Andrea Roda 

COMPOSER-SOUND DESIGNER

GAME and FILM SCORING

Mix & Mastering           Session Musician

Piano - Keyboards - Home Recording Teacher


Biografy

EDUCATION


University of Bologna

Bachelor's Degree in Musicology

University of Bologna

Master's Degree in Music Disciplines


Garnish Music Production School  (London, UK)


Mix & Mastering Certified 


SAE  INSTITUTE   (Oxford, UK)


Mixing Course


Berklee College of Music  (Boston, MA)

Game Audio Production with Wwise




WORK EXPERIENCE


From 2007

Piano teacher, synthesizers teacher with courses on programming and sounds/samples organization for live and studio.

I also started teaching theory and solfeggio, tonal and functional harmony, scoring analysis, musical orchestration in different genres like: Classical Music, Soundtracks, Pop, Jazz, Rock, Metal, Electronic etc.

From 2008

Private electric guitar teacher. Collaboration with the singer Sabrina Kabua, backup vocal of Biagio Antonacci, a well known italian artist, in Liberatemi and Convivendo albums. In the same year composition and orchestration lessons and seminaries with Prof. Loris Azzaroni, President of the Regia Accademia Filarmonica of Bologna. In the University of Bologna I focused my attention in fields like: Ethnomusicology, Psichology of Music, Music Drama, Music Scores Analysis, Musical Pedagogy, Musical History and Music Business.

I wrote articles for La Suburbana magazine as Musicologist.

From 2010 'till 2015

Official Demonstrator, Endorser and Product Specialist for KAWAI digital pianos (working with the italian KAWAI distributor Furcht & C. S.p.A, Milan - Italy). In these 5 years live demos in the most important italian music shops and specialized trainings for customers and sellers.

From 2012

Pianist and keyboardist of The Dumpling Paradox band.

I was professionally formed about digital and acoustic piano technology by KAWAI Europe Gmbh.

From 2013 to 2014

Keyboard player of the progressive metal band Vitriol, under the american music label Melodic Revolution Records. "Into the Silence I Sink" tour in Italy, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, England, Poland.

From 2014

Film and Game scoring official activity.

From 2013 to 2015
Video-demos for KAWAI (and KORG) instruments and collaborations with italian magazines like Suoni e Strumenti and Strumenti Musicali.

From 2013 'till 2015

I held speeches and live demos at Conferences (i.e. Pianocity – Milan or KAWAI National Congress in Camogli - Italy) and in Exhibitions like Music Italy Show, Cremona Pianoforte – Mondomusica etc. I started teaching Home recording in my personal studio.

From 2015

Audio and live demos for IK MULTIMEDIA: Alan Parson's Imperial Grand, Irig Keys (Pro/37/25), IGrand Piano, ILectric piano, Brandenburg Piano, Art Decò Piano. In late 2015 private specialized courses in YAMAHA Music Europe branch Italy held by YAMAHA Senior Product Specialist Paolo Stefano about digital/hybrid pianos, keyboards and synths technology of this brand.

In 2016

Mix & Mastering Certified Course at GARNISH Music School - London.


Game Audio Production with WWISE at BERKLEE College of Music in Boston (MA).


WWISE Certification Program – 101 Course.




MAJOR SCHOOL PROJECTS

Bachelor's Degree Thesis: "A transcription and translation of a manual made by Antonio Russo in 1500 " – Musical Paleography.

Master's Degree Thesis: " A social, historical and economical analisys of Furcht & C. S.p.A (ltd) " – Music Business.




TECHNICAL SKILLS

Pro use of:

UNITY 3d

Audiokinetic WWISE

CUBASE

NUENDO

REAPER

LOGIC

PRO TOOLS

ABLETON LIVE

NI KONTAKT (KOMPLETE and third-party libraries)

KURZWEIL keyboards (programming with KDFX, VAST)

KAWAI

KORG virtual and hardware instruments

YAMAHA pianos and keyboards

ROLAND Keyboards

CLAVIA NORD Keyboards

IK MULTIMEDIA products like SAMPLETANK 3, T-RACKS etc.

SIBELIUS

PLAY (from EAST WEST)

ARTURIA sw and hw instruments

IVORY 2

ORCHESTRAL TOOLS

SPECTRASONIC

CINEMATIC STRINGS

SONOKINETIC

PIANOTEQ

GALAXY PIANOS

WAVES

SOFTUBE

FABFILTER

SOUNDTOYS

SLATE DIGITAL

TOONTRACK

IZOTOPE

WINDOWS 7/8/8.1/10 –MAC OSX 10.10

OFFICE and OPEN OFFICE


Great skills in problems solving. IT Skills. Excellent and fluent English.