Hello, my name is Peter Gagliardi, and I write music as a hobby. I feel that, as with any type of art, it is meant to be shared and I hope that others are able to enjoy the stuff I write too.
Believe it or not, I started as a Summer Student with the Quantum Physics research group at the University of Calgary. I had just completed my first year of university and was far too junior to help with any research, but they had some 3D-rendered animations that needed sound - effects, voiceover, and music. I downloaded FL Studio to help with making the music and became hooked, immediately trying to write tracks for my favourite video game at the time, Freespace 2. Eventually I decided to start writing standalone tracks, bringing me to where I am today.
I have performed piano, keys, drums, and vocals in front of an audience (not at the same time!). It is often a nerve-wracking experience, but always rewarding.
The electronic music I write is mostly inspired by video game music, and whatever concept I am rallying around for an album. I am also heavily influenced by progressive rock/metal groups, especially Rush and Dream Theater.
FL Studio as my DAW, with an Akai Max 49 keyboard to help me experiment in real time. My go-to software synths are Alchemy, Dimension Pro, Rapture, Sytrus, Toxic Biohazard and Z3TA+ 2.