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Ralph Otteson
  • Male
  • Manteca, CA
  • United States

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I am a
Fan of Music, Band, Musician, Song Writer, Recording Studio, Producer, Engineer
Style of Prog
Art Rock, Symphonic Rock, New Prog, Progressive Christian, Also a fan of other genres of music
I started playing a used beat-up Stage73 Rhodes electric piano as a Senior in highschool because I could not afford a CP70. I was a big fan of Prog music before I even knew what prog rock was. Later I bought a Moog Prodigy becuase I couldn't afford a Mini, but wrote and played original music with friends. I became a Christian soon after high school and played for church and with Christian rock bands. Wanting to do more progressive style though I am self-taught and limited technically, I still enjoy writing in that style. I have played in the studio, have my own and record with other artisits. I am finishing a CD with some friends that will be released soon I hope. The band is Time Horizon and it is Cprog. www.myspace.com/timehorizonmusic
One song has been released on a CD produced by Randy George of Ajalon and Neal Morse CPR3. For more info on the artisits see www.cprogrock.com
Influences or Favorite Bands
My first influence was Kieth Emerson. I saw ELP in Oakland, CA in 1977-79, and knew I wanted to play keys. Bands that also infuenced me were Yes, UK, Styx, Camel also bands Jethro Tull, Queen and later Asia and Dream Theatre. Which I have all seen. The New Prog scene started for me with Spocks Beard and I keep finding new stuff all the time.
You can find me.
More info;
Ralph uses Ivories softsynth for piano, a Roland VK8 and B4 for organs, Korg,and Roland physical modeling analog synths as well as minimoog soft synth, EMU synths and East West and Atmoshere soft synths for samples.
I use Digital Performer for Midi and audio recording and ADAT
Time Horizon www.myspace.com/timehorizonmusic

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At 8:49pm on September 26, 2012, Len Rice said…

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At 9:12pm on August 26, 2011, Steven Reid said…

My pleasure on the review Ralph. That's great news on the clean water project, I know how much that means to you guys. Did you see that the interview is finally online at rocktopia?




Hope you like it and I wish I could have been at your show.

At 12:57pm on June 1, 2011, Phil Snow said…
Hi Ralph, thanks for the response. I hope you get the log in problem corrected very soon.
At 4:41pm on February 1, 2011, Doug Bowers said…
Hey, brother. I have to visit this site more often. I also need another excuse to visit the left coast and hang out with you and Bruce.
At 9:58pm on April 8, 2010, SUPERNAL ENDGAME said…
Ah, OK. So you're with Time Horizon. I've checked out your samples on your site before. Good stuff. You should put some samples up here. Blessings.
At 9:09pm on April 8, 2010, SUPERNAL ENDGAME said…
Thanks Ralph! Very kind words. We have not been on any of the CPR albums. We finished a little too late for the third one. But Randy George (he played on our album) said that if a fourth CPR album is released, we should be on it. We are on that page you sent as a link. We were also on Thundersongs before we signed with Progrock.
At 7:19pm on March 16, 2010, Theories of Prog-ability said…
Glad to meet you here @ Power of Prog.
Thanks for the add & greetings from Orlando, FL
Brian AKA Theories of PROG-ability

At 7:18pm on March 16, 2010, Theories of Prog-ability said…
Glad to meet you here @ Power of Prog.
Thanks for the add & greetings from Orlando, FL
Brian AKA Theories of PROG-ability

At 7:02pm on March 8, 2010, Melodic Revolution Records said…
Hello Ralph
Welcome to power of prog. Make yourself at home, and feel free to browse the site as there is much to do, see and listen to here and many new friends to make.
Keep on proggin!
Cheers Nick
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