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Sound Designer Spotlight: Bogdan Kamuz (zaSLON)

Last autumn zaSLON quickly amped up his game and won 5 productions and challenges in just a few months. We at Audiodraft couldn’t miss his sudden jump to success (though we know there really aren’t any shortcuts to success, but long miles behind every pro!) so we wanted to hear from zaSLON himself about his learning curve and ambitions. First, could you tell us something about your background. Where are you from? How did you start creating music? I am from a small town named Krasnohorivka in the Donetsk region of Ukraine. At the moment I live in Kharkiv. In my childhood I […] Read more »

Audiodraft Case Studies: Lahtinen Mantere Saatchi & Saatchi

This time we start a new series of Case Studies in our Audiodraft Blog. We called Mathias Lampenius, Project Director at Lahtinen Mantere Saatchi & Saatchi, to talk about their recent TV ad “Oolannin Grilliperunat”. Talking with Mathias Lampenius, the project director of the bustling Helsinki-based advertising agency Lahtinen Mantere Saatchi & Saatchi, you get exactly the kind of a sunny, resourceful vibe you’d expect from a director in the fast-paced creative marketing industry. Explaining how he first came up with the original brief, Lampenius stressed the necessity of appropriate music and soundscapes from the beginning of a project. When […] Read more »

Sound Designer Spotlight: Jordi Longán (Enkigeorge)

It’s time to welcome a producer who’s been working hard on Audiodraft and demonstrating all of us with his undeniable talent in music production. Ladies and gentlemen, the spotlight is now on Jordi Longán aka Enkigeorge. First, could you tell us something about your background. Where are you from and how did get to doing music? I’m from Barcelona, Spain, the city where I live now. I started playing the piano at the age of 11 (now I’m 30) and at about the age of 15 I started to make my first compositions, which were very simple. After studying music for some years I began to […] Read more »

Sound Designer Spotlight: Alexey Trubin (Trual)

Hi Alexey! Thanks for your time. First, can you tell us a little bit about your background. Where are you from and how did you start creating music? I live in the city of Barnaul – Altai is the Southwest of Siberia. I will tell you honestly – I did not study at any music school. In 1998 I found a CD with music from the band Metallica, and on that disc there were notes for a guitar :). This is when I started to learn play guitar. Soon I started writing music with the guitar and computer and thinking more about creating full songs. Next, I started doing music for games and that […] Read more »

Sound Designer Spotlight: Luca Tomassini (Jontom)

Hey Jontom! Thanks for this interview with us. First of all, you are known as Ukulele Master. How did this happen, when did you start playing Ukulele to become a master of it? I started to play the uke about 6 or 7 years ago… Honestly, I can’t exactly remember! I guess I took a different approach to the instrument because unlike many others fascinated by the easiness and portability, I was charmed by the challenge behind four strings and two octaves. After having watched Jake Shimabukuro performing his rendition of “While my guitar gently weeps” I felt the magic behind this instrument and so, that’s how […] Read more »

Sound Designer Spotlight: Christophe Espern

Can you tell us a little bit about your background. Where are you from and how did you end up creating music? I live in Brittany in France. I studied audiovisual production, film, design and advertising. At the same time I started to learn music on a computer by myself. I started writing songs and playing guitar, and soon I started a pop rock band in which I was the singer and songwriter. Little by little I’ve learned and started composing music for student film projects and short films. I began to realize what kind of sounds work in motion pictures. What kind […] Read more »

Sound Designer Spotlight: VAS_SD

Hello Valerio! How are you, what have you been doing lately? Hi to AudioDraft! I’m fine and definitely quite busy (fortunately!). A lot of things happened since the winning of the contest and besides a few ups and downs everything went great! You won Nokia Tune Remake contest 6 months ago. After that your tune got a huge amount of attention over the globe. Would you tell something about that hype, highlights etc.? Well… after getting the call at 8.30 am by the Nokia Sound Design department 6 months ago, I got definitely quite an attention! Apparently national newspaper and […] Read more »

Sound Designer Spotlight: Sotiroff

Hi Sotiroff! You’ve been active sound designer on AudioDraft since last September. How did you find AudioDraft? I read about AudioDraft’s Nokia Tune Remake contest from a newspaper, but unfortunately I missed that contest! Would you describe your musical background a little bit? When did you start producing your own music? What is your main instrument? I started producing music about 3 years ago in a production music studio in Sofia city (Bulgaria). My first instrument was guitar, but after few months I stopped and started to play the piano – I was 5 years old little boy. I’ve studied […] Read more »

Sound Designer Spotlight: Kiestor

Hi Philip! You joined the AudioDraft community last February. Since then you’ve participated in 28 contests and won 6 contests. Congratulations! How did you find AudioDraft? One day I heard the doorbell of my studio and as I opened the door I saw Philippos Gemelas (“man on the run”), who is a composer and friend of mine as well. We admire each others work. He asked me if and how quick I can compose under specific order and deadline, and when I answered positively he showed me AudioDraft and said: “Have a try to this one!”. That was it and […] Read more »

Sound Designer Spotlight: Ocmol

Hey everyone! Nokia contest has now been running for a little over week and it has surpassed all our wildest expectations by now. Millions of plays, hundreds of thousands unique visitors and over two thousand entries! We are really happy and thrilled to see so much activity around the contest, and this is really just the beginning of it. We managed to catch up quickly with Ovidiu Moldovan, aka Ocmol, who was one of the first participants to enter the contest last week. Hi Ovidiu! Did you know that one of your entries in the Nokia Tune Remake contest has […] Read more »