Hi guys, My name is Dimitar Simeonov Nalbantov.
I live in Bulgaria and all my life is connected with music and, most of all, with playing the guitar.
I’ve been playing since 1993. Started in my high school of arts, looking at my friends guitars.
I was obsessed and wanted to explore the amazing instrument.
It was a long way of trial and error but, eventually music turned out to be the most important thing for me. What I find amazing is the possibility to express one’s feelings, views and thoughts about our life and existence.
For me, music is all about passion. It is an ember of life.
I’m really thankful that I have a chance to play and record my ideas.
And today’s technology gives me everything I need to share my art with the rest of the world. I owe it to Internet communications and to all the friends I’ve met. The last 15 years I had a great opportunity to record my music and to release it online.
I’ve started exploring the amazing world of software amp simulators around 2000-2001 I’ve met the amazing coder and great guy behind Revalver Amp simulator online and the journey began.
In that time I had a simple computer with AMD Duron processor and Sb Live PCi card using the first Asio drivers. I always wanted to have a great guitar sound, but my hardware Korg AX1000G was not enough.
I bought it saving some money in my last year at the University.
But after trying the Simul Analog GSuite and then Revalver I was in awe!!!
I knew it, this was my only way to have “THAT” sound.
I’ve spend many nights tweaking the virtual amps…it wasn’t easy for sure. They were still in the beginning of modeling the real amps.
But everyone is learning and the things started to improve.
Year after year a new piece of simulation showed on the web and some of the guys contacted me to record demos
and making presets for them. It was a great fun and gained a great deal of experience. I’ve started using my first real DAW Cubase SX for my first debut album “Universe” released in 2006.
It was possible with the great help of USA producer John Mayes. John Wooten was the drummer.
Thank you, YOU, the person reading this!
Thank you for checking out my music
Bulgarian guitarist Dimitar Nalbantov found solace in the recorded works of guitar greats such as Jimi Hendrix, Joe Satriani and Steve Vai. Nalbantov’s love of art and music has been cultivated into a career as an art teacher but more importantly to music fans he has found inspiration in the guise of the beloved string instrument the electric guitar. Taking his passion for artistic endeavors, Nalbantov picked up the electric guitar in ’93 and never looked back.
Born in Asenovgrad, Bulgaria in 1976, Dimitar Nalbantov lives and works there today as an art teacher. His free time however, is devoted to his true passion – the guitar. Dimi (as his friends call him) displayed an interest in art and music at a young age, but it was art that was chosen to be the focus of his formal education. That focus began to shift in his high school years when one day in 1993, he picked up an electric guitar for the first time.
Outside of his art studies, the next seven years found Dimi teaching himself to play, studying the music of such guitar greats as Jimi Hendrix, Joe Satriani, and Steve Vai and playing in local bands. While he was pursuing his art degree at South-West University, the guitar continued to play an important alternative role for creative expression. In his senior year, it became somewhat of a lifesaver. Prior to graduation in 2000, a deceitful art promoter stole 17 paintings from Dimi – all his work of the past four years. He was devastated.
Unable to pick up a brush, he turned to his guitar and began to study music composition and arranging. He also began to teach himself the English language to understand the vast amount of digital music technology information available on the Internet, written mostly in English. Not long after, he won the Internet “Guitar Player 2000” Contest in the genre of alternative music, sponsored by www.guitar.ru. In the years since, Dimi has recorded studio tracks for several band projects, also serving as audio engineer. He has recorded numerous demo tracks for AMT Electronics Company, Kuassa, Overloud, IK Multimedia and many more, gaining him many fans and friends around the world.
Adept at guitar, he has become a proficient keyboard player as well.
Димитър Налбантов е роден през 1976 г. в Асеновград. Започва да се занимава с китара на 17 години. Завършва изобразително изкуство, но голямата му страст е китарата. Първоначално, по време на образованието си, свири в някой локални групи. Дими печели интернет конкурса “Guitar Player 2000”. През 2001 г. става част от прогресив метъл групата Aphasia, с които записва един албум. След като изучава съвременните технологии за звукозапис, решава да стартира самостоятелна кариера. Стилът му е повлиян от най-големите имена в жанра – Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Tony MacAlpine. През 2006г. излиза първият му самостоятелен албум “Universe”