Kristian Sensini

Kristian Sensini
Italy
http://www.kristiansensini.com

Performing Rights Society: SIAE
Recent Credits: 2011 Hyde’s Secret Nightmare, 2011 Tamburini la Costruzione del Potere, 2010 Butterfly Rising

Kristian's New Studio



How would you describe your music?

An enchanted mix of dreams and feelings, a close encounter between Acoustic and Digital Instruments. Music for Eyes


What computer and audio hardware do you use?

Hp Workstation z400 Workstation Intel Xenon CPU 3,07 GHZ 24 Giga of RAM, CUBASE &, MOTU 828 FIREWIRE Audio Interface.


What software and samples do you use?

Heavyocity Evolve, Synthogy Ivory, Miroslav Philarmonik Orchestra, Ik Sampletank, Kontakt 3, Vienna Orchestra, Project Sam Symphobia, Toontracker Ez Drums, Xln Addictive Drums.


What would be your dream studio setup?

The One i Have…with a lot of REAL musician READY to record my ideas…


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Jose Luis Santamaria

Jose Luis Santamaria “SantaMusik”
Rota, Spain
santamusik.wordpress.com

Performing Rights Society: SGAE
Recent Credits: Gold record Song “LOCA” Singer “La Hungara” – TV Series “JUSTIFIED” Song “Mi Tunning Car” Spanish Chill Ambient vol II & III songs “24″ & Time

SantaMusik Studio



How would you describe your music?

Music to the World


What computer and audio hardware do you use?

PC & MAC


What software and samples do you use?

Nuendo, Cubase, Universal Audio.


What would be your dream studio setup?

Sunny, spacious in front of see or mountain.
The best equipment ever, is the one you have.


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Brian Preston

Brian Preston
Atlanta, Georgia USA
http://www.themusicfactory.com

Performing Rights Society: BMI
Recent Credits:Composer, Producer, Engineer, and Multi-Instrumentalist on over 1,000 projects

The Music Factory



How would you describe your music?

I’m a commercial soundtrack composer – which means one day it’s opera and the next it’s disco. Musically I’m somewhat of a Chameleon. My projects are varied and my studio is the big box of Crayolas, so it’s all about telling a story, supporting a picture, or capturing an emotion.


What computer and audio hardware do you use?

Synths & Samplers by Roland, Korg, Moog, Access, Waldorf, E-Mu, Hohner, Yamaha, Studio Electronics, Kurzweil, Novation, Akai, Casio, Oberheim, and Dave Smith.

Drum Machines by Linn, Oberheim, Korg, Roland, Kawai, Yamaha, Akai, and Native Instruments.

Things with strings by Fender, Modulus, Music Man, Line6, Yamaha and Martin.

Pre’s / Converters by Avalon, Focusrite, Lucid, and Motu.

Monitoring by Quested powered by Bryston.

A couple of Macs, a couple of PeeCees, and all sorts of other toys.


What software and samples do you use?

Motu Digital Performer runs the show. Softsynths, plugs and sample libraries by all the usual suspects.


What would be your dream studio setup?

I have my dream studio – well, except for the swimming pool :)


Click here to listen to The Music Factory

Marinho Nobre

Marinho Nobre
Brazil
http://www.marinhonobre.com

Performing Rights Society: ASCAP
Recent Credits: The Human Race (2012) Horror/Sci-Fi Feature- Paul Hough Entertainment | Left for Dead (2009) Horror Feature – Mindscape Films | Al Qarem (2008) Feature Drama – Boskashi Pictures

How would you describe your music?

Classical Meets World Meets Progressive Rock. As a film composer, whatever style or mood it takes to elevate the picture. Much more organic than sample based lately, except for the purely electronic tracks. Enjoy unusual instrument blends of all kinds.


What computer and audio hardware do you use?

