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Brian Effinger – Mordekaiser

Slappin’ da bass, mon. This one is a really comfortable BPM for me to add in tons of little flairs and fills. Really digging the riffs in this one too, Brian is a pretty sick guitar player.

I actually worked with Brian Effinger at Neversoft for a couple years, and he’s a really cool dude. We had a lot of pretty awesome late-night Left 4 Dead sessions. He wrote this to compete in a community-based League of Legends contest which is pretty sweet.

“Each winner and up to four band members will receive 2800 RP for their musical mastery”

YES!

haha.

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Nathan Matthew David – Disarming

Another great piece by Nathan Matthew David.

I really enjoyed working on this one. Lots of room for fills and energy. Definitely don’t want to get too crazy and drown out the mood. This was one of those tracks where there were so many possibilities and such a great piece, that it was hard to decide on which drum parts to go for and when to switch from one to the other.

In the beginning I opened with a double floor tom build-up to a flam to really explode into the big open beat which leaves open a lot of breathing room for the tremelo on the guitars to really show in between snare accents, and I think it sounds great.

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You can check Nate’s IMDB profile or his website at http://nathanmatthewdavid.com.

haha, it’s all about the 16th tom fills with the syncopated double kick to pierce through the mix like a machine gun.

ruh-duh-guh-duh-guh-duh anyone?

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Nathan Matthew David – Metatronic

Nathan has been a pretty close friend of mine for a while now, and it’s always a pleasure to work on compositions of his. I hold a lot of respect for him considering the type of approach he takes with keeping the big-picture in mind at all times.

Most of his work is done scoring films ranging from independent to full-length features.

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You can check out his IMDB profile or his website at http://nathanmatthewdavid.com.

This piece was a bit challenging to find a straight-forward rhythm that wouldn’t sound too busy, but still had a drive.

With the song being at a slower tempo and in 6/4, and after toying around with the snare accents on the “3” and “6”, I/we found that placing them on the and of “2” and on the downbeat of “4” and “6” worked a lot better. Even though it ended up being a simple track, it was really fun and easy to get into.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zos79eKe2SA


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Hey everyone.

I’ve started this site as an outlet for original recordings and compositions I’ve made over the years.  I also like to rant about random stuff or talk about video games, drumming, and music.

Enjoy,
andy