Here's where it begins to get really heavey and distorted. Pull out your trusty distorsion unit or hit the channel switch on your amp and wail!

 

Song name:

I Never Know

Backing track: Backing track
Instruments:

Guitars: James Tyler SE HD recorded direct with a Boss GS-10 using a Blackstar HT-Dual
All other instruments: Native Instruments Kontakt 4, Massive, Absynth 5, Pro-53, Kore Player and FM8

Drums: Native Instruments Battery 3
Recorded with: Cubase 5.1
Comments:

The title is really the story behind the tune. I was contemplating the fact that I can actaully compose music and I really don't know why. I'm just eternally thankful that I have this gift as it gives me so much joy. When I sit down with the guitar, some kind of keyboard or the drums it sort of just comes to me. Sometimes I even get ideas if I do something entirely different. When I sit down in the studio I often get a fragment of an idea and I start working and I never know how it's going to end. This tune is a perfect example of this. It started as a sound from Kore Player and I built it around that. The theme came from thinking of how I could use the whammy bar on my guitars in ways I usually don't. I figured I could slide in and out of notes like with the pitch bend wheel on a synth. It was more difficult and not entirely successful but but very interesting to me so I kept it. I had a hard time placing this in a genre but as it was a lot of distorted guitars I put it here in the Rock section.

Publishing date: 09-11-06
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Song name:

Early Morning Meadow

Backing track: Backing track
Instruments:

Guitars: James Tyler SE HD recorded direct and processed with
Native Instruments GuitarRig 4 Pro
All other instruments: Native Instruments Kontakt 4, Massive, Absynth 5, Pro-53 and FM8

Drums: Native Instruments Battery 3
Recorded with: Cubase 5.1
Comments:

This is yet another tune inspired by Guitar Rig 4 Pro. I wanted to go from pristine clean through some semi dirty to a hi gain solo in a ballad with lots of reverb to create a huge soundscape. Without any specific style in mind I started out and I don't really know what I should call this style that I ended up with but I can hear influences from Jean Micheal Jarre, Camel and Pink Floyd.

Publishing date: 09-10-25
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Song name:

Audible Mathematics

Backing track: Backing track
Instruments:

Guitars: James Tyler SE HD using a Blackstar HT-Dual recorded direct through a Boss GS-10
Bass: Sandberg Bullet Special recorded direct and processed with
Native Instruments GuitarRig 3

Drums: Native Instruments Battery 3
Recorded with: Cubase 4
Comments:

At a meeting with rack guru Steen Skrydstrup he told me that the secret behind a good rack was mathematics and that you could easily hear the result. I couldn't afford one of his systems but I could take his philosophy to heart and implement a few of his thoughts in my rig. After having done that the result was good so when I started playing I was inspired so out came this tune where I could hear the difference due to audible mathematics. Thanks Steen!

Publishing date: 09-05-22
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Song name:

Forward Thinking

Backing track: Backing track (key of E)
Instruments:

Guitars: James Tyler SE HD using a Blackstar HT-Dual recorded direct through a Boss GS-10
Bass: Sandberg Bullet Special recorded direct and processed with
Native Instruments GuitarRig 3
Organ: Native Instruments B4

Drums: Native Instruments Battery 3
Recorded with: Cubase 4
Comments:

Some time ago I thought my tunes lacked energy so I wanted to write something with more "roughness" to it. As it turned out it wasn't so rough after all. Just a sort of half generic rock shuffle. Still had fun doing it though. :-)

Publishing date: 09-05-09
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Song name:

Limp Lettuce

Backing track: Backing track (key of A)
Instruments:

Guitars: James Tyler SE HD recorded direct through a Boss GS-10
Bass: Sandberg Bullet Special recorded direct and processed with Native Instruments GuitarRig 3

Drums: Native Instruments Battery 3
Recorded with: Cubase 5
Comments:

A person I know did a really, really stupid thing so when I wrote and recorded this past week I was angry. Very angry. I think you can tell as I really tore into the strings and yanked hard at the whammy. I still have blisters on my fingers. This is not a nice and slick sounding tune.

