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Biography

  • Years Active

    2006 – present (13 years)

  • Founded In

    Saarlouis, Saarland, Germany

Neon Insect is an alias by German vgm/soundtrack artist and audio engineer Nils Sinatsch, who is heavily influenced by the industrial music genre.

Due to the nature of modern soundtracks, Neon Insect covers a wide variety of genres ranging from classical compositions to experimental electronic music. Regardless of the genre, the music of Neon Insect usually has a dark and heavy undertone and usually features very experimental sound design on it's tracks.

The first album Enigma (and until 2017 the only album) was released in 2007. Back then the music was heavily inspired by Goa and other electronic genres, before Sinatsch started to pursue a career as a soundtrack composer.

Destination Sol #1 marks the first soundtrack release and the first official release overall since "Enigma". This release from 2016 contains the first set of dark ambient tracks composed for the independent video game Destination Sol.

Along with the singles Prelude and March for the Core (The Abatron Original Soundtrack), the first full album since 2007 Abatron (Original Soundtrack) was released in 2017.

With Glitches, Sinatsch introduced a stand alone concept album early in 2018. It marks the return to industrial music for Neon Insect and featured the European dark electro pioneer Leæther Strip on Lltq. Brutal Resonance - one of the most established industrial webzines in Europe by the time - ranked Glitches as the 12th best Album of 2018.Hello, my name is Nils Sinatsch, also known as Neon Insect. I’m a composer and audio engineer from Germany, currently finishing my audio engineering degree at Hofa College.

I am specialized in Game Audio, most importantly music composition and production. But I also enjoy every aspect of sound design, including field recording trips. My personal field of interest is sound synthesis and music technology. My goal is to do a Masters of Sonic Arts at some point in my life.

Since my childhood I have been involved with music. I learned to play trumpets with 12, played in some orchestras, before I eventually started to create my own music in 2004. I was signed on three labels with two bands and spent a lot of time on the road touring.

In 2012 I started freelancing to write and compose for radio plays, independent movies and video games. For the past two years I have been employed at W3Studios and produced the music and sound for Abatron. During that time I’ve learned working with different Engines (such as Unreal Engine 4), which helped me a lot to develop my and gameaudio skills.
The Name “Neon Insect”

You might wonder, why I call myself Neon Insect. The most important reason is, my actual name is too complicated and I learned people struggle with it. To remain recognized I use this name, which was originally a music project when I was younger. The name itself was inspired by insects in space, that I found in the games of the X Universe (by egosoft), which I used to play a lot.

Please visit my portfolio for a little impression of my work. If you want to see how I work, you can find me streaming on Twitch occasionally. I am always looking for nice people and interesting projects to contribute to, so feel free to reach out anytime at neoninsectofficial gmail.com.

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