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Mellow Birds & Update

It's been too long since I've done an update! So here goes! Glass Bottom Games' newest project, SkateBird, got a nice write up in Wireframe, Issue 11. The author was kind enough to include a little blurb about the music! SkateBird…
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Titanfall: Assault Announced!

Major update! I'm very pleased to announce that I've been helping out as a sound designer on the next Titanfall game for mobile called Titanfall: Assault. Working with Particle City has been a fantastic experience and I'm so excited for the…
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It's time for a divorce....

It's not you, it's me. It's time for a divorce... from your work. If you're a freelancing or hired audio professional, that is. Too many times I've seen audio professionals, as well as folks in other disciplines, grow too attached to their…
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Surviving Unemployment

This post is going to talk about an unpleasant topic: unemployment. Better yet, how to survive unemployment. I've gone through this ugly phase twice in my life so far but both situations were very different from each other. The first time I…
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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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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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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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Impressed?

So often freelancers worry about trying to get clients. Trying to impress them with demo reels, quick responses, shiny websites and their overall professional approach. There's nothing wrong with that but many forget that clients also need to…
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Are you letting others in?

A good friend and colleague of mine recently talked about the realization of not letting others in on some of his projects. He expressed how limiting it was to try and do everything by himself. Limiting to his passion and creativity on the project.…
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Don't Just Compose, LISTEN!

Being the New Year I’m going to try and be more active with my blog. But with most NY resolutions (looks at ununsed dumbbells on studio floor) we’ll see how long I keep this up. :) My approach is going to be somewhat concise, easy-to-read…