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Patxi's Ghost

Started this discussion. Last reply by Vn Jul 23, 2018. 11 Replies

Hi All,Here is a new song I wrote - Patxi's Ghost. Please share ur comments & feedback.The story goes like this...On the way back from a late night movie, as I walked past an old building, I…Continue

Sonar Platinum - what next

Started Feb 5, 2018 0 Replies

Hi,I have been using Sonar/Cakewalk for a long time. Now they have shut their doors. I am trying to find the best DAW to transition to (I prefer staying in Windows but dont mind Mac if I have to go…Continue

Aftermath - a new composition

Started this discussion. Last reply by Vn Feb 6, 2018. 2 Replies

Hi All,I wrote this last week - Its a short melancholy piece about a victorious King who looks at the battlefield in the aftermath of a deadly battle. His heart is overcome by grief as he sees the…Continue

Hello fellow composers!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Vn Feb 5, 2018. 2 Replies

Hello All,I recently joined this group to get some critique & improve and share my experiences as a composer. I added a few tracks (in my playlist) from the sound track of an animated feature…Continue


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Vn replied to Ashley Berg's discussion When was the last time you composed music for a client?
"I did a feature film and about 16 trailer cuts recently. The trailers were painful, dont do it unless u get paid for it :). Overall quite an enjoyable experience once you take money out of the equation. Its not my main source of income so i could…"
Aug 13, 2018
Vn replied to Ashley Berg's discussion What kind of software do you use in your creative workflow?
"I use Cakewalk (now Bandlab) Sonar Platinum as my DAW. My music is exclusively VST/DAW based, no live stuff (yet). My primary VST libs these days are by Spitfire Audio, a UK based firm. They are absolutely gorgeous. They take a bit of a learning…"
Aug 13, 2018
Vn replied to Darlene Hunt's discussion Pulse
"Good base for building on! Would love to hear ur progress as u add stuff :) Vn"
Aug 8, 2018
Vn replied to Ashley Berg's discussion Any insights?
"Hi Ashley (Hopefully like others) i hit 'writers block' that can manifest itself as - stuck with an idea that works and cant find a new direction for my piece or nothing good comes to mind after repeatedly watching a shot or scene or…"
Aug 7, 2018
Vn replied to Rodney Carlyle Money's discussion Setting Personal Music Goals
"Hi All, I agree its great to have goals - helps focus our energy in the right areas imo - I just got done with a feature film that took about 3 years that i did music and production management for (released in theaters in India on July 6) yay! That…"
Jul 28, 2018
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Jul 26, 2018
Vn replied to Darlene Hunt's discussion My first piece here
"Hi Darlene. Welcome and great start! Its quite simple and easy to hear and as Bob says you have found a way to keep the changes flowing through the piece. Keep on writing! :)"
Jul 26, 2018
Vn replied to Vn's discussion Patxi's Ghost
"Thanks Emily & Ingo! Im enjoying thinking about blending story, sounds and orchestral music to create interesting auralscapes. "
Jul 23, 2018
Vn replied to Darlene Hunt's discussion Hey,
"Welcome Darlene! "
Jul 23, 2018
Vn commented on Brian Joch's photo

Studio Beginnings

"Nice! Thanks for posting. I have been contemplating switching to Reaper (from Cakewalk Sonar Platinum). Do u do a lot of midi recording and editing - how is that part of reaper?"
Jul 23, 2018
Emily Bond replied to Vn's discussion Patxi's Ghost
"Wow, this is really, really good!  I love a musical composition comprised of many textures and "sweeps" like this.  And the production is really great.  Love your stuff!"
Jul 22, 2018
Vn replied to Vn's discussion Patxi's Ghost
"Thanks, Bob, Kjell & Lawrence for listening and ur comments! I can always yank out the score from my DAW for the melody tracks :) (i play by ear and can't read or write music, unfortunately) Vn"
Jul 15, 2018
Lawrence Aurich replied to Vn's discussion Patxi's Ghost
"Very spooky.  I'd like to see the score for this one, (kidding)."
Jul 15, 2018
Bob Morabito replied to Vn's discussion Patxi's Ghost
"Very evocative, and mysterious--the eerie other worldly sounds paint a very convincing and enjoyable journey for the listener. Im drawn into this world and enjoyed it immensely. Very well done! I originally envisioned this as a short story in…"
Jul 15, 2018
Kjell Prytz replied to Vn's discussion Patxi's Ghost
"Very well done. Intelligent and emotional music. Although being cinematic, it certainly doesn't need a movie, it creates its own images and exactly those you depicted. Congrats to you Kjell"
Jul 13, 2018
Vn replied to Vn's discussion Patxi's Ghost
"true I could do that. I originally envisioned this as a short story in virtual reality where the viewer can jump to diff vantage points within the hall to get a feel of the music from diff places while watching other subtle cues of the spirit.…"
Jul 13, 2018

Profile Information

What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Film, Multimedia
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Orchestral and Film Music
Is music your main income source?
Sort Of - Music Related
Where do you live?
Campbell, California, USA
About Me (Must include at least one paragraph of biographical information about you as a composer) - blank or minimal answers on this line will cause your request to be rejected. Include a link to your website if you have one.
I have been a hobby musician and composer, mostly self taught since high school. I played the keyboards as part of my school and college band (classic rock). I have been working in the video games industry for over 25 years (Capcom, EA etc). I started my own company in 2010 where we build games and movies for kids and families (Gamaya Inc.) I have written music for video games and we recently completed an animated feature film based on Indian Mythology for which I wrote the sound track and 2 songs. I mostly write orchestral/hybrid music. I work with Cakewalk Sonar Platinum and a slew of Kontakt based VSTs (Spitfire, Project Sam, Orchestral Tools and Best Service).

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At 8:03am on January 16, 2018, Gav Brown said…

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