NAME: Jeff Rona (award-winning film composer)
CITY: Santa Monica, CA
FAVORITE MUSIC SOFTWARE: Logic
NAMBA GEAR: Shaka Laptop Messenger
Jeff Rona is a contemporary film composer and recording artist who has worked on numerous film and television scores, including Homicide: Life On The Street, The Lion King, Traffic, The Net, Toys, Mission: Impossible II and many, many others. Prior to becoming an established composer, Rona was active in the creative and technical aspects of electronic music, and was one of the architects of the MIDI standard. He is author of The Reel World, a guide to the art and business of film scoring, and which grew out of a column of the same name which he regularly writes for Keyboard Magazine.
His projects have received numerous awards including Oscar, Peabody & Emmy awards, and countless film festival awards around the world. He is a two time recipient of the ASCAP film and television music award. He was commissioned to compose a concert for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, which toured throughout China.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR LATEST PROJECTS
I spent a lot of 2008 traveling thru China as part of my composing, recording and performing for the 2008 Olympic games. I’m back in the studio now scoring the horror/thriller ‘The Tortured’, and the video game God Of War 3.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT YOUR NAMBA GEAR BAG?
My laptop is a portable studio as well as my lifeline away from the studio. I carry demos, record sessions all from my laptop and audio interface. I put my gear thru a lot, and safety counts! I’m a “bag guy” and I’ve gotta have a great bag. That’s why I chose the Shaka Laptop Messenger bag.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE REMOTE RECORDING LOCATION?
In the homes and personal studios of some of the best musical artists on the planet.
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