Arksun

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Arksun
Birth nameLaurence Rapaccioli
Also known asHidden Logic
Born (1976-10-09) 9 October 1976 (age 43)
United Kingdom
GenresTrance, Ambient, Electronica, Progressive, Chillout
Occupation(s)Record producer, Sound Designer
InstrumentsKeyboards, Synthesizers
Years active1998 - present
LabelsArmind, Anjunabeats, Armada
Associated actsLuminary, Arksun Ambient
Websitewww.arksun.co.uk

Arksun (born Laurence Rapaccioli in the United Kingdom) is a British freelance music producer and sound designer. Rapaccioli specializes in several forms of electronica music, particularly trance and ambient music.

Biography[edit | hide all | hide | edit source]

Born 9 October 1976, Arksun always had a deep love for sound and music. From an early age he learnt how to play TV themes by ear on the piano. With a strong taste in progressive and trance music in 1996, Arksun set out to release trance music and so his first release with Zone Recordings came about in 1998. Since then, Arksun has released over a dozen of his tracks as 12" singles through several labels and under various artist names. ("Hajimeru" being his first in 1998). In 2006, he gained further recognition for the trance hit "Arisen". Originally producing tracks for Zone Recordings, Arksun now releases his productions on record labels such as Anjunabeats, Armind, and Armada.

Apart from being a Producer and a composer, Arksun is also a skilled sound designer. Arksun's journey as a Sound Designer started when he was given his first synth, a Yamaha keyboard which had 8 second sampling chip on it. As the years progressed, Arksun's Sound Designing skills changed with the change in platforms. Arksun's skills developed from composing on his first pro keyboard, The Ensoniq ESQ1, to MIDI sequencing on an Amiga 500 to mastering DAWs on PC. Arksun is also known for being an active member at the Anjunabeats forum and often providing production tips and advice.

Arksun worked with Emu Systems (APS Soundcard, XL1, XL7, PX-7, XK-6) and with Novation creating presets for the A-Station, Supernova II and KS series. He also worked with Linplug (for Albino and CronoX), Image Line (Sytrus), reFX and Humanoid Sound Systems.

Arksun currently designs and markets his Arksun Series Soundbanks for various Synths, as well as composing music for the Extreme Music production library online under his real name.

Discography[edit | hide | edit source]

Singles[edit | hide | edit source]

  • Hajimeru
  • Astrodancer
  • Voyage
  • Into the Sun EP
  • Astrodancer Remixes
  • Soul Force
  • Virtual World
  • Dragonfire
  • One Day
  • Alliance
  • Earth One
  • Desire
  • Arisen
  • Regeneration

Remixes[edit | hide | edit source]

  • Torin - Vanity
  • Jaya - Stellar
  • Luigi - Jet Black
  • Micah Lukasewich - Hollowmind
  • Envio - Time To Say Goodbye
  • Terradia Feat. Damona - Drowning In Dreams
  • P.O.S. - Gravity
  • Factoria - Kissed By An Angel
  • Luminary - My World
  • AR52 - Piiska
  • Above & Beyond feat. Richard Bedford - Thing Called Love

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