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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Film, Songs, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Film/videogame music, experimental/avant-garde
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
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At 5:17pm on September 16, 2012, Robert Lipfriend said…

Great music!

At 8:32pm on August 24, 2011, Paulo cesar Maia de Aguiar (Br) said…
Amazing works
At 11:33am on March 9, 2010, Matthew Chuter said…
no problem. thanks, it took a while to make, it was planned to just be a psychadelic dance like track. i have no idea how it managed to get to a sci fi/western outro haha.
At 11:05am on March 9, 2010, Matthew Chuter said…
hi, the adventurer is great, really enjoyable. reminds me of something that could be on something like soul caliber. nice work.
At 5:44am on February 12, 2010, Kevin Adams said…
Hey Kjetil !

Thanks so much for your comment. I'm glad you like my work. I thought it'd be interesting to add a techno type of riff to an orchestrated piece to convey a sort of sci-fi, other worldly feel to the Asteriod Field Theme. Its still a work in progress and will sound a lot more polished soon.

So about this Gordmyah Ruins track, I think it's completely awesome. The first thing I thought of when I heard the "tapping" rhythm of the synth strings along with the choir is the music from my favorite video games of all time: Metal Gear Solid for playstation 1. Here's a link to the track it remineded me of:

You have some great dynamic chords going on with the chior coupled with the the tapping strings and ambient noises really construct the image of a dark, vast, mysterious and dangerous place to explore. I can see it working perfectly for a tomb raider style action-adventure game as well as a film. I look forward to hearing more of your work.
At 3:28pm on February 10, 2010, Justin Crosby said…
I will be sure to check your page for new music. Thanks again and good luck!

At 6:24pm on February 9, 2010, Justin Crosby said…
Thanks Kjetil!

Mostly I use Kontakt with different Kontakt instrument libraries. You should check out these kontakt banks, they are amazing - "Heavyocity Evolve", "Symphobia", for choirs I use "Voices Of The Apocalypse" (discontinued but perhaps you can find it on Ebay?) and "Symphony of Voices". Also for cinema drums, "True Strike", "Drums of War", "Stormdrum" and "Cinematic Toms" are excellent. There's a lot more I use! but these are the most common ones.

I do almost everything right in the computer, the only hardware I have is a Virus TI Snow. I do all my sequencing in Logic, my mixing is mostly Logic effects like EQ, compression and Reverb, plus a few other brands: Izotope Ozone, PSP Audioware Mixpack & T-racks 3.

The software synth I use mainly is Omnisphere. I have other software, but those are the one I use most often.

That's it besides my computer, some Mackie monitors and a TC Electronics Konnekt 24d Audio interface. I do a little recording and live guitar, but 90 % of the time it's just synths and samples.

Hope that helps, your track is great btw!
Feel free to email or ask questions anytime :)

At 6:39pm on February 8, 2010, Justin Crosby said…
Hey Kjetil,

Welcome! Like your first edition here, it's very dark and moody.


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