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Meet Oscar “Funtwo” Lim.

Name: Funtwo Oscar Lim
Location: New Zealand
Links: www.funtwo.us

When did you realize your passion for music and how come you ended up playing guitar?
– Three main things got me have the passion on music. 1. In my childhood, music of a Korean musician called ‘Seo Taiji’ made me got into pop and rock style music. 2. When I was 14 listening to The main riff of the song ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ by Nirvana I made my mind to start playing the guitar. I was shocked by the sound. In the next few days I grabbed a guitar. 3. My video ‘Canon’ had made a sensation in 2006 on Youtube and I since then I have taken music seriously in my life journey.

What’s your main guitar right now?
– My main guitar is 2015 Tom Anderson The Classic ‘Light Baby Blue’.

Any other guitars in your collection?
– ESP ‘Alfee Custom’ SEC-280TC, Kraken Funtwo Custom T Guitar.

Name five players that helped shape you as a guitarist!
– Joe Satriani, Hyun Suk Lee (Korean guitarist), Eric Johnson, Neil Zaza, Nuno Bettencourt

Looking ahead, what’s your ultimate goal with your music and guitar-playing?
– My goal is making good videos with good music to reach out people through the web space.

Who’s the most interesting player today?
– Of course there are so many great players but If I had to name just one, I’d say I admire musicianship of Jack Thammarat, a Thai musician. He’s one who speaks and sings with guitar.

What amp and cab combo would you say is your go-to?
– Mesa Boogie Mark V: 25 head pairing with Mesa 2×12 recto cab is it. I think They are very versatile on both live and recording.

A quick rundown of your pedals and outboard?
– I love using Vox Joe Satriani pedal series. Ice 9 Overdrive, Satchurator Distortion, Time Machine, Delay, Big Bad Wah. Those four are main stomps in my board. In many occasions I use Zoom G5 multi stomps as well.

String gauge and pick of choice?
– I use Black Smith .010 gauge strings. For picks, GraphTech Tusq Warm Tone and Dunlop Jazz III Eric Johnson signature are my favorites.

Your current top-five with guitar-related music?
Jack Thammarat – “Awakening”
Dream Theater – “Overture 1928”
Scar Symmetry – “Anomaly”
Steve Morse – “On The Pipe”
Joe Satriani – “Premonitio”


METAL MONTH PRODUCT ROUNDUP.

Here’s a a roundup of all our releases for Metal Month 2017.

THE ROCK FOUNDRY E-DRUM PERFORMANCE.

The always awesome Luke Oswald gives The Rock Foundry SDX a test run on his e-kit.

DRUMCEPTION DRUM PLAYTHROUGH.

Megadeth drummer Dirk Verbeuren in a playthrough of his 2017 Drumception track.

GUEST PLAYLIST: DOC COYLE.

Here’s what Bad Wolves guitarist listens to right now.

PRODUCER PROFILE: WILL PUTNEY.

Meet Toontrack Producer Will Putney!

NEW RELEASE: POWER METAL MIDI.

The fundamentals of power metal!

AUDIO DEMO MIXED BY BOB ROCK.

Check out this awesome track by Roché, now remixed by Bob Rock and Adam Greenholtz – using The Rock Foundry SDX.

JUKEBOX #4 IS HERE!

From shattering brutality to technical perfection. The fourth week’s jukebox has a great mix of songs by YOU, the Toontrack family!

METAL MONTH CUSTOMER JUKEBOX – WEEK 3.

Listen to the third batch of tracks by YOU, the Toontrack family of customers.

PRODUCER PROFILE: BEAU BURCHELL.

Meet Toontrack Producer Beau Burchell!

ARTIST PROFILE: PABLO VIVEROS.

Meet Toontrack Artist Pablo Viveros!

PRODUCER PROFILE: ZEUSS.

Meet Toontrack producer Zeuss!

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