ASMAC First Thursdays: Composing & Arranging with Virtual Instruments

1 August 2019

Thursday, September 5th 7:30PM
Los Angeles Valley College – Recital Hall

Penka Kouneva   Joe Kraemer
 Marc Mann
Kaveh Cohen   Michael Nielsen


Making Realistic Mockups with Virtual Instruments

 Insights on Sample Libraries
Virtual Orchestra vs Real Orchestra
 Mixing and Mastering – tips and tricks
 Controllers and D.A.W.s
 Great Hardware and Software
 Featured Arrangements by
 Raul Ferrando

Los Angeles Valley College – Recital Hall
LA Valley College
5800 Fulton Ave. at Oxnard
Valley Glen, CA
Free parking in lot on corner of Fulton & Oxnard,
enter on Fulton then turn left, just south of Oxnard

Kaveh Cohen: Composed scores for blockbuster game franchises such as Forza Motorsport 7, Forza Motorsport 6, Splinter Cell Blacklist, Splinter Cell Conviction and League of Legends. Has composed scores for many television series and documentaries including Chasing Happiness, America: The Story of Us, Wolverine and the X-Men, Ocean Adventures, Above and Beyond, Red Flag and Probably Cause. Film scores include Crawlspace, Generation P and the cult classic Beyond The Wall of Sleep. Kaveh has also scored countless blockbuster film advertising campaigns with Ninja Tracks.

Penka Kouneva: Scored prince of persia: forgotten sands, the mummy vr game, $30 multimedia nasa exhibit heroes and legends at the kennedy space center. games: transformers: revenge of the fallen, gears of war 3, h-hour worlds elite, rollers of the realm, transformers: revenge of the fallen (add’l composer) motion picture: the third nail, midnight movie. tv series pandora with joe kraemer

Joe Kraemer: (Moderator): Composer for Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Jack Reacher, Hallmark Channel, John Putch’s The Poseidon Adventure and A Time To Remember, as well as the Mystery Woman series, and westerns such as Hard Ground, Lone Rider and The Trail To Hope Rose (music for over 100 films).

Marc Mann: Has 54 albums, and more than 60 films, including the Men In Black series, Spiderman series and Alice In Wonderland (I & II). Marc performed and recorded as part of the Electric Light Orchestra with Jeff Lynne, and is featured alongside Lynne with Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney in the “Concert for George” (Harrison). Marc shared the stage with Prince at the Hall of Fame Induction performing “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” with Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, Jim Capaldi, and Steve Winwood.

Michael Nielsen: Composed scores for some of the world’s most successful game franchises, including Forza Motorsport 7, Forza Motorsport 6, League of Legends, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, and Splinter Cell: Conviction. Scores for Warner Bros Interactive’s video-game tie-in to Green Lantern, as well as Activision’s Battleship video game. Original score for League of Legends: Spirit Guard Udyr, and Riot Games’ World Championship “Road to the Cup,” Hundreds of advertising campaigns for Hollywood’s biggest blockbuster with Ninja Tracks.

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