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Part II: Eight-Minute Foundation
Joe Kraemer writes in his home studio which, at the time of Jack Reacher, was in his old Sherman Oaks home (where he lived since 1996 and wrote among other things The Way of the Gun). He uses two computers: an iMac reserved strictly for ProTools, a program for recording audio (“it’s basically a glorified VCR,” he jokes), but which he primarily uses for playback and syncing his music with picture; the other is a PC (“I’m the only composer I know who uses one,” he says) used for writing, which he does on a program called Sonar. The PC houses his library of virtual instruments and samples. He uses a keyboard to input music into Sonar, and a Yamaha electric digital piano to “noodle” and brainstorm ideas.
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