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A First-Timer’s Guide to the Game Developer’s Conference (GDC) in San Francisco

Hello, readers! My name is Jeremy Lim. I’m from Vancouver, Canada and I write music for video games and films. Every year, thousands of people gather at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco for the Game Developers Conference, or as it’s more affectionately known, GDC. A celebration of video games and a gathering of some of our industry’s brightest minds, GDC is a week of reflection, learning, parties, and friendships both new and old. This...

A Brit and a Broad in Vancouver [Placement]

In the past few years, I've met a lot of really talented people. (You're going to hear me say this a lot.) Today, I'd like to introduce you another one of them, Brian Ceci. If I were a cinematographer, I'd model after him. Every time I see his work, I just want to get up and explore the world. Brilliant storyteller and I'm so pumped to have joined him in the early stages of...

Xfer Serum vs the Virus TI – Supersaw Preset and Comparison

Xfer's Serum has been blowing my mind, and to test its abilities, I put it up against the venerable Virus TI hardware synthesizer. The results? Nothing but gold. Truly, a remarkable software synthesizer that can keep up with the old king - and quite possibly exceed it. Like the sound? I have the Virus TI supersaw preset for Serum out for free! Enjoy!...

I Can’t Sleep (Jeremy Lim’s Sunset Remix) [Original]

This summer's been a great time of learning, and as it comes to a close, I'm winding things down with a sunset-watching, late-night slow jam featuring the ever-talented Anna Toth. Enjoy it? Download a copy on Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon, or Google Play. If you prefer streaming, it's available on Spotify and YouTube as well! For more from Anna Toth Music, stay in touch with her on YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Lyrics I think I...

Review: "Dance Music Manual, 3rd Edition: Tools, Toys, and Techniques" by Rick Sno

“Dance Music Manual, 3rd Edition: Tools, Toys, and Techniques” by Rick Sno [Review]

If you’re new to producing electronic dance music, Rick Sno’s Dance Music Manual [Amazon.com] is a worthwhile (though highly repetitive) guide to getting started fast. For veteran producers, the book covers the gamut and in much detail; while you won’t take away as much as the novices, you’ll likely leave with a few new gems and information gaps filled. The Dance Music Manual is an in-depth, top-to-bottom look at dance music - including music...