COMPOSER & PRODUCER

I come from a family where my grandfather, father, uncles and nephews where making music in a marching band. Raised with music all around me I started playing my fathers "Melodica Alto" and shortly my first keyboard, the famous "Casio SK1". During my time working as a volunteer at the Astronomical Observatory in Rijswijk I played in the synthesizer band "Floating Spheres".

I started writing more and more music of my own with the keyboards I bought over the years. All connected to my Atari ST 1024 computer running Cubase by Steinberg. Loads of tapes I recorded with songs and instrumental landscapes. Later I converted some of these tapes into the albums "Collection" and "Dreams".
My music is mostly influenced by Vangelis. But most music out there get's my attention.

LEKKER BELANGRIJK / THE NETZ

After meeting Jan Knetsch, I joined his band "Lekker Belangrijk" as a sound engineer. Later I played the keyboards. We had a jolly good time performing at bars and in clubhouses. It is great to make music with others, you develop your own style, but learn so much quicker. Making music together gives an enormous boost of energy. in 2010 I left the band that transformed into a Brit pop band with the name The Netz. Not that I did not enjoy playing together, but some of my priorities changed.

KSK PRODUCTIONS

The music connection I had with Jan and his brother Marco while playing in the band did decide us to bundle our differences and creativity to start the music company KSK Productions. With KSK Productions we are creating a lot of music for very different projects; musical songs and music, children songs, holiday songs, music for documentary and video or music for games. It is really great to hear your music in a performance or a broadcasting of a documentary or soap. Cubase is still at the heart of my home studio.

Melodies from the Heart

Together with Pearce Music Services and Peuteren.nl KSK Productions started in 2011 a special project, Melodies from the Heart, to create music and songs to help parents and loved ones with there grief when a child has died.

Patrick Schouten, the man, the face, the cap

My music is digitally distributed by:


KSK Music and video productions
COMPOSER & PRODUCER

GEAR


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My music is created in my project studio. A good computer setup with a great DAW and the right acoustics will get me started.

Hardware

  • PC: Carillon AC1core3: Intel i7 4790 3.6GHz (4 Cores 8 Threads), 32GB DDR3 1600MHz, 2x HD5450 ATI Graphics Card, 3 x 1TB 7,200RPM
  • Audio interface: MOTU 828 mkII
  • Audio interface: Behringer UMC404HD
  • Master keyboard: Native Intruments Komplete Kontrol S88
  • Second keyboard: Arturia Keylab Essential 61
  • Controls: Sensel Morph, Korg nanoKontrol & Korg nanoKey
  • Speakers: Adam A5X (Calibrated by Sonarworks)
  • Speakers: Alesis: RA-100 amplifier and Monitor one speakers (Calibrated by Sonarworks)
  • Sony Closed Loop Dual Capstan 4 track Tape Machine
  • Behringer B-2 Pro microphone
  • AKG TPS D 3800 microphone
  • sE Electronics Reflection Filter

DAW

Software - virtual instruments and effects

Software - tools

And many more...

GEAR

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