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Wrapping up Empyrea Vids

I posted the thrilling* conclusion to the Empyrea series last week, so check that out below if you are so inclined.   The piece I selected as the final subject was called AthanorLower, which was a companion piece to – can you guess? – AthanorUpper!  It’s fun to be given these little mini-assignments inside of…


Still Going…

Haven’t gotten to finalize the next video yet, but I’m working on it – should be end of this week.   If only someone would have told me kids eat up a lot of time.  (-;   n


An Embarrassment of Somethings

In case you missed it, I posted a second Session Study for Wizard 101’s new level Empyrea, this time looking at some action music and some of the things I’m thinking about while writing it.  I’m really having a good time seeing the reactions to these videos so keep the comments and questions coming. I…


More Somethings

Something #1 In case you missed it, I released the first in what will become a series exploring my composition process on YT.  If you’re even remotely interested (and if not, why are you here?-) go check that out and be sure to leave a comment there (or here) on what you liked and didn’t…


Time to Announce Something!

A couple things actually.  (I know, I know: “Slow down, Nelson!  We can’t take this breakneck pace of information!”) Firstly:  the new Wizard 101 world has been teased announced released for testing released!  That’s right: as we speak, the new world EMPYREA is available to play from Kings Isle.  This also means this entire world’s music is on…


Things are coming!

Just wanted to check in soon to let you know about a couple things:   First off, I was – ahem – googling my name (for a completely noble and not narcissistic reason) and found a new fan work I was not previously aware of:     User Texadon the Blue Kitty (I suspect that…


Hi Strangers!

I hate when people come back online after a longish absence and go on and on about why that happened and promises to do better in the future.  However:   My wife and I had a daughter on Dec. 8, 2016!  It’s been as chaotic and exhausting and powerful as you’d expect.  As I type…


Transcriptions of Vexx

I’ve mentioned before how many listeners email me looking for sheet music for games I’ve written music for, and I just don’t have time to provide it all.  I usually write music directly into Pro Tools, so unfortunately there’s no book lying around of all the things I’ve composed.  Sometimes if I’m having live musicians…


I’m Still Alive!

Just stopped in to say I’m still alive!  Summer’s been busy so far with lots of house chores:  painting some rooms, (re)painting the deck, fixing some plumbing issues…  it eats up social media time in a hurry.   I’m still composing though!  The latest (and long-awaited) Pirate 101 update is now on the test realm, complete…


Academics

I’ve taught a Pro Tools: Editing and Mixing class at Cincinnati State for a few years now, and it really gets me thinking about how people approach audio.  Each of my students learns and thinks a little differently, and so I find myself constantly approaching a subject from a different angle…  which is great!  It…