21 Days of Video Game Music – Days 9 & 10

Forgot to post again yesterday! So, two very contrasting styles for todays and yesterdays pieces. Starting with yesterdays, Harold Budd/Ryuichi Sakamoto inspired gentle solo piano stuff: and todays, which is some weird, wonky 8-bit (ish) techno.

21 Days of Video Game Music – Days 7 & 8

Forgot to post yesterday so doing a quick double post today! Two very contrasting styles for todays and yesterdays pieces. Yesterday I went for intense black metal, inspired by some silly conversations in the dungeons and dragons campaign I am part of about what a great name for a black metal band corpse wave wouldContinue reading “21 Days of Video Game Music – Days 7 & 8”

21 Days of Video Game Music – Day 6

Another quick sketch/idea today. Went for something faster and techno-ier (is that a word?!) Very much inspired by “Conflict Crossover Pt 1” from Martyn Stonehouse’s score for For The Warp.

21 Days of Video Game Music – Day 5

Another quick sketch for today’s piece, this time I was taking inspiration from the Ice Cavern theme from Final Fantasy 9 (albeit going in a slightly different direction): Here’s what I came up with:

21 Days of Video Game Music – Day 3

Went for something closer to my usual style today, I’ve been playing quite a lot of Faster Than Light recently, so I was imagining some kind of space based game while I was writing. As it happens, I’ve also been doing a bit of playing around with Unity, using Ray Wenderlich’s online course. So, afterContinue reading “21 Days of Video Game Music – Day 3”

21 Days of Video Game Music – Day 2

Today I went for something very much outside of my comfort zone and usual composition style. Ridiculous orchestral battle music! It was really fun to write something in this style as I’ve never tried it before, I also learned how to change time signatures in Reaper which is cool, and surprisingly easy. Very much inspiredContinue reading “21 Days of Video Game Music – Day 2”

21 Days of Video Game Music – Day 1

Had a little break from blogging for a while but, given the current situation I currently have a lot of time on my hands so I’ve decided to do the Video Game Music Academy “21 Days of Video Game Music” challenge! I’ll be writing a new piece of music every day for the next 21Continue reading “21 Days of Video Game Music – Day 1”

Global Game Jam 2020

This weekend I went to my first ever Global Game Jam and I had a lovely time! I had no team when I arrived and so was put in a team with other folks who I hadn’t met before. Considering we’d never met or worked together before we managed to work together well and getContinue reading “Global Game Jam 2020”

Recent Projects Update

I thought it was about time I wrote a little update of things I’ve been up to over the last few months. I’m pleased to say I graduated from my MA with distinction in September and have been working full time at Doghouse Post ever since. Meanwhile in my spare time I’ve been keeping busyContinue reading “Recent Projects Update”

Sound Effects Libraries

A quick post today to say that my first three sound effects libraries are available now on A Sound Effect. They were recorded as part of my final piece of MA research and I’m pretty proud of them! They’re all 50% off right now and available here. That’s all for today, happy halloween!