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 @ Fog and Blur

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...

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the_simian @ Visage

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

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the_simian @ Project Kursed

I don't follow what you mean.

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the_simian @ Project Kursed

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

A naughty, naughty monkey.

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the_simian @ the_simian

right on man :) i hope you like it!

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the_simian @ DUAL)(REALITY

Congrats on the public release!

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the_simian @ Flesh

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?

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the_simian @ Fog and Blur

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.

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the_simian @ the_simian

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

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the_simian @ Flesh

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

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the_simian @ Podcast 17

Oh you know? I should do that, yeah!

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the_simian @ Asymmetrical Pyramid Sequence

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.

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the_simian @ the_simian

oh, thank you!

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the_simian @ Onyxfire Games

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

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the_simian @ Onyxfire Games

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" ;)

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the_simian @ Onyxfire Games

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

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the_simian @ Project Kursed

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

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the_simian @ abominable37

howdy!

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the_simian @ Episode 64

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

Well said, mate ;)

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the_simian @ Demonwomb

Geezer?!?!?

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

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the_simian @ Flesh

Seconded.

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the_simian @ Flesh

I'm glad you enjoyed it :)

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

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the_simian @ Podcast 17

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.

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the_simian @ Introducing Desura

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.

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the_simian @ ModDB Video Spotlight - December 2009

Well played, leon

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the_simian @ Flesh is out!

lol, I blogged for posterity!

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the_simian @ When it comes to mods, would you prefer new content or new maps?

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!

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the_simian @ Flesh SoundTrack: "Ancient Flