guatecoop 0


LorainOH US   Feb 2012  

Artist Bio

Influences:   Anything that sounds good to my ears or that I can't get out of my head.

Please feel free to critique, as it helps me to learn.

My brother, @zecoop, @helenseviltwin, and I put out a Covid EP on bandcamp in the spring of this year.
It was featured on Michigan Public Radio, which can be found here:
Check out the EP for yourself on Bandcamp here:

I play what sounds good to me. FAWM is fun because I have complete control, for better or for worse. My goals this year are to improve on my mic choice and placement, mixing/eq-ing, and hopefully encourage as many of the people around me to be a part of FAWM to any degree, including my wife and two sons, if possible. I also would enjoy collaborating again with my brother, Zecoop (thank you for getting me into this), as well as others who are interested. Writing another children's song with my boys is another goal; I did manage to reach that goal last year and I just love doing it. In terms of songwriting, I would like to start with basics and build from there. I tend to be very chordy and would like to give my songs some more space for layering of sounds and texture.

I truly admire the creativity in others and am energized when I am fortunate to have a spark myself, too. I also do appreciate collaborations and will do whatever I have time for.

Everything that I record is with a variety of microphones and mic preamps into Reaper, as I want to continue to learn and practice these skills. I am planning to do the same this year, but hopefully better...let me know how I can improve. I also have owned Harrison Mixbus for the last three years and would like to do more with that this year. I like the idea of mixing more with my ears than with more plugins and grids. Advice and constructive criticism is encouraged.

I have had a tough year that continues to be difficult. It will be interesting to see how that plays into this FAWM. I may be making some changes in my career, but we shall see.

My brother, @zecoop, and father, @srcoop also participate in FAWM, so go check out what they do and maybe offer them some support. I know that the words that my dad write are pretty easy to incorporate into songs, so if you are looking for that, seek him out. He is more than willing....

I DO NOT have any preconceived notions of what the vocals should or could all. I don't write words. I try to focus on the music. So, if you have ideas for vocals on any of my songs, please feel free to do so (just ask). I don't write lyrics, but generally try to write songs that give singers a great opportunity to do what they do best. If someone does do a collaboration after I’ve posted a song, which happens often, I (or we) will just post that separately so that it gets it’s just attention. I will get to 14 anyway, so numbers don’t matter in that regard.
Best wishes to you!

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  • @karlsburg25  10 hours

    Ah my second Cooperider gem. Great to see you matey and hope you coped ok this christmas/New year. Hope we can get onto some collabs this year. I basically focusing on collabing due to unusual work schedule (not being in THailand ) Good to see you matey

  • @andygetch  13 hours

    As I recall my long ago roommate had a fondness for Lorain (and still was a fan of all the Cleveland teams) but did mention the decline. As I recall, he had moved to FL with his 1st wife, maybe for work reasons (?), however my memory on that is quite vague as 30 years of life, songs, and writing have undoubtedly replaced most of those memory cell slots.

  • @andygetch  16 hours

    Hey there, thanks and likewise for your positive influence here. Have a great FAWM! BTW, side fun fact, and I may have previously mentioned this. Back in the 1980's, I had a roommate who was originally from Lorain. Have not seen or heard from him in 20+ years and no idea where he is now though.

  • @siebass  17 hours

    @guatecoop For real. Also I had an old 8 input interface that was always wonky with anything newer than windows 7, so sometimes it would record for 30 seconds to 1 minute, then crash my DAW. Really didn't lend itself well to drum recording. That and the unfinished concrete basement at the time really added to that true awful tone. It just never seemed worth the hassle, and spurred the conversion of the kit.

  • @tseaver  19 hours

    I'll try to answer your questions about Mixbus in email.

  • @timfatchen  1 day

    Moi? Reported?? Not to worry (connects tin whistle to compressed air bottle) [serious for a moment: all sorted]

  • @cynthiawolff 2 days

    Good morning Amigo....
    Finally our tribe gathers once again.
    See you in the trenches

  • @dragondreams  2 days

    So good to see you here again. πŸ˜€

  • @tamsnumber4  3 days

    Always excited to see and hear you and thank you for your warm greetings and let me leave some of this positivity here in case you need it...+++++++++ giggle...Happy FAWMing Friend!!

  • @cts 4 days

    *CTS rings doorbell*
    Howdy, howdy!

  • @alboe 4 days

    Hey @guatecoop ,@roddy and @jamkar.
    Looking forward to this adventure.
    I play mainly bass and a little bit of guitar and keys.
    If we’re going to do this exactly like the 4 track challenge then anybody is free to add whatever they would like. But I’m also willing to decide on forehand what instrument we are going to play. All fine with me.

  • @jamkar 4 days

    Hey thanks for checking in. My email is listed on my page. I am excited to work with real drums, and of course video.

  • @jamkar 4 days

    Hey thanks for checking in. My email is listed on my page. I am excited to work with real drums, and of course video.

  • @gm7  4 days

    Stop in anytime for tea!

  • @gm7  4 days

    Glad you are back and the rest of the family. Loved some of your father's lyrics last year.
    I concentrate on the music also. I don't sing but I do write some lyrics now and then. I have a few FAWMer who have graciously sang on a few of my songs.(thanks ladies) . I am always open for a singing collab...hint hint.
    BTW thx for the kind words on my songs from 2020.

