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karllane.com - Composer and Producer creating music for Film, TV, Video Games and Advertising

Karl Lane (a.k.a Komb) is a UK based Composer and Music Producer, with an extensive library of music covering a number of genres and sound styles. Karl has a wealth of experience in the music industry, complemented with a deep understanding of cutting edge technology and the latest production processes.

A self-taught multi-instrumentalist and producer, Karl's defiance of formal training has resulted in a blending of multiple genres across his entire catalogue.

Be it Post-Rock, Synthwave, Orchestral, Classical, EDM, Metal, Alternative and many more, Karl's use of live instruments, orchestral arrangements and synthesizers have helped him to craft a unique sound of versatility.

Karl is currently affiliated with PRS for Music.

Karl is also associated with Methodic Doubt Music.

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Interview with Karl Lane

  1. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  2. A: 14 track Synthwave Cinema album

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Digital. Technology is pushing the boundaries and Analog emulation is pretty darn good I must say

  5. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  6. A: Satisfaction guarenteed

  7. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  8. A: Making music!

  9. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  10. A: "When do you think it will be done?" When it's ready

  11. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  12. A: I spend days trying to get a snare drum sounding right. It has been hours though.

  13. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  14. A: We'll talk about instruments, mood, tempo, energy, genre, reference tracks (if any).

  15. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  16. A: Message me always first. Let's discuss your vision and what you're aiming to achieve.

  17. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  18. A: Acoustic Guitar, a guitar pick, and 3 more picks for those I will undoubtedly lose before resorting to pebbles in the sand.

  19. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  20. A: I've been playing, gigging, recording, producing, composing music since I was 14. I'm now 30

  21. Q: How would you describe your style?

  22. A: Cinematic often minimalist in approach. Not to say I don't love creating crazy orchestral string arrangements

  23. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  24. A: Hans Zimmer. There are videos on YouTube of him in the studio. If you haven't already, go watch!

  25. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  26. A: The more you do, the more you know.

  27. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  28. A: Anything from Post-Rock, EDM, Ambient, Orchestral, Cinematic, Metal, Rock, Alternative

  29. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  30. A: Composing

  31. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  32. A: Emotion and Heart.

  33. Q: What's your typical work process?

  34. A: Discuss the vision of the project with the client. We'll talk about instruments, mood, tempo, energy, genre, reference tracks (if any). I will then produce the first draft and discuss the direction with the client to make sure we are on the right track (lazy pun intended)

  35. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  36. A: I use top of the line vst plugins from Waves, Izotope, Native instruments, Spectrasonics and MANY more and top quality sample libraries. Humble professional home setup with many hours/days/months/years/dollars spent on a studio I am proud to work in.

  37. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  38. A: Vangelis, Explosions In The Sky, Hans Zimmer, Cult Of Luna

  39. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  40. A: Compose and Produce instrumental music for use in Film, TV, Video Games and Advertising.

Grace (Methodic Doubt Music) by Karl Lane

I was the Composer and Producer in this production

GenresSounds Like
  • Vangelis
  • Explosions In The Sky
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  • Showcase VideosJul 01, 2019

    Recently created 3 video clip showcases of suitable visuals for my tracks Celeste, Flood and Oculus available to watch at Kombmusic.com.

    Video sourced from Pexels.com