We’ve just launched a bandcamp store!

We have been considering crowdfunding these days. But after a while we thought we could as well try getting money in exchange for our work (that is, for the one we have already completed), so we opened a store at Bandcamp! Stop by and have a look, you can listen to our themes before buying them ; )

 

I’m not the musician but the programmer, so I’m free to say that this guy is an incredibly talented composer. I mean, my colleague, not the small guy in the picture. We have been working together for two years, creating two games for iPhone/iPod (Sound Juggler & Oddy Smog’s Misadventure), and a third one that we hope to release soon. You may or may not like our games, but I’m sure you will like their music!

We would love to hear your comments!

Oddy Smog’s Misadventure main theme edition with Cubase

Oddy Smog’s Misadventure’s main theme is a masterpiece. And I am allowed to say so because I didn’t compose it. It was my colleage’s work, the right side of Medusa’s brain. Well, I know, medusas do not have a brain per se… but you know what I mean.

I asked him to prepare a video showing how he deals with the dozens of tracks involved in a composition like Oddy Smog’s main theme.  I also asked him to write a post about the whole process, but he seems to be very shy about his words.  Nah, not really. He’s just been quite busy this days.

So he didn’t write the post, but he prepared this awesome video where he shows how he plays with Cubase along with Vienna Instruments and Analog Factory.

Enjoy! (much better in Youtube HD)

Whistling random tunes

This is probably the first of many posts to come about those videogame scores that have a small place in our hearts, from Alley Cat’s Main Menu (to give it a name) to Portal’s Still Alive or Uncharted’s Nate’s theme. The kind of themes that give you goosebumps every time you hear them (Pitfall II, anyone?).

Some posts ago we talked about some good old games that have been recently remade. Since then, I’ve been whistling Splash Wave almost daily! It’s one of those tunes that I hum from time to time ever since I played Out Run when I was a kid. It was, without doubt, the best radio station you could tune in to overtake Sunday drivers and impress your girl.

I guess I’m not the only one. There’s a lot of people in Youtube exorcising this theme out of their heads, playing it in a variety of instruments. I would try with my blues harp, but I guess it wouldn’t work. And my neighbours would probably try to exorcise me.

This is the original theme:

And its 2006 version. Here’s Yukimatsuri playing it at the piano (play it again, Yukimatsuri!).

Finally, although the ‘video’ is a little bit static and it would have been much better watching him playing, here’s Arie-Gitarie playing Splash Wave on his Ibanez electric guitar. Em… close your eyes and simply listen.