I provide MIDI Mockups for game and film composers; Compositions for game and movie producers; Orchestration for composers.
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What are you working on at the moment?
A group of compositions for a video game being created by a friend of mine.
What do you like most about your job?
Creating something new.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That I can flip a switch and a song pops out. Good composition takes time, experimentation and patience. A nice melody may come quickly, but to expand upon it and develop it out into a complete composition that is not only musically interesting, but also does not get in the way of the action of the video game/Film takes time.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Fully loaded Mac, Access virus Ti, Focal speakers, A full orchestral library from Spitfire Audio, and a Lynx digital interface.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
Seriously for 25 years.
How would you describe your style?
Traditional and very melodic.
Can you share one music production tip?
To be the best composer you can be, learn Orchestration!!
What type of music do you usually work on?
Orchestral. But I also want to expand to hybrid Orchestral/Synthesized scores.
What's your strongest skill?
My love of music. I want to pull out the most emotion I can in every song I write
What do you bring to a song?
25 years of composing experience as well as continually growing and working on my craft.
What's your typical work process?
I just adlib until I get a nice melody to work with. Then I begin to expand the melody to make it more interesting. I then come up with alternative melodies that I can i use to add a different feel to the composition. Then I interweave every theme I am using to give a more interesting result. I will experiment with modulations and different harmonic structures to add depth as well as counterpoint when orchestrating.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I use Ableton Live for all of my composing and orchestrating.
Analog or digital and why?
I like both but now I have just Digital. I hope to branch out and do a hybrid mixing style offering the best of both worlds.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
I am inspired by EDM, R&B production and current Pop production. The music production has become more energetic and more vibrant. I am also inspired by the music of Claude Debussey and Maurice Ravel.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Orchestrating strings for backing tracks. Composing game music.