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composer of aveyond back from the dead!

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Hey all! Here is my latest blog entry! The blog can be found at http://walzmusic.com/blog/. Oh and the Walz Music website has been updated with new projects! www.walzmusic.com. XOXO.

 

UM my poor abandoned blog! I have been so busy in the last year. I teamed up with some very talented folks: Greg Rahn (composed for Broderbund and even did Carmen Sandiego OMG!!!), Barry Dowsett and Kevin Tone from Soundrangers (one worked for Microsoft and one has won prestigious awards), and Jesse Holt (audio designer for Game House for 10 years!) Not only are they talented, they are my friends. We’ve been running all the audio presentations at Casual Connect and Gamesauce for the last few years. We decided to start a new company, the Game Audio Alliance. We each have 10+ years in the game audio industry, so we are quite the force of complimentary skills! www.gameaudioalliance.com

 

What else? I’ve been doing a lot of Facebook games… Mesmo, Mean Hamster, GSN… Those games are very addictive! OH and I did a bunch of 8-bit music for a game called Pixel Whirled. It is like Space Invaders, except you can flip the screen over… so you have to play two levels at once! I also did some voiceover work, which is always great fun.

 

I’m trying hard to release a new single and album for nR Element, my eurodance project… and my pal Eva Maass was hired to sing for Disko Warp Records’ release of “Butterfly,” a cover of the Dance Dance Revolution song by Smile-dk. I recorded and produced the vocals. Pete made the beats sound sick, and remixers did awesome jobs.

 

I’m also trying to release an OST for Aveyond 1. Oh speaking of Aveyond, I finished the last tracks for the final installation coming out this winter… kinda sad, but I am so proud to have done all the tracks for the series… it is like 100 songs in all throughout the years.

 

I am now a board member of the chorus I sing with, GGMC. I’m proud to be more official now. OH and this last concert, I sang the solo of “Kalinka” which is a Russian folk song that was used for TETRIS!!! How fitting.

 

I have big plans and am trying to get unburied… I have certainly bit off more than I can chew! But the fire is still lit and I never ever get sick of making music. It is my life’s passion. Thanks for all of you who follow me and give me strength and feedback. I love you all! XOXO. Talk to you soon, lonely blog and abandoned fans!

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OMG you finished the music for TDP!!! That's so awesome, can't wait to hear what you have in store for us (the only person more awesome than you is Uematsu XD). And that's really cool of Eva to produce the Butterfly remix. That song has been one of my favourite dance music since I first heard it at the age of 11 :)

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YEP there are some good tracks on TDP!!! Even a little head nod to YDF... you'll see! Aww what a huge compliment, since I also very much respect Uematsu. Yes Eva and team did a great job with Butterfly. It is a must have for Dance Dance fans!

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Weeeeeeeee!!!!! *Ahem* That was the only way to release the huge block of excitement that was building up inside. It's both wonderful and kinda sad to think that [d]Aveyond[/d] [d]Aveyond 3[/d] *is confused* has come to the last chapter. *Speaking out of complete lack of knowledge as to whether Amanda wants to make an Aveyond 4* But it's awesome to know you finished composing all the tracks! Can't wait :D

Thanks loads for the update Aaron. ^^ December's almost here! *squirms in excitement* x3

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Thanks everyone! Oh and for those who don't know, the singer on the new remix (Eva Maass) is the flute player for all of Aveyond. She is also the singer on several Aveyond tracks (Dragon Flight and Ice Queen from Av2 for example.) Plus if you have the Aveyond 3 Voice Packs... she is the voice of Lydia :-)

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Interesting!The flute is a wonderful instrument,still!it's always used widely,and most of stories,games,cartoons have it in them as a powerful item.

As a short example - Secret Saturdays - Flute of Gilgamesh.And Mr. Aaron,do you think you can provide me with a picture of the orchestra?

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I actually love the music in the Aveyond Series but you wrote

 

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Oh speaking of Aveyond, I finished the last tracks for the final installation coming out this winter… kinda sad, but I am so proud to have done all the tracks for the series… it is like 100 songs in all throughout the years.

 

Does this mean you will not do the songs for the next Aveyond or does it mean the end of the series.

 

Will be sad either way

 

 

I love the battle boss music with the snow queen the most.

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Hey! Love your music. Of course a lot of people tell you that. Heh. But I really do. It's amazing how many you've done. Me, I usually think of 20-second bits of melody then I'm lost. Haha! (Though there are a few that made it into a full song.)

 

Carmen Sandiego! Wow. I remember playing that as a kid in DOS. Haha.

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I'm so happy you will keep up with making music for games here. :D

I, myself, liked the Aveyond RQ music pack very much.

Especially Veldahre(or whatever, where the big school is!) It's just so good.

I hope that aveyond will be continued, and i hope that if it does, you will be there to make wonderful music!

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