Composer, Podcast Host, Producer, Songwriter, Performer
Santiago Ramones was born in Valencia, Venezuela, and came to the United States in 2001, the day he turned six years old. He has lived in Oklahoma since then.
Santiago basically does these three things: music, talk to people about deep stuff, and video games.
Santiago is a composer - video games, film, television, chamber music, electronic music, etc. He has a Master’s degree in Music Composition from the University of Central Oklahoma, as well as a Bachelor’s and Associate’s degree in Contemporary Music Production from ACM@UCO. He has Pro Tools 110 certification, Pro Tools Game Audio 130 Certification, Wwise 101 certification, and has over two hours worth of music to showcase his composition skills and versatility; he's done scores for short films, and themes for YouTube channels and podcasts. Feel free to contact him for your musical needs.
Santiago's primary instrument is his voice but he also plays guitar, bass guitar, keys, and various DAWs. He also writes songs with words. On occasion, he gets to perform his songs with a band, with his computer, or just with his guitar. Keep an eye on his Instagram if you want to know when those happen. He is currently performing with Power Cycle, an experimental electroacoustic music trio of graduate composition students: Jonathan Edwards, Breck McGough, and Santiago Ramones. Power Cycle puts on “Electric Pizza”, a series of concerts at the UCO Jazz Lab where they perform electroacoustic music.
On the talking to people side, Santiago has a podcast called Bit Depth. On the podcast, he interviews interesting people about what they do, why they do it, and what they believe. Topics range from spirituality, to society and culture, to art and philosophy, but he can talk about anything on the podcast.
On the video game side, Santiago has been playing and enjoying video games since his childhood. Single-player, artful indie games are what he gravitates towards; games like Transistor, Inside, The Witness, What Remains of Edith Finch, Outer Wilds, and many other similar titles, but he'll also spend a lot of time on AAA titles, like Fallout 4 and Halo 5: Guardians. He also plays Magic: The Gathering and other tabletop games with friends.
He has also contributed to and performed with Solstice Cosplay, where he was a terrified Night Guard from Five Nights at Freddy's in the "Sixth Night" skit, Levi Ackerman from Attack on Titan in the "Little Orphan Eren" as well as the "The World Beyond These Walls" skit, James from Pokemon in the "I Choose You" skit. He also arranged, recorded, and produced all of the audio for those skits.
Photos by Sable Ann Creations