A long-overdue overhaul to the music page of this site is now in place. I took the time this morning to update said page with my current discography. You’ll find links for all four of my currently published recorded works: my Calibrations album, The Cyber Den Theme, Grabbag (96KHz/24bit 2018 remaster), and What It Shall Be. All will have purchase links: the first and last will have streaming links as well. Please do me the favor of visiting the page and patronizing the links!
I have had the pleasure once again to have been interviewed by Scott Tobin, host of the “Composers Play” series of interviews. This time around, we discussed my involvement with the Apogee Software classic game, “Rise of the Triad.”
“Rise of the Triad,” or ROTT as it is commonly known, was my first attempt at writing a soundtrack for a video game. I was given six weeks to write 36 songs on my own time, more or less, and the result was one of the wildest soundtracks to ever be produced, thanks to the help of folks like Tom Hall, Mark Dochtermann, the late William Scarboro, and too many others to count. I had a great time composing the music, and I hope it shows in the interview.
With that, here is a link to said interview:
My first serious foray into the world of jazz/funk fusion is out and available for download from CD Baby as a digital single! “What It Shall Be” was released on Friday, January 11th, as an MP3-320 file. Grab your copy today at this address:
There’s also a high-resolution 96KHz/24-bit version available on Bandcamp at this address:
You won’t believe it when you hear it, but like all my other songs, this one was done “in the box” – meaning that no live musicians were involved in the recording. Only my trusty Roland SC-88Pro and several software samplers and synths were used. It still comes out sounding like a jazz/funk quartet, with a guitar, an acoustic bass, a person on keyboards (electric grand, organ, Mk.1 electric piano), and drums.
Geek insight of the day: I used XLN Audio’s Addictive Drums 2 on the song. I even sent off a copy of my finished product to XLN Audio to get their feedback. They were impressed! Said they liked the “ghost notes” I used. All the more reason to grab a copy and hear them for yourself.
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I recently had the honor of being interviewed by Scott Tobin (website here, YouTube channel here) for his intriguing “Composers Play” series. Scott is a gentleman and a professional, and you’d do yourself good to look into his works. He conducted his interview of me over a two-day span (partially due to a power outage on my end) and then did an excellent job of putting together a three-part end product.
You can listen to the interview at these links:
Please help spread the word using the AddToAny icons at the end of this post, and of course, if you have any questions about anything in the interview, please don’t hesitate to ask using the Contact page. Thank you for reading!