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The soundtrack to Hero Defense has grown as more levels and content gets added in. To hear the whole soundtrack in its current form click here!. This has been a really fun iPhone game to work on and I hope you enjoy the soundtrack. I’m working on several other projects right now but still have room to take on more work!

Happy New Year! (Better late than never…) Madsen Studios LLC has been completely redesigned and I’m in the process of writing a whole slew of new music. In the coming months I’ll also be releasing a library of music that can be licensed out, which helps keep costs and production times down for teams with smaller budgets. Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth was kind enough to feature me in The Art & Science of Games issue of Imagine. Finally, I’m taking on more work so if you have a need or know someone that does please contact me!

My friend and fellow composer-sound designer Angelo Panetta was kind enough to feature my article 3 Common Mistakes Young Sound Designers Make – Part 1 This is the first entry of a three part series. Check it out if you have some spare time!

I’m happy to announce the release of Hero Defense, a new iPhone game for which I composed the project’s music as well as the sound design. The game is being published by Brilliant Worlds. If you have an iPhone or iPod touch, then you really should check this fun game out! You can hear a two of the tracks by clicking the link below!

My alma mater, Oklahoma Baptist University, wrote up a nice article about what I do and the projects I’ve worked on. You can check the article out here!

I just finished up giving a series of lectures at Oklahoma Baptist University discussing working as a professional composer-sound designer and networking. It was a blast! I’m talking with a few other universities about speaking on their campuses as well. If you’re interested in having me come speak at your school or company, just email me and we’ll work out the details!

The second book that features me as a composer is out! Aaron Marks’ The Complete Guide to Game Audio is available on Amazon and other retailers. I have a profile, headshot and several works featured on the companion DVD. This is the first book I read before I started my career as a composer-sound designer and has been my top recommendation to anyone who asks me “Where do I start?” or “How do I make it in this industry?”

Check it out here: The Complete Guide to Game Audio by Aaron Marks

The first book that features me as a composer is out! Game Development Essentials: Game Audio Development by Aaron Marks and Jeannie Novak is available on Amazon and other retailers. I have two quotes, a profile, headshot and several works featured on the companion DVD. It’s a great book that covers all kinds of info vital to young(er) composers/sound designers wanting to work in the video game industry. Check it out here:

Game Audio Development by Aaron Marks and Jeannie Novak

Madsen Studios has a new look! Also, it’s been a very busy time as I was one of three selected to take part in the very first Iron Composer contest held at Austin GDC. I took first place!I’ve also been busy in the book world, being a featured composer in two books on audio production being published this Fall as well as writing chapters for two books on game audio production which will be published soon. Finally, I’m still active in the video game realm, working on Jumpgate Evolution, LEGO Universe as well as several other unannounced titles. More info to come soon!