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Ted Killian

Ted Killian

Other / Experimental / Avant-garde Medford, OR
Leaving Medford
Leaving Medford
Cauterant Baptism
Cauterant Baptism
Last Sparrow
Last Sparrow
Recurvate Plaint
Recurvate Plaint


"All Nite Kid" by Ted Killian


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  • Ionut Mirel Udrea (Artist)
    Ionut Mirel Udrea
    Amazing work! Great sound!!! Congratulations! All the best! https://www.facebook.com/IonutMirelUdrea?ref=hl
  • Little Piece Of Dixie (Artist)
    Little Piece Of Dixie
    What a creative imagination you have. Each Track presents an amazing mental and emotional journey. Well done Ted! -LPOD
  • Demon Boy (Artist)
    Demon Boy
    Killer sound Thanks for the support
  • Salt NZ (Artist)
    Salt NZ
    Very nice creative songs with a lot of very Cool and interesting sounds!!! Salt & TGM ( :
  • Xenophanes Productions (Artist)
    Xenophanes Productions
    Mature stuff here. We love this. Best. XP
  • Sweet Oblique (Artist)
    Sweet Oblique
    kool stuff!


  • Sat

    Oct 17

    Portland, OR, US | 4:00pm

    My time slot is 6:45pm. This is a "festival" gig, part of the on-going NW Loopfest that Noah Perterson puts on each year at this time I Seattle, Portland and elsewhere. The complete show runs from 5:00pm to Midnight.



  • My old rig from a few years back.
  • My new rig that I am currently using.


Sounds Like: David Torn, Robert Fripp, Steve Tibbetts, Christian Fennesz, Eivind Aarset

Label: pfMENTUM

Manager: Ted Killian

Bio: I began playing guitar at the tender age of 10, and had the same general influences as just about anyone else picking up the instrument in the mid-late 60s -- pop radio, the Beatles, Dylan, the Stones, Hendrix -- all of the usual pop guitar touchstones. Be that as it may, something went rather wr...See Full Bio

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Ted Killian

Electric Guitar, Loops and Sound Design


"Feedback shreiks and EBow howls over hypnotic grooves add up to a great soundtrack for a bad dream."

— Matt Blackett, Guitar Player Magazine



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Q: Hey Ted, when I saw you perform live years ago, you got a tremendous amount of diverse sound out of your rig. Wondering how much your studio sound is live and how much overdubbing you do.

A: Well, my rig has always been quite complicated. A few years ago I gave up the big rack and now use a hybrid rig that includes dedicated hardware FX and software FX on a Mac PowerBook Pro. The only overdubbing I do happens live because I use looping technology. Also, my main guitar has a Roland GK pickup on it. So, in addition to the "normal" guitar sound one might hear me play, I am also driving a GR synth and a VG processor to create a "composite" sound that I mix on-the-fly with foot pedals. That is what I now play at gigs. And, at home in the studio, I have a keyboard synth that sits just to the left of me that I can play and loop as well. In my software rig I also have a multitrack loop sample player loaded with about 7.5GB of sounds (most of which are my own creation). So, some sounds may come from that as well. I have never been very good at sequential multitrack recording. Too many decisions and things to fuss over. So I tend to try to do everything at once and capture it all in one take (as much as possible).

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