[CLOSED] Composer wanted for point ‘n click adventure (Profit Share)

17 Oct

If you are a composer and if you want to break into the games market, this is your chance. Small indie adventure developer team (with members in South America, USA and Germany) is looking for an additional composer, who is able to compose in a light, moody, cinematic style.ย  The team had a small successful kickstarter, but – as it is often the case with Indies – has to seriously watch their expenses at this point, so there is no frontend money but profit share. As usual for games, you should not be member of a collecting society.


Send your application with a LINK (not the actual file) to a demo song, ideally a modern sounding, moody, cinematic peace with piano to me.ย  I will bundle the applications and forward them with my opinion, as I will also help with the soundtrack myself. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope to work with you soon…

[ UPDATE ] Thanks everyone, a composer was chosen. ๐Ÿ™‚

Nice article about modulation, looking at the example “Braveheart”

23 Jul

Check out this nice article:

What James Hornerโ€™s Score to Braveheart Teaches Us About Modulation:

[closed]1 fast horror track (1.5-2 min) needed for a student horror game

2 Jul

The music needs to be fast-paced (a girl is being chased by a monster).

From the adrenalin a bit like this?

But Horror. This was also mentioned:

It’s a student game, they can only offer eternal gratitude and worthwhile contacts, no money.ย  Deadline is end of July (with some buffer).

Please contact me if you are interested, with LINKS to any horror reference you might have, please no attachments. I will pick the winner this time. ๐Ÿ˜€

[closed] Nonpaid: Composer for Xbox Scifi Racer

4 Jun

Hey guys, a few German students are making a high speed scifi racer for PC & Xbox, and asked me to ask around for audio help. They need a few sounds and maybe some music (upbeat electronic). There is also a slight chance that it might get released together with a big partner, who knows. Deadline is beginning of July.

If you are interested, contact me in the next days… With your email address and maybe a LINK to your website or music references… In a few days I will hand over a list and wish everyone good luck. ๐Ÿ™‚

A wonderful source of orchestration learning material

15 Apr

I stumbled upon this wonderful range of detailed learning material about orchestration. It’s from Stevens Institute of Technology, by Instructor Andy Brick. Click the link and check all those Supporting Materials links on the right hand side.


What is really special about this is the amount of short instruction videos linked from the texts… This can be really helpful for those of you wanting to learn more about orchestration and the orchestra in general.


Contemporary Violin Techniques By Michael Vincent

6 Apr

Interesting script about not so ordinary string techniques… Might be a good read for you if you are writing for orchestra…


How to Record Sound Effects by Dave Lukezic of Sound Ideas

28 Mar

Check out this video:

How to Record Sound Effects by Dave Lukezic of Sound Ideas


4 free VST instruments by Spitfire

30 Dec

Spitfire gives away 4 small VST instruments, just asking for a voluntary donation to charity. These are:

Toy Piano

Felt Piano (a muted piano)

Jazz Vibraphone

Dry Dulcimer (very good)

Useful or not, decide for yourself. The Dulcimer is a very cool patch I think, and the overall quality is of course top as Spitfire does professional hi end stuff, it’s a charming British company with a good sense of humour and taste… Check out their stuff…

NOTE: You need a full version of Kontakt, but if you don’t have that, you should stand in the corner for a while anyway.

[Closed] Composer Job – Podcast Music for “ZwOnic Youth”

11 Nov

A new podcast, connected to the major German Games Blog Zockwork Orange, #3 of Games Blog Charts, needs some music. The podcast is called ZwOnic Youth and is hosted by two young brothers (12 and 14). ๐Ÿ˜€

This is unpaid. They need about 15 seconds.

They are rather open for suggestions. 8-Bit sound might be interesting, but not necessarily. But it should be unique, recognisable and interesting.

You can contact Kristin of Zockwork Orange directly, please no attachments, if you need to send demo songs, send Dropbox links. She will decide who gets the job. Here is her email: [THIS IS CLOSED]ย  Good luck!

Very nice Orchestra Tips page

5 Oct


Robin provides a tip a day about composing for orchestra and everything around it.