I’ve always been excited about anything the software company Valve have anything to do with. My first exposure was with Half Life and it’s many additions. Looking at the box terrified my enough to begin with, and then this intro screen would appear in a most grim way. Even before the game began the mood was set. I always felt this was essential to the games success. People knew what they were getting themselves into right from the start. Having grown to know the game inside and out, I still agree with he tone of the intro screen for new players, but for seasoned veterans, I decided to make something a little more ambient.
Among the many requests i get from people to create music for certain purpose, one that crops up more often than not is to create a track that sounds like another track. This requires me to follow the same formula used and similar instruments or sounds. A lot of these requests come form game designers who can’t afford, and don’t really want to pay the rights to have the original in their game. Independent game developers usually. The following track is of that variety. It’s design is based off “One more Time” by Daft Punk. Although not identical, similarities can be heard throughout. The original song is linked here.
This is a bit of college work i did just this year. We were tasked with creating believable Ident videos for existing companies. This is one of my favorites by far. I had a lot of fun with this one. Please note that this was part of a college project. The idea was to mimic or design new sounds for said video. All visual media seen is owned by t the IFI, This is a non profit endeavor.