COMPOSER & PRODUCER
I come from a family where my grandfather, father, uncles and nephews were making music. 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 the late Vangelis. But most music out there gets my attention. Cubase is still at the heart of my studio.
KSK PRODUCTIONS & The Netz
Together with my friends Jan and Marco Knetsch we bundled our musical differences and creativity to start the music company KSK Productions. With KSK Productions we created 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. In 2020, we currently stopped working with clients.
Around 2010 I also started as sound engineer at the band The Netz, and later I upgraded to Keyboard player. Jan and Marco are also members of this band. Playing life is not my cup of tea, so I quit the band, but I still had a lot of fun with them.
The Ring Road Project
Again with my friends Jan and Marco together with Jan his wife Lineke and producer and friend Tom Pearce, I take part in the Ring Road Project.
In this is musical journey we will create, record and publish an album of 12 songs recorded in the Rocktown Studio, mixed at Lavender Vale in France.
Follow this project via the website of Instagram.
My music is created in my project studio. A good computer setup with a great DAW and the right acoustics will get me started.
- PC: VMusicPro DawDesk. AMD Ryzen 9 3950X 16C/32T, 128GB RAM
- 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, Elgato Stream Deck +
- 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
- Steinberg: Cubase 13 Pro
Software - virtual instruments and effects
- Melda Production
- Native Instruments
- Smart Electronicx
- Spitfire Audio
Software - tools
- Magic Music Visualizer
And many more...
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