Apple Mac Pro 8 core with 16GB of RAM, Apple 23 inch cinema display (2), Avid Pro Tools HD 3 Accel, Avid HD OMNI audio interface, Glyph 6 bay trip firewire drive, Focusrite ISA 420 Session Pack and ISA 428 * channel Mic pre’s, MAGMA 4 Slot PCI to pice expansion chassis, Genelec 8040 monitors and 7060 Sub, M-Audio Keystation pro 88 midi controler, Apple IPad with Neyrinck’s V-Control (Control surface), Hear Technologies Hear Back 4 Pack headphone system, Sony MDR-V700 and Monster Beats Headphones, Pixel Pro 32 inch video monitor, Canopus ADVC 100 Firewire video converter box, Blue, Neuman, AKG, Audix and Shure Microphones, all wired with Monster, Mogami and Apogee cabling, Monster Pro 3500 and 2000 Power supplies. About 60 assorted musical instruments, Ethnic and Western.


What software and samples do you use?

Avid Pro Tools 9, Avid Sibelius 6, Sampling libraries and Virtual Instruments by VSL, East West, Sonic Implants, Spectrasonics, Project Sam, and Sonokitetics.

Plug ins just about from everyone.


What would be your dream studio setup?

The same one I have now, except sitting on top of a 100 ft tree in the middle of the Amazon jungle.


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Scott Rockenfield

Scott Rockenfield
Mill Creek, WA USA
www.scottrockenfield.com

Performing Rights Society: BMI
Recent Credits: Call Of Duty:Black Ops Video game-Additional Music and Live Drums, “Albino Farm” Feature film as composer, Blackgate feature film as Composer

How would you describe your music?

Large or small scale Orchestral, Industrial Rock, Ambient and Electronic scores tailored to meet the individual needs of any Film, Television or Video Game production team and their Budget.


What computer and audio hardware do you use?

4 Various Mac Pro computers running Pro Tools HD hardware, an assortment of HIGH end Mic’s and Mic pre’s for live recordings running through an original NEVE console.


What software and samples do you use?

Pro Tools HD 9, Logic, Digital Performer, LIVE, Kontakt 4, all East West PLAY products including Hollywood Strings PLATINUM, Korg Keyboards, ALL Native Instruments Plug Ins, MachFive, and many many more. Over 6 terrabytes of samples/software across 4 networked drives.


What would be your dream studio setup?

I am living my dream. :)


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Kevin Teasley

Kevin Teasley
Hollywood, CA USA
www.DistortionMX.com, www.TheLakeStudios.com

Performing Rights Society: ASCAP
Recent Credits : Twilight – Breaking Dawn, Notorious, and 500 Days of Summer

How would you describe your music?

Cinematic and Theatrical Music for Feature Film Trailers, Video Games, Commercials, TV, and Multi-Media as well as Songwriting and Production for Recording Artists


What computer and audio hardware do you use?

Mac Intel Quad Core with Pro Tools 9 HD


What software and samples do you use?

Pro Tools 9 HD, Reason, Ableton, Kontakt, Logic 9, Peak, and various others. Samples – East West, Samplelogic, Cinesamples, Vienna, Project Sam, Heavyocity, Sonic Couture, Big Fish Audio, Sonic Implants, LASS, Tonehammer, among many many others…


What would be your dream studio setup?

A full orchestral Scoring Stage added to everything I already have, smile!


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Bruno Valenti

Bruno Valenti
Argentina
www.brunovalenti.net

Performing Rights Society: BMI

How would you describe your music?

Emotional


What computer and audio hardware do you use?

I7 2600k
16GB RAM
HDDs in RAID
TASCAM FW-1082


What software and samples do you use?

Nuendo
VSL
LASS
EWQL
PROJECT SAM
and many more…


What would be your dream studio setup?

I`m satisfied with my studio setup since anyway everything goes to the studio to be recorded.

Renger Koning

Renger Koning
Amsterdam Area / Netherlands
http://www.soundbase.com

Performing Rights Society:
BumaStemra
Recent Credits: Philips ‘Domino’ audio logo design, Philips Cinema 21×9 TV trailer, BVN TV station audio logo design (71 tunes)

Renger's Soundbase



How would you describe your music?

