guatecoop 0


Lorain USA   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! It helps me to learn.

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 son, 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 son is another goal; I didn't manage to reach that goal last year.

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 learn and practice these skills. I am planning to do the same this year, but hopefully better...let me know how I can improve. Advice and constructive criticism is encouraged.

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. I don't write lyrics, but generally try to write songs that give singers a great opportunity to do what they do best.
Best wishes to you!

I did a preFAWM cover this year....
Check it out.

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  • @slawbleu  2 hours

    Ready for this craziness again? πŸ˜€

  • @max  6 hours

  • @unkept  8 hours

    Mostly whatever happens, hoping I can push myself to new styles, play a bit more of my other instruments and work on my singing again. πŸ˜€

    Hoping I might squeeze in another collab to one of your songs! Last year's was fun.

  • @unkept  9 hours

    Looking forward to your songs again this year! πŸ˜€

  • @sunnymae  13 hours

    Hi @guatecoop thank you for stopping by and commenting on my sound board. I'm always happy to find Kindred Spirits on this amazing Forum. It is really a magic time for so many of us. Enjoy your Explorations into the technical aspects of recording and all of the wild and wooly spirits that will come to dance with you!! Cheers @sunnymae

  • @marthie 21 hours

    Happy FAWMing 2019.
    Looking forward to hear what you come up with this February.
    I am planning to focus on songs for Easter in this year’s FAWM.
    Let’s play, write and listen!🎢🎢🎢🎢
    MarthieNel- #WOmanOnFire

  • @thelostcartographer  1 day

    Hi! I've done four years of mostly acoustic recordings, and I want to force myself to write something different - putting these restrictions on myself seemed a good way to start.

  • @yarimurray  2 days

    Nice to hear from you. We are here again this year (my wife and I) and we're looking forward to a creative month. We are also hoping to listen more to others and comment. Didn't do nearly enough of that last year. I'm totally looking forward to hearing what you come up with this year.

  • @petemurphy  2 days

    Woo woo! Nice to hear from you. The Kemper amp is a ridiculous piece of equipment. I couldn't do it justice with an explanation, but it's worth googling.
    No, I don't have any kind of plan. Whenever I do make FAWM plans, they always end up changing once I get into the flow.
    Hope all is good with you, and hope you have fun.

  • @axl 2 days

    For Axel Auerbach I'm trying to focus on music I can do live without accompaniment. Also, I really dislike lugging around a lot of equipment so it comes down to me singing and strumming or fingerpicking an acoustic guitar. I'd like to be more experimental though and maybe expand that setup a little in the future.

    And during FAWM, anything is possible anyway πŸ˜€

  • @tcelliott  2 days

    Heya, dude. I hope your fawm is awesome (and I know it will be.)

    re: Drums - No idea if I'll drum at all (although I've been challenged to a newbie drum off already... oh, and a tentative punk song collaboration.) Drumming is just the most fun musical experience I've ever had in my life. I'm definitely a beginner but then again I've learned a ton already this month so... no expectations?

  • @toms  3 days

    I think the CP30 is one of the greatest instruments ever created. Just my 2 cents. But I'm right! 😁

  • @thesteadfast 3 days

    Yeah, I've been doing some harder rock stuff, mostly instrumental. Not really sure what genre it is specifically, but basically anything harder than what I would put on my own album. I might throw some previous demos on a cloud for people to listen to soon. πŸ˜€

  • @chaplino 3 days

    Thank you! Excited to be involved in this.

  • @cts  3 days

    Yep - Prince last year. I hope to produce demos for other FAWMers here this go round. We'll see. All the best to you this FAWM!

  • @vomvorton  3 days

    Cheers! I was really pleased with it, hopefully I can keep up that level of quality for FAWM!

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  4 days

    Now, what tapes do I buy for this thing? Give me some tips!

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  4 days

    I got the Tascam 424 MK II Portastudio. πŸ˜€

  • @headfirstonly  4 days

    Yo! It's going to be a good year this year, I reckon. .

  • @w1n  4 days

    Hi Rob looking forward to hearing what you'll come up with.
    Hope we can find some time for a collab this year. 😊

  • @jackdawfactories  4 days

    Thanks! Here we go again...

  • @mikeb 4 days

    Thanks for the welcome!

  • @andygetch  5 days

    Hi there! I once had a roommate from Lorain OH.

  • @tamsnumber4  6 days

    And you sir.....always happy to hear you again!!!

  • @jacobeverettwallace  6 days

    Man it's been nuts! (I updated my bio with a summation) but yeah, I'm stoked for FAWM. Glad you're back around!

  • @axl 6 days

    Yeah, I'm ready..
    .. sort of.. almost.. πŸ˜€
    Looking forward to more great music from you.

  • @sw1n3flu  6 days

    Considering my recent FAWM output has been pretty meh... yes I am ready to produce some better songs

  • @cts  6 days

    Tossin' up the peace sign your way! What up?

  • @kovbleu  1 week

    Ready for another round?!

  • @zecoop  1 week

    Let's do this, awesome brother of mine...

  • @sw1n3flu  1 week

    Lol.... not ready ready... just a bit ready and enjoying the pre-fawm high before inspiration disappears on 1st Feb πŸ˜‰

  • @sw1n3flu  1 week

    Let’s do this.

  • @fearlessflight2014  1 week

    SO good to see you back again! Maybe another collaboration this year?? πŸ˜€

  • @helenseviltwin  1 week

    Hey hey!

  • @alamous 1 week

    Thanks for the compliment! I think I remember checking out your bad last year!

  • @airbagtester  1 week

    The new FAWMling is a month and a half. He's doing great and is very easy to take care of, but the older one needs more attention lately now that she's not the only one. I'm sure you know how that goes 😁

    Congrats on your new kid as well!

  • @airbagtester  1 week

    Hey! The kids are great; the oldest is almost 4 and we're totally gonna start a band called Dinosaur Birthday. She likes to play drums. Her little brother can't really do much yet but he's her #1 fan.

    I will see how time permits for FAWM 2019... I am in the midst of a career change, and combined with the new kid I might not have the energy 😏

  • @sw1n3flu  1 week

    I guess no keepers, didn’t have as much enthusiasm or focus as previous years. 2019 will be better! Good to see you too πŸ˜€

  • @shortdan  2 weeks

    Hey there! Appreciate the watchlist add πŸ˜€ I am indeed planning on taking part again this year (FAWM No. 7 for me!). My first FAWM as a dad though so I'm not sure if I'll have quite the amount of time I've been used to in previous years. I'll do my best! You all good to go again?

  • @toms  2 weeks

    Thank you for asking, but don't ask. 😏 Things are looking up, however. πŸ˜€

  • @toms  2 weeks

    Huge congrats on all three!!!! πŸ˜€

  • @toms  2 weeks

    All good changes, I hope!

  • @haim  2 weeks

    Hi there! Thanks, I appreciate the nice words. yeah last year was a hurricane kind of a year for me so I'm truly glad I took part in fawm. I am so much looking forward for this year, I got new electric guitar and new bass guitar, my first, in all of my life, so I'm excited to see what I can bring with it. How about you?

  • @toms  2 weeks

    OMG it's January already! 😁