Announcing – Dungeons and Decibels!

I play Dungeons and Dragons! I’m a Level 7 cleric and have been on some awesome campaigns over the years.

So, when I had the opportunity to contribute music for Billy Coldwell’s new Dungeons and Decibels app (just launched in the App store), I leapt at it.

My brief was three 3 minute loops for ‘Exploration – Exciting’ which required music for ‘General exploration underscore, needs to have a bit more energy, like on the edge of discovering something wondrous or surprising.’ So I created some ambient textures, with a few sound design features, and built it as if from a tool kit, placing the features in like a collage.

But then, just at the last minute, I flung in a quick combat battle track. Writing it was tricky – the music had to have relentless energy and big orchestration for at least 4 minutes before looping. I actually found it exhausting to write, every bar had to be just packed with rhythm and drive.

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Feeling proud that my track was used for its promotional video, which begins with the pitfalls of using the wrong music, followed by a re-run if the new Dungeons and Decibels app had been to hand!