Vox composer Dan Young sat down with Indie Game HQ to discuss his work in this upcoming adventure game. He discusses what brought him to work with developer Steve Ball, and what influences he’s had in developing music for Vox. In addition, Dan gives IGHQ some technical information on what he uses to produce audio and shares his motivations for what drives him as a composer.
I’ve began making some simple tools to help with my transcriptions and arrangements.
My first application is a command-line tool for creating lead-sheets called chordChart. With chordChart you can create your own chord progression and then output into a neatly spaced .txt file. Any set of chords can easily be transposed into another key for those other instruments.
Gene Ramirez – Guitar
Daniel Young (https://soundcloud.com/teng40z) – Bass
Andrew Piepenbrink – Drums and Percussion
George Boulos – Keyboards, Sax and Vocoder
Theater Mutiny and The Outcome (https://soundcloud.com/theatremutiny) – Vocals on ‘where we come from’ and ‘hipHopSlayer’
Audio Engineer – Daniel Young, Peter W.
In the near future under the guise of creating protection from cyber-terrorism governments, in conjunction with large corporations, have locked down internet access by requiring all users to have costly, highly controlled and monitored identities. This has effectively restricted digital information to only those who are willing to give up their privacy and are privileged enough to be able to afford it. A small, loosely knit group of hackers known as the “Unavowed” has sworn to fight this cyber-political bullying by reclaiming the servers and returning information access to all.
Unavowed is a timed puzzle game in which the player takes the role of a computer hacker attempting to gain control of computer servers spread across the game world. To do this, they will utilize viruses and other nefarious programs to hack into, and take control of government heldservers in order to return free access of information for everyone in the world.
On this project I provided music, UI and explosion sfx.
Here is a recording of one of my jazz compositions ‘Phonotoaster’ performed on KCSB.
matt c. – tenor
dylan j. – vibes
jon n. – drums
dan y. – keys
erik w. – bass
cody k. – guitar
This film is a Charlie Chaplin tribute of modern times that was screened May 25th at the 2012 Reel-Loud Film Festival. It was shot in 16mm and later transferred to a digital format. I performed the score live with help from the band the Givers and Takers. Later in the summer of 2012, I rerecorded a solo piano score for the film that can be seen here.