I am a composer and audio engineer with 3 years of professional experience. I specialize in soundtrack music but am well versed in a multitude of styles of music. My top credit is music that was done for the popular TV show "American Pickers".
Yanni Caldas is a Canadian Composer for Film, TV, and Video-Game. Over the years Yanni has developed a melodically memorable driven way of writing themes, cues, and atmospheres/textures. Past work of Yanni includes documentaries, T.V. (reality, drama, action, thriller, horror), music beds for broadcast media, and music for trailers.
As an Audio Engineer, Yanni has worked on projects that range from corporate audio editing, audio restoration, audio mixing for picture, and audio engineering (recording, mixing, and mastering) for a wide range of media professionals. Yanni has studied at Metalworks Institute while receiving training from industry veterans, and has done certified training in programs such as ProTools and Wwise. Yanni has worked on formats that include Surround Sound, and Ambisonic Audio.
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Interview with AmnesiaSound
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring my musical tastes to a song, my opinion is someone doesn't hire me for any skills that I have but my taste and that's what sets me apart.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Soundtrack / Orchestral
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common type of work I do is composing soundtrack music, whether it's for a pop song or a film/t.v. scene.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Have everything always evolving and changing, having everything feel fluid makes it more musical and interesting. It's a great way to keep people engaged.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To always end up with what they are looking for. I don't consider a project finished until the client is 110% happy with what I did.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I love analog because of how unpredictable it can be. Something about it's imperfectness is very musical to me and adds a beautiful character to the music.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I enjoy doing this too much for me to think it's a job.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: As generic as it may seem, Hans Zimmer is an inspiration to me not because of the music and his style but how for every scene he scores he always writes the music that best suits that scene.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I do the composition in Logic and then that is slaved into ProTools for timecode to picture and for final delivery.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Being able to be flexible, if a change is needed I will make that change happen. I am not one of those people to argue as to why something I wrote should stay the same length and the picture should change instead of the music.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Ölafur Arnolds, he has a very detailed writing style and I love his use of having everything either be an analog synth or a live player, I find that really inspiring and it would be great to learn a few things from him.