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Professional Composer (PhD, MMus) and sound designer available.
« on: September 24, 2009, 06:29:33 AM »

Hi all,

First of all I hope that it's allowed to make a second thread here (since I already have one dated back in 2007 or so). I'm Nikolas Sideris, a composer and sound designer, with extensive studies in music. I hold a PhD in composition (viva/interview pending) and an MMus in composition from the University of London, as well as other music degrees.

I've worked for more than 3 years now in the field and previous titles, mainly adventure games, include Diamonds in the Rough, Carrion Re-animating, Thale Cres, A Tale of Two Kingdoms and I'm currently working on Resonance by XIIGames.

I'd like to offer my services as a composer and sound designer to anyone interested! Only paid projects, please.

My demoreels can be found
HERE
and
HERE

Reviews on my previous work on computer games:
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The music, composed by Nikolas Sideris, is highly professional and polished.  It adds a mood to the game that is perfect for the storyline. Checking out Mr. Sideris’ website, it is apparent that he is a man of no small talent and is experienced with scoring adventure games.

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Background musical scores are quite remarkable. Samples of these are available for download on the game's website. The scores change not only with location but with the mood of the game. At times, when I wanted Jason to reflect a bit (compare Thoughts Panel items), I'd direct him to the library or pub, where relaxing rhythms were on offer. DITR's score is as good as any I've ever heard in an adventure game.

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On the contrary, the music of the game is simply stunning. Each motif playing like a musical carpet is always very beautiful and captures the mood of the scene, while depending on the action it changes accordingly. So, when you find a new clue there will be a music crescento, and while you move further in the game the music themes are so great that at some points I just had to stop playing in order to listen to them. The composer did a fantastic job and he deserves our congratulations.

For more information and contact info as well as complete tracks (as opposed to chopped off ones found in the demoreels) please visit my website at www.nikolas-sideris.com

Thanks for reading,

Nikolas Sideris
« Last Edit: September 25, 2009, 05:14:33 AM by nikolas »
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Re: Professional Composer (PhD, MMus) and sound designer available.
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2009, 12:02:49 AM »

You do not state if you are looking for paid projects or hobby projects.
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Re: Professional Composer (PhD, MMus) and sound designer available.
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2009, 05:15:10 AM »

You do not state if you are looking for paid projects or hobby projects.
Whoops... Didn't think it was necessary.

Only paid projects, please. :)

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Re: Professional Composer (PhD, MMus) and sound designer available.
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2009, 09:06:14 AM »

To nikolas,
Which software you use, if I may to ask? :)
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Re: Professional Composer (PhD, MMus) and sound designer available.
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2009, 03:43:41 PM »

Sorry for not replying sooner! I was out of power for the most part of the day!

Here's a list of software:

Cubase 5
Finale 2009
EWQL Sypmhonic Orchestra Gold
EWQL Symphonic Choirs
Garritan Steinway
Garritan Stradivarious 2
Audiobro LA Scoring Strings (LASS)
Modartt Pianoteq 3
Synthogy Ivory
NI Kontakt 3.5
Samplemodelling The Trumpet
Orange Tree Samples Jaco and Pear
Toontrack Superior Drums (DFH upgraded)
Tons of synths

Other equipment include:
EarthWorks QCT40 Mics
GraceDesign m201 preamp
PMC TB2S+ monitors
Flying mole amps
Lynx L22
i7 920, 6 GB RAM, 2 TB of hard disks (Caviar Black) (Yes... I'm a PC man! ;D)

May I ask, in return, why?  :)

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Re: Professional Composer (PhD, MMus) and sound designer available.
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2009, 05:53:08 PM »

May I ask, in return, why?  :)

   
Of course, you can, :)
About a year ago, I tried Ardour, so I just wondered what the professionals use.;D
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Re: Professional Composer (PhD, MMus) and sound designer available.
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2009, 05:59:37 PM »

Heh... No probs!

I hadn't heard of Ardour before... Just repear, which I think is great. But Ardour appears to be also very well made.
 

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