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Macro / Evan Hayden
MACRO / EVAN HAYDEN EP - 2001
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MACRO LINKS
Macro on Bandcamp
Macro on Facebook
Macro on Myspace

MORE PROJECTS BY EVAN

Art Portfolio  (photography, illustration, design, comics)
Pretty Chill Motions  (stop-motion animations)
My Flickr  (photography)

BIOGRAPHY
Got my first drum set for Christmas when I was 4.  This started my passion for beats. Got my first keyboard, a Yamaha Portasound V22 sampling keyboard, when I was 9 or 10 years old. This started my passion for samples.   Spent a few years just messing around with my keyboard, making cassette mish-mashes of other people's songs, my voice, and weird samples.  When I was 15 or so, I named my music "Evil Eye".  I made a series of fourteen 90-minute tapes full of music I made on the Portasound. When I was 17, I got my computer, and it totally changed the way I made music. This also, unfortunately, coincided with my trusty Portasound dying on me.  Armed with Windat, and the basic Windows sound recorder,  I started to make music with WAV files.  Over time, I got the hang of it, and soon started using Goldwave, which expanded my abilities greatly. I initially I made albums that were collages of random sounds, basic music structures, and a lot of strange humor.  As I started toying with loops, I started to make more "serious" music (although I try to never take myself too seriously).  I also used a variety of keyboards, (mostly basic Yamaha keyboards), and investing in drum machines.  Now, after making 13 full-length albums, several singles, and a couple music videos, I find myself at a crossroads. I'm finally at a point where I feel confident enough in my talent that my music has changed from just a hobby - something to supplement my love of visual art - to something I wish to get out into the world and with which to attain a modicum of success.   "Evil Eye" was the name of the music I made when I was a teenager. "Macro" is the music I make today.

LOCATION
Nagasaki Japan (by way of Monroe MI & San Francisco CA)

FAVORITE SOFTWARE
Goldwave, Soundforge, Ableton Live, Windat, Windows sound recorder

FAVORITE HARDWARE
my computer, Teenage Engineering OP-1, Korg Electribe ES-1, Korg DDM-110, Boss Dr-202, Korg Microkorg, Nanoloop, various Yamaha keyboards, video game systems, various noise-making toys