Hi,I have been using Sonar/Cakewalk for a long time. Now they have shut their doors. I am trying to find the best DAW to transition to (I prefer staying in Windows but dont mind Mac if I have to go…Continue
Hi All,I wrote this last week - Its a short melancholy piece about a victorious King who looks at the battlefield in the aftermath of a deadly battle. His heart is overcome by grief as he sees the…Continue
"Your point of musicians needing to perform modern pieces/stay connected with modern composers.
W.r.t computers vs live music, i think its not a case of either or, because both serve different purposes. If you take music for video (movie, tv…"
"To me music is unique and essential. The people who create it, be they live performers, digital producers, pokers of notes on a piano roll, sound designers etc. are all part of the eco system that keeps producing new music! So yes, we need…"
Here is a trailer I scored music for recently for a feature film due to release June 2018 (I scored the music for the movie as well.). Its an animated fantasy adventure film based on a popular story from indian…"
Sonar (like any other DAW) is most useful for audio production. So u can record live tracks or import midi files, hook up VSTs to that track, then bake out WAV files for each track with all the fx/mixing/mastering you want to do. Then typically…"
I have been using Sonar for many many years now. So am happy to answer specific queries/if someone is stuck somewhere. Its a really powerful DAW with a great UI. Ideally you need an audio interface + one or two good VSTs + a midi/usb controller…"
"I know novation launchpad pro can make its drum pad leds pulse with the project tempo. I dont have this controller but I have seen it work with ableton live (should work with all daws) - from their manual "Set Sync On for the Output of…"
"Agree, taking a quite hike, playing tennis or something relaxing helps me get my creative juices flowing again. I took an online course by a famous hollywood music writer once - his suggestion to break such blocks is to sit in front of ur…"
For me the most optimal path (from a tune in my head to something in my DAW) is to work out the song on my piano. Once I am familiar with it, I switch to my DAW (Sonar) and lay down the structure and work from there. I cant read or write music,…"
What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Orchestral and Film Music
Is music your main income source?
Sort Of - Music Related
Where do you live?
Campbell, California, USA
About Me (Must include at least one paragraph of biographical information about you as a composer) - blank or minimal answers on this line will cause your request to be rejected. Include a link to your website if you have one.
I have been a hobby musician and composer, mostly self taught since high school. I played the keyboards as part of my school and college band (classic rock). I have been working in the video games industry for over 25 years (Capcom, EA etc). I started my own company in 2010 where we build games and movies for kids and families (Gamaya Inc.) I have written music for video games and we recently completed an animated feature film based on Indian Mythology for which I wrote the sound track and 2 songs. I mostly write orchestral/hybrid music. I work with Cakewalk Sonar Platinum and a slew of Kontakt based VSTs (Spitfire, Project Sam, Orchestral Tools and Best Service).
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