Got a neat little inverse-colored super-portable miniature MIDI keyboard to use with my laptop on a Labor Day sale, so I of course had to throw something together with it
Another go at an ’80s-noir synth vibe (but with a koto for some reason). Had a heck of a time getting it to sound O.K. streaming – pure sine waves amid a lot of ambiance is really hard to compress, apparently. Ended up uploading FLAC instead of MP3 this time, which helped a bit, but this piece seems a lot more dependent on physical speaker properties than most.
Whew. This piece wasn’t easy to get right. Glad I stuck with it, though, since I like how it turned out.
Not sure what it’s for – just a synth and orchestral blend that wormed its way into my head and rattled around until I could put it together.
As is typical for wide-range pieces, SoundCloud’s compression crushed the audio, but feel free to download for higher quality.
Posted in Music Tagged cello, chimes, harp, minor, orchestral, soundcloud, soundtrack, square wave, symphonic, synth, trombone, video games, violin
Playing around with the RP 2A03 again. I can’t help it…!
Here’s a little something vaguely in the style of Kenseiden (one of my favorite 8-bit game soundtracks).
Posted in Music Tagged 8-Bit, Famicom, Kenseiden, Mark III, Master System, NES, Nintendo, Ricoh, Sega, soundtrack, synth, video games
I realize I’m probably pretty late to the party here, but I recently got ahold of a sound programmer for the Ricoh 2A03 (the NES CPU, for the non-super-nerdy).
So how could I not throw together a dirty, crunchy 8-bit video game style tune with it?
I was recently tasked with whipping up a piece of trailer/promotional music for Shauna Scheets’s
(say that five times fast) to be used for its upcoming fourth volume. Steampunk Serials
I ended up doing a less techno-oriented (and more appropriately clock-y) rendition than this for production, but I like how this one turned out well enough to share it.
Folio 4: Stars of a Type is available for pre-order on Amazon Kindle.
Headed out to the airport in a few to make my way back to cold and snowy Boise after a busy, tiring week of filming in the desert. Any movie/television buffs recognize the location? (>^-‘)>
Guess it’s time to switch gears and get things going on that soundtrack…
Take care, L.A.!
Posted in General Tagged acting, flim, Hollywood, L.A., movies, music, score, short films, soundtrack, television, writing
Initial score demo for an upcoming sci-fi short film. Very synthy.