I am a composer, sound designer, hardware designer and programmer who is enthusiastic about gaming and game mods. I feel like gaming is the future of multimedia entertainment and the storytelling of today. I am especially interested in generative music and interactive music, that further immerses the user in the virtual world. I have built robots that compose music, data-driven algorithmic music, forward thinking electronica track, full symphonic works, multiple chamber works and have played in and composed for award-winning electro acoustic ensembles. You can read my blog www.simiansblog.com

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the_simian
the_simian Feb 8 2010, 3:53pm replied:

You've got a good ear. yeah its east west all right. I haven't gotten vienna because..well.. price!

I tried to sequence very carefully to make what I have as expressive as possible though. I do have access to a couple violinists that can help also...

+1 vote   media: Fog and Blur
the_simian
the_simian Feb 7 2010, 10:25pm replied:

I don't follow what you mean.

+1 vote   mod: Project Kursed
the_simian
the_simian Jan 21 2010, 12:06pm replied:

13 years ago I started with that very gear. Minus the oxygen.

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the_simian
the_simian Jan 28 2009, 4:09pm says:

All my friends like it and most internet sources have favorable reviews.

Here: Telegraph.co.uk That one comes to mind.

I'll post my thoughts later sometime, i'm still testing a lot of my favorite programs in it.

You can download the iso for free until feb 10.
Microsoft.com <-- here.

+2 votes   article: Vst to AU wrapper, a great idea for some users.
the_simian
the_simian Feb 7 2010, 10:28pm replied:

mood is paramount in this mod. Don't fret - we are working diligently to craft a very engrossing atmosphere

+4 votes   mod: Visage
the_simian
the_simian Feb 7 2010, 10:23pm replied:

I'm not a furry, just a composer. I am a monkey though.

A naughty, naughty monkey.

+3 votes   mod: Project Kursed
the_simian
the_simian Feb 2 2010, 2:51pm replied:

right on man :) i hope you like it!

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the_simian
the_simian Feb 2 2010, 2:41pm says:

Congrats on the public release!

+1 vote   mod: DUAL)(REALITY
the_simian
the_simian Jan 26 2010, 7:12pm replied:

Speaking for myself, life events definitely made it into the music.

Sparing you the details: specifically, "Ivory Flesh". When you do creative work, its often difficult to separate the two. I saw a lot of my own life in Henri's story (metaphorically speaking), so relating to it on an expressive level came very naturally.

I'm trying not to be too specific, or sound too 'emo' (if you will), but I think anyone with a soul can hear it there anyways..so whats the use in denying such a thing?

+1 vote   mod: Flesh
the_simian
the_simian Jan 24 2010, 5:33pm replied:

thank you, I have gotten faster at composing over the years, but I can never anticipate how long, or "not" long something might end up being in the studio compared to its final output.

I spent 3 weeks on asymetrical_pyramid_sequence, and its much shorter, for instance.

+1 vote   media: Fog and Blur
the_simian
the_simian Jan 20 2010, 8:43pm replied:

Thanks for listening to the podcast! those are some great guys running that!

+1 vote   mod: Flesh
the_simian
the_simian Jan 18 2010, 10:52pm replied:

Oh you know? I should do that, yeah!

+1 vote   article: Podcast 17
the_simian
the_simian Jan 18 2010, 10:50pm replied:

thank you! I really spent a long time working meticulously on this one. i am glad its polish really means something to a discerning listener :) thank you very much.

+1 vote   download: Asymmetrical Pyramid Sequence
the_simian
the_simian Jan 18 2010, 10:48pm replied:

oh, thank you!

+3 votes   member: the_simian
the_simian
the_simian Jan 17 2010, 11:21pm replied:

I forgot to mention, the piece should be ready for looping.

+2 votes   group: Onyxfire Games
the_simian
the_simian Jan 16 2010, 12:24am says:

www.jesseharlin.net/sound/Visions_of_Corneria_by_the_Simian.mp3

there you go. Its a remix of an old Starfox level called Corneria. Well, more of a "reimagining", actually.


..just credit me. "Jesse Harlin", or "the simian" ;)

+2 votes   group: Onyxfire Games
the_simian
the_simian Jan 15 2010, 11:38pm says:

Hey you all. I just made you a little gift. I'll post it in a moment. I think you'll like this.

+2 votes   group: Onyxfire Games
the_simian
the_simian Jan 15 2010, 6:38pm says:

This mod looks interesting. I grew up on starfox, and wish your work well.

+1 vote   mod: Project Kursed
the_simian
the_simian Jan 9 2010, 12:52pm says:

howdy!

+1 vote   member: abominable37
the_simian
the_simian Jan 8 2010, 9:59pm says:

"Who is scared of little girls?!?!"
-Henri

Well said, mate ;)

+1 vote   article: Episode 64
the_simian
the_simian Jan 7 2010, 6:52am replied:

Geezer?!?!?

pffft! I'm Jesse! I worked on Flesh with Henri :)

+2 votes   article: Demonwomb
the_simian
the_simian Jan 6 2010, 9:55pm replied:

Seconded.

+1 vote   mod: Flesh
the_simian
the_simian Jan 5 2010, 7:49pm replied:

I'm glad you enjoyed it :)

We'll be sure and announce when the soundtrack is ready!

+1 vote   mod: Flesh
the_simian
the_simian Jan 5 2010, 7:47pm replied:

thanks man! You've been one of the more vocal sources of encouragement. much appreciated, honestly. I hope this next project, Visage turns out to be interesting. I am working on some concept music now. can't wait to show it to the devs.

+1 vote   article: Podcast 17
the_simian
the_simian Jan 5 2010, 7:44pm says:

This looks like one hell of a game changer to say the least. I see a lot of hard work put into this. I sincerely thank the developers for seeing a problem, and offering a good solution.

+2 votes   article: Introducing Desura
the_simian
the_simian Jan 1 2010, 9:53pm replied:

Well played, leon

0 votes   article: ModDB Video Spotlight - December 2009
the_simian
the_simian Dec 31 2009, 8:11am replied:

lol, I blogged for posterity!

+1 vote   article: Flesh is out!
the_simian
the_simian Dec 28 2009, 9:39pm replied:

Thats an understandable grievance.

Basically you don't want to contaminate the results to get a cleaner comparison.

Should take a screen shot next time! naturally!

+6 votes   poll: When it comes to mods, would you prefer new content or new maps?
the_simian
the_simian Dec 26 2009, 4:45am replied:

I think if you met me, you'd understand....

+1 vote   media: Flesh SoundTrack: "Ancient Flesh" [manor]
the_simian
the_simian Dec 24 2009, 10:03pm replied:

Theres been a few reports of issues with the 7 series. Still working that out.

+1 vote   mod: Flesh
the_simian
the_simian Dec 23 2009, 5:56pm replied:

I thought fruit flies were attracted to fruit...

+1 vote   mod: Flesh
the_simian
the_simian Dec 23 2009, 7:37am replied:

Actually the team members were from Finland and America

(I'm in Oklahoma, dude)

+1 vote   mod: Flesh
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