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DonnieAlan Donnie Alan

Granger IN   United States of America
Member since May 27, 2008

Collaborations: 47   Joined: 52   Tracks: 723


   

Bio

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.

My main DAW is Pro Tools (latest version) and my main MIDI controller is a Yamaha Motif XS8. I love to program my own sounds for all my instruments, virtual or hardware. I use many of the more popular VIs out there including Reason, Dune 3, Serum, the AIR Instrument Expansion Pack, Omnisphere, East-West Quantum Leap Play with several libraries, and several others.

I especially enjoy composing and arranging in different styles, doing remixes, and mixing. I've spent quite bit of time organizing my studio with good quality pro-level gear, and have a really good set up to work with, for which I'm very thankful.

I love the collaborative process here on Kompoz and look forward to working with all the mega-talented people that frequently come here.

My Showcase Tracks
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One of my first ever projects here on Kompoz. One and Only One, Lyrics: Casia; Music composed and arranged by: Donnie Alan; Lead Vocal: Inge Jave; Lead and Rhythm guitar: Mauro Clerici; Bass: Mark Bowen; Drums: Mike Marnul; Mix: Donnie Alan and Ken Bybee
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Song about losing someone close. Lyrics by Deanna Claudette. Drums: Mike Marnul. Bass: Bjorn Pehrson. Acoustic and Electric Guitar and Vibes and Strings: John Guitar; Vocals: Margo Music and Piano and mix: Donnie Alan
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Teen pop song written especially for the vocalist, Margo. Great drums by Dean and bass by Dave.
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This was a special project done as a fundraiser by my Church youth group to raise awareness and money for medical aid to Africa. Joel Sattler wrote great lyrics for us, I composed, arranged, and mixed the music. The vocals and some of the parts were all done by some of the youth in the group. Mastered by Rab.
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My remix of a really great song by mega-talented Raven and mastered by super mastering engineer Rab.
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My remix of a really great song by Jenny K, with her sultry vocals, and mastered by Rab.
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+39Songwriting-Arrangement
+29Keyboards-Synth
+27Engineering-Mixing
+15Guitar-Rhythm

Latest Collaborations Created See All

Running to the Other Side

Hard Rock
17 Files, 16 days ago
DonnieAlan DonnieAlan, basicisab
 

Lamentation for Notre Dame Cathedral

High Classical
1 File, 2mo+7dy ago
DonnieAlan DonnieAlan
 

Inside the Silence

Adult Contemporary
39 Files, 2mo+10dy ago
DonnieAlan DonnieAlan, Amanda, RGBass + 3 more
 

I Believe In You

Singer/Songwriter
56 Files, 3mo+15dy ago
DonnieAlan DonnieAlan, Broke, Mykk + 3 more
 

Collaborations Joined See All

Song for the Journey

Adult Contemporary
12 Files, 1mo+4dy ago
peterrand peterrand, DonnieAlan, MikiBella + 1 more
 

Dear Mykk

Classical
16 Files, 1mo+20dy ago
JenCarie JenCarie, JB2012, Hines57 + 2 more
 

Kompoz-A-Thon Challenge '19: 4/12-18

Blues
5 Files, 2mo+7dy ago
formfisch formfisch
 

Kompoz-A-Thon Challenge '19: 4/12-18

Blues
7 Files, 8 days ago
Mykk Mykk, DonnieAlan, MikeJM + 1 more
 

Latest Activity See All
DonnieAlan added a comment to the community post No I haven't fallen off the...
4 days ago
DonnieAlan posted No I haven't fallen off the...
4 days ago
DonnieAlan liked the blog Changes Announced for Relea...
17 days ago
DonnieAlan added a comment to the Engineering-Mixing Mix in the collaboration Hey You
24 days ago
DonnieAlan added a comment to the Engineering-Scratch Demo Mix in the collaboration Running to the Other Side
24 days ago
DonnieAlan accepted the sep basicisab uploaded to the collaboration Running to the Other Side
24 days ago
DonnieAlan accepted the sep basicisab uploaded to the collaboration Running to the Other Side
24 days ago
DonnieAlan added a comment to the Engineering-Scratch Demo Mix in the collaboration Running to the Other Side
24 days ago
DonnieAlan uploaded a MP3 file (v1) of type Engineering-Scratch Demo to the collaboration Running to the Other Side
24 days ago
DonnieAlan added a comment to the community post So, this past Monday, Memor...
25 days ago