Tom Holkenborg, aka Junkie XL, is a Grammy nominated and multi platinum producer, musician, and composer whose versatility puts him on the cutting edge of contemporary music, as well as in the vanguard of exciting new film composers. He is able to draw on his extensive knowledge of classical forms and structures while keeping one finger planted firmly on the pulse of popular music. When this eclectic background is paired with his skill as a multi-instrumentalist (he plays keyboards, guitar, drums, violin, and bass) and mastery of studio technology, a portrait emerges of an artist for whom anything is possible.
After composing the latest Mad Max film, he started a new tutorial video series to reveal his workflow and equipment. Thanks to him for this inspiring & generous act!
“The series will give aspiring composers, producers, and musicians a rare glimpse into the inner workings of a Hollywood composer. The tutorial topics will range from technical advice, such as string and drum arrangements, to programming tips and advice on how to channel your musical influences.”
Here are some selected videos from the ‘Studio time with Junkie XL’ series,
Template Setup and Workstation Layout
Mad Max String Theme
Mad Max Drums
Mixing Big Action Drums
You can find his work, tutorials and more on his website.
If you want to have the great soundtrack for Mad Max,