David Das

David Das
Los Angeles, CA
http://daviddas.com

Performing Rights Society: BMI
Recent Credits: Flint Creek, Crook, Theme for The Young Icons

David Das' Studio



How would you describe your music?

Everything from traditional classical orchestral work to pop, rock, jazz, and electronica.


What computer and audio hardware do you use?

Mac Pro 8-core, an assortment of audio interfaces, Universal Audio and Metric Halo mic pre’s, a varied collection of mics, and lots of softsynths


What software and samples do you use?

Digital Performer, Logic, Pro Tools, and more than 1TB worth of samples from Big Fish Audio, Vir2 Instruments, EastWest, ProjectSAM, and more.


What would be your dream studio setup?

I’m living in it.


Click here to listen to David’s music

John Sponsler & Tom Gire

John Sponsler & Tom Gire
Santa Monica, CA USA
http://www.magicboxmusic.com

Performing Rights Society: ASCAP/BMI
Recent Credits: Rango, Pirates of the Caribbean 4, Brand X Family Adventure 3

Magic Box Music Studio



How would you describe your music?

Music for film and motion picture advertising.


What computer and audio hardware do you use?

2 Mac Pro 8 core, 6 PC’s Core 2 Duo and i5′s, Digidesign, MOTU and SSL I/O.


What software and samples do you use?

Digital Performer, Pro Tools, Gigastudio, Vienna Ensemble, and Kontakt 4.

Featuring libraries from Symphobia, East West, Cinesamples, Audio Bros, Tonehammer and many more!


What would be your dream studio setup?

Laptop, Fireface, and a Beach!!


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Martin Stock

Martin Stock
Munich, Bavaria Germany
http://www.martinstock.de

Performing Rights Society:GEMA
Recent Credits: WUNDERKINDER (feature film, CCC-Film, Berlin), TAGE DIE BLEIBEN (feature film, toccata-film, Munich), IM WINTER EIN JAHR (musical-scene ALICE for a feature film, Constantin Film, Munich)

Martin's Studio



How would you describe your music?

classical orchestral music for films, tv, events and many more. also involved in writing songs


What computer and audio hardware do you use?

Apple, Yamaha O2R


What software and samples do you use?

Logic, VSL, and many more ;-)


What would be your dream studio setup?

I’m quite lucky with my studio, I’m allready in.


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Mark Menza

Mark Menza
Dallas Texas USA
http://www.menzamusic.com

Performing Rights Society: BMI
Recent Credits: LaCreme Coffee Creamer Nat’l campaign; origial music, audio post: Audio Brand for Oncor Electric;”Big Freeze” Boys Scouts Of America, Nat’l

Mark Menza's Studio (Photo by Kris Hundt)



How would you describe your music?

I find myself at home in Jazz, orchestral, pop, acoustic, ethnic, electronic, and alternative styles. Scoring to picture and collaborating in the narrative process is really what I strive for. Finding a voice for each project is key to making it all work.


What computer and audio hardware do you use?

Mac and PC platforms. Digidesign/AVID interfaces and Sync devices, Neve, Great River, Sony mic Pres, Manley Aphex, Rane Etc. Nuemann, AKG, Shure, AEA – Wes Dooley mics.

Gibson guitars and mandolin, Weber octave mandolin, Santa Cruz, Valley Arts, Liberty, Jackson, Guild, Fender, Hirade, and more guitars. Bogner, Groove Tube, Polytone, Fender, and Pignose! amps.


What software and samples do you use?

ProTools, Digital Perfomer, Reason DAWs. Waves, SoundTools, Digidesign, Addictive Drums, Absynth, Focusrite, TC Electronic, Bombfactory, AutoTune, GRM tools, Joe Meek, Minimoog and more.

Vienna Symphony, Westgate, Roland, ProSonus, Lots of Ilio, Sonic Implants, Scarbee, Kurzweil and, more.


What would be your dream studio setup?

Technology changes and updates daily there will always be new and exciting software coming down the pipe, which changes and evolves our work flow as composers all the time. The most important thing was creating a great sounding space to create and produce in. Mark Genfan of Acoustic Spaces designed a great place for me. The gear and software will continue to update, but the space has to be right to begin with.


