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Brian Funk

Guitar, Music Production, Songwriting

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I'm a musician, producer, songwriter, and Ableton Certified Trainer. Since 2014, I've been teaching the Advanced Music Production with Ableton Live Course for Berklee College of Music.I've played guitar, bass, drums, synths and sang in various touring rock bands. These days, I focus on my solo electronic set which allows me to take my experiments in the studio to the stage. I'm extremely passionate about sharing knowledge and learning from others.

My Work
I love writing, teaching, and sound design. I produce Ableton Live Tutorials and lots of Sound Packs. I began releasing Free Ableton Live Packs in 2011 and so far there are over 125. As an Ableton Certified Trainer, I've given many lessons and seminars, covering every stage of the production process. I'm currently teaching Ableton Live for Berklee College of Music. My blog is where I do most of my writing, but I also love to contribute to other publications.

My Music
I'm influenced by rock and roll, video games, early hip hop, punk and electronica.  Some of my favorite artists are The Beatles, Neil Young, Nirvana, Aerosmith, and Neon Indian. Central to my songwriting is sound design.  I love sampling sounds, turning them into playable instruments, and running guitars and synthesizers through various pieces of electronic equipment. My live performances consist of mixing and composing songs on the fly, while playing live instruments and singing.  Because I draw on influences of yesterday and today, I like to describe my sound as "futuristic, yet nostalgic."