Saturday, January 07, 2023

Happy 2023 and a new song!

 Hi again folks,

first of all: Happy New Year to you all!! 

Oh God...Another year has passed... but I guess that's always good :) So long 2022, and welcome 2023! Yes, I know: the World has gone completely nuts during 2022, hasn't it? But hey, there's always space for hope, right? So let's wish this brand new 2023 brings some sense and good stuff.

So... here is my little contribution to that! "The Fighter Pilot Podcast" has decided to jump from the audio realm to full video glory on YouTube, and the guys needed a new theme for the show. So here it goes: this new song is call "Firewall":


The song started as a 10 sec hard-rock jingle as requested by the team. But I thought it was a pity to leave it like that, so I created a longer version of it that might be considered as a song. It has a "80's guitar hero" intro section which evolves into a hard-rock theme similar to the ones you probably associate now with the show.

Here you can watch the video where it has been used for first time:

As always, I've also uploaded the audio version:

Hope you like it! :)


Friday, June 17, 2022

Dominant Fury

 Hi again,

well... here goes another song: "Dominant Fury" is a 3 min long cinematic orchestral song. It features a calm first half section and an epic second half. It has some Middle East flavor, as it was created to be used in the premiere of the Digital Combat Simulator Campaign "Raven One: Dominant Fury", which takes place in that part of the World. 

The campaign was created by Baltic Dragon and is based on the book trilogy "Raven One" by Kevin Miller. This new campaign is a prequel of the successful DCS "Raven One" campaign, also by Baltic Dragon. 

Baltic Dragon provided some guidelines about what kind of song he had in mind and gave me feedback during the creation process of the song. This is the result:

This is the audio version:


The song was featured for the first time on this preview video of the "Raven One: Dominant Fury" campaign:

 It also appears at the end of Air Combat Sim Podcast Ep. 30, where the campaign was previewed:  


Days later the official trailer of the campaign was released, featuring the whole song:


 It also appeared in the campaign's quick guide video:

Hope you like it :)

Kindest regards

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Talk To Me, Goose!

 Hi again,

yep, I know, I know... I just released a new song. But here goes a new one!

"Top Gun: Maverick", the sequel of the movie "Top Gun", has been premiered a few days ago and it's going to be available for the general public in a few weeks.

Being the original movie an icon of the 80s, and the premiere of "Maverick" having being delayed for two years due the COVID-19 pandemic the hype has been pretty high about this one.

The Fighter Pilot Podcast is going to release a series focusing in the US Navy Top Gun weapon school, and they needed a song to fit the theme. After some demos I decided to do a partial cover of the original Top Gun Anthem, changing it a bit, most notably adding a new original section at the end (which can't be heard in the version used in the podcast).

Here it goes, I hope you like it :)

Best regards

Monday, May 09, 2022

Out of the drawer now!

Hi again folks, 

I'm not sure about you, but whenever I have an idea for a new song I record it. Even if it's just a guitar riff, or something I've come up with while noddling with the keyboard, I record it with my DAW or whatever is at hand (my cellphone, for example). This way if I need to create a new song for a project I don't need to start from scratch. I just have to search among these demos that suits what I need and use it as starting point. 

From time to time I like to navigate through my hard disk, checking all these demos. Just for the fun of it. I have a pretty bad memory, so it's not unusual for me to find something there and say: hey, thats sounds cool! 

That's exactly what happened last week. I found an almost finished song I created last summer (July 2021) for a project which is not finished yet. It mixes orchestral and metal sounds to get an epic result (hopefully). I decided it was time to give it a final touch and release it. So here it is. Well, in fact I've made it available both YouTube and BandCamp. Hope you like it. 



Sunday, January 16, 2022

Happy new 2022 and a new song!

 Hi again folks!

so, 2021 has passed and we have a brand new year to waste. And with it comes a new song! The Fighter Pilot Podcast requested a new song to be used as theme for the whole 2022 year. Once again it had to be a metal song, so that is what I created!

The final version wasn't the usual song though. It had been created to be easily editable by the podcast production team so it could be cut or looped to created the bumper of each episode depending on the needed lenght. Thus it had a long 45 sec loopable intro, followed by two different sections separated by a few seconds so the trails of the first one didn't overlap the second section and they could be used independently or merged, depending on the needs.

Once finished I created this edited version which you may consider a "normal" song. Anyway, here it is:

Hope you like it. As always, take care out there and see you here again soon!