About

Chris Lane is a multi-hyphenate composer, technologist, and sound designer. Contributing to Oscar-winning soundtracks as a score sound designer, writing hundreds of tracks of original music for television music libraries and advertising, and working as an audio programmer and consultant for virtual reality and interactive projects, Lane found a passion in wearing a variety of creative and technical hats.

Born in Jackson, TN, he learned piano at an early age. In high school, a flurry of writing for his school’s jazz band provided a chance to work with live musicians to learn orchestration and composition through his own experiments and mistakes. He then studied formal composition at both the University of North Texas and Berklee College of Music, the latter of which yielded dual degrees in Film Scoring and Music Synthesis.

In 2014, Lane joined the audio content production team at Apple in Cupertino, creating new virtual instruments for GarageBand and Logic. As both a programmer and sound designer, his work on those projects reached millions of users and broke new ground in what was possible for software instruments on a mobile phone.

In 2016, Chris found a new hat to wear in designing audio for live events and concerts, notably for the immersive concert series Pharos put on by Grammy-winning artist Childish Gambino. Those collaborations have led to becoming the sound designer for both the “This Is America” Tour and the Childish Gambino Augmented Reality App “Pharos AR”.

Based in Los Angeles, Lane continues to work on a wide spectrum of projects as a composer, designer, and coder.