I'm Shawn Ames from Kansas. I've been playing music from a very early age and have enjoyed creating music since. I've been growing up with multi tracking since I was young, a grandfather gave me the gift of a reel to reel recorder in my teens, I advanced to multi track cassette, digital workstations, then to building a nice home studio from years of gathering the devices to do so. I was in a local band called Backlash for 20 years and released 5 records with them, all recorded in my studio. I've been recording my own "solo" material since I retired from the band and make the music and release it for free.
I write, compose, record, engineer, produce, and perform all of the music myself as I've learned the drums, bass, guitar, keyboards, pianos, dulcimer, etc. I really strive to make my recordings as professional sounding as possible, I'm told I have a good ear for mixing.
My main interest in this course is to learn new technology that has passed me by since the days of analog tape and capstans, and also the chance to have people interested in hearing my music..and, of course, the chance to work with
Peter Gabriel material...what a treat!
Please visit my Soundcloud page for music, listens and comments appreciated.