Bob Daspit
Spectrasonics Artisan

Bob Daspit

Respected Musician, Producer, Songwriter, Engineer and Composer - Bob Daspit is a man of many talents - one of which is that he's one the key founding Sound Designers of Spectrasonics. 

Bob began his involvement in the Los Angeles musical community-playing guitar in rock bands on the Sunset Strip as a teenager and touring with an art-house experimental ensemble. These early experiences were a suitable introduction to sound design, a field Bob would pursue with Eric Persing at Roland R&D, Los Angeles. While at Roland, Bob expanded his technical abilities and enhanced his knowledge of musical sounds by developing many well-known products and sound libraries featured in Roland’s product line.

As his guitar playing grew more refined, Bob found himself in demand as a top session player for such composers as Harry Gregson-Williams, John Powell, and Michel Colombier. Hans Zimmer favored his blistering guitar work on a number of popular films. In addition to playing guitar on film scores, Bob has also crafted palettes of custom sampled sounds for many film composers’ scores. James Newton Howard and Danny Elfman both have utilized Bob's sound design skills on various projects. Through his film sound design work Bob sampled many of the world’s musical instruments and even a full orchestra featuring players from the London Symphony Orchestra.

Daspit was instrumental in the foundation of Spectrasonics - working with the famed virtual instrument maker from it's earliest days editing custom sounds and loops for Stylus, Trilogy, and the groundbreaking Stylus RMX and Trilian. These music software titles followed Bob’s own landmark sound libraries, Hans Zimmer Guitars Volumes I and II.

Bob has produced and engineered Sammy Hagar's last six records and several DVDs. As a composer he has created original music for numerous films, TV shows, animation, and video games including Stuntman: Ignition, Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines, Mission Impossible:2, Terminator: Dawn Of Fate, the cult classic Spy Hunter, and many others. Bob's written several hit singles for Sammy Hagar and continues to play guitar and write compositions both individually and collaboratively.

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