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GunGirl 2

The Spirit Engine 2: Full Soundtrack – (Five CD Set for $12)

It’s ADVENTURE TIME! On June 22nd, Amanda and I will be flying ONE-WAY to San Francisco, California.  We’re both extremely excited to get to the bay, where we’ll be staying in a hostel while we apartment hunt for a week before she starts work at Eventbrite.  This week, in the meantime, has been filled with goodbyes...
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The Making of GunGirl 2 OST: pt. 6

Mastering, and preparing audio for in-game use is the usually last of the most important steps to preparing a soundtrack.  Without the proper polish, even the best music can sound dull, and besides, there certainly has got to be SOME reason people get excited about “remastered” albums. When I finish putting together a track for...
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Get to Know: Guitarist Rich Brilli

So, there we were, staring at an empty canvas with one goal ahead of us… boss music.  Rich has an incredible knack for disturbing the neighbors with grinding power chords, soaring solos, and screeching pinch-harmonics, but his talents as a musician go beyond his guitar playing skills.  Rich also helped co-write several tracks on the...
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Get to Know: Vocalist Stephanie Schönhofer

Today we sit down with mezzo-soprano Stephanie Schönhofer, who appears on the track “Libera Me” in GunGirl 2, and as “demonic-extra” in other tracks.  Stephanie’s experience as a performer goes back a long time, and I was super happy to work with her on this soundtrack – she brought a great dynamic to the studio...
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Get to Know: Violinist Rachel Denlinger

I am incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to work with so many every day at school, on my soundtracks, and on the Songs for the Cure fundraiser.  So, it’s only fitting that I point the spotlight at them in a fun new project I’d like to call “Get to Know,” where I’ll be asking musicians...
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The Making of GunGirl 2 OST: pt. 5

Mixing and Mastering is tough.  And it’s annoying, too, because you sit down and write all of this really great music, but at the end of the day it can really all go to waste if it doesn’t have that “right sparkle.”  And no, I don’t mean over-compressed limit-breaking overdriven mixes are the only way...
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The Making of GunGirl 2 OST: pt. 4

Let’s talk Gear, ya know? But before I do that, I wanted to let everyone know that I’ve got limited edition GunGirl 2 Soundtrack CDs on sale for $8!  I’d really mean a lot to me if you’d stop by and pick one up to support future endeavors of mine, or as a “thank you” for reading...
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The Making of GunGirl 2 OST: pt. 3

Working with Live Musicians (ya know, the kind that breathe – let’s see your Roland do that!) Just figuring out the best way to talk about this subject is a problem of infinite complexity, so I’ll be doing the best I can to discuss working with musicians as it applied to the GunGirl 2 soundtrack....
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Libera Me

Score to “Libera Me” I wanted to post a “Making of” tonight but unfortunately I only got about a third of the way through the article.  To make up for this, here is the score to Libera Me. There are some obvious things that have changed between this draft-score and the final version you’ll hear,...
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The Making of GunGirl 2 OST: pt. 2

The Making of Anomaly (Violins and Guitars, OH MY!) Before I start talking about working with live performers, I thought it’d be a good idea to discuss the process behind creating one of my favorite tracks on the soundtrack.  I’ve got demos of the piece through various stages of its creation as well.  I’ll be...
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