Ro Panuganti
Musician, Engineer, Creator
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Creating your masterpiece

Bringing unmatched creativity to your projects

Intuitive Compositions

Writing original and stuck-in-your-head music for movies/TV/games is my forte, be it soundscapes, expressive symphonic pieces, or the gnarliest of metal anthems.

Professional Audio Production

Mixing professional-sounding and clear music in a humble but formidable home studio, leaving guitars crunching, vocals somber, and no second of sound tarnished.

Vibrant Performances

With guitar, bass, piano, synth, vocal/voice over, and a passion for versatility, the entire sound spectrum is within reach.

Portfolio

Growing work includes albums, charity projects, music videos, original compositions, voicework, and more.

Video Game Covers

100+ HQ music performances of various video-game songs, redone in a range of rock and progressive styles

Discography

Over 5 video-game themed albums, EPs, and releases spanning progressive rock/metal

Charity Work

Co-director of Multiplayer Project, a collaborative video-game music group to benefit various charities

Original Work

Commissions, compositions for TV/Games, and original rock/metal work

Voicework

Providing distinct voice-over, speech, and character work for games/animation

Audio Production

Creating clear mixes, ultra-realistic tracking, and studio-level masters

BIO

My name is Ro Panuganti and I am a driven creative - Software, Music, and everything in between.


Early Years: Growing up in a diverse home with constant traveling, multi-cultural environments inspired and directed me. While I had obtained a grasp for classical instruments such as piano and trumpet, my strongest ability was composition and performance from listening. Being more inspired by media rather classical music, I drew myself to the world of rock, blues, radio-friendly bands, and learning soundtrack music.


Instruments: Soon after exploring the piano and trumpet in academic settings, I began learning Electric Guitar under Clint Presley, Founder of Music Quarters Charlotte/ performing jazz-blues guitarist, and studied a large range of both technical and expressive styles. Through the emphasis of improvisation, collaborative performance, and self-driven study, I gained an appreciation and passion for combining unlikely styles. In late 2012, I began self-teaching myself home-recording, mixing technique, and using video-game soundtracks as way to improve my musicianship on Youtube. I have additionally performed in the 2015 NC State University production of "Little Shop of Horrors", and other local bands and productions, in addition to several other video game and musical efforts.


Video Game Music: After playing through games such as The Legend of Zelda, Banjo-Kazooie, and the more modern title Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, my fascination with video game and soundtrack-oriented music set me off on the course to create my own interpretations. While learning the intricacies of home-recording, rock and metal styled mixes, and collaborative arrangements, I created 100+ HD music videos performing my own arrangements of classic and modern video game music. While I started off weaker, as most musicians will admit, my Youtube channel (hosting the majority of music) has grown to a significant audience, videos placed on national TV, used in larger albums, or worked into unique concept-albums. Through Youtube and remixing, I have worked to create and collaborate with the Multiplayer Charity, GameLark, and Materia Collective.

Gear

Instruments

  • Guitars: Ibanez RG350M, Ibanez RG7421, ESP LTD JH-200 equipped with DiMarzio pickups, Sterling Music Man JP170D 7 String, Ibanez SR405QM 5-String Bass, Yamaha APX300 Acoustic, Fender Squier Stratocaster
  • Non-Guitars: Alesis Q49 MIDI Controller, 12-hole and 6-hole ocarinas, Recorder, Mini-Djembe, Kalimba, and other small percussion
  • Miscellaneous: D'Addario NYXL Strings (10-52 + 68 for 7 string), Steel XLs (9-42 for Ibanez RG350, 10-46 and 10-52 on others), Planet Waves Guitar Straps, Dunlop .75mm Gator Picks

Hardware

  • Home-Built Desktop: AMD FX8320 3.2Ghz, Nvidia GTX1070 Video Card, 12GB RAM, 1TB HDD and 1TB External HDD
  • Fractal Audio Axe FX II XL Guitar Preamp/Processor
  • Mackie MR5 MK3 5" Studio Monitors
  • Audio Technica ATH M50X Studio Headphones, and ATH M30 Studio Headphones (reference)
  • Focusrite Scarlett Solo (2-input) USB 3.0 Interface
  • Audio Technica AT2020 Condenser Microphone

Software

  • Digital Audio Workstation: Cockos' Reaper 5.0
  • Positive Grid's BIAS FX (preferred), Guitar Rig 5, and various amp-simulations
  • Fabfilter and Izotope Plugins for mixing, mastering, and audio-repair
  • Toontrack Superior Drummer 2.4 and SDX Progressive Foundry for Drum Sampling
  • Native Instruments' Battery, Massive, Reaktor, and Absynth for synthesizers
  • Sample Libraries from Spitfire Audio and various freeware instruments

Contact Me!

Feel free to contact me about audio production, commission work, questions, and more!

Email me at ropanuganti@gmail.com !