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The Big Move to Cedar Falls, IA!

Back in Sept of this year, my family and I moved from Austin, TX up to Cedar Falls, IA so I could begin working for Scientific Games Interactive. For those not in the know, SGI (https://www.sginteractive.com/) is one of the largest and most…
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A Tense Moment - 48 hour film project

48 hours to make a film?! During the summer, I took part in the 48 Hour Film Project, hosted in Austin, TX. It was a blast! For those not familiar with the festival/contest, teams are given 48 hours to create, write, film, edit and produce…
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Of Love and Sorrow - Main Theme

Here's the main theme to Of Love and Sorrow, a new game being developed and published by Niels Bauer Games. Madsen Studios LLC - an Austin, TX based audio company, was hired to compose the music for the trailer and the game itself. It was really…
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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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Materia: Final Fantasy VII Remixed

It's been a while since I've updated this page! So here goes! I was extremely honored and humbled to be a part of Materia: Final Fantasy VII Remixed. This incredible album which features a staggaring 5+ hours of music by artists/composers/producers/musicians…
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A world....WITHOUT DONUTS?!?!

Terrifying. Truly! Here's a short snippet of music I wrote on spec for a horror film I was bidding on. Liked how it turned out so I thought I'd share it with you all. I hope you enjoy it! And should you need a composer or sound designer,…
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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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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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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…