22 January 2018

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Non-Music Software That Keeps My Composing Career Running Smoothly

Here are 7 apps I use every single day that don’t actually produce any sound, but keep me productive and […]

05 June 2017

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Artists

There is a great video of Andrew Price giving a presentation at the 2016 Blender Conference in Amsterdam. It’s long […]

15 May 2017

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A Few Thoughts on Temp Music

Photo by BissForBabbPhoto. Temp music is short for “temporary music”. It’s music that the editor uses as a placeholder before […]

17 April 2017

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How To Get Side Projects Done

Photo by Mark Gunn One of the blessings and curses of being a creative person is that I’m always coming […]

06 March 2017

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Present More Than One Idea

In the beginning stages of a project, getting off on the right foot with the client is crucial. One way […]

09 January 2017

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The Easiest Way to Write Is by Forcing Constraints

Photo by clement127 “Writer’s block” is not just for authors. Although I’ve never heard the phrase “composer’s block” before, anyone […]

28 September 2015

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The Only “Right” Method Is The One That Works For You

photo by Paweł Kadysz I’ve been experimenting with MIDI software and DAWs since the mid-1990s. I can still remember my […]

06 October 2014

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Compose Faster By Breaking Up Your Writing Sessions

It seems counterintuitive, but one of the most effective ways I’ve found for writing music quickly is to break my […]

02 September 2014

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Interview with Chris Oatley about Project Arbiter

Project Arbiter director Michael Chance and I were recently interviewed by my good friend Chris Oatley for his podcast. Chris […]

08 April 2013

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Why John Williams Prefers Not To Read Scripts

There’s a great interview with John Williams from all the way back in 1978. He was already insanely successful, having […]

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