Publishing date: 09-04-17
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Song name:

Cool Guys

Backing track: Backing track (key of E)
Instruments:

Guitars: PRS McCarty recorded direct through a Boss GS-10
Bass: Sandberg Bullet Special recorded direct and processed with Native Instruments GuitarRig 3

Drums: Native Instruments Battery 3
Recorded with: Cubase 5
Comments:

My younger son, who is a talented drummer was playing his drums one day and what he was playing had me thinking it was a long time I wrote a rock tune. So I got going with this one but soon I was stuck and didn't know what to do. I figured since I got the inspiration from my son, why not ask him for help. So he came into the studio and did most of the drum programming. I think he really got the tune happening and I had a good time finishing it. The name of the tune is Cool Guys as both my sons are such cool guys.

Publishing date: 09-02-22
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Song name:

Anchovy Threat

Backing track: Backing track
Instruments:

James Tyler Studio Elite recorded direct through a Boss GS-10
Native Instrument B4, FM8, Pro-53

Drums: Native Instruments Battery 3
Recorded with: Cubase 4
Comments:

It was hard to decide what category to put this tune in but in the end I decided it's probably rock so here it is.
A slow kind of of esoteric rock where it's possible to go a wild in different kinds of modes or just do a pentatonic blues take. You decide!

Publishing date: 09-01-25
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Song name:

Dark House

Backing track: Backing track
Instruments:

James Tyler Studio Elite recorded direct through a Boss GS-10
Native Instrument B4
, Kontakt 2

Drums: Drum Core
Recorded with: Cubase
Comments:

A heavy tune with a "weird" intro. Loads of distorted guitars in the backing track.

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Song name:

DC Variety

Backing track: Backing track
Instruments:

James Tyler Studio Elite recorded direct through a Boss GS-10
Native Instrument B4
, Kontakt 2

Drums: Drum Core
Recorded with: Cubase
Comments:

You want to play with a "regular rock band"? Here's your chance. Bring out your LP, SG, Strat or Tele. They all fit!

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Song name:

Next Step

Backing track: Backing track
Instruments:

Yamaha Pacifica 604w recorded direct through a Boss GS-10
Native Instrument B4, Kontakt 2

Drums: Native Instruments Battery 2
Recorded with: Cubase
Comments:

Plain and simple rock. Distorsion and sound proof room recommended!

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Song name:

One Danish, No Coffe

Backing track: Backing track
Instruments:

Suhr Classic recorded direct through a Boss GS-10
Native Instrument B4, Kontakt 2

Drums: Native Instruments Battery 2
Recorded with: Cubase
Comments:

Once in a while I just enjoy playing rock. Just like that. Pick up any guitar with fatness and/or bite and let go.

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Song name:

Pacifica Riffster

Backing track: Backing track
Instruments:

Yamaha Pacifica 604w recorded direct through a Boss GS-10
Squier Jazz Bass
Native Instrument B4

Drums: Native Instruments Battery 2
Recorded with: Cubase
Comments:

Inspired by the bands FM and Giant I wanted to have a tune that fit my (at the time ) new Yamaha Pacifica 604w. This is what I came up with.

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Song name:

Plumbum

Backing track: Backing track
Instruments:

PRS McCarty recorded direct through a Boss GS-10
Native Instrument Kontakt-2

Drums: Native Instruments Battery 2 (with Quadrafuzz)
Recorded with: Cubase
Comments:

Really heavey rock! I can't describe it any better than that. Loads of heavey distorted guitars.

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Song name:

TBA

Backing track: Backing track
Instruments:

Fender AMerican Vintage 62 Reissue Stratocaster recorded direct through a Boss GS-10
Native Instrument Kontakt-2, B2

Drums: Native Instruments Battery 2
Recorded with: Cubase
Comments:

Tried to play with my fingers and it worked to a point. I created this track as a sort of a Jeff Beck style backdrop.

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Song name:

Ugly Pace

Backing track: Backing track
Instruments:

PRS McCarty, James Tyler Studio Elite and Suhr Classic recorded direct through a Boss GS-10
Native Instrument Kontakt-2, B4

Drums: Native Instruments Battery 2 (with Quadrafuzz)
Recorded with: Cubase
Comments:

This tune was born during a period where I wanted to explore the heavier side of my playing. The temp allows you to play either slow or fast. I'm sure those who have the ability can also play really fast. :-)

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