Michael Ortega started songwriting and production while being involved with Digital Synthesizer company Gray Labs Research Inc. in 1978. At Gray Labs he was involved in the design of wave based synthesizers and interfaces for acoustic instruments. He discovered a love for sound design and developed patches for many different types of synthesizers. After developing a huge library of custom designed sounds he would use these sounds in the production of songs and jingles.
He was one of the first to use MIDI and worked on what is now known as "Virtual Recording."
During the marketing of that technology Michael had a chance to meet and become friends with many legendary jazz musicians including Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Grover Washington Jr., Joe Sample, Wayne Shorter, Kenny G., George Duke, Airto Moreira, Flora Purim, Jimmy and Percy Heath and Tom Schuman. Since that time his focus has been on composition and production as owner of Aural Seduction Audio Productions. He has recorded and worked with The Heath Brothers, Tony Lindsey (Santana) Eddie Hall, Danny Hull, The Doobie Brothers, Myron Dove (Santana & Stevie Wonder) Clifford Coulter, D'Layna Dixon, Vitamin C, Ben Brown, Gary Brown, Kirby Coleman, Lenny Williams, Ron E. Beck (Tower of Power), The Stick Band, Makoto Horuchi, Kutmaster Kurt, Skylark, Qwest Records, and Andy Stokes.
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One of his favorite past-times is computer graphics. Along with all the graphics contained in these album covers he has also designed these album covers.