Frank loves music, listening to it as well as making it. Preferably Blues, Jazz, Fusion, 70s Progressive Rock, Psychedelic, Lounge, but also electronic music like deep or progressive house, ambient, or Drum’n’Bass. He plays electric and acoustic guitar, bass and keyboards, and also does sampling, synthesizers and beat programming.
His experience in electronic music, however, goes back to 1991 or 1992. At that time he started some techno experiments with the famous tracker ModEdit 2.0 and the sound editor BlasterMaster on MS-DOS. Later on, around 1996, he used Steinberg Cubasis and then Buzz on PC.
Nowadays, Frank is a happy user of Propellerhead Reason since many years, which he uses mainly for recording, editing, and mixing. If you’re a Reason user, too, check out his free ReFill with loads of patches. For live sets and jam sessions, his first choice is Ableton Live.
Here’s some of the gear that has accumulated over the years, which Frank keeps in a separate studio:
- Acoustic Instruments
- Hardware Synths
- Effects / Processors
- Artec SE-EQ8 Graphic EQ
- Behringer Compressor/Sustainer CS100
- Behringer Hellbabe Wah
- Boss LMB-3 Bass Limiter
- Electro Harmonix Big Muff PI USA
- Electro Harmonix Bad Stone Phaser
- Ibanez TubeScreamer TS9 (early 90s model)
- Ibanez Soundtank DL5 Delay
- Lexicon MX300 Effects Processor
- Nobels PRE-1 Preamp (early 90s model)
- Nobels TR-X Tremolo (early 90s model)
- TC Electronic Flashback Mini Delay
- Waldorf 2-Pole Analog Filter
- MXR M222 Talk Box
- MIDI Hardware
- Other Audio Hardware