Bio

Arden Akihiro Akane
Anarchist, Gamer, ExVangelical, TCK
Musician (Songwriter, Singer, Lyricist, Arranger, Producer, Composer, Orchestrator), Voice Actor, and other skills related to event management and education
Based in Tokyo, Japan

Solo Independent Singer-Songwriter focussing on Alt-Rock / Emo, Musical Theatre, Video Game BGM Orchestration

Favourite Japanese Singer: Nano
Favourite English Band: My Chemical Romance
Favourite Musical Theatre: The Phantom of the Opera
Favourite Game Composer: Keiichi Okabe

 

Recent Works

Co-Produced "Journey Through the Night Sky" with Kevin Won via Materia Collective's "OMEGA: Tribute to Xenogears" 

Composed for Re-Roll Podcast - a dramatized Dungeons and Dragons podcast 

Voice Acting and Music Composition for an art installation based on Othello (Shakespeare) in Hong Kong. (December 2018)

Tools and Favourite Plugins 

(Only favourites / most used are listed) 

Hardware: 

  • Windows 10 - self built Core i7-7700 @ 3.60GHz PC w/ 32 GB of Ram 
  • Novation Impulse 61 
  • Presonus Eris Monitors (Primary) 
  • AKG K701 Headphones (Primary) 
  • Universal Audio Apollo Twin (Thunderbolt) Interface (Primary) 
  • sE z5600a Microphone (Primary) 

Software: 

  • DAWs - Presonus Studio One 4 (Primary), Logic 
  • Video / Film Editing - Cyberlink PowerDirector (Primary), Hitfilm Pro (Secondary), Final Cut Studio (Secondary) 
  • Graphic Design - Clip Studio Paint EX 

Favourite Software Libraries 

Guitar Libraries: 

  • Strum Session - Applied Acoustic Systems 
  • Strum GS-2 - Applied Acoustic Systems 
  • Iron - UJAM 
  • Shreddage 2 & 3 - Impact Soundworks 
  • Acoustic Revolutions 1, 2, 3 - Impact Soundworks 

Bass Libraries: 

  • MODO Bass 
  • Substance - Output 

Piano Libraries 

  • The Giant Piano  - Native Instruments 
  • Alicia's Keys - Native Instruments 
  • Montclarion Hall Grand Piano - Soundiron 
  • Emotional Piano - Soundiron 

Drum Libraries:  

  • EZ Drummer 2 

String Solo Libraries:  

  • Friedlander Violin - Embertone  
  • Fischer Viola - Embertone  
  • Blakus Cello - Embertone  
  • Leonid Bass - Embertone  

Orchestral Libraries:  

  • Symphony Series - Native Instruments  
  • Orchestral Essentials 1 & 2 - ProjectSAM  

Hybrid Cinematic Instruments:   

  • Instinct - AVA   
  • Damage - Heavyocity   
  • Kinetic Metal - Native Instruments   
  • REV - Output   

Choir Libraries:  

  • Mars Mens Choir - Soundiron  
  • Venus Women's Choir - Soundiron 

Synthetic Voice Libraries:   

  • Meiko Vocaloid 5

Favourite Plugins 

iZotope: 

  • Nectar 3 
  • Neutron 2 
  • Ozone 8 
  • RX7 Standard 

Joey Sturgis Tones: 

  • Gain Reduction 
  • Sidewidener 

Celemony: 

  • Melodyne 

Native Instruments: 

  • Guitar Rig 5 
  • VC2A 
  • VC76 

Heavyocity: 

  • Punish 

Synchro Arts: 

  • Revoice Pro 3 

Waves: 

  • Butch Vig 
  • CLA Instruments Series 
  • CLA-3A 
  • Greg Wells Centric Series