A talented multi-instrumentalist, Michael Kobayashi of California plays both electric and acoustic guitars, percussion, bass, keyboards, turntables, saxophone, and he programs beats. He got his start playing guitar with Barbara Long, former lead singer from the Grammy-nominated band Hiroshima, and he's worked in such diverse genres as Big Band Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Thrash Metal, Hip Hop, Roots Rock, Funk, and RnB. Michael has scored numerous films, plays, exhibits, a TV projects, including "How War Ends," "The Summoning," and "Ronin Boys."
A few highlights of Michael Kobayashi's career include composing music for "Eyewitness Photojournalist Stan Honda," "Lumpia," and "Horror House on Highway 6." Films he has scored have been shown at numerous festivals, including, Newport, Manhattan, Boston International, NY International, Hollyshorts, Poppy Jasper, Chicago International, Horror Quest, LA Fear, and Fantasy, Riverside, Sacramento, New Filmmaker's, and many others. Michael has recorded and performed with Brenda Wong Aoki, Mark Izu, Sammi, XL Middleton, Alex Wong, Moniquea, Reality Jonez, The South Bay Allstars, and the Rick Hollander Trio. He has also produced albums for Marry Me Judas and southern California Thrash Metal legends Insecticide.
Breathy exotic Japanese bamboo flute samples. These are great as sound effects, transition effects, and stingers. If you want that mysterious Asian vibe this will do it! Woodwinds, Indigenous wind instruments
Marty has got his trunk of funk goin' on! Funky guitar lines, funky fat electric bass guitars, and drum machine grooves fill this pack. Inspired by Chic, Parliament, the Meters, and James Brown. Music Multi-Samples, Funk Loops
This ambient guitar texture is great as a bed of sound for your productions. It was done using echoed guitar layers and volume swells. It is in the vein of David Torn, Robert Fripp, and Adrian Belew. This track was produced with a Tyler Studio Elite, Blankenship Deluxe clone, and a Yamaha SPX 90. Guitar, Guitar effects
Here's a funky slap bass groove for your track! It's played on a Marcus Miller Fender Jazz bass. It's inspired by all my funk bass heroes: Marcus, Victor Wooten, Stanley Clarke, Louis Johnson, Larry Graham, Bootsy Collins. It'll get people shakin' in their seats! Bass, Electric bass
This effect was written with a 16 string Chinese instrument called a Guzheng. The strings were tuned in odd intervals to give a scary dramatic effect. It is great to add to your existing tracks or projects to add mystery and tension. Strings, Miscellaneous strings
This retro funk guitar groove brings back those days of yester-year. Remember Chic, Earth Wind & Fire, Wild Cherry, Brothers Johnson, Parliament. Played through a Fender strat and a tweed Peavey Classic 50. Guitar, Rhythm guitars (clean)
Clean electric guitar swell with chorus, reverb, delay and compression. It has a nice keyboardy swell to it. Recorded with a Musicman Luke and Custom Audio Electronics OD 100 head. Guitar, Guitar effects
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