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steck
(Graham Steel)


Member Since: Monday, July 30 2007 @ 12:47 PM CDT
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Homepage: http://mcblawg.blogspot.com/
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Song Comments: 188
Song Votes: 19
Forum Posts: 12
Weekly Points: 0.00
Total Points: 1187.15
Bio:
Started 1st garage (literally) *band* at age of 13/14 after spending a couple of years playing with electronic musical gadgets (e.g. Casio VL Tone made *famous* by Kraftwerk)

First proper synth was a Roland SH 101 which I still use to this day. Purchased a Yamaha CX 5 music computer, then Boss Dr Rhythm and Roland TR626 drum machines.

Got a Fostex 160 4 track Multitracker for 21st birthday (thnx Mum & Dad).

Along came *Midi* - nice.

Next up was an Ensoniq EPS sampler 1991. Fascinating in what £1000 could buy you in sampling terms at that time.....

In sampling terms, with hindsight, this was during the conception of sharing samples. To your average keyboard player, the cutting edge then was the Fairlight CMI but at £20,000, was way out of reach unless you were a signed artist.


Played in a number of bands from 1984 - 2001.

Roland VS880 Digital Workstation purchased 1999.

After getting my first PC in 2001, this was my introduction to a whole new Chapter. Got involved in recording other bands ("n" of two) but didn't have the time to make a mark so when I could, I still pottered about with my home set up.

My machines are warming up again though, thanks to the MacJams community:-

Found out about MJ's 30th July 2007 muchos Kudos to APB and as Ms. N Bedingfield would say the rest is still unwritten -

MJ's opens some old but more importantly, many new doors.

