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Robert Throckmorton
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  • Los Angeles, CA
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Robert Throckmorton's Discussions

Garritan Purchases Giga Technology Assets From TASCAM

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Alpiar Apr 3, 2009. 3 Replies

VST System Link, FX Teleport, etc.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Throckmorton Aug 13, 2008. 1 Reply


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Profile Information

What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Multimedia, Songs, Other, web, multimedia
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Hard Rock, Classical, European Film Composers from the 1960s and 70s, World Music
Is music your main income source?
Sort Of - Music Related
Where do you live?
Los Angeles
About Me (Must include at least one paragraph of biographical information about you as a composer) - blank or minimal answers on this line will cause your request to be rejected. Include a link to your website if you have one.
I am a composer, just busy, please do not delete my darn account! Or I'll call up Chris and say hey what the hey!

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The best way to know about me is simply to listen to the music I make. I enjoy challenging myself as a musician, either by learning new instruments or different styles. I've become a curious fan of ethnic and world music and enjoy finding ways to slip bits of this or that into my compositions.

As a composer (I use Sibelius and my Nuendo 4 farm) I'm most informed by the work of Ennio Morricone. I've been playing the electric guitar for 24 years, mostly on the Fender Stratocaster. This is my main instrument and what I'm best at.

However, playing the electric guitar wasn't enough so for the past three years I've been studying drums with one of LA's best Jazz drummers, Khalil Herbert. Together we investigate a lot of world rhythms.

Prior to that I did one year of voice training. I've studied Flamenco and Latin American Folk music with Jeff Briggs who was a student of Juan Serrano.

under construction.
Gear List / Studio Setup

As of 2009, I'm using a 20 processor farm (32 and 64 bit) of networked and sample synced computers containing commercial soft synths, fx, samplers and sample libraries from the following fine companies- Steinberg, Spectrasonics, FXpansion, Vienna Instruments, East West, Best Services, Arturia, Native Instruments, Tone2, reFX, Camel Audio, Rob Papen, Sonivox, Korg, IK Multimedia, not to mention literally hundreds of obscure and wonderful free VST instruments and fx, all categorized by likely use.

This system is linked to 16 pre-amp mic inputs, 8 of which are in a sound proofed room for recording amplified instruments and vocals. When I say sound proofed, I mean, I can record a 200 watt Marshall Major and it doesn't bother anyone. Well I have to wear 20 decibel reduction ear plugs, but that aside . . .

I have a variety of properly maintained guitars and amps (boutique, vintage and lovely Chinese bargain variety). Lots of vintage, modern and boutique foot pedals. Sound wise I can go from 1954 to post-apocalyptic Nu Metal with no problem. My favorite would be about 1972, but I do what the client wants.

Keyboards are my old trusty Korg Karma and a Korg PAX1-PRO that I use as my master.

Robert Throckmorton's Blog

Real World Setup Tips for Stratocasters

Posted on August 7, 2008 at 12:30pm 11 Comments

In my 18+ years of playing Fender Strats, I've come to know a few real world solutions for fixing some annoying basic setup problems that I would like to share with anyone who might be facing similar issues and scratching their heads about it. The beauty of the Fender Stratocaster is that one of Leo Fender's foremost considerations in it's prototype design in early 1954 was that it be easily serviceable, and it remains so to this day. You can't say that about a lot of other modern versions of… Continue

From Bulgaria

Posted on July 24, 2008 at 3:59am 0 Comments

I'm writing to you today from Sofia, Bulgaria. I took an extended vacation here, (1) because I needed it and (2) to study more closely some of my favorite music in the world- Bulgarian folk music.

At the Composer's Union in Sofia, I discovered the mother load of knowledge regarding Bulgarian Folk music- a two volume anthology of folk musicians by the legendary composer and writer, Todor Bakalov. It's a wonderful comendium, because instead of being like a dry textbook, it's a rich… Continue

BFD 2 and Bulgarian Radio National Anthem

Posted on March 19, 2008 at 10:51pm 0 Comments

Hi there! I'm new to this forum, and haven't had much time yet to look around at all your profiles yet and listen to your music, but I'm very much looking forward to it. :-)

In the mean time, I've been busy working on some test projects to work out the kinks with various components in my system. For those of you who are into reading about gear and how people use it, this is going to be the main focus of my blog.

About a month ago I purchased BFD 2, which was a new release… Continue

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