Since around 2005, I've obsessed about improving my guitar tone for live and recording in various rock and metal bands (my main band since 2008 has been Sorizon). Lately, I've been making new Dad/baby themed metal with Blobbernaut. I've played on many stages big and small and recorded full albums, guest solos and short pieces for film and promotion. I've lived in the Los Angeles area all my life (except for one fun year in Boston), so I've been able to play just about every type of guitar and amp out there between all the boutique shops and frequenting the NAMM show. Over the years, I've been getting more into expanding my gear, tones, and recordings outside of rock and metal. I'm finally quite satisfied with my tones and recording setup, so it's time to share what I know to help other lost guitarist souls.
Academic background: My Ph.D. is in Psychology with a concentration in Cognitive Neuroscience. I primarily researched auditory & music perception. Now, my academic life focuses more on the study and development of teaching in higher ed.