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Thierry Vallerand
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Thierry Vallerand
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I completed three years of study in music at the Marie-Victorin College in May 2009 with a speciality in composition, my output profile. Music flows through my veins. In fact, I am the grand son of Jean Vallerand who was secretary of the Music Conservatory of Quebec, and himself a composer among many other functions. As for my father, he is one of the largest film music collectors in the world. To have literally bathed in classical and film music, I fortunately developed a certain interest for these genres. To mention also that I play the piano and that I used to play the trumpet.
Band/artist history
I started composing in 2007. It took some time and money to build a small but interesting home studio with professional equipement.
Have you performed in front of an audience?
I do not play live. I compose in my basement.
Your musical influences
Classical: Frederic Chopin, Gustav Holst, Beldritch Smetana, Igor Stravinsky among my favorites. Film Music: Bruno Coulais, Don Davis, Jerry Goldsmith, Harry Gregson-Williams, Thomas Newman, James Newton Howard, John Williams, Hans Zimmer. Other: Daft Punk, Infected Mushroom, Loreena McKennitt, Nightwish, Tangerine Dream, Vangelis, Yanni.
What equipment do you use?
:: DIGITAL AUDIO WORKSTATION :: Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 @ 2.66 GHz 1066 FSB 2x4m Memory: 8.00 GB KINGSTON (2 x 2 GB HyperX 800 MHz DDR2 PC2-6400 CL5 240-PIN DIMM) (2 x 2 GB 800 MHz DDR2 DIMM CL5 NON-ECC 1 MOD) Hard Drives: HDD 1 (system) Seagate 160 GB SATA2; 7200 RPM HDD; internal HDD 2 (data) Seagate 320 GB SATA2; 3Gb/s 7200 16MB Cache NCQ; internal HDD 3 (data) Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALX 1TB ; 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" ; internal Graphics Card: Aesus EAH4350 Silent @ 512 MB Sound Card: M-Audio Audiophile 2496 ==================== :: OS AND SEQUENCER :: Microsoft Windows 7 Pro 64-bit Cubase 5 64-bit (Steinberg) ==================== :: MUSICAL SOFTWARES :: EastWest/Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra Platinum Plus (Play Edition) EastWest/Quantum Leap Symphonic Choirs (Play Edition) + Choirs (VOTA) Expansion EastWest/Quantum Leap Pianos Full Quantum Leap Ra (Play Edition) Quantum Leap SD2 The Next Generation Quantum Leap Ministry Of Rock Quantum Leap Goliath -- www.soundsonline.com reFX Nexus 2 XP Dance Drums XP Dance Orchestra XP Guitars XP Hollywood -- www.refx.com Edirol Orchestral (discontinued product) -- www.roland.com/products/en/HQ-OR ==================== :: SOUND SYSTEM :: Sonus Faber Concertino monitors Sub Gale 3080 Atoll AM100 Amplifier Allen&Heath ZED-12FX mixer ==================== :: OTHER EQUIPMENT :: Axiom 61 MIDI Controller Sony MDR-7509HD headphones Sony MDR-V600 headphones
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