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.
I started composing in 2007. It took some time and money to build a small but interesting home studio with professional equipement.
I do not play live. I compose in my basement.
Frederic Chopin, Gustav Holst, Beldritch Smetana, Igor Stravinsky among my favorites.
Bruno Coulais, Don Davis, Jerry Goldsmith, Harry Gregson-Williams, Thomas Newman, James Newton Howard, John Williams, Hans Zimmer.
Daft Punk, Infected Mushroom, Loreena McKennitt, Nightwish, Tangerine Dream, Vangelis, Yanni.
:: DIGITAL AUDIO WORKSTATION ::
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 @ 2.66 GHz 1066 FSB 2x4m
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)
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
Aesus EAH4350 Silent @ 512 MB
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
reFX Nexus 2
XP Dance Drums
XP Dance Orchestra
Edirol Orchestral (discontinued product)
:: 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