Walin

Walin

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Rock - Alternative | Orange, California, United States
Total Song Plays: 158   
Member Since: 2006
   Last Login: over 30 days ago

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Full Bio

I am the owner of Bitemark Records which is an artist development, production company. I specialize as a record producer and am also a songwriter, performing artist, and engineer. I am absolutely passionate about being creative on a daily basis! I "do" what I love for living! I create music, nurture art & artists and give of my talents to the world. I gravitate towards the intense & passionate side of the Modern Rock, Electronic & Singer/Songwriter genres. If the song is passionately working through an "issue", or brutally honest with a bit of a bite - I'll probably love it.

Mission: I will continue to work with the most talented people, joyfully making excellent music, being creatively challenged and involved as one of the best, in and amongst the best in this creative industry.

I look for these attributes in life and business: Excellence • Teamwork • Goals & Solutions • Passion • Creativity • Joy • Purpose • Balance

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Proficiencies: Record Production
Song Writing
Engineering
Mixing
Project Management

Abilities: Mastering Audio
Keyboard - Primary Recording Instrument
Guitar - Primary Performance Instrument
Singing - http://myspace.com/walintheband
Marketing
Artist Management & Coaching
Electronics & electrical, Pro-Audio installation

D.O.B.: March 14th, 1969, Fullerton CA, USA
Residence: Orange, CA, USA
Status: Married; one young son; (puppy on the way)
Education: Recording Arts program @ Golden West College.
Countless classes and workshops on recording, song writing, business, performing, singing, & technical workshops throughout the years - I am focused on continued learning & improvement

Affiliations: ASCAP http://www.ascap.com/index.html
NARAS http://www.grammy.com/
NARIP http://narip.com/

Background: Bitemark Records - I have owned my production company and
independent label since 1994 http://www.bitemark.com
Performing Artist - first gig: my 8th grade graduation dance,
13 yrs old: "Just What I Needed," "Should I Stay Or
Should I Go," & "I Ran"; been performing since.
Age 12, I knew I was going to pursue a career in "music."
Early 90's I traveled for a couple of years and settled down for
the majority of it in Dublin, Ireland writing and performing
Recording - Have always done it.


Past Experience: Vice President of Operations, Stary Technologies, Inc. http://starytech.com/
Guitar Teacher - actually still do this for a couple of close friends.

Web Resources: Bitemark Records - My Label - http://www.bitemark.com
Walin - My Band - http://www.walintheband.com
MySpace - http://www.myspace.com/walintheband
Soundclick - http://www.soundclick.com/walinmatthew
Broadjam - http://www.broadjam.com/walin
OC Metro -Nice review http://www.ocmetro.com/archives/ocmetro_2005/metro030305/soundbytes_B_030305.html
Delerium Records -credit- http://www.deliriumrecords.com/record_relatives.html
Zaki - Japanese Producer/Artists -credit-
http://www.aosis-records.com/titles/list/VICL-69531.htm


Certifications: MAP Management Course Completion http://www.mapconsulting.com/about/index.html
C10 Electrical Contractors License
http://www.cslb.ca.gov/licensing/c10.asp

Influences

Producers -

Glenn Ballard - Just see the video on this site and you'll understand -
http://www.glenballard.com/

Daniel Lanois - visual approach to sound-interesting-
http://www.daniellanois.com/discography.htm

Jeff Lynn - makes so much sound fit together at one time
http://www.elomusic.com/

Phil Ramone - because he can do this ->
http://www.philramone.com/Informational/DiscographyALL.htm

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Musicians -

Mike Scott - Songwriting - honest spiritual lyrics -
http://www.mikescottwaterboys.com/

Mark Knopfler - Guitar - his subtle lyrical guitar approach is brilliant
http://www.the-bug.net/

Billy Corogan - Guitar - his unsubtle painful guitar approach gets my blood pumping
http://www.billycorgan.com/

Trent Reznor - Keyboards - innovative & intense use of sound
http://www.nin.com/

Jimmy Chamberlin - Drums - distinctive jaw dropping subtly –
http://www.jimmychamberlincomplex.com/

Paul McCartney - Bass - he adds so much to the tension of a vocal with his melodic approach to the bass -
http://www.beatles.com/

Bono - Performer - there is a larger and more spiritual agenda behind his overall performance - inspiring -
http://www.u2.com

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Bands:

Early - (late '70s)
Gary Newman - http://www.numan.co.uk/index.html
The Cars - http://www.artistdirect.com/nad/music/artist/bio/0,,412446,00.html#bio
The Kinks - http://kinks.it.rit.edu/
Billy Joel - http://www.sonymusic.com/artists/BillyJoel/intro2005/index.html

Later - ('80s)
The Psychedelic Furs - http://www.burneddowndays.com/
R.E.M. - http://www.remhq.com/fl
U2 - http://www.u2.com/
The Waterboys - http://www.mikescottwaterboys.com/

A While Ago - (90s)
The Pixies - http://www.pixiesmusic.com/
The Smashing Pumpkins - http://smashingpumpkins.com/
NIN - http://nin.com/

More Recently -
Radiohead - http://radiohead.com/
Coldplay - http://www.coldplay.com/index.php

Today -
KCRW - Innovative new music found here –http://www.kcrw.com/
XM - The Loft - people who know how to write a basic good song –
http://xmradio.com/programming/channel_page.jsp?ch=50