Music for Arturia – Analog Lab Play and Inward Universe Soundpacks

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Arturia asked me to create some music to demonstrate the range of a couple of their new soundpacks - and here they are below, along with appearing on their website. Arturia is a music hardware and software company, and these collections of sounds were a real pleasure to use to compose the following tracks: Haruto's …

Haunting, Mournful Horns in Netflix’s The Crown

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Whatever you might think of The Crown, the big-budget Netflix show about the royals of Britain, there’s no denying it’s got a cracking score. In the first season, it fell decidedly within the Zimmer camp. Gregson-Williams' score wouldn’t have been out of place in Inception or Blue Planet. Sweeping strings alongside tasteful synths with a …

Finding Harmony Amidst Chaos: Strategies for Managing Stress in Freelance Media Work

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Welcome to the busy world of media composition, where deadlines and pressure can be overwhelming - but only if you let them. As a composer, I’ve learned valuable techniques to manage stress and find balance. Here I’ll share my journey and reveal strategies that have made a practical impact on my creative process. Get ready …

Some Of The Things I Cannot Say, Right Now

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The thing I find about writing blog posts is that it’s actually quite easy when one has no actual proper deadline type work on but it’s basically impossible when one has a gig or two on the go because one can’t really speak candidly about the behind-the-scenes stuff. It has to be hush-hush for various reasons of confidentiality, but also good sense - don’t shout about it till the fat lady sings and all that. You don’t want to jinx it.