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Just for fun!

I stumbled across a cute (but silent) video on Vimeo the other day and thought it could really use some sound. So I reached out to the creators, Herzblut & Bock, and asked if they'd mind me adding in music and sound design. They kindly agreed…
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Six Tips for Hiring a Live Musician

Looking for some tips for hiring a live musician? I can help! I'm lucky enough to get hired to play saxophone and/or piano quite often for clients. It's a great way to keep my reading/playing chops up, earn a few extra bucks and get involved…
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Story Kasina

I had the pleasure of working with The Very Quiet Studio on an album, Story Kasina, which features a story using some of my original music. This CD is a collection of original stories which are read while music and/or sound design accompany…
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You'll never know....

.... if you never ask. A good friend of mine says that ALL of the time and she's right! We freelancers can sometimes forget that! Especially when we're feeling the pressure to win a gig. While talking with a client about a contract today,…
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Ninjatown's "Death" Sounds

Several years ago, I had the pleasure of composing music, producing sound effects and creating voice overs for a cute game called Ninjatown: Trees of Doom! (Go get it, it's FREE!) My wife was kind enough to play the ninja. You don't really die…
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It matters...

I recently landed a new audio project, which is always a good thing! But what's most interesting about this particular situation is the client talked to me about WHY I was picked, especially considering that some of the other candidates had…
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Solo Saxophone

Here's a quick snippet of some solo saxophone I did for a client. I can't share the backing track but I thought the horn by itself sounded pretty nice. Happy Thursday! I'm available for any saxophone or piano recordings you may need,…
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Too Fat to Fly...

A few years ago Madsen Studios LLC was thrilled to provide original music for this cute game featuring Jay and Silent Bob. Are YOU too fat to fly?! :P Check out the in-game video below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKQShXZziq0 Bio: Nate…
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Notice anything?

I snapped this pic in the lobby of the Hotel Zetta (cool place!) while attending this year's GDC in San Francisco. Notice anything interesting about the pic?