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Michael Baiardi

Michael Baiardi
Los Angeles, CA
www.soundfileproductions.com

Performing Rights Society: ASCAP
Recent Credits: who do you think you are (NBC), Surviving The Cut (Discovery), Real Housewives of beverly hills (Bravo), songs for Justified (FX), Taking Of Pelham 123 (Sony Pictures)

Mike's Studio



How would you describe your music?
music composer and record producer. contemporary sythestration underscore. Also produces songs for tv/ Film


What computer and audio hardware do you use?

apple, logic, protools


What software and samples do you use?

logic, kontakt, exs, various sample libraries


What would be your dream studio setup?

i’m in it now


Click here to listen’s to Michael’s music

Robert Charles Mann

Robert Charles Mann
Paris, France
http://thencamenow.com/

Performing Rights Society:
BMI
Recent Credits: Espion(s), Severe Clear, Stiletto

Robert Mann's Studio



How would you describe your music?

Combining his vast array of influences, Robert Charles Mann pushes the boundaries of music for film, TV and multimedia. With a particular bent toward creating ambiences which include traditional orchestral elements with unusual sounds derived from recording common objects and processing them through a bevy of electronic circuits, the result can be unpredictable yet familiar, troubled or tranquil. This is exemplified by his personal projects such as the ambient Glacier Project, or the live conversions created only of modified and time-stretched wine glasses called Momentums, as well as co-composing with other composers such as Cliff Martinez on films like Espion(s) and Severe Clear among others. This in contrast to working commercially with France Telecom, Ducati and Calvin Klein, makes for a composer who is continually breaking through with new ideas in sounds and music.


What computer and audio hardware do you use?

Logic, Reason, Live on Mac
What software and samples do you use?: EastWest, SAM, VSL, Miroslav, Tonehammer, amongst tons of others and of course my own samples specific to each project.


What would be your dream studio setup?

Solid State Logic SL 4000 board with an arsenal of the best ribbon mics ever made, mega terrabytes of memory and RAM, every guitar every made, a few MacPros with eight cinema displays, 7.1 surround with Golden Acoustics sound panels and a permanent live-in orchestra.


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Karin Okada

Karin Okada
West Hollywood, CA
http://www.karinokada.com

Performing Rights Society:
BMI
Recent Credits: Morya, The Gauntlet, Desney Sea

Karin's Studio



How would you describe your music?

Classic Film score infused with world music influence with Jazz, Rock and Pop.


What computer and audio hardware do you use?

I use Mac Pro (Mac OS X)
Sacarlett 8i6 as an audio interface
Mackie M5 MK2 Studio Monitors and Klipsch proMedia2.1 speakers
As a Midi controller, I use Korg SP-250 88 key full weighted keyboard, as well as M audio-Oxygen49.
Soft, I use Logic, DP, Finale, Sibelius, Final Cut Pro, and I also use music paper and a B2 pencil.


What software and samples do you use?

Logic, DP


What would be your dream studio setup?

I am constantly up grading and my studio set up is my dream studio set up. But if you tell me to fantasize, I would say, I would like to have the finest Steinway concert piano with Ocean View, excellent top notch condensed mic, and more sounds. But really, I really love my studio. It’s beautiful!



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Brian Satterwhite

Brian Satterwhite
Austin, TX USA
http://www.nuancemusic.com

Performing Rights Society: ASCAP
Recent Credits: ARTOIS THE GOAT (2009), RICHARD GARRIOTT: MAN ON A MISSION (2010), SUSHI: THE GLOBAL CATCH (2011)

Brian's Studio



How would you describe your music?

eclectic, functional, gregarious, intrepid, aesthetically pleasing, juxtaposing


What computer and audio hardware do you use?

Mac Pro 2 X 2.26 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon with 14GB RAM running Mac OS X 10.6.7

M-Audio Keystation Pro 88 (which I’m hoping to replace), Kore 2, Roland VS-1680, Roland DS-90 digital monitors, Behringer Tube Ultrafex, TL Audio VL1 8 Channel Valve Interface, Yamaha WX5 MIDI Wind Controller, Sony 36″ Bravia LCD HDTV, Canopus ADVC-110 video interface, MOTU Ultralite audio interface


What software and samples do you use?

