Long acclaimed as one of the world’s most creative and intense guitar and keyboard players, Mike Keneally’s talents as a vocalist, songwriter, arranger, producer and multi-instrumentalist are nearly unequalled in rock music. Keneally played in Frank Zappa’s last touring band, performing as a vocalist, guitarist and keyboardist. He’s appeared on many Zappa albums, is currently a touring member of both the Joe Satriani band and Dethklok, and has also recorded or performed with Steve Vai, Chickenfoot, Robert Fripp, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Wayne Kramer, Kevin Gilbert, Solomon Burke, Bear McCreary, Henry Kaiser, Michael Manring, Mullmuzzler, The Persuasions and countless others.
Mike says: "I used the Echolution 2 Ultra Pro for delay, the Class A Boost as a clean boost and the Philosopher King for light compression plus a quick volume swell to soften the note attack, and trapped an echoed four-bar phrase inside Loop One on the Infinity. Then I recorded another phrase on Loop Two to complement the first phrase. Then, I replaced the original phrase on Loop One with a new phrase, which places the Loop Two phrase in a different context. I harmonized along with the new phrase with the clean tone, then engaged the Fat Drive for distortion and the Quantum for some warble in order to solo a bit frantically over the loop I'd set up. I also used the reverse function on the Infinity remote footswitch to flip the loops around before soloing over them, and adjusted the separate volume controls on the two Infinity loops (which were being sent to two different Supro amps: Royal Reverb and Saturn). During the soloing I also engaged the Rototron for rotary speaker effects. While soloing I also captured snippets of my solo phrases in the Infinity and built up a general harmonic backdrop to continue on after I stopped playing."
"I'm still at the beginning of my journey with the Infinity, but I'm knocked out by all the possibilities I'm already seeing with it. It is incredibly musical and versatile, a beautiful addition to my arsenal, and I can't wait to see where my future with it may lead."