PAX 2015 Highlights

PAX is one of my favorite times of year, primarily because up and until recently, it’s where all of my real-life interaction with game industry folks happened, and every year it manages to reinvigorate my love of games and the people that make them. This year was no...
Making a Custom Kontakt Instrument

Making a Custom Kontakt Instrument

Inspired by Junkie XL’s intriguing video series on his studio and film work (especially on Mad Max: Fury Road), I decided to make some custom instruments using Native Instruments’ excellent industry-standard sampler Kontakt (don’t buy it at full price; it and Komplete...

Success is Overrated

For the past several months (years maybe?), I’ve been reading a lot (and attempting to implement) about how to better promote myself and market myself and network and all the weird Silcon-Valley-etc-online-entrepreneur mumbo-jumbo that goes along with that. Some of...

5-10-15-20: The 2015 Edition

Five years ago I looked back on what music had the most significant impact on me at various stages in 5-year intervals of my life, a la Pitchfork’s interview series. Good luck finding the previous post I made on the subject. Here’s an updated version. Age 5: Rumours...