About Mutherpluckin' B
There's plenty of people on the internet making covers of Nintendo tunes and other video game music (VGM) in pretty much any genre of
music you can imagine. I try to niche myself a bit by playing music based in earlier days of popular music, in the rock 'n' roll, funk and prog rock of the '60s, '70s and '80s.
As far as "production values" are concerned, I go from somewhere around The Rolling Stones' Exile On Main St
and Goats Head Soup
, through The Stooges' original Raw Power
and mid-70s Led Zeppelin, to early 80s Van Halen. My songs are not particularly tight or clear by modern standards, never perfectly balanced, but instead I try to inject them with as much feel and groove as I can, despite the bits and pieces approach to their creation.
My hardware is primarily a bunch of guitars, a bass and several software synthesizers. All amps are tube amps and I record in my small home studio. Unfortunately I must rely on soundfonts for the drums, but I do play them by hand on my keyboard and put a lot of work into making them varied and lively.
Mutherpluckin' B uses:
Hamer USA Archtop Studio, Hamer USA Special P90, Fender '72 Telecaster Custom reissue, Gibson Les Paul, Gibson Les Paul Jr, Epiphone Joe Bonamassa Firebird I, Epiphone Wilshire, Squier Hello Kitty Strat, homebuilt Frankenstrat, Danelectro U56 reissue, '71 Yamaha FG-180 acoustic six string, Spanish nylon string acoustic, mid-70s Aria Mach I electric bass (Gibson Ripper copy), among others.
My own homebuilt AX84 P1, '55 Fender Tremolux, and 6V6 Plexi amps, plus a '74 Ampeg VT-40.
Read more about my homebuilds here
Pressure & Peach,
Tricky Clav clavinet, Steinbow grand piano sf, Cadenza Strings sf, Learjeff's Rhodes sf
, Genuine Soundware
Trio, Mr Ray and Mr Tramp keyboards, Maestro Cream drums sf, Golddrums sf, and
several other free sound fonts.
Fulltone Real McCoy wah, Colorsound wah-wahs, Colorsound Tonebender reissue, MXR Distortion+, MXR Phase 90, MXR Micro Amp, Bullfrog Boost.
M-Audio Delta 66 soundcard, Adobe Audition 1.5, VSTHost, Winamp,
Nosefart NSF Player