My name is Dan. Been composing and doing audio post work for many years. I'm self taught beginning with the drums when I was 9 years old then later the piano when I was 14.
At age 15, I was deeply affected and influenced by the John Williams score for Star Wars when I saw it in the movie theater in 1977 (showing my age now). I tell people that when I walked out of that theater that day, the experience forever changed my life's trajectory and I new exactly what I was going to strive for from that point forward.
From there, I slowly started to build a home project studio starting in the analog world then transitioning slowly to the DAW world from around 1988 to 1993. There were many steep learning curves and struggles along the way as I had to learn the technical aspects of digital production on the computer which, at the time, was very intimidating to me! The rest as they say - is history.
Although I still haven't "landed" my dream gig yet, I have been fortunate enough to have some brief successes throughout my life in the music and audio production world. I'm proud to say that I was able to actually make a decent living at it for about 12 years from 1999 to about 2011.
I still do some intermittent music editing and scoring work for a popular television daytime drama series for one of the major networks a few times a year. I try and compose at least one major orchestral work a year which usually takes several weeks to complete as I work around my day job.
I'm also currently involved with the sound design and music production for an original Audio Drama series. We've released our first 1 hour long episode a few months ago. For now, that project is entirely a labor of love.
I'll try to contribute as much as I can and share some of my work here. See in the threads!