Interests
Guitars:
Horizon, MIII, MII, and And several others
Hobbies:
Guitars, Recording, Building Guitars, Technology, Computers, Music Gear, and Studio Gear
Music:
Rock, Fusion, Shred, Jazz, Classical, and Pop
Gear (Amps, Pedals, etc):
Marshalls, Mesa Boogie, Fender, ENGL, Avalon, Universal Audio, Ik Multimedia, and Ik Multimedia
Favorite Guitar/Bass Player:
Too many to list
About me:

My name is Neal Nagaoka. I am a working guitarist/musician and studio engineer. Been playing guitar since the age of 12. My father is actually a very well known artist in Japan. His name is Shusei Nagaoka. Thanks to my dad, this is probably the main reason why I chose to become a musician and follow in his artistic footsteps. When I was younger, I was very fortunate to study under some of the best teachers in the world and I am truly grateful for that! As far as my journey through life, it hasn't always been a smooth ride due to health issues but I am very thankful for all the great friends and family members that has helped support me in getting this far. I also had the privilege to record, study and perform with some of the most incredible musicians in the world and even teach some amazing students. For now, I am just enjoying the ride and hope it gets even better. :-) As far as my professional career goes, I currently have 3 Instrumental CDs out. I was also a teacher at Musicians Institute and at the National Guitar Workshop. I have had several different endorsements in the past but at the present time, I am endorsing ESP Guitars and Dimarzio Pickups. Other companies I have worked for and endorsed other companies such as ENGL Amplification, Point Technologies, Double Whammy Tremolos and Kellar Bass Systems. Currently, I own a recording studio called Green Horizon Studios which I have been very busy with. Below are just a few list of things I am versed in and some of my musical experiences: Engineering and Mixing. Arranging and transcribing music scores. Teaching of guitar and advanced music at a college level. Multitrack Recording and Editing, Mixing and Computer MIDI Sequencing, Notation. Computer Midi and Notation Software (Finale, Overture, Band in a box,) Computer Graphics Software (Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Indesign) Computer Web Editing. Computer Scripting Language (HTML, PERL, PHP, Javascript) Akai based sampling and remixing. MIDI and Audio studio setups and troubleshooting. Live and studio performances. IT, Network Troubleshooting Discography: The Crossing 1997 The Second Coming 2001 Transition 2008 The Crossing Remastered 2010 Education: Berklee College Of Music, Boston MA. 1992 - 1995 Major: Professional Music Musicians Institute/ GIT, Hollywood CA 1991 Beverly Hills High School, Beverly Hills CA 1985 - 1989 Musical Experiences: Teaching guitar privately and publicly on a regular basis. Performed several guitar shows, clinics for various companies, and schools. Produced, Engineered, Recorded and Mixed for various bands, musicians and artists. Artist for E.S.P Guitars since 1997 Teacher for the Musicians Institute 1997-98 Gigged and performed with different artists, musicians and bands. Artist for Dimarzio Pickups since 2001 Associated and worked for various companies (ENGL amplifiers, Point Technologies and several other guitar company). Teacher for the National Guitar Workshop since 2003 Built a new recording studio Green Horizon Studios. 2010 Created website called Neal's Terrifying Young Guns. 2011 Created website called Network Guitar. 2011 Engineering, Mixing, Mastering and Recording for several different artists and clients

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2014-01-29 18:15:32 UTC
Some of my own personal NAMM / ESP moments. ......MORE »
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WOW!! The new 2014 ESP Horizons is just simply gorgeous!!!......MORE »
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