Richard Veenstra is a Dutch sound designer and composer currently based in Madrid, Spain. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Music from Prince Claus Conservatoire Groningen and a Master of Arts from HKU University of the Arts Utrecht, specializing in Composition in Contexts.
His blend of analog synthesizers, vintage tape machines, digital production techniques, and foley sound design techniques, lead to a signature sound, audible in all his works to date. Richard works for leading software and hardware musical instrument companies like Elektron, Ableton, Splice, Arturia, Native Instruments, Soniccouture, Loopmasters, Toontrack, UVI, and Applied Acoustics Systems, providing sound design, factory presets and sample libraries.
As a composer and producer, he works with internationally acclaimed artists, has released music on Hexagon Records, Universal Music, Spinnin’ Records, 49 REC. and Kostbar Musik. Richard has performed at various venues, festivals and spaces throughout Europe and The United States, such as Palais de Tokyo Paris, Berghain Berlin, Roundhouse London, Paradiso Amsterdam, and SIR Studios Los Angeles.
Richard is co-founder of German music library website Feature Music (www.featuremusic.net), has been teaching composition and sound design at conservatoires and music academies and co-developed the Experimental Sound curriculum at Deutsche Pop/University of West-London. As of 2020, Richard is also a member of music and sound design agency The Solos (www.thesolos.com).
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