Kudos to Prof Lawrence Lessig & Co. at Creative Commons (CC) and SIMIG for making this new Chapter possible for those at MacJam's.
steck's Songs (63)
Date Title Rating Hits Genre Last Comment Status
01.18.13 "Choose to Stay" 0.00 (0) 1089 (2) Pop (Alternative) 01.21.13 Active
04.23.10 Castles 4.75 (1) 2083 (9) Easy Listening 07.24.11 Active
04.01.10 Make or Break It (Inst Demo Live Version) 7.75 (1) 1467 (5) Rock (instrumental) 06.16.10 Active
09.27.08 Fire In The Sky 0.00 (0) 2347 (4) Alternative Rock 11.27.09 Active
07.22.08 BLUESTORM - Urban Dilema 9.13 (2) 3387 (4) Alternative Rock 07.23.08 Active
05.26.08 XL Featuring Kirsty - "Just want to" 9.00 (2) 2512 (4) Alternative Rock 06.19.08 Active
05.25.08 XL Featuring Kirsty - "One Big Thing" 8.88 (2) 2061 (3) Pop (Alternative) 05.26.08 Active
05.23.08 "Out of My Hands" by Ghostmaker 9.50 (2) 2915 (2) Alternative Rock 05.24.08 Active
05.09.08 "Revolver" by Ghostmaker 9.56 (4) 2809 (10) Alternative Rock 06.21.08 Active
04.03.08 "Thrive" by Ghostmaker 9.00 (2) 2120 (5) Alternative Rock 05.09.08 Active
04.01.08 "Doing My Time" - Ghostmaker 8.50 (2) 3107 (6) Rock 04.05.08 Active
03.31.08 Best I Ever Had - Ghostmaker 9.50 (2) 2524 (7) Rock 04.01.08 Active
02.04.08 "Countryside" by Ghostmaker 9.50 (2) 3068 (9) Pop (Alternative) 03.24.08 Active
01.28.08 "Proud" by Ghostmaker (1997) 8.25 (1) 3331 (3) Rock 01.30.08 Active
01.28.08 "Louise" by Ghostmaker 9.38 (2) 2478 (5) Rock 01.29.08 Active
01.28.08 Obsession (4 track demo) 9.00 (2) 2016 (1) Pop (mainstream) 01.28.08 Active
01.10.08 Edited version Oct 12th interview about MacJams 0.00 (0) 3182 (1) Spoken Word-Poetry 01.10.08 Active
12.31.07 Every Time V2 9.00 (2) 2342 (3) Pop (Alternative) 01.06.08 Active
12.28.07 There's a World Out There (Wanting Found) - CATCH 9.42 (3) 4242 (8) Pop (Alternative) 12.30.07 Active
12.26.07 ROADS 9.00 (4) 2463 (10) Alternative Rock 12.28.07 Active
12.24.07 Stellog's In The Navy (Ropes 'n Flags Mix) 8.50 (2) 2737 (4) Experimental 12.26.07 Active
12.14.07 In Our Society (pre-mix) 9.00 (2) 4171 (13) Alternative Rock 03.27.08 Active
12.13.07 Let It Breathe 9.13 (2) 3390 (9) Pop (Alternative) 12.21.07 Active
12.05.07 I'm Leaving 9.13 (2) 2642 (17) Pop (Alternative) 12.15.07 Active
12.02.07 In The Know (demo version) 8.75 (2) 2025 (4) Alternative Rock 12.03.07 Active
11.30.07 People Wanting in (People wanting out) 9.38 (2) 2563 (8) Pop (mainstream) 12.07.07 Active
11.24.07 All That Trash 9.50 (4) 2956 (23) Pop (Alternative) 11.30.07 Active
11.22.07 Hell Fire 9.08 (3) 1960 (3) Open Collaborations 11.23.07 Active
11.02.07 Every Time 9.20 (5) 2790 (19) Pop (Alternative) 12.08.07 Active
10.21.07 Walking Free (at last) 9.08 (3) 2196 (4) Pop (mainstream) 10.22.07 Active
09.09.07 Matrial Art 8.00 (2) 3563 (7) Experimental 09.21.09 Active
09.01.07 Working Life by Catch 9.25 (5) 3724 (10) Downtempo 09.10.07 Active
08.26.07 Wake Up Now - remastered by Tobin Mueller 9.33 (3) 7706 (12) Pop (mainstream) 10.01.07 Active
08.25.07 Down and Out 9.17 (3) 3880 (4) Soft Rock-Adult Contemporary 08.25.07 Active
08.24.07 *When the Rain* by Catch 8.95 (5) 3752 (3) Pop (mainstream) 08.28.07 Active
08.19.07 Tell Me - by *Catch* 9.25 (4) 3515 (11) Pop (mainstream) 12.09.10 Active
08.19.07 White Lies by *Catch* 8.50 (1) 4157 (6) Pop (mainstream) 08.22.07 Active
08.19.07 (Life I've) Come 9.50 (3) 3796 (6) Pop (Alternative) 06.02.08 Active
08.18.07 Kin Whispers 9.00 (2) 2174 (2) Ballad 08.19.07 Active
08.18.07 Someone Special 8.00 (1) 2775 (0) Pop (mainstream) N/A Active
