Some Swell Sounds

This is a video demonstrating some really nice sounds I am playing with.  

- USA Strat
- Ceriaton DZ30
- Achillies 2x12
- TRex Replica
- Philsopher King
- Wonderfully warm dressing gown.

More gear

And this is my 1996 Steinberg GM Pro and Bogner Uberschall (like an EVIL Van Halen sound)

I generally run it through a Soldano quad but that is overkill for the lounge room, right?

Some gear shots and explanation

This is my basic rig for non metal music.  What you see here is as follows:

- Fender USA Strat with Dimzarzio HS3s, compound radius fretboard with jumbo frets (original neck modded by Paul at Soundworks), titanium bridge and Gotoh locking tuning heads

- Ceriatone DC30 clone head - really great sounding amp.  I highly recommend Nik at Ceriatone

- Achillies 2x12 loaded with V30s which is a gorgeous cabinet.  Labros is making me another with greenback and vintage speakers

- A bunch of pedals, the main ones I use…Read more
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NEW MUSIC: Things of Bone and Wood

So this is a 2 part piano improvisation.  I am pretty damn happy with it.  It marks a significant departure from anything else I have ever written. 

Thing of Bone and Wood

The title refers to the construction of a piano, and is not a reference to the male phallus.  

Bandcamp banner photoshoped v 2

BANDCAMP site is up and running

Here you go!  I will add finished songs to the site as I progress

Steve Turner - BANDCAMP

The 'artwork' was by one of my friends at a geek trivia night.  They submitted it to the children's colouring competition with my name and an alleged age of 47...  We edited out the 4 of course.  


New Music - Ashes

This is an electronic piece I wrote on the iPad using MODSTEP as a sequencer, and CUBASIS to arrange and perform a basic mix.  I then imported the project to CUBASE on the big machine for further editing and final mix.  

Steve Turner - Ashes (REVmix)

Then, after buying WAVES AUDIO "Revolution" Kontakt instrument I completely redid the drums.  Revolution is an excellent reproduction of 14 classic hardware drum machines and sounds bloody amazing.  The sequencer is second to none for workflow and ease of use.  I…Read more

New Amp Day. Ceriatone DZ30

The black box below is a neat little Ceriatone 30 watt Matchless DC30 clone.  It has a sweet and focused sound that is really inspiring.  I am running it with my Achillies V30 2x12 presently, but will am having another 2x12 with Heritage and Greenback speakers built for later this year as a more suitable combination.  

Ceriatone sound and build quality are exceptional.  Nik is very responsive to emails and requests and this is my second amp from his business.  The first was a Trainwreck clone I used for 99%…Read more
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New Music Update - Bass Tracking

Today Evan Harris visited with his NS Stick and Chapman Stick instruments.  He recorded bass parts for two songs being "Water Colour Sun" and "For the Memory of a Swan".  They are going to sound great with his melodic and thoughtful deliveries.  We also planned the parts for the ELO cover which should be recorded in a few weekends time.  All in all, progress is being made towards completing my triple EP project.  We used an Avalon U5 direct box and my JLM Mic Pres and the sound was wonderful.  


For the Memory of a Swan

So here is a short piece I wrote to test the recording capabilities of my iPad Pro.  I am using Cubasis and the built in microphone.  Acoustic live instruments are the electric and acoustic guitars and the shaker.  The rest are synthesized within the iPad.  I am using an Apogee JAM96K to connect the electric guitar to BIAS / Jamup.  

For the Memory of a Swan - Soundcloud