I am a quite experienced sound engineer and composer who loves to work on film and video game soundtrack scoring and music productions in general.I work remotely in my home studio in Athens with passion and musical creativity. I have worked on indie pc game soundtracks like "Seed of the Arcane" and other musical projects.
I work on scoring and production with high quality VST Software for film/video game soundtrack or sound design.I also work on audio editing of instruments,samples and vocals of any kind and whole mixing/mastering productions.
You are welcome to contact me through the Soundbetter Inbox or at facebook.com/steliosioanniskapantais.
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Interview with Stelios Ioannis Kapantais
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That scoring and making music in general is easy or hard, its hard to be recognised but making music is all about how much you are in love with it.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Many details about their project.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: To be specific to what they want in their project.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: I would need a solar powered pc, my soundcard , a good pair of headphones, my midi controller and a guitar.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started as a musician, lyricist and composer for a local band I made 9 years ago, I worked with a few producers for my own material and then I decided to work it myself but they were great influence.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: The music I do for myselft is far more darker than the projects I come to cope with. I love industrial orchestral style.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Any kind of soundtrack composers famous and obscure.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Treat every piece of music like its unique and give it your time until the result make you love it.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Mostly orchestral music and folk but I also love working on vintage scifi synth soundtracks and industrial.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Composition of soundscapes and tunes just after i see an image of footage that resembles the project.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Clarity,power and depth.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Brainstroming on the projects's theme and then have research on the kind of music that expresses and the particular segment or the project in general.Then I select the finest VST Instruments I have and I imagine the sounds , the orchestral arrangement and the melodies that fit the scene.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a very average home studio set up , a mid end pc,a Focusrite Scarlett external audio interface, 2KRK Monitor Speakers and and Arturia midi Controller.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Many of both of the film and the video game industry like Henry Jackman, Masami Ueda or Kota Suzuki.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Soundtrack Scoring and Sound Design for Film,Animated Movies and Video Games but I can also work on musical albums of any kind.