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Orazio "Kitarraman" Testa

Composer & Sound Designer

Portfolio

Here's my portfolio, both for composition and sound design

Summary

I have under my belt four years of experience as a music producer using the DAW Reaper. I began my studies as a composer, arranger and mix engineer 5 years ago. I use industry standard plugins and VSTs (Plugin Alliance, Waves, Native Instruments, Audiobro, Soundiron, 8dio) to deliver my clients great quality standards. My philosophy is to recreate the analog approach of the old days to the world of digital audio workstations.

I also have more than a decade of experience as a guitar performer in different live situations ranging from rockbands, acoustic duos and classical ensambles.

Skills

  • Expertise in composing, arranging and orchestrating music for live recordings or mockups;
  • Great expertise with Cockos' Reaper, its SWS extensions and Reapack extensions for realistic orchestral mockups;
  • Expertise with music notation softwares (Notion 6, Musescore 3, Sibelius 2018, Dorico 3) 
  • Medium expertise with DAWs on Windows (Cubase, Audacity);
  • Junior expertise with the following DAWs on Windows (Bitwig, Live 9; ProTools 9);
  • Medium expertise in recording, mixing and mastering audio files (studio);
  • Junior expertise in manipulating sounds using samplers, synthetizers and audio plugins.
  • Junior expertise in field recordings;
  • Basic knowledge of FMOD Studio;
  • Junior expertise in implementing sound effects using Unreal Engine 4;
  • Able to work in collaborative enviroment, adapting to the team's requests;
  • Basic knowledge of Java, TypeScript, Angular 6 and Ionic 3;
  • Good proficiency with HTML5 and CSS;
  • Basic knowledge of GIMP for images creation;

Languages

  • Italian (Native Speaker);
  • English (C1);
  • Spanish (Basic Knowledge);
  • French (Basic Knowledge);

Work experience

03/06/2020Current Day

Author and Producer

Beeto Music

Composer and producer for the Italian royalty free Music Library Beeto Music

2018Current Day

Composer and Sound Designer

Freelance
  • I composed the music, edited prepared the audio assets and refined the implementation on "A Vampire in Rodentia", developed for GameDev.tv Jam 2020. Play "A Vampire in Rodentia"
  • I composed the music, edited and prepared the audio assets for the videogame "The Tapestry of Time", developed by Dolci Broccoletti Arrabbiati for the GGJ 2020. Play "The Tapestry of Time"
  • I composed the music, edited and prepared the audio assets for the videogame "Catfall" developed by Catlective Effort for the Winter Epic Mega Jam 2019. Play "Catfall"
  • I composed the music for the Contest "NKS Vocal Special" held on Metapop and sponsored by Native Instruments
  • I composed the soundtrack and created the sound FXes for the videogame "Rugged Soul" developed for TV Game Jam 2019 by team TRIFLECT. Play "Rugged Soul"
  • I composed the soundtrack and created the sound FXes for the videogame “Fading Home” developed for Global Game Jam 2019 by team MAGREVO. Play "Fading Home"
  • I composed the soundtrack and created the sound FXes for the videogame “SoulLess" developed by Lazar Borovica for LudumDare 43 GameJam. Play "SoulLess"
25/05/201925/05/2019

Studio Assistant

Monolith Recording Studio

Assistant to Phil Liar and Dino Sauro during the recordings of Buonarroti's "Anywhere But Here", recorded at Monolith Recording Studio 25th of May 2019

10/03/201910/03/2019

Studio Assistant

Monolith Recording Studio

Assistant to Phil Liar and Dino Sauro during the recordings of Buonarroti's "Up Against The Wall", recorded at Monolith Recording Studio 10th March 2019

20162018

Assistant FOH

Karma Conspiracy Records
  • I was the assistant FOH to Phil Liar during the following events: Bruja Negra Fest held at Piazzetta Vari in Benevento April 25th 2018, Sweet Leaf Fest held at Polisportiva Taburno in Vitulano (BN) on July 29th 2017, Karma Konspiracy Fest held at CSA Depistaggio on April 30th 2016
20162017

Co-Arranger, Co-Producer and Co-Performer

2 Brothers, 2 Guitars (Classical Guitar Duo)

I was in charge of:

  • Choosing the appropriate repertoire alongside my brother, who was the other half of the duo;
  • Arranging the pieces of music;
  • Create the music sheets of the arrangements;
  • Performing live;

Education

2019Currently attending

Master's Degree in Composition for Film Scoring

Conservatory of Music N. Sala - Benevento (BN)
20172018

Course of "Basic Home Recording"

Monolith Recording Studio

DAWs used: Pro Tools 9, Reaper

Tutor: Phil Liar

20082016

Master's Degree in Classical Guitar

Conservatory of Music N. Sala - Benevento (BN)

Graduated on the 20th of October 2016

Tutors: Mario Fragnito (Guitar), Giuseppe Ilario (Theory and Sight Reading), Renato Gaudiello (Harmony), Paolo Scarnecchia and Lucia Bonifaci (History of Music)

Score: 9/10

20152015

Certificate of Attendance "Songwriting Summer School"

The Institute Of Contemporary Music of London

Tutors: Jay Stapley, Jenny Howe, Luke Toms, Tim Elsenburg

20082013

Maturità Scientifica

Liceo Scientifico E. Fermi - Montesarchio (BN)

Graduated on the 3rd of July 2013

Score: 92/100