I have been experimenting with modal counterpoint lately and have found that it lends itself to game music brilliantly. For a demonstration, I have prepared a new track that uses modal counterpoint in an orchestral setting and will explain the use of the two modes that were used in its creation. In my previous blog […]
Everyone loves a good chiptune these days and with the retro resurgence in games, it is hard not to see games that have a pixel-art-driven, 8bit aesthetic. When the original games that employed this ‘aesthetic’ were made, it wasn’t a stylistic consideration, it was game-dev’s using the technology of the day to its full potential. In terms of sound, […]
Good news everyone! My fellow Handsome Dragon Games crew and I have just taken part in the 48 Hour Game Making Challenge, held at QUT, Kelvin Grove. The game-jam was a 48 hour event, where we were given three key words to use as inspiration for a game. This year the words were Swallow, Thief and Collapse. […]
Greetings Earthicans, I hope your individual journeys through Middle Earth have been fruitful since we last interacted and you have been creative in some form or another. I have been composing almost exclusively for Games lately and have come to a realisation, that the compositional method used in Game scores is Postmodern, for it is non-linear […]
Welcome back everyone and let me start by saying that it is essential to know your craft, as well as knowing the right people to get the jobs. In this case it was a matter of working with David Whitehouse on the game Coffee Crawler and him loving the song so much that it played all […]
Today I was searching through Komplete Ultimate 9, looking for some new sounds when I stumbled across the program Guitar Rig 5, that’s when I realised that I hadn’t even opened this program in the time I’ve owned K9U, a major oversight seeing that I am a guitarist and love recording and making MIDI backing tracks. […]
Lord of the Waters.
Tolkien, as you may have gathered by now is one of my main inspirations and my obsession with his works seems to be growing. In The Silmarillion Tolkien describes the Sea-Elves and their majestic ships, a fleet unmatched in beauty and craftsmanship and drawn by the great swans. I have composed some music to capture the […]
Economy picking technique.