Apple Logic Studio Pro 9, Finale 2011, Cue Tracker, MOTU MachFive 2.0, NI Komplete 7 (Kontakt 4), Kore 2, EastWest/Quantum Leap Composers Collection, Tonehammer/Microhammer, MOTU Ethnic 2.0, u-he Zebra v2.5, CineSamples Drums of War, CineHarp, and CineToms


What would be your dream studio setup?
I’m a minimalist when it comes to technology so my dream studio setup wouldn’t necessarily consist of more hardware or software. I’d love to have a room adjacent to my DAW with two pianos positioned in perfect harmony within a perfectly tuned acoustical space. The first piano would be a Bösendorfer grand while the other would be a heavily-used older piano from a local elementary school or pawn shop.

Behind me would be a couple rows of chairs with microphones, headphones, and music stands so I could call in any combination of instruments I need to perform whatever ideas I’ve come up with.

I’d love to have more access to talented instrumentalists within my studio workspace and incorporate them into the workflow.


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David E. Russo

David E. Russo
Pacific Palisades, CA USA
http://www.davidrussomusic.com

Performing Rights Society:
BMI
Recent Credits: Nikita (CW) , Dark Blue (TNT) , The Forgotten (ABC)

David Russo's Studio



How would you describe your music?
Film & TV composition. Songwriter/Performer/Producer. Toured with Sheryl Crow. Also worked in the studio with Rage Against The Machine, Rick Rubin, Sheryl Crow. Had a band on Sony/Epic back in the old days called ‘Sun 60′ Released 3 cd’s.


What computer and audio hardware do you use?

Mac 2 x 3.2 Ghz Quad Core Intel
Motu 24 i/o


What software and samples do you use?

Digital Performer

LASS, Project SAM, Hollywood Strings, Tonehammer, Cinesamples, Big Fish, Spectrasonics, Nine Volt, East West, Zero G.


What would be your dream studio setup?

Perhaps larger. More recording spaces.


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Kevin Richard Hotte

Kevin Richard Hotte
St. Catharines, Ontario Canada
http://www.kevinrichard.com

Performing Rights Society:
SOCAN/ASCAP
Recent Credits: Oprah Winfrey, ComeTravel With Me, The Good Life Movie

Kevin's Studio



How would you describe your music?

Pop, Rock, Symphonic Rock, Power New Age. Available on iTunes.


What computer and audio hardware do you use?

Pro Tools, 003 Rack interface, PC computer, assorted outboard gear, soft synths, plug-ins.


What software and samples do you use?

Pro Tools, iZotope, Abledon, Roland. If I don’t have it and you need it – I’ll get it.


What would be your dream studio setup?

The one I currently have. It is small, cozy, and I’m not in debt over it!


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Joseph Carrillo

Joseph Carrillo
Los Angeles, CA USA
http://www.JosephCarrillo.com

Performing Rights Society: ASCAP
Recent Credits: Baby of Mine, Kids React to Viral Videos,The Hanged Man

Joseph Carrillo's Studio



How would you describe your music?

Orchestral, Cinematic, Thematic, Accessible


What computer and audio hardware do you use?

2 Mac Pro’s (early 2008), with a MOTU 2408 Mk3 audio interface and Dynaudio powered monitors. I also have a Roland XV-88 for use as a controller.


What software and samples do you use?

Software: Finale, Digital Performer 7, Altiverb, Vienna Ensemble Pro and Instruments Pro, Kontakt 4, and Komplete 6.

Samples: Vienna Special Edition, Brass I, Dimension Brass, some of the Download Instruments
Ivory II
LA Scoring Strings
Project Sam True Strike 1 & 2
SonivoxMI Orchestral Library
East West Silver, Stormdrum I, and RA (all Kontakt versions)
Some Cinesamples, some Tonehammer, some Garritan stuff


What would be your dream studio setup?

To be able to work and compose on a real grand piano, to use Finale, with a good soundfont as a guide, and then to have the parts printed and taken to a scoring stage where a live musicians breathe real life into my work.


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Fabrice Goguet-Chapuis

Fabrice Goguet-Chapuis
Bourdeau, France
www.chal.fr

Performing Rights Society: Chal bandes originales
Recent Credits: JO, Annecy, 2018

Fabrice's Studio



How would you describe your music?

Visual music


What computer and audio hardware do you use?

Macbook pro and UA1000


What software and samples do you use?

Eastwest, Kontact, Peter S., Dimension Pro


What would be your dream studio setup?

all


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Ciaran Hope

Ciaran Hope
Pasadena, CA USA
http://www.ciaranhope.com

Performing Rights Society: BMI
Recent Credits: Truth About Kerry, Screw Cupid, Joni and Friends

Ciaran in his Studio



How would you describe your music?

