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Gary Atkins


Composer - Keyboardist - Orchestrator

  • Prodipe monitors and microphones give me the sound I have been looking for. In my studio I use the Prodipe Monitoring pack (The PRODIPE Pro10 and the ProRibbon8s/ ProRibbon5s). This system allows me to monitor at low volumes without suffering from ear fatigue, and create the mixes I need.

    As Technology Co-ordinator of the Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto), I use the same monitoring system and mics (Ludovic Lanen STC-3D Studio Microphone, Ribbon 1 Ludovic Lanen; and the TT1 Ludovic Lanen microphone). At the Conservatory we record everything from solo performances to full orchestras and our Prodipe mics are part of the tools we use to consistently deliver quality recordings.

    I love the sound that I get for live situations using the TT1; this is one great dynamic mic. For recording that sweet, smooth vocal sound I always reach for the Ribbon 1 Ludovic Lanen first.

Biography

Gary Atkins is a composer, guitarist, keyboardist, arranger, orchestrator, copyist, and computer specialist who has worked in Theatre, Television, Film and Multimedia.

A MacProVideo Trainer Gary has created tutorials that have been used by people around the world. Gary co-wrote the music for the CTV series Creepy Canada with Martin Deller.

He has assisted and acted as copyist for some of Canada's award-winning composers (John Welsman, Paul Hoffert and Glenn Morley). Currently, Gary is the Technology Co-ordinator for the Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto) and teaches Music Technology at Humber College.

He is highly regarded as a trainer, and has been sought after by awarding composers such as Joe Sealy (Jazz Pianist), Glenn Morley (Genie Award winner), David Blumberg (Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, American Idol), Yves Frulla (Celine Dion Band: Keyboard Player), Clarence McDonald (James Taylor, Aretha Franklin, Barbara Streisand) and others to provide training for individual users and groups in how to use Sibelius and other software.

In 2007 Gary was made an Apple Distinguished Educator, and has presented at conferences across North America including the 2008 National Educators Computer Conference in San Antonio.