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Recording  James and The Giant Peach at MSR Studios

Recording James and The Giant Peach at MSR Studios

2014 was such a wonderful year for us. Among the many, many wonderful projects, The Chris McDonald Jazz Orchestra’s No Pews Required and two big album releases in Latin music, Oscar d’Leon’s Classicos de Big Band and Ricardo Arjona’s Viaje were especially fun to contribute to. Read the rest of this entry »

GDC 2012

Each year, the GDC in San Francisco offers an incredible array of information, networking opportunities and chances to see friends old and new. GDC 2012 was certainly no different! Since the experience is so overwhelmingly broad, here are just a few highlights from my trip this year.

First off, there were a few stand-out presentations on Game Audio. The game audio community is comprised of some of the finest composers, engineers and sound designers working today and a few of those were on hand to share some experience in a presentation. Read the rest of this entry »

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Music Game Studio makes game play versions of artists songs for games like Rock Band, and we’ve got a brand new look!

The site has individual artist pages for our artists. Each has a photo, bio, links for more information, and of course links to their games! There is also a Video page; an easy to navigate, easy to watch collection of preview videos for all of our games. Come see our work in action, or just relax and listen to some great music.


At age 21, Texas singer, songwriter and guitarist JOHNNY COOPER is already a well-traveled musician. He’s released two albums, 2007’s IGNITION and 2009’s FOLLOW, and performed over 800 shows – averaging 200 a year.

His new album FOLLOW (Tenacity Records) is an evocative blend of soul, blues, rock and pop -produced by Glenn Rosenstein and Dexter Green

Johnny Cooper “Don’t Feel Like That Anymore” Preview Video from dan rudin on Vimeo.

This is one solid, intense, yet trippy and melodic alternative rock band. Gentlemen At Arms music is accessible enough to entertain small clubs and powerful enough to rock arenas slimming tablets that work fast. ~Indie

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The KINGS of y’allternative, electro-rock hip-hop, FAMILY FORCE FIVE mash genres like no others.  Their feverish beats and electrifying riffs have captivated audiences worldwide. Radiator, from the Dance or Die album, is guaranteed to make your booty shake and your head bang.

A first-timer’s GDC take-away

Tom Salta, Paul Lipson, Marty O'Donnell, Chance Thomas and Laura Karpman

Tom Salta (H.A.W.K.S), Paul Lipson (Iron Man 2), Marty O'Donnell (Halo), Chance Thomas (Avatar) and Laura Karpman

Not a particularly hefty guy, I was truly surprised to find that I’d lost 3 pounds while attending the Game Developers Conference (GDC 2010) in San Francisco. 3 pounds in 6 days. As many people would kill to know how to do that (and I don’t much like killing), I thought I’d elucidate the three steps of my accidental accomplishment.
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“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” — Confucius is off to a great start. As of today we have 10 confirmed songs to author for MTV/ Viacom’s new Rock Band Network®. It is difficult work requiring many man hours for each song authored, but we are still having a great time doing it!

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with Brian Schmidt, GSC founder and presenter

with Brian Schmidt, GSC founder and presenter

Who wants to work in game audio? Well, I do.

Game audio (every sound and musical element in a video game) has grown exponentially from its humble beginnings just a couple of short decades ago. It has become the area of the audio industry that is most driving technological innovation, consumer electronics development and attracting some of the most talented people working in audio today.
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