My music is organic and unexpected. The melodies take unexpected twists and turns without much warning but somehow, feel familiar. The textures could be sometimes referred to as atonal tonality, and my love of European dance and Brit Pop from my college years permeates through years of rigorous classical training.


What computer and audio hardware do you use?

I currently use a dual G5 Mac computer with a Digidesign ProControl Setup including:
- 4 x VISIONDAW custom-built sample PCs
- a Digidesign Edit Pack + Fader Pack
- 3x Digidesign 192 I/O’s
- Cedar DNS 2000
- Digidesign Sync
- 5x Mackie HR824 speakers
- Genelec Sub
- 2x Yamaha NS10′s
- 4x ultrawide SCSI Glyph Bays for audio recording

The audio pre-amps I have include:
- Millennia STT-1 Tube Pre
- 2x Neve 33122a Pre’s
- 2x Neve 1272 Pre’s
- 2x API 312 Pre’s



What software and samples do you use?

My 4 sample PCs contain East West Symphonic Library, Gigastudio and Native Instruments Komplete.

My main machine runs ProTools, and for samples, I primarily run Reason, Miroslav Philharmonic (IK Multimedia), Reason, Spectrasonics (Trilogy, Stylus and Atmosphere) and Native Instruments Komplete set.

I work with Finale for parts, but I have Sibelius and Logic Pro loaded on the machine in case I have to work in sessions in those formats for some reason.


What would be your dream studio setup?

I’m not far away from my dream setup. I like a simple studio.

I’d like the Digidesign Icon D-Controle Console in my room, I’d like the fastest Mac available to me and for samples I’d like Hollywood Strings on one machine, Vienna symphonic library on another and my East Wests Orchestra on another.

I would also ideally love to get the mix room custom built for sound, and have a large live room just off my work/mix room with a glass separation. Now that would be heaven.


Click here to listen to Ciaran’s music

Rafaël Leloup

Rafaël Leloup
New York, NY USA
http://rafaelleloup.info

Performing Rights Society: Sabam
Recent Credits: Un café pour l’Amérique, Fulbright, Project 1091

Rafael's Studio




How would you describe your music?

Mix of electro-acoustic sonorities based on the movie to score, with orchestra or specific ensemble.


What computer and audio hardware do you use?

- Mac
- Presonus Firewire audio interface
- Alesis monitors


What software and samples do you use?

- MacOS 10.6
- Logic
- Ableton Live


What would be your dream studio setup?

Mine allows me to do anything I want.

Click here to listen to Rafaël’s music

Stu Kennedy

Stu Kennedy
Glasgow, Scotland UK
http://www.stukennedy.com

Performing Rights Society: PRS
Recent Credits: Torchwood, Narnia: Voyage Of The Dawntreader, Morning Glory

Stu's Studio



How would you describe your music?

contemporary epic/dramatic orchestral.


What computer and audio hardware do you use?

Windows 7 PC 64-bit – 6-core 3GHz AMD, 16GB DDR3 RAM, 1.5TB HD
CME UF8 controller keyboard
AKAI EWI-USB Wind Controller
M-Audio Firewire 1814
Genelec 1029A
PreSonus Faderport
2 x Dell 17″ monitors
Zoom H2 field-mic
SE2200A condenser mic
[probably the most humble set-up you've ever seen :-) ]


What software and samples do you use?

DAW is Reaper 64-bit

Samples – pretty much everything:
Kontakt4
LASS
Wallander Instruments WIVI
All Tonehammer libs
All EastWest libs (mainly use Hollywood Strings & Silk)
All ProjectSam libs
Spitfire Audio libs
All Cinesamples libs
All Ohmforce plugs
Liquidsonics Reverberate (convolution verb)
some VSL download libs
plus a bunch of other stuff


What would be your dream studio setup?

Win7 64-bit PC with 4 x AMD 6176 2.3GHz 12-core processors (i.e. 48 cores running at effective 110.4 GHz)
128GB DDR III RAM. 4 x 240GB SATA III SSD drives (plus 2 x 1TB standard 7200rpm HDDs)
Adam S3X-H monitors
Collection of decent mics and pre-amps
Separate live room or booth big enough to fit a drum kit



Click here to listen to Stu’s music