|Nicholas Alexander Kalata|
Nick Kalata is an American composer and sound designer who was born June 8, 1994 in Seattle, Washington. At a young age, around 10, Nick's parents bought him an Epiphone Jr. with a Marshall amplifier, and he learned to play the electric guitar. He started to play the Casio LK-40 keyboard at his grandmother's house. Listening to Barenaked Ladies got him into music and Kevin Hearn got him into playing keyboards. After that, he started to learn songs by ear. Nick's musical influences include other video game musicians and 90's bands such as Alan Parsons Project, Alice in Chains, Nirvana, Sting, and many others. Nick took band class from 7th grade to 11th grade and quit during his senior year. Nick plays keyboards (inspired by Kevin Hearn), Nick also plays guitar (Jerry Cantrell/Noodles), drums, and bass (Sting). Nick's favorite video game of all time and the first game he ever played is Pool of Radiance (NES). He also enjoys Famicom games such as Hector 87 and Die Hard. Besides music, Nick knows a little C++ programming. Nick also logs VGM files. Nick is also a music transcriber for both conventional music and video game music. He has also ported several Non-NES soundtracks to the NES, including Predator 2 (GEN) and WaxWorks (DOS). His favorite PSG sound chip is the RP2A03 and his favorite FM sound chip is the YM3812.
Nick's musical influences are ones he listens to the most, Sting and Chicago being his most influential. He also likes Steely Dan, Blood, Sweat & Tears, The Smithereens, and Seattle grunge bands including Alice In Chains, Pearl Jam, Presidents of the United States of America, Squeeze, and Nirvana. Currently, Nick listens to Queen.
In 2015, Nick was in the band Waking Maya as a bassist, guitarist, and keyboardist. However, on September 6, 2016, he departed and then decided pursue music on his own.
Nick on how he makes music and sound effects.
|2011-??-??||Adventure Cavern (WEB) (Level 1 Music)|| |
|2016 (TBA)||Drift (Over) Drive (W64)|
|Unreleased||Back to the Future Part III (NES)|
|Unreleased||Crazy Taxi 2 (NES)|
|Unreleased||Dungeon Hack (NES)|
|Unreleased||Faces ...tris III (NES)|
|Unreleased||Gateway to the Savage Frontier (NES)|
|Unreleased||Jimmy White's Whirlwind Snooker (NES)|
|Unreleased||Maze Madness (NES)|
|Unreleased||Predator 2 (NES)|
|Unreleased||Secret of the Silver Blades (NES)|
|Unreleased||Super Tetris (NES)|
|Unreleased||Treasures of the Savage Frontier (NES)|
|Unreleased||Vegas Stakes (NES)|
|Unreleased||Who Wants to Be A Millionaire? (NES)|