A combination of filmscore and experimental. Known for melodies that stick. 20+ years experience.


What computer and audio hardware do you use?

Mac 8 core with Digidesign HD 3 Accell 192 i/o.

What software and samples do you use?

Logic Pro, ProTools (Surround) and Ableton Live. 200+ softsynths, samplers and plugins. Main libraries: Vienna, Kontakt, Symphobia, True Strike, Piano Attack (our own library) and many others.


What would be your dream studio setup?

I have realized my dream studio! Maybe the location is not the center of the media industry but with fiber internet location is less important.


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Irek Dreger

Irek Dreger
Warsaw, Poland
http://www.irekdreger.com

Performing Rights Society: ZAiKS
Recent Credits: “Back” (2010); “Madagascar – Masoala 2010″ (2011); MEDUSA “Free” (new album in production – 2011)

Irek's Studio



How would you describe your music?

Music for films, advertising, songs etc. Everything from classical thru pop, ethnic to electronica.


What computer and audio hardware do you use?

PC + MOTU 828mk3 interface + Soundcraft Spirit + APS Aeon monitors + UAD card + SSL Duende mini + dbx microphone channel + Neumann TLM103 + Korg Triton Extreme + Roland JV1080 4x expanded


What software and samples do you use?

Cubase + Wavelab + Spectrasonics Stylus RMX and Omnisphere + NI Massive, FM8, Absynth 5 + Arturia Minimoog + East West Symphonic Orchestra


What would be your dream studio setup?

Ageless hard & soft ;)


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Gerardo Perez Giusti

Gerardo Perez Giusti
Los Angeles, CA
http://www.thelawnote.com

Performing Rights Society: BMI
Recent Credits: Encuere, By the Water’s Edge, Notes From the New World (Composer), Seven Pounds (Orchestrator)

Gerardo's Studio



How would you describe your music?

My music is highly influenced by classical Latin American music and the music of contemporary film and concert composers. Although I rely a lot on rhythmic textures and minimalist patterns, I always use melodic material as the driving force behind the music. Think of a mixture between Has Zimmer, John Adams and Gustavo Santaolalla.
What computer and audio hardware do you use?: I use two MAC Pro computers, one running the latest version of Logic and one running the latest version of Pro Tools. I use an Apogee Ensemble and a Digidesign 003 Rack unit for recording and AD-DA conversion. The outboard gear rack includes a Distressor, an Universal Audio M610 pre-amp, two Chandler Limited Germanium Pre-amps and two Chandler Limited Equalizers.


What software and samples do you use?

My main DAWs are Logic and Pro Tools. I tend to compose to picture in Logic and finish the mixing and mastering in Pro Tools. I use Universal Audio software plug-ins, each of the computers has a UAD-2 and a UAD-1 card. I also use the Waves Diamond bundle and several SSL plug-ins. Additionally, I make extensive use of the Vienna Ensemble Pro Server system so I can operate both computers in tandem when required. Sample libraries include the several volumes of the Vienna Ensemble libraries, the East West Symphonic libraries, Symphobia, BFD 2 and Kontakt.


What would be your dream studio setup?

My dream set up would require a studio designed from top to bottom to maximize physical space and the acoustic quality of the studio. Any ideal studio should have a large enough and isolated vocal booth and a raised level for recording of drum sets or small ensembles. I prefer to mix and work in-the-box, therefore the core of the studio would still be one or two powerful MAC desktops computers running Logic and Pro Tools, as well as an assortment of Waves and Universal Audio plug-ins. To complement the software, I would love to have two large racks of outboard gear including a variety of analog pre-amps, compressors and equalizers by Manley, Universal Audio, SSL and API. These would be used at the recording stage or to add color and character during mixing and mastering.


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Anuj Rastogi

Anuj Rastogi
Toronto, ON, Canada
http://www.omnesia.com

Performing Rights Society:
SOCAN
Recent Credits: “Diamond In The Rough”, “Ma Durga”,”My Father The Terrorist”

Anuj's Studio

How would you describe your music?