08.18.07 Hollywood - Live 8.38 (2) 2852 (3) Alternative Rock 08.26.07 Active
08.17.07 *Rumbly Bumbly* 7.88 (2) 2687 (3) Rock (instrumental) 08.18.07 Active
08.12.07 Time will Fall 9.25 (2) 2420 (1) Pop (Alternative) 08.13.07 Active
08.11.07 Budapest Bystander 7.50 (1) 2637 (4) Electropop 09.27.10 Active
08.11.07 Tribus - Light of Darkness 9.13 (2) 3193 (11) Ambient 08.26.07 Active
08.10.07 Binky - Piece of My Mind 9.08 (3) 3033 (5) Pop (mainstream) 08.11.07 Active
08.07.07 Priceless Addictions 7.50 (1) 2235 (3) Pop (mainstream) 08.10.07 Active
08.06.07 D.N.A. Demo Version 8.50 (1) 2880 (0) Rock N/A Active
08.05.07 Used to be SO Influenced 9.00 (2) 2266 (1) Pop (mainstream) 12.11.07 Active
08.05.07 Can See into the Future 8.25 (1) 3051 (2) Pop (mainstream) 08.06.07 Active
08.05.07 Morning Light - Free Your Mind (Instrumental) Mix 9.08 (3) 3088 (5) Pop (Alternative) 05.18.13 Active
08.05.07 Butterfly 9.00 (2) 3964 (3) Pop (mainstream) 08.06.07 Active
08.04.07 Ratboy 9.38 (2) 3065 (4) Pop (Alternative) 09.27.07 Active
08.04.07 Highland One 8.19 (4) 2206 (0) Experimental N/A Active
08.04.07 Soul Warming (Dub mix) 8.63 (2) 3082 (5) Pop (mainstream) 08.04.07 Active
08.04.07 Velvet Revolution 8.88 (2) 3610 (7) Pop (mainstream) 08.05.07 Active
08.03.07 Mystery History 8.75 (2) 1802 (0) Inspirational (contemporary) N/A Active
08.02.07 Kirsty's Hit Song 8.50 (2) 2996 (6) Pop (mainstream) 08.04.07 Active
08.01.07 So Easy (this is) 8.75 (3) 2525 (7) Pop (mainstream) 01.08.08 Active
08.01.07 Could it Be Tonight.... 8.75 (5) 2830 (8) Pop (mainstream) 03.24.08 Active
08.01.07 AFGHAN PASTIMES 8.00 (1) 3446 (2) Film Scoring 08.01.07 Active
08.01.07 Walking on Water 8.50 (1) 2567 (2) Pop (mainstream) 12.09.10 Active
08.01.07 Wake up Now 9.00 (2) 2679 (5) Pop (mainstream) 03.24.08 Active
Favorite Songs (76)
Title Artist Date Genre
Hypnosis (in small doses) apb 02.13.11 Open Collaborations
Do you dare? apb 06.08.10 Electropop
Misplaced apb 05.21.09 Open Collaborations
Open mindfield apb 02.14.09 Pop (Alternative)
Give in 2 Love echoroom 11.30.08 Pop (Alternative)
No rewards apb 11.08.08 Pop (Alternative)
Pop Serial (Second Chance Challenge) bud 10.04.08 Twentieth Century
The lighthouse keeper apb 09.28.08 Pop (Alternative)
Seven Buttons On A Nehru Jacket (w/ Mcboy) TobinMueller 04.22.08 Jazz (instrumental)
Sitcom Psychedelica (Woodstock after-party) TobinMueller 03.26.08 NUjazz
Puzzle City (AUDIOCRACY) TobinMueller 02.26.08 Progressive Rock
77 trash (with AW/DHL) echoroom 02.05.08 Electropop
Heroes apb 01.19.08 Pop (Alternative)
Deep (w/t Racerat) echoroom 01.08.08 Ballad
Slipped my mind apb 12.29.07 Hard Rock
Fragments Bubowski 12.20.07 Cinematic Soundtrack
The Wrong Sky (w/t Racerat & Michael2) echoroom 12.14.07 Alternative Rock
Quantum Surf grid stalker 11.28.07 Progressive Rock
When I craft 11.27.07 Hip Hop-Rap
Screwball/with APB musichead 11.24.07 Rock
Jesse James (with Karmatoburn) Feter 11.23.07 Folk-Rock
Dream World perceptualvortex 11.23.07 Ethnic-International
I Wanna Fly (v2) TobinMueller 11.20.07 Jazz (instrumental)
Lightning Strikes (v2 w/ more organ) TobinMueller 11.12.07 Jazz (instrumental)
Ember-assed (w/drakonis/custard) apb 11.11.07 Hip Hop-Rap
Lightning Strikes (v1) TobinMueller 11.02.07 Jazz (instrumental)
Bring On The Storm TobinMueller 10.25.07 Acoustic
My Friend Otto Cori Ander 10.21.07 Fingerstyle Guitar
Mr. Funk D craft 10.17.07 Funk
Lord of the Witch Doctors (w Vac) perceptualvortex 09.23.07 Rock (instrumental)
