My talents include:
- Composing (er, Kompozing!)
- Guitar, Rhythm
- Keyboard, Synthesizer
- Sound Effects
- Vocals, Backup
For those who know me, my real name is Donald...but I use Donnie Alan as kind of a 'none-de-plume' for music. Music has always been a huge part of my life. I had piano lessons as early as age 5, and later some accordian (which I never play anymore). At 14 I got my first acoustic guitar and taught myself to play that. I've had a lot of music theory over the years, so have a good understanding of how music is structured and composed. In the 80's I got my first synth, and I've been hooked on synths ever since. I love creating my own sounds.
Mainly I like to compose and arrange my own stuff, produce, mix and do re-mixes. I enjoy working with synths and acoustic guitar. I also do a bit of mandolin, bandurria and dulcimer (both lap and hammered).
I've spent a lot of time studying mix engineering techniques, espeically with Pro Tools, and am always happy to help with a mix as time allows. I have a solid background in acoustics and audiology and taught speech science and the physics of sound as a graduate assistant in graduate school. I've also been using synths and audio equipment for over 3 decades.
Stylistically, I lean to folk, "New Age" and classical, trance, and once in a while, something in the Rock genre, not that I'm ADHD or anything. Not into Jazz much, but Blues are okay. Rap and Hip-hop not my thing.
I love the collaborative process here on Kompoz and look forward to working with all the mega-talented people that frequently come here!
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