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About Wendy Dunham - Recording Artist

wendy dunham summer 2012Wendy Dunham - Summer 2012Wendy Dunham is a Recording Artist (ASCAP) and self-taught guitarist and keyboardist, originally from Minneapolis, who now resides in Missouri. She has been playing music since the '70s, starting with acoustic guitar, and later, a 1973 Fender Stratocaster. "I made the move to electric after seeing the European band, Nektar, in concert. I just had to make sustained guitar sounds like that!"

Wendy Dunham worked inside ASI Recording Studio during college where she edited master vocal recordings. She also bought her first JBL L100 speakersafter having been introduced to the nearly identical JBL 4310 Studio Monitors at the studio.

In the early '80s, Wendy got into MIDI recording with the debut of Steinberg's Cubase, eventually becoming a beta tester. In the '90s, her song "The Garden Path at Midnight" received national airplay on a PBS radio show. Wendy Dunham's custom soundtrack work has also accompanied the artwork of Anthony Whelihan, whose video was once demoed at Prince's studio for a possible series.

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Now in the 21st century, Wendy Dunham has traded all her MIDI hardware gear for a computer-based digital recording studio using Reason Suite from Reason Studios, because the software doubles as both the recording studio and virtual instruments. Never one to forget her trusty Fender Stratocaster, she uses Reason Suite to mix in live guitar. "With the digital audio tools available today, the playing field really has been leveled between professional recording studios and what you can accomplish on a computer," she beams.

Wendy Dunham's music is a unique combination of electronic music, vibrant soundscapes, eclectic genres, and moments of classic rock guitar. People who have witnessed her blazing lead guitar solos have a hard time labeling her when she creates different genres of music – something not easily categorized. "It's really who I am", she says. "I grew up on rock music and had a real attraction to electric guitar, especially Jimi Hendrix, Peter Frampton, Andy Powell from Wishbone Ash, Joe Walsh, Martin Barre from Jethro Tull, Jimmy Page from Led Zeppelin, and Richie Blackmore from Deep Purple. But with the wide-ranging sound palettes available today for MIDI keyboard, I've expanded my music styles." Using virtual multitrack tools, she plays, records, and masters all her own music for distribution. As an ASCAP recording artist, her music is available on Apple Music (iTunes), Amazon Music, Google Play, Spotify, and numerous other music outlets.

 
I am all those sounds, all those genres, all that music.
 - Wendy Dunham

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