    It will soon be time to rock-on!

  • @cblack 4 days

    Thanks, dude!

  • @sw1n3flu  5 days

    Let's do this thing sir! Looking forward to your FAWM output too! πŸ˜€

  • @cleansupafterburn 6 days

    ubiquitous, prolific and eloquent please ? πŸ˜€

  • @unkept 6 days

    I can't wait to hear your new music again this year!

  • @yarimurray  6 days

    Hello! Nice to hear from you and glad you're back this year. We're hoping for a more fruitful FAWM this year and to do lots more listening. Bring it on!

  • @sunnymae  1 week

    He guatecoop
    I tried opening up the tune you had linked to SoundCloud on the forum but wasn't able to open it up. The last few letters were cut off somehow period could you drop it into my box on my page. Thanks and so great to see you and the family back for another year of anything goes! Have fun.

  • @robynmackenzie  1 week

    Hey guatecoop! Thanks for the heads up. We're trying to figure out whether it's a bot or an actual FAWMer atm...stand by. 😁

  • @musicsongwriter  1 week

    Hello, thank you for your warm message and for listening to Dancing Snow. This piece is very dear to me. It was amazing to collaborate with Kristian. Happy FAWM and happy and healthy Winter!
    Nadia ~

  • @owl  1 week

    Have a wonderful (and daring) FAWM!

  • @piney 1 week

    Happy FAWM! Looking forward to hearing what awesome tunes you come up with this year! πŸ˜€

  • @kissinginpublic  1 week


  • @timfatchen  1 week

    Oh! Thank you so much for that applause on Lost at Midnight Blues! I'm about to disappear for a few days and FAWM is going to be a bit disjointed, but I'll be seriously listening to what comes out! God knows we all need something good right now, and it's FAWM!

  • @axl 1 week

    Hi, I just updated my profile. You read the one from last year. I'm ok and looking forward to participating a lot more this time. Have a great FAWM!! πŸ˜€

  • @beat  1 week

    absolutely agree with you! We all need it...

  • @karan 1 week

    Welcome back to this wonderful time of the year! Can't wait to hear your Muse's workings! πŸ˜€

  • @beat  1 week

    Hi, have a great xperience at this FAWM.

  • @bootlegger 1 week

    hey thanks! also looking forward to what you come up with this year!

  • @aesthetic72  1 week

    Hey there! Looking forward to hearing your gorgeous creations. Happy FAWMing!

  • @helenseviltwin  1 week

    Ta - one of those awkward ones where there's nothing about their profile that definitely says spammer until they spam. Best course of action is to report the posts so we can make sure we get all of them.

  • @kovbleu  1 week

    Hello, hello!! Looking forward to hearing what you come up with this year! Miss you!

  • @mariekevinkmusic  1 week

    A welcome return! Looking forward to hearing your creative outpourings!

  • @cts 1 week

    Hey friend! Thanks for dropping by. All my best goes out to you as well! I'm hoping you have a great FAWM 21

  • @doggolito 1 week

    Thank you for welcoming me 😁

  • @steffan  1 week

    Awwww thanks for checking 'em out! You're too kind!

  • @jaan 1 week

    Thanks for the warm welcome!

  • @freaksofnosmo9 1 week

    Hi, thanks for the welcome.

  • @airbagtester  1 week

    Hey! I look forward to listening πŸ˜€ We are good. I hope you and yours are well too!

  • @phlex 1 week

    Awesome to see you, ready for action! Soundwaves are waiting to happen, in all directions! So exciting!

  • @wrenarcher  1 week

    Thanks for the explanation about the Goldwave app. Makes total sense what you said. I'll check that out and see how it works for me. I use an app called Auria and it has a lot of capability but I might be able to use Goldwave just for the purpose of taking out any hiss.

  • @jeustan  2 weeks

    Thank you and same to you, friend! I’m so excited to be here! Have a great FAWM!

  • @adforperu  2 weeks

    ello ello!

  • @judypie  2 weeks

    Happy fawming 😁

  • @writeandwrong  2 weeks

    Hoping 2021 brings a better year for you. Wishing you the best this FAWM 🎡

  • @metalfoot  2 weeks

    I'm always doing stuff with your brother but somehow we never have, so let's change that!

  • @metalfoot  2 weeks

    Not to beg, but I'm begging.
    Can we collab this year? 😁

  • @steffan  2 weeks

    Right back at ya! I'm hoping to be more active in general this year considering my work and social life are strictly forbidden this time around! Looking forward to it!

  • @toms  2 weeks

    Well, then, that hosting site clearly messed me out of .004 cents. 😁

  • @wrenarcher  2 weeks

    Hi @guatecoop
    Thanks for the welcome. I'm looking forward to things starting and shaking off the dust. Take care and stay safe.

  • @toms  2 weeks

    Why did a terrible song interrupt my album? And what terrible song? 😏



  • @helenseviltwin  3 weeks

    And hello to you too!

  • @w1n  3 weeks

    Hi Rob nice to see you around here too, hope to be a bit more active and creative this FAWM.