CaptainRockout

CaptainRockout

I started my musical journey as a self taught bassist fueled by my favorite bands such as Weezer and classic rock. In my college days I co-founded an alternative rock band and enjoyed writing original music and playing small gigs. While working on my professional career in manufacturing, I dabbled in piano with a few lessons as a way to keep music in my life in the absence of bandmates. Around this time Franz Ferdinand’s “Tonight” album came out and the opening track inspired me to buy my first synthesizer. I was in over my head and quickly realized how much I hated menu diving and sold it, but I knew I needed to explore more. Thanks to the wonderful world of semi-modulars I actually started to make sense of synthesis techniques and became hooked on the idea of patching and endless experimentation. I now have multiple rows of Eurorack and have finally found the perfect hobby to keep music in my life and combine so much of what drives me - music and creativity, math and science. I’m now a family man as well and never did get back to writing music or doing anything serious, but I love being able to get lost in my modular when I need to re-center. Mutable Instruments is one of my favorite manufacturers. Brilliant designs that are well thought out and reward exploration. Cheers!