The Same But Different dolby 09.21.07 Alternative Rock
For The Diamond dolby 09.07.07 Alternative Rock
Adoro como o fazes craft 09.06.07 Hip Hop-Rap
Horny Husband Blues psexnyc 09.04.07 Funk
Be My Love TobinMueller 09.01.07 Acoustic Rock
Future War Baby (w Drew Kopr, echoroom) perceptualvortex 08.30.07 Rock
Fragile (Echoroom/Mystified/Rebsie/MissChaos) MissChaos 08.25.07 Downtempo
Manhattan Hangs (RaceratRedux) echoroom 08.19.07 Alternative Rock
We_Shall_Not_Be_Moved(with dreadmon) Feter 08.17.07 Folk (traditional)
Especially 4 U bjack 08.16.07 Rhythm and Blues
Mist Comes Up The Valley Ibstrat 08.10.07 Fingerstyle Guitar
Dreaming (Vocals by Leon) BranDaMan 08.01.07 Ballad
Takin' it all down (w/steck) apb 07.31.07 Pop (mainstream)
Gartan Mother's Lullaby ceilidh 07.25.07 Folk (traditional)
Minstrel Boy (with Rebsie) DWL 07.25.07 Open Collaborations
Saying goodbye gail60 07.07.07 Piano
Green Fields of Canada (Space Re-Mix) michael2 06.11.07 Psychedelic
Mama Cries (Horizon Mix) MissChaos 06.07.07 Downtempo
Long way home (w/Allen Dean) apb 05.31.07 Hard Rock
Sweet Jesus Make me beautiful (collab with Willywagga) echoroom 05.28.07 Pop (Alternative)
Kaiju (w Mcboy, Z293, Drew Kopr) perceptualvortex 05.19.07 Rock (instrumental)
SAYING SO YOU'LL KNOW w kevmikwa jiguma 05.08.07 Acoustic Rock
PERFECT STORM Scott Carmichael 04.21.07 Acoustic Rock
They Come with Smiles (collab w/t Pengui) echoroom 03.25.07 Indie Rock
Release Me(w/apb/jgurner/musichead) Estella 03.19.07 Alternative Rock
Duty Visits racerat 03.11.07 Alternative Rock
sonhador feat craft & ana sofia (data mix) datafunk 03.06.07 Hip Hop-Rap
Rachel Said echoroom 02.25.07 Indie Rock
Cigarette Man w/APB & Musichead Estella 02.14.07 Pop (mainstream)
Voices of Arctic Insomnia (ft. I. Spike) MissChaos 01.11.07 Other
Sit it out apb 11.16.06 Pop (mainstream)
Dang, You're Looking Sexy (w Hectorious) perceptualvortex 10.13.06 Techno
You make me feel apb 09.03.06 Pop (mainstream)
Acoustic Rush thetiler 08.28.06 Acoustic
Forbidden Zone (w Drew Kopr) perceptualvortex 07.15.06 Rock (instrumental)
Free mitra 06.25.06 Pop (mainstream)
Tears And Thunder In The Battlefield Leon 06.18.06 Pop (mainstream)
all we ever needed springclock 06.12.06 Alternative Rock
Philton Phunk Take 2 (oldlibmike/edhara collab) edhara 06.01.06 Funk
Find Him Scott Carmichael 03.18.06 Folk-Rock
The View From Up Here: Base Mix (With MissChaos) Audiologic 01.31.06 New Age
Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes [with rschletty] ceilidh 09.19.05 Folk (contemporary)
Under A Western Sky TobinMueller 06.22.05 New Age
Thank You Mama bjack 05.09.05 Rhythm and Blues
if not now, why? brb 08.12.04 Alternative Rock
Giving Up MissChaos 06.15.04 Ambient
Favorite MacJammers (24)
Fans (19)
Music Background Piano -> synthesizers -> sequencing/programming -> playing in bands -> vocals -> recording/producing -> MacJam's !!
Music Skills Sound Engineering/Production/Keyboards/Vocals/Composition/Creativity
Music Hardware Roland VS 880 Digital Studio Workstation, Yamaha SY85 Motherboard, Roland SH101, Ensoniq EPS Sampler, Alice 12.28 12 channel mixing desk (for live gigs), Digitech 256XL Effects Processor, dbx MC6 Compression Unit, Shure/AKG/Sennheiser mic's, Roland TR 626 drum machine, PleXWRITER 12/4/32 CD Writer/Data backup, Creative Computing Rainbow 7 PC, USB 2.0 500 G hard drive (back up)
Music Software Reason 2, Protools, Audacity, Sonic Foundry Acid Pro 4.0 & Vegas Video 4.0, large microwave
Keywords McBlawg, McDawg, Steck