James has been a dedicated musician for over 40 years. At an early age he received a scholarship to attend the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and then, during his undergraduate years, he wrote and had performed his first musical "Alice", was principal clarinettist with the Australian Youth Orchestra and completed his degree in musical performance.
In the late 80's and early 90's James worked as a film and TV post production sound engineer and was lucky enough to work closely with many of the most talented film directors and producers in Australia at that time.
Whilst working as a software engineer and raising two daughters over the following 25 years, James still managed to find time to continue his musical development: he completed his post graduate studies in musical composition, was the musical director of multiple musical theatre productions, he was the clarinettist with the Aeon Ensemble, he was the principal clarinettist of the North Sydney Symphony Orchestra, he wrote and recorded his own theatre songs, as well as orchestrate and conduct various ensembles.
In early 2020 James sold the software development company he founded and is now back to working on music composition full time.
I have many instruments, but my main virtual instruments always seem to be from Spitfire Audio who have terrific products:
I tend not to use plug-in effects as much as I could (probably beacause of my orchestral background) but: