BA Jazz @ Leeds College of Music and MA Musicology @ University of Amsterdam graduate specialising in composing music for multimedia (video, apps, ads, etc.).
My musical career began early (age of 5) and until graduating from high-school I played classical music on a piano, violin and french horn.
Afterwards, I finished BA Jazz program at Leeds College of Music, where I fell in love with music production, composition & arrangement: film & game soundtracks, as well as commercials, are my favourites. It is a result of an extensive list of courses I have finished in these fields due to my curriculum in LCM. I also finished MA Musicology program at the University of Amsterdam.
I play keyboard instruments, so apart from abstract multimedia music compositions, I also perform on a piano meaning I record keyboard parts, too. I mainly work with Logic Pro X, although I am familiar with most DAW environments (Pro Tools, Cubase, Ableton, etc.). I charge minimal amounts, although musical compositions cost more than recording keyboard tracks.
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Interview with Rokas Kucinskas
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Composing music for multimedia formats, recording and playing vocal, piano, and guitar parts, as well as perform audio editing.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Flying Lotus, Floating Points, D'Angelo, Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Submerse, JDilla, Pete Rock, Shigeto, Shlohmo, Portishead, Robert Glasper, Mark Ronson, Pharrell Williams, Cinematic Orchestra, Lapalux.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: MacBook Pro; Apogee I/O; Mackie BigKnob; Yamaha HS, Avantone MixCubes; AKG 120; ART Tube Pac, Roland - FP4, SP404SX; Korg - Microkorg, Kaoss Pad, Volca Beats; Guitars - Fender American Special Telecaster, Epiphone Casino, Yamaha, Recording King.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Composition, piano, vocals, and extensive knowledge of harmony.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Jazz, Pop, Soul, and (more and more) Hip Hop.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Radiohead - they have Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, and Nigel Godrich.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Soulful minimalism.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: An acoustic guitar, a tambourine, a harmonica, a bottleneck, and a guitar repair kit.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Tools shouldn't dictate music making.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Matt Davies - a drummer. I studied with him at Leeds College of Music, and lived together for 2 years.