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A multi-instrumentalist, he studied Jazz Performance at the University of Southern California. Creating across a broad spectrum from avant-garde to pop, his songs have been recorded by artists in multiple countries and appear in television and feature films. He has composed for art installations and video games as well.

Grand Piano (Factory Soundbank/NN-XT Sampler Patches/Piano)

This piano is warm like the sun at 3 PM. Yes that depends where in the world you may be. Anyhow, the Grand Piano from the NN-XT is my choice piano. For the opening scene of Paraiso, I doubled the part with the NN-19 Bright Piano, tweaked the stereo spread, and it's the best Steinway you'll get for under 400 bucks!

Pizzicato (Factory Soundbank/NN-19 Patches/Strings)

I often use this in a pop medium, sporadically. This Pizzicato with the Masterverb can be quite haunting.

Xylophone (Factory Soundbank/NN-19 Patches/Mallet and Ethnic)

This is great and more often than not doesn't need to be tweaked. I love it dry and if you listen very carefully, it will whisper back at you. I used this all over LPSO.com for Electronic Arts.

Sine Flute Lead (Factory Soundbank/Malstrom Patches/Mono Synths)

Another haunting gift great for lead lines. I used this in the NetJet DJ Series. Crankify the R7000 and it will echo from Echo Park to Ankara Turkey.

Melstrings (Factory Soundbank/NN-19 Sampler Patches/Synth and Keyboard)

A good Mellotron is hard to find but the gentlemen in the labs at Propellerheads found us a good one. To offer a sample of a sampler (sampled strings/choirs) is a real treat. I used this in my song Who Loves Who? which can be heard in the Lion's Gate film Frankenhood, oddly enough in a hip hop club.

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