March 20, 2019

Audiokinetic Wwise is a program that lets sound people [me] arrange music and sound effects for games. 

It's been a long learning [and forgetting] process.

Trying to apply the tutorial stuff to real life projects has been the biggest eye opener. It doesn't always work th...

June 26, 2018

Next week 5090 begins. There's nothing like writing and listening to hundreds of songs written and recorded at such a fast pace. Raw creativity. No perfectionism. Get it done, and move on. 

I want to finish my "Vampirates of Vancouver" concept album. Maybe other pe...

May 11, 2018

It's May. Nur Ein season is upon us. Nur Ein is the annual judged song competition. Every week you're given a title and a challenge. This year, Round 0 was "Trial by Fire" [incorporate siren]. Round 1 was "Internet Sensation" [sell an imaginary product].

Round 0 Merisan...

June 8, 2017

During Nur Ein XII Mike and Ben from Wisconsin started The New Ugly podcast. http://podcast.songlander.com

They drank, Ben listened to the songs for the first time, and they argued a lot. I stopped listening after I was eliminated. I posted my songs to the "Ohne Ruhm (W...

May 22, 2017

The field was so strong this year. I was eliminated in the second round, but I'm still writing shadow entries for the "Ohne Ruhm" thread. The challenges are fun. The interest rate is nearly 0%.

Round Zero: "Fingers Crossed". We had to have a backward section. Being a gl...

March 22, 2017

I'm reading Fearless Creating by Eric Maisel, PhD. He breaks down the creative process into 6 stages. For each stage he describes the anxiety that must be managed, and appropriate and inappropriate ways to manage that anxiety.

Can't think of ideas? Feed yourself. Experi...

February 2, 2017

FAWM has started. 14 songs in 28 days. I'm also planning to finish a few songs that I started. Today the transformer at work caught on fire, and after I got everything shut down, I had time to write a song... And I got paid to do it... 

Seize the opportunities.

January 30, 2017

The deadline for NPR's Tiny Desk Contest was last night, 11:59 pm EST. As of 11:00 I had one complete take, but the audio was distorted, and the video was poorly lit. So I tried again, and again, and again. Take 90 or so was at 00:14. Missed that deadline.

WHAT WENT RIG...

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