XCOM 2: War of the Chosen – Tactical Legacy Pack

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.


Tempest Analog Kick Synthesis

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!

Tempest 808 Kick Tutorial

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.

Check it on YouTube here!


Very excited to announce that today I begin my first day as a full time sound designer for Firaxis Games!  It’s an honor to be part of the company that has a long history of making critically acclaimed strategy games like Civilization and XCOM, and I’m eager to begin contributing to their legacy.  I’ll miss all my friends and team mates at inMusic Brands, but I know they’ll make me proud with the release of the Alesis Strike and I can’t wait for people to finally hear all the new sounds and kits I’ve made!

Alesis Strike

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.