When I was growing up I was actually the only musical, artistic person in my family. So, it’s just something I naturally gravitated towards. I just got super intrigued with piano and then immediately just got obsessed with guitar.
I was always really excited to play technical guitar. I really just loved practicing things and really nailing it. Then I got introduced to Lamb of God, and that totally changed my life.
That’s awesome! I am very excited about that.
I kind of took a turn from being like a straight-up guitar player and really really delving into electronic music. That was something that really, really intrigued me. And Danny and I kind of both had that same revelation happen to us. So, we ended up creating Dream Eater.
I’ve tried other MIDI controllers, but there’s just nothing that matches being able to play a neck that’s a controller as well. It’s like exponentially helped me get my ideas out. I can think the way my guitar mind thinks, but then translate it to MIDI.
I’ve never had anyone be like, "You can’t do that" or "You shouldn’t do that". "Oh, you can do all of that on a guitar." Wouldn’t have stopped me anyway I don’t think.