kills, Killswitch Engage, Black Sabbath, Slipknot, Skinlab, and a whole lot more.


I'm Jon Brewer, I'm a 27-year-old husband and father of two, and I've really only been at computer music-making for the brief time of a couple of years. My actual first exposure, however, was MTV Music Generator on the PS1, circa 2000. That was only piecing together prefab loops, though, and I didn't stay at it for very long. Then my brother got into Impulse Tracker, and started hounding me to make music of my own. Several years later, he's using much fancier software and I'm finally getting into it myself. I would like to eventually acquire the capability to record guitar and vocals so that I can start making some metal-type music of my own, but the interim experience with other styles of music is definitely broadening my horizons. We'll have to wait and see where the future will take me.

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