Epic Orchestral Scores | Rich Organic Ambient Soundscapes | Meaty Industrial Rock | Classic Chiptune
I think we can all agree that music enhances a game or film. The very fact you're here on this page almost certainly means you do! Music gives meaning, mood, continuity, memorability, and absorption; why wouldn't you want music in your production!? But, finding the perfect music - that's the hard part.
Or is it? What if I told you that you can get professional quality music, that is created from scratch, is formulated to fit your project perfectly, and can even feature a real full orchestral score, for less than you think?
I have the technical skills, and the musical mind to create the very highest quality music for your project. I run a small project studio, and love composing music, so you can employ an enthusiastic, and skilled composer who charges very little because of his artistic temperance, and low overheads.
Right, here's the offer: If you're in need of bespoke music for any application, then I shall be happy to oblige. I have been creating songs since before I can remember, and composing serious orchestral scores for the past four years.
I am particularly interested in expansive, epic, and dramatic sounding symphonic styles, particularly with an element of fusion/hybridity. I also specialise in ambient, rock, industrial, and chiptune music.
Now, if you're looking for music for games, then you've come to the right place! You'll be acquiring a professional, experienced, and enthusiastic team member. I have a professional project studio, and many industry-standard tools to create very high-quality music whatever the budget.
As an added bonus, I will also mix, master, and compress any tracks I produce for free! Creating great game music is a fine art, one that must balance musicality without overwhelming the gameplay. By hiring an experienced game music composer, you'll be receiving the best possible product for your game.
And here's the best bit: It is well known that great music can enhance a game's appeal, drive sales, create a social buzz, and create additional revenue streams. If you go for the first "composer" that offers their services, chances are you're going to be in for a rough ride. Many people think being a composer would be nice, and start sharing their tracks online without honing their craft, or their ability to produce the highest-quality music. By hiring me, you are getting someone with a lifetime of experience, a healthy musical obsession, and a real passion for what they do.
All music will be composed to your exacting specifications, and you can be sure of receiving a professional, and polished sounding track that is broadcast or game ready. I personally guarantee satisfaction, and will make as many revisions as are required. Turnaround times are very fast, and prices are competitive. Contact me for more details.
Also, for the price of a credit, and a link back to this website, I have a large selection of royalty free music available for absolutely free. Go and check these out as you may just find exactly what you're looking for!
Hear for yourself! Here are a few examples of my work in an AV context:
Okay, How Much Does it Cost?
It's difficult to give a precise figure, as each project has vastly different requirements. A sedate ambient piece might not take quite so much work as, say, a hyper-detailed full orchestral composition. In addition to this, whether or not your project just wants a licence to use the track, or needs a full buyout will affect pricing.
Generally speaking, for a unique composition, I will charge something in the region of $150 per minute of music for an exclusive licence to use a track for one application, plus ancillary uses (advertisements, etc). Remember, this if for a uniquely crafted piece of music; one that has been composed to your exact specification, and needs, not just found on a stock music website. For a bespoke quote, please contact me, and give me the details on exactly what you need.
How Your Custom Music is Created
After many years amassing equipment, instruments, and sample libraries, plus even more years of composing, and mixing music, I can create a diverse array of very different sounding pieces. I use Logic to create all of my tracks, and have a huge pile of tools to produce a nice sounding piece of musical goodness.
For recording, I have a Gibson SG electric guitar, Fender and Rickenbacker basses, various amps, a Microkorg synthesizer, a Korg stage piano, and loads of other smaller instruments, including acoustic guitars, melodicas, penny whistles etc... This all runs through a Focusrite preamp and audio interface for lovely clean signals, and which can often be found hooked up to my mini recording booth.
I generally compose all of my music on the piano or in my head, and sometimes guitar. Then I orchestrate the melodies and harmonies using sample libraries, and instruments to give a full sound. When that’s done, I mix everything, using Beyerdynamic DT880 headphones, an Avantone Mixcube, and then check levels, phase issues, and mix compatibility on some wonderful Yamaha monitors. Finally the product is mastered, and has some final tweaks before it’s ready to be delivered in whichever format your heart desires! I do this all very fast, so as to give adequate time for revisions if needs be. If you have any questions, drop me a message.