Love the new album :)
Who are some of your favorite songwriters and composers?
thank you for listening to that. gosh there are too many to name here. i like william blake's poetry. albert ayler, don stover, matthew from godflesh, ronny lane, charles ives, gerard grisey, stravinsky, the new york dolls, really all the greats that had something to "say." or said it in a new way, and hopefully kept developing the idea. van dyke parks is very interesting, there are a lot of great electronic guys right now i like the gold panda. i think the ghostly label is great. so many. this is a really great time to be a fan of music, or to look at music for research or inspiration of a jumping off place or whatever you'd want to call it, because the database of all that exists, symbolized by the letter e in my system, is vast.
Do you do much audio engineering? And if you dont mind me asking do you mostly do live sound or studio work and do you think working as an engineer has helped to make you a better musician or equipped you with a broader musical mind frame and approach to writing and playing?
Thank You for taking the time to answer these questions, not everyone is so willing to share the knowledge theyve accumulated over the years or to share their philosophies and approaches to things in life, it shows how much you respect your fans by taking the time to answer these questions
Hey Danny! I've been working on some music in Ableton using electrified banjo, and as I've been going along I've been pondering the question of how to take it live, as a one man band. I was wondering if you could explain a bit about how you setup your SoftStep and software for live performance?Danny Barnes responded on 10/21/2013