Christian Duka

Sound Designer / Music Producer

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

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About me

 

A passionate artist and a dedicated sound engineer, interested in crafting music productions that stand out and elicit the audience's interest on an emotional level. Highly creative, adaptable, experienced to face cross-media collaborations thanks to various academic experiences. Currently active as an electronic music composer, music producer and researcher. Constantly creating peculiar sound experiences for different kinds of venues, able to entertain both the dancing and the listening spectators.

Skills

 

  • Sound Design
  • Photoshop
  • Electronic Music Production
  • Music Production
  • Ableton
  • Music Composition
  • Pro Tools 10
  • Audio Composition
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Sound Mixing
  • Sound Engineering
  • Music Curation
  • Izotope RX3
  • Electronic Music Writer
  • Audio Content

Work history

Currently

Producer & Performer

DVKA

Apr 2014
  • Composition and live performances for clubs and art installations: from Ambient to Berlin Techno through experimental electronic music.

2016

Bartender

The Wilton Arms

Aug 2016 - Dec 2016
  • Common bar/pub duties and training of new employees

Education

2016

Audio Engineering BA (hons

SAE Institute

Aug 2013 - Jan 2016
  • Music productions of different genres as a producer (Gipsy Jazz/Swing Bands, Pop Songwriters, Classical Music Ensembles, Alternative & Indie Rock Bands), involving studio recording, editing, mixing and mastering. All productions were made in high-end professional recording studios. Location Recording Experience: Recording of a trio of Piano, Flute and Cello at the Royal College of Music Audio programming/sound design: development of new media skills on sound design programming languages such as Pure Data & Max MSP. Research on the implementation of new medias for enhanced experiences in performance and listening environments. Creation of new instruments. Post-production experiences: noise reduction and sound restoration of raw live recordings for films with iZotope RX, full foley work for a three minutes advertisement videoclip. Acoustics: full acoustic treatment project on a theoretical space for sound recording. Cross media Experience: full post-production in collaboration with video department students for a short film, involving music composition, sound restoration, foley, editing, mixing and mastering. Business studies and development: understanding and practice of building a business plan, as well as in-depth understanding of music industry and label management. Cultural and music history studies: research and personal development of cultural and musical development. Major Project Research: investigation of the use of music to enhance psychological well-being. Research upon methods of composition focused to elicit emotional responses/limbic activation.

2014

Modern Electric Guitar Techniques

Modern Music Institute

Aug 2013 - Aug 2014
  • Learning Outcomes: Broad and specific knowledge of music theory and solfeggio, experience in ear training, knowledge and skills in playing different music styles (focus on Rock, Metal, Funky & Jazz)