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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”


NEW METAL TONES BY MARK LEWIS.

A new EZmix Pack that focuses on guitar – the heavy kind!

DRUMCEPTION: JASON SUECOF, MARIO DUPLANTIER & MARTY FRIEDMAN!

Listen to Jason Suecof’s insane rendition over Mario’s drum track – with a guest solo by Marty Friedman.

NEW TUTORIALS AND DEALS FROM GROOVE3.

Groove 3 launches new series on writing songs with Toontrack products – and some great deals!

MEET MARIO DUPLANTIER

Meet Mario Duplantier, drummer in Gojira and the brand new Rythme Sauvage MIDI pack.

HOW BIG DRUMS ARE MADE.

Meet the team behind the Big Rock Drums EZX.

JOIN THE DRUMCEPTION CONTEST!

Jam to a track with Mario from Gojira, share it with the world – and win awesome gear.

CUSTOMER JUKEBOX – WEEK 2.

More awesome songs – by you!

HOW TO PROGRAM GROOVES FROM SCRATCH.

Learn how Trey from GearGods programs MIDI from scratch for a track.

PODCASTS – FOR GUITAR PLAYERS.

If you’re a guitarist, you don’t want to miss these episodes!

PRODUCER PROFILE: MARK LEWIS

We checked in with longtime Toontrack user and collaborator Mark Lewis: producer/mixer/engineer.

NEW MIDI FEAT. GOJIRA DRUMMER.

We’re proud to bring you a drum MIDI pack by Mario Duplantier of Gojira!

ARTIST VIDEO OF THE WEEK.

Longtime Toontrack artists Twelve Foot Ninja with “Invincible”

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