Film and Game music

My cinematic music album is now on Bandcamp and other streaming services

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This is a reminder that my concept cinematic album is available for purchase on Bandcamp and for streaming on Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, and all other streaming platforms! Link to the album: https://ethanjamesstartzman.bandcamp.com/releases Here is the story of the album: Dave and Alexa seem to have the perfect relationship to everyone that knows them. They […]

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Eurorack 101 musings

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The Best Thing I’ve Discovered about Modular Synthesis / Eurorack I’m a total newbie in modular synthesis and currently have 2 oscillators, 2 filters, a Maths, one VCA, one delay, and one hardware sequencer. I initially bought this gear thinking that I was going to play the keyboard into it and have an amazing big […]

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Tricksy – game music

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Day 21 of #21daysofvgm I wrote a piece using a very odd tone row, because I’m most happy doing this kind of off-kilter types of music.

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Bad Neighborhood – game music

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Day 20 of #21daysofvgm I started to write a piece using the first five notes of the minor scale, but it was so much more interesting to take the bass and melody voice and break them up into ambience.

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Prayer Mountain – game music

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Day 19 of #21daysofvgm I chose to do the trinity quest from Video Game Music Academy, where you have only three notes you can use for the melody, and interest has to be generated from harmony and texture.

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Haunted House – game music

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Day 17 of #21daysofvgm This has been a rough summer for the NYC subway: delays, no air conditioning, massive overcrowding sometimes. In the morning, I recorded the trains and then turned the samples into an ambient horror piece to show my feelings. 😀

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Future Combat – game music

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Day 16 of #21daysofvgm I wanted to write something appropriately dramatic for large scale alien battles. This was inspired by watching footage of Destiny 2.