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  • From : Southern California, United States
  • Joined : Wed 29th Jun 2011, 9 years ago

About Me

My name is Rene Armenta and I'm a composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist with piano as my focus. Creating music that is evocative, dramatic and emotionally rich is always my focus. I love blending classical sensibilities with modern modalities (and throw in some ethnic spice every now and then). My birth into music was through synthesizers and I am currently finding my blend of acoustic with electronic. I have a long standing dream to team up with a solid female vocalist and create a body of work together. All things are possible.

Instruments I play

Piano, Electric Guitar, Nylon Guitar, Bass, various hand percussion, Hammered Dulcimer, Native American Flute, Recorder, Accordion, Auto-harp. Just now learning: Sitar, Dan Tranh, Cello

Software I Use

Logic 9 Pro Studio -- Reason 5 -- AcidPro

Hardware I Use

iMac & MacBook Pro -- M-Audio Oxygen -- Kawaii ES-1 -- Schecter Diamond Series Guitar -- Mbox 2

Listening To Right Now

10 Favourite Albums

Peter Gabriel (Security) (Last Temptation of Christ)
Nine Inch Nails (Pretty Hate Machine)
Cocteau Twins (Pandora)
Depeche Mode (Some Great Reward)
Roxy Music (Avalon)
Pink Floyd (Animals)
Dead Can Dance (The Serpent's Egg)
James Horner (Braveheart)
Jean Michel Jarre (Oxygen)
Tomita (Bermuda Triangle)
Propeller Heads (DecksAndDrumsAndRockAndRoll)

My Influences / Fav Artists

Delerium -- Peter Gabriel -- Ultravox -- Pink Floyd -- Bryan Ferry -- Jean Michel Jarre -- James Horner -- Depeche Mode -- VAST -- Enigma -- Aria -- Dead Can Dance -- Gustav Holst

My Music Sounds Like

Cinematic Electronica ProgRock with an ethnic bend.

In My Other Life I ...

Video editing & Post Production
Audio Post Production
Motion Graphics