Languages

  • French (native level)
  • English (work level) 
  • German (school level) 
  • Spanish (week-end level)
  • Turkish, Greek, Tamil and Portuguese (backpacker level ;-)

Interest

  • Playing musical instruments (guitars, violin, piano, ud, saz, kaval, ukulele...)
  • Literature
  • Art(s)
  • Beautiful wild mountains of Pyrénées 
  • Music from other traditions (Ottoman, Hindustani among others)

Philosophy

"The power of sound design starts where image's one ends."

Audio software expertise

Digital Audio Workstations :
  • Ableton Live 9 and Push
  • Adobe Audition CC
  • Reaper
  • Sibelius

Video game tools : 

  • Fmod studio
  • Unity 3D
Audio Editor :
  • Sound Forge
  • Wavelab
Plugins suite :
  • Native instruments Komplete (Kontakt, Massive, Absynth...)
  • EastWest complete composer (virtual instruments)
  • Waves (mercury bundle)
  • GRM Tools

Work History

Work History
Jan 2011 - Present

Acoustical advices

xaviercollet.com

Helping musicians and sound engineers to improve the acoustics of their studios and music rooms : measurements (before/after), data analysis, advices, simulation, 3D maps and assistance along the project.

Jul 2004 - Nov 2005

Artistic director / audio engineer

American Greetings Interactive

Sound supervision and creation for handheld devices. Part of an international team.

Education

Education
1987 - Present

Conservatoires Arras, Lille, Paris XIX, Châlon/Saône, Pantin, Toulouse
Jan 2013 - Jun 2013

CNAM Paris

Room acoustics : prediction,  conception, simulation.

Apr 2008 - Jun 2008

CNA-CEFAG

Object-oriented programming and front office technologies (Flex, AS3 and PHP mainly)

2004 - 2005

Master

ENJMIN / IRCAM

Sound design, User Experience ; Programming ; 3D modeling ; Game design.

1999 - 2003

post-graduate

Université Paris IV La Sorbonne

Thesis about South Indian rythmic system and Mridangam drumming.