“..this sonic journey from Anuj Rastogi ventures excitingly close to AR Rahman territory”. (Inside Entertainment Magazine)

- Acoustic, Folk, World, Cinematic, Ambient, Orchestral, Fusion


What computer and audio hardware do you use?

- PC & MAC
- M-Audio ProFire 2626 Audio Interface
- Various Mics (Audio Technica, Rode, AKG)
- 2 x 23″ LCD Displays + 1 x 20″ Display
- Roland,, M-Audio & Korg Keyboards, various instruments, KRK monitors


What software and samples do you use?

DAW Software
- Logic Pro 9.0, Ableton Live, FL Studio 10.0

Film/Video
- Adobe Premiere CS5, Final Cut Pro

Softsynths/Samples
- Symphobia (Project SAM), EWSQL Symphonic, NI Massive, Maschine, FL Studio 10, Alicia’s Keys, Spectrasonics Omnisphere, NI Strings, Albino, Philharmonik Miroslav, Logic ES2, EXS24, Ultrabeat


What would be your dream studio setup?

My current studio + a 24/7 on-call orchestra and full choir.


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Tony Koretz

Tony Koretz
Waikanae Beach,Kapiti Coast, New Zealand
http://rocksuresoundz.com

Performing Rights Society:
APRA
Recent Credits: Music on TVNZ Closeup, One News and Sport, Numerous corporate videos

Tony's Studio



How would you describe your music?

I make music in a wide range of genres. All sorts. Depends on what mood I’m in. Some days I feel in an acoustic mood. Somdays I feel like making metal. Somdays I think I want to blend the two, and then I think hmm maybe a bit of celtic or classical or Eastern added to this will give it an interesting feel.Then when that song is finished I might make some jazz or fusion. Haha…..Hopefully you get the picture! Making royalty free music gives me heaps of scope to be creative. Classic rock is my favorite though.


What computer and audio hardware do you use?

I have a good selection of microphones, compressors and classic mic preamps at my disposal. I am a lover of classic recording hardware. I still like to mic up a tube guitar amp or a Leslie cabinet, but most of my synth sounds are soft synths and midi. Sometimes a real Rodes piano or Hammond organ find their way into my songs. I like to record live flutes, trumpets, sax etc where possible too. My skills as a guitarist are superior to my keyboard playing, so midi is good for helping me when my keys playing is not as good as my imagination! I sum all my mixes OTB through hardware. I use a console mainly for monitoring purposes. Audio engineering is as important to me as playing music. I have done live to air TV sound as well as recording studio engineering work with bands etc.


What software and samples do you use?

Logic, Reason, Sound Forge mainly. Lots of plugins. Drum samples from www.analoguedrums.com


What would be your dream studio setup?

An extension of what I already have. I wouldn’t be without the gear I have collected over the years, but a great tailor made room would be good.


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Rob Pottorf

Rob Pottorf
Lexington, KY USA
http://www.rpmusic.com

Performing Rights Society: ASCAP
Recent Credits: 20th Century Fox – “The Trial” Starring Matthew Modine, Lions Gate – “Unrequited” Starring Michael Welch, GMC TV – “Trinity Goodheart” Starring Eric Benet, Disney Hollywood Studios Orlando and Paris – “Cars II Lights, Motor, Action” Starring Owen Wilson

Rob's Studio



How would you describe your music?

Music for FIlm & Television


What computer and audio hardware do you use?

Main DAW – MacPro 8 Core 32 gigs RAM, 4 x Mac Minis, 1 Mac G5 (all networked to the MacPro)

Roland A80 Controller
Frontier Alpha Track
Korg NanoKontrol

Genelec 5.1 Monitor System
Alesis MasterControl
ART MPA Gold Preamp
Main Mic – Vintage AKG 414
Taylor W-12-CE Guitar, Fender Strat Electric, Epiphone C-12 Classical, Yamaha FJ-651 6 String, Yamaha FG-260 12 String, Ovation 1115 12 String

2 x widescreen computer monitors
48′ monitor for video


What software and samples do you use?

