Oh my goodness! I am far too perfectionistic to make videos! What a learning process. I also forgot to say some things. But I refused to read from a script! The good news is, my video production skills are improving. Read below for forgotten details.
Most of you know me. If not, Hi! I compose music and design sound for games. I left my HR career in 2007 to do this full time. I've worked at Telltale Games, Kabam, and for John Romero. One of my favorite projects has been Aveyond, an RPG series. In all, I've written over 100 pieces for it.
Fans have asked for a long time for me to release the soundtracks on iTunes, Spotify, etc. So I'm doing it, starting with Aveyond 1, Rhen's Quest. Some of you may also know a few of these tracks are on my From Another Shore album, already on iTunes, Amazon, etc.
Selling music downloads is not a very profitable thing to do, so I've created a GoFundMe page, so you are essentially pre-ordering my music by contributing. Sound fair? It will help with mixing time, mastering fees, and possibly hiring some more classical instrumentalists to touch things up if needed. THANKS TO ALL WHO HAVE ALREADY GIVEN, TOO! XOXO.
Yes, my music is hella fancy! It started as simple MIDI long ago, then I started using samplers, then, recording orchestral instrumentalists. And I know my game stuff. Since I was very young and scrawny, I've been learning Uematsu and Sugiyama songs on the piano, or singing along to and sequencing Noriyuki Iwadare's work by ear, which is probably my favorite.
I once wrote Iwadare an email, many years ago, he probably doesn't remember. But he listened to my music and offered this advice: "From now on, just make sure to always write a memorable melody." I've never forgotten. Arigatou, Iwadare-san!
I'll keep trying to share my thoughts and inside world with those of you interested in what I do. I created my own life out of a dream as a child. I don't share nearly enough, probably partially because I'm introverted and shy (gasp can you believe it) and partially because I am not good at videos. Happy 2017!