Crunk Knight

The Kickstart Documentary continues!

I’ll be doing like… 5 interviews this week – I’ll try to post all of them here.

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But let’s get to the new music!

Crunk Knight

You can download this in uncompressed format here! Download comes with parts on their own!

This piece was for the first week of a new series “Iron Composer”, a competition with a secret ingredient. The first week’s ingredient was “Crumhorn” – that’s the nasal-sounding honking thing. The crumhorn peaked in the medieval era… and then it fell into decline. It has a cutting sound, but I think it was replaced by instruments with a larger range. Because an octave and a half is… difficult.

The Project

The Kickstarter project for the documentary is coming along! Over $2000 pledged by 50 people! (That is $40 on average) But I’d like to see a lot more people help out on this. It should be really cool. I’m super interested to know what I’m doing for sure!

I recommend the $5 level today… Come one, FIVE BUCKS!? That’s like… not all that much – and you get to be a part of awesome. :-)

Take a look at all the cool stuff you can get if you pledge more than $5!

My Studio

I did an AMA at Reddit yesterday.
“AR15Hunter” asked if I had any photos of my studio… I didn’t, so I took one!

Clearly visible in this photo:

  • Mackie HR248mk2 Studio Monitors (on stands)
  • TCL 50″ 4k Monitor
  • Drobo Mini filled with SSDs (behind the monitor on the right)
  • Mac Pro (behind the monitor on the left)
  • Tin of Altoids
  • Cards promoting the current Kickstarter for a documentary on me
  • Focusrite Scarlet 2i2 audio interface (under the monitor on the far right)
  • Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad
  • Apple Magic Mouse
  • Ikea Desk
  • Logitech camera
  • Sunglasses
  • M-Audio Axiom61 MIDI controller
  • Technics P50 Digital Piano
  • Business card for Carmine Street Comics
  • Aluminum diamond plate power strip.
  • M-Audio USB to MIDI converter
  • Dell 28″ 4k monitor
  • Chair
  • Small uninterruptible power supply
  • Book: Animals of the Ocean | In Particular the Giant Squid
  • The Outside World (beyond window)
  • Rug
  • Shoes
  • Cable Modem
  • Philips Hue base station

YouTube Audio Library

I’ve been getting a lot of people asking for YouTube channel themes… there is a wonderful resource for this; The YouTube Audio Library.

Go there. Download music. Do you need to credit the music? Nope! Need to worry about ContentID? Nope! It is a really cool deal.

Also, there are 10 pieces of my music which are there exclusively! So, check those out too (search for “Kevin”).

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IN other news… AMA starts tonight at 8pm Eastern.

It Came from the Archives!!*

October (aka Halloween month) rolls on, and here are some selections from years past you may not know about!

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Sure, its been done; because it works. Know who wrote this one? I sure don’t. If it was Bach, he was probably very young at the time.
Bach or no Bach, here’s the classic: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor!

Want to hear a piece of organ music that was certainly written by Bach? I give you the masterfully crafted Chromatic Fantasia (BWV 930)!

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Need some spookiness for the background?
Try these!

Very Low Note
Long note One
Political Action Ad

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And some other-purpose pieces!

Zombie Chase
Zombie Hoodoo
Inner Sanctum
Ghost Processional

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* For best results, read headline in a spooky voice.

The Escalation

This is a workhorse track for your suspense-type scenes.

There are just a couple of melodic notes in this. The description says they are played on Basses; This is true. It is just really high and in harmonics, so it sounds like a sort of… hollow howling wind instrument. Other than that – build build build… and end! When cutting this in your own videos, just chop as much off the front end as you need.

You can download this in uncompressed format here!