Excited to announce that I did sound design and composed a lot of the music in the new synth heavy soundtrack to XCOM 2: War of the Chosen – Tactical Legacy Pack DLC! This was a blast to work on and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. My audio lead Chris D’Ambrosio and I go way way back creating electronic music, and it was exciting to team up once again on a project like this.
My band Big Time Kill released our first full length album! I’m the songwriter, producer, mixer, and mastering engineer, so to say this release is very personal is an understatement. It’s available pay-what-you-want on our Bandcamp! https://bigtimekill.bandcamp.com/album/shock-and-awe
Very happy to announce that XCOM 2 expansion War of the Chosen is now available. This is the first game I’ve worked on at Firaxis and I provided a lot of sound design for the Templars, Warlock, ambience, and a bunch more! Honored to be part of Firaxis and such a great team.
I’ve been using the Tempest for a lot of sound design and music work lately and really loving it. While it’s a fantastic instrument, it can be a bit daunting if you aren’t familiar with drum synthesis techniques, so I created this two part tutorial video to help people familiarize themselves with analog kick synthesis. Check it out!
I recently picked up a DSI Tempest drum machine and I’ve been loving the thing to death so far. One odd thing I’ve noticed is there seems to be some misinformation floating around that the Tempest can’t generate good kicks though, so I decided to create this tutorial where I replicate a classic 808 kick sound using the Tempest’s self resonating filter.
Happy to announce that over the past year I’ve been working as the Senior Sound Designer for the upcoming Alesis Strike drum kit! The Strike kit made it’s debut at NAMM 2016 and will ship with 1000+ instruments and 100 kits.
More details and audio demos to come soon, but for now you can read up on the specs at the Alesis website.
For the last two years I’ve been working with Providence based rapper B. Dolan on his third full length album Kill The Wolf. The album was in development for five years and features over 30 collaborators including Aesop Rock, Buck 65, Dave Lamb of Brown Bird, and Kathleen Stubelek of Circle Takes the Square.
I’m very proud to have contributed guitar, synth, and programming to many of the tracks on this powerhouse of an album. Some of my favorite contributions include the Moog lead on the chorus of “Stay Inspired” and the fuzzed out gritty guitar featured in “Graffiti Busters”.
The album really speaks for itself, so check it out below.