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Martin Miller.

Name:  Martin Miller
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Links:
www.martinmillerguitar.com
www.youtube.com/elwischi

What’s your main guitar?
– Ibanez RG8420 

What amp and cab combo would you say is your go-to?
– Laney Ironheart + matching 2×12, if I can I add a Laney Lionheart and seitch between them.

A quick rundown of your pedals and outboard, in the studio and live?
– Depending on the situation I go back and forth between AxeFX 2, Atomic Amplifire, Ibanez and Wampler Pedals, Two Notes Torpedo Cab, etc.

String gauge?
– IQS 10-46 Nickel Plated on all electrics, acoustics still undecided between 11s and 12s depending on the guitar.

Pick of choice?
– Red Jazz III 95% of the time, the rest of the time I use wither an Dunlop Ultrx Jazz III, Dunlop Stubby III or as of recent a Gravity Picks Sunrise Big Mini 

When recording, what’s your DAW of choice?
– Sonar Producer Ed., been using Sonar since I was 16.

If you had to stick to one guitar for the rest of your life, what would it be and would it have 6, 7, 8 – or 9 strings?
– That would either have to be a 6-string with 2 humbuckers and 24 frets or a 6-string with 2 humbuckers and a single coil, 22 frets. Both with a trem. Not a bit extended range guy except for the odd use of a 7-string. 

If you had to describe your style, what would you say…and in what overall genre would you place yourself?
– I guess it sits somewhere between Rock/Metal and Jazz/Fusion. I try to not shy away from any style of guitar or music, though.

If you could pick only one track to jam to for the rest of time, what would it be?
– Blue in Green – Miles Davis/Bill Evans 

Name five players that helped shape you as a guitarist!
– Steve Morse, Pat Metheny, John Petrucci, Mike Stern, Steve Lukather and tons of others!

Who’s the most interesting player today?
– There’s no such thing as “THE” most interesting 🙂 Since the word “today” kind of suggests a younger generation player I’ll go with my friend and colleague Tom Quayle, who is highly innovative as a player and also world-class as an instructor. I’ve also been on a massive Josh Smith kick as of recent, who couldn’t be any different from Tom but equally amazing. Toontrack has made a great choice picking both these talents out 😉


WRITING SONGS WITH EZKEYS: EP. 2.

In the second episode, we add a pre-chorus and chorus to our song.

NICLAS LUNDIN & EZKEYS.

We asked Toontrack artist and professional songwriter Niclas Lundin to show how he uses the program. Check the first episode in this upcoming series of videos!

NEW TO EZKEYS? TRY IT FOR FREE.

Try any or all of the currently available versions of EZkeys right here.

WRITING SONGS WITH EZKEYS: EPISODE 1.

Watch the first of four quick videos in this series based around writing songs with EZkeys.

EZKEYS – GOES METAL.

Avid EZkeys user Ola Englund (The Haunted, Feared) demonstrates how he uses EZkeys when writing.

NOT A PIANO PLAYER? NOT A PROBLEM.

With EZkeys, you don’t have to be a piano player to add piano to you song. This quick video shows you how.

EZKEYS: THIAGO PINHEIRO PERFORMANCE.

Watch longtime Toontrack collaborator Thiago Pinheiro in this performance featuring the EZkeys Grand Piano.

17 ESSENTIAL SONGWRITING TIPS.

Award-winning songwriter Monty Powell shares some of his best secrets.

MEET STEINAR LARSEN.

Meet the forth week’s Customer Spotlight, the amazing Steinar Larsen from Norway.

THE "MONEY FOR NOTHING"-TONE.

Producer Neil Dorfsman explains how he got the famous guitar tone on “Money for Nothing” – by accident. Great story!

LIVE Q&A WITH MILLER AND THAMMARAT.

Join two of the world’s best guitarists this weekend on our Facebook page!

NEW IN APRIL.

New guitar tones, new drums sounds, new MIDI and more! Check what we ined up for you in April.

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