Digital Performer 7
VEPro
Kontakt 4
VSL
LASS & LASS LS
Ivory
Cinesamples; Cinebrass, Hollywoodwinds, CineToms, Drums of War
Symphobia
Sonokinetics Tutti, HIPP & Maasai
Evolve Mutations
Morphestra
Sample Logic’s – The Elements
Acoustic Refractions
Omnisphere
Trilian
Stylus
Stormdrum
EWQL Choirs
EWQL RA
EZDrummer
WAVES
Finale 10


What would be your dream studio setup?

I love working out of my home but a detached building from the house is the next step. We are moving permanently to LA in two years and were looking at real estate that will accommodate such a space.


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Lori Rae Martin

Lori Rae Martin
Long Beach, CA USA
http://audiogirlproductions.com/

Performing Rights Society: BMI
Recent Credits: Commercials currently airing on network TV: Stater Bros. markets, Air New Zealand, Nissan, and infiniti

Lori's Studio



How would you describe your music?

To make the house-payment, I write/produce an eclectic mix of genres since the needs of my client roster is all over the board; one day it may be a hip hop groove, the next a Tango. Versatility is a must for what I’m paid to do. My original, just for fun music is more like Sting meets Sade and Linda Ronstadt.


What computer and audio hardware do you use?

iMac with Logic Pro, Apogee, Mackie Onyx 400F, Avalon 737sp, and misc. “go-to” equipment: Roland Fantom, Neumann TLM 103, Soundsuckers sound booth


What software and samples do you use?

Logic, East West Symphonic, AudioGirl custom samples


What would be your dream studio setup?

Since I’m very blessed to have everything I need, the only thing I would add is a view of the Pacific.


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Christoper Kennedy Alpiar

Christoper Kennedy Alpiar
Atlanta, GA USA
http://www.alpiar.com

Performing Rights Society: ASCAP
Recent Credits: Bobbi Wilson (large ensemble Jazz vocal CD in production); The Last Trick (composer – short feature); The Night of the Templar (additional music – full feature)

Chris' Studio



How would you describe your music?

Jazz influenced large orchestral arrangements; traditional romantic film score meets modern Jazz constructs; Very adaptable stylistically and comfortable in periodic music and modern western music forms; science with respect to history


What computer and audio hardware do you use?

Main computer is a Mac Pro running DP 7.23, ProTools 9, Cubase 6, Finale 2010, Sibelius 6, Notion 3, Vienna Ensemble Pro, Plogue Bidule, Ableton Live, Kontakt 3.5.

Hardware includes 2 Motu 2408 MK3′s, 2 Midi Timepiece MTP/AV’s, 2 8 channel Presonus DigiMax D8 pre-amps, Focusrite ISA430 pre-amp and producer pack channel strip, lots more online ;-)

3 farmed slave PC’s running sample libraries via VE Pro and one running GigaStudio 4 and MIDIOverLAN transmitting audio via ADAT 24 channels. Each PC is using a Hammerfall HDSP9652 when audio transmit is needed outside of VE Pro


What software and samples do you use?

VSL Full Pro edition for Gigastudio, VSL Vienna Instruments Special Edition plus, EastWest PLAY(Symphonic Orchestra Gold, symphonic choirs, RA, Pianos, Gypsy, StormDrum2, more), VSL Overdrive, Cinesamples various libs, Tonehammer various libs, Kontakt various libs, EZDrummer, BFD, dozens of older libs for Gigastudio, Altiverb, AutoTune, Izotope Alloy and Ozone, Lexicon verb


What would be your dream studio setup?

I’d love to have a large Neve console and a humongous mic collection including Scheops, Gefel, Neumann and a space large enough to record a syphonic orchestra. But overall I am very content with my gear and my space. I can track up to 30 pieces live in a wonderful sounding room and 6 booths as well with a great selection of instruments like Yamaha C7, Hammond B3 with several Leslies, many keyboards, drum kits, mallets, percussion, and over 70 microphones and 25 pre-amps available, I really can not complain a bit.


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