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Life as a Freelance Musician Part 13: Boring Stuff! Billing and Accounting

Accounting and Billing is not the most fun part of being a freelancer but it’s kind of important if you want to keep being a freelancer who lives in a house and has food. We’ll try to keep it from getting too boring.

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The only legit accounting system for a hardcore chiptune artist.
The only legit accounting system for a hardcore chiptune artist.

Some developers will come to you with a completely defined list of audio assets they need for their game, but more often developers really don’t know what they need. This is especially true of sound effects. They often don’t really know what their game will need as far as sound goes. Some might even expect you to play the game and come up with that. What do you do in this situation?

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Music Stuff: Compression For Beginners

Compression is one of the harder concepts to grasp when it comes to music production. When I was first learning, I found it an overwhelming to go through so many tutorials that either didn’t show practical use of compression or didn’t explain why you’d do it. So we’re going to start from the very begining and keep moving onward from there.

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MegaRan, Dj CUTMAN and Grimecraft Live at the PhilaMOCA on Friday January 10th, Post MAGfest Adventure Tour Poster

Two Dj CUTMAN shows in Philly this weekend with MegaRan and Grimecraft

MegaRan-Dj-CUTMAN-PhilaMOCA-1-10-14I’ll be playing two awesome shows this weekend in Philly.

Friday, January 10th
First is the PhilaMOCA, a legendary venue  owned by Diplo. Grimecraft Mega Ran and I will be throwing down video game beats from 8:00PM til midnight. It’s going to be awesome.  [BUY TICKETS]

Saturday, January 11th
Mega Ran and I will be joining the 8static lineup with Cheap Dinosaurs and Auxcide to bring a killer show of original Chiptune music. [BUY TICKETS]

Check out this clip from MAGFest:

MegaRan Dj CUTMAN and Grimecraft Live at the PhilaMOCA on January 10th 2014 - Post MAGFest Adventure Tour

 

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ABSRDST – Boss Beats, a Mega Man EDM concept album

ABSRDST - Boss Beats album coverIt’s finally here, nearly a year of work culminates in the last GameChops release for the year. It’s from ABSRDST, who was a featured artist on Grimecraft’s POKÉP a few weeks back. BOSS BEATS is a full-length tribute to the Mega Man series by Capcom, a fitting end to the blue bomber’s 25th anniversary year.

ABSRDST (pronounced Absurd-est) reimagines the Mega Man soundtrack in a dazzling display of modern music production. From classic house, to retro chiptune, to futuristic bass music, ABSRDST shows his versatility as a producer while paying tribute to some of the most memorable music from Capcom’s classic series. 

The tracklist includes compositions from Mega Man 2, 9, 10 and X6, originally composed by Takashi Tateishi, Manami Matsumae, Naoto Tanaka and Yu Shimoda. ABSRDST worked closely with Manami Matsumae herself on the remix of her composition. As with all GameChops albums, the songs contained within are covers and all necessary licenses have been obtained.

BOSS BEATS is now available for pre-order for $7:
http://music.gamechops.com/album/boss-beats

About GameChops:

GameChops is a record label founded by performer and producer Dj CUTMAN. It is the first label in the world to focus on producing and licensing Electronic Dance Music (EDM) cover songs from video games. GameChops has been awarded the #1 spot on Bandcamp three times this year.