I’ve uploaded a new song to the collection of background music for games and apps (the Henry’s Engine project). The idea is to collect at least 8 different types of songs on an album that can be used for any type of background music, such as a mobile game or a website.
It’s going to take a little while preparing all the songs, but I figured I might as well start putting the songs out there as I go. If you like any of them you can get them from the bandcamp page below.
(Information on the license and so on is available from the same bandcamp page at http://henrysengine.bandcamp.com.
I’ve mentioned before that I sometimes make background music for mobile apps and games and I’ve just completed the first version of a song for a children’s game. Since this music will most often be heard over the internal speakers on an iPad / iPhone, this time I set it up so that while working on the track I could easily listen to it via my iPad. This meant I could check the result of the mix and mastering and optimize levels for the right conditions.
I was going back and forth with some more electronic vibes but then decided to build a more traditional, acoustic sounding track that I think will work well in an app for 3-8 year olds.
Linn says she likes it so I guess it passes QA :). Keep in mind that it’s meant to loop so the cutoff is pretty sudden.
For more on app / game music, check out: Henry’s Engine
After I made some music for a good friends iPhone game, I’ve been contacted again by someone who heard of that, and the music I made. This time it is also for a kid’s game on the iOS platform.
Since I enjoy doing this so much I’ve accepted, even though it is a little bit out of the genres I normally dabble in. However, I hope I can either pull this off within the boundaries of what usually constitutes ‘children’s game music’, or perhaps bring a little bit of electronica-joy to the kids.
I realized from the last time I did this that making music for iOS games is an interesting process. You have to be very mindful about the EQ-ing and Mixing since the sounds will most often be played back on the internal speaker (especially with games for kids). I’m sure there are book written on the subject…
Anyways, it’s always great inspiration and motivation to know that the music is but to use, and perhaps some kids will enjoy listening to it :)
I’ll keep you posted on the results.