Journal Entry #6 Max Casco, Recording Connection Lesson 6-7 Monday, February 18, 2013 This journal is a combination of lessons 6 and 7 as they are two parts of the lesson on the console... Read More >>
Max Casco — Toronto Recording Connection
Hello and thanks for visiting my profile!
My name is Max Emanuel and I’m a pianist/keyboardist. I started playing when I was 6 years old and have been doing so for 18 years now. I started playing for my local church when I was 8, and I continue to do so to this day. I’ve learned to play mainly by ear. I took piano lessons for two years when I was 8 but I would only memorize the pieces of music when I would ask my teacher to play them for me to kind of just get an idea of how the piece sounded like. Once I knew that I hadn’t learned anything and had really only mastered how to memorize songs, I quit my lessons and continued on playing by ear.
One of my hobbies is recording musical instrumentals. I started playing around with a recording program called Cool Edit Pro 2.0 when I was about 14 years old. That’s’ when I discovered multi-tracks and layering sounds together. I’m currently still recording music and accepting any challenge that comes my way in terms of genres and styles of music. I try remaking original songs on request if there isn’t an original karaoke version available. I can also change the style of music of an original song on request, for example, if the genre of a certain song is pop and someone wants it more gospel, then I try to make that adjustment.
Another thing that I love doing and have the patience for is teaching piano. My current YouTube channel focuses on that aspect. I know what it is like to want to learn how to play an instrument that you love and play it well. So I try to help others through my channel to achieve that goal of learning how to play the piano and loving it more every day.
My style of music is mainly contemporary mixed with a bit of jazz and gospel. I grew up listening to a Christian artist named Jesus Adrian Romero whom is now one of my favourite artists, along with many others whom belong to the same record label (Vastago Producciones).
I love what I do and I like challenging myself to learn new things musically and mentally.
Making and recording music is my passion and it is something that I aspire to do as a career for the rest of my life.