ToneSpawn is a small team on a mission to create better tools for musicians. We recognize that even while we are living in the golden era of gear, there are still many problems that need to be solved.

The Team

Ben Breard


Dallas native Ben Breard, Jr. grew up in a musical family and began playing the piano at the age of six and moved to the guitar at eleven. Over the years he has played with a number of bands spanning lots of genres, taught professionally, and has done a fair amount of gigs and studio work. While attending the University of North Texas, he met his incredibly beautiful and talented wife, Amanda. Currently, they reside in Frisco, TX with their delightful daughters. Hobbies include guitar, recording music, Linux, spending time with friends and family, and relaxing in his Barwa chair.

Amanda Breard


Amanda discovered her love for art and creativity at an early age. Growing up she enjoyed painting, photography, music, and fashion. She attended the University of North Texas where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in fashion design. Her career began on the design team at a major retailer and later worked on the design team for a high-end fashion line. She’s spent the last many years doing freelance graphic design for a variety of clientele.

John Hamulak


John Hamulak heard Eddie Van Halen and knew THAT is what he wanted to do. Although never quite paying the bills, John has played semi-professionally for over 20 years. He delayed adulthood for as long as possible but now lives with his wife and children and guitars in Garland, TX. He continues to play daily and gig regularly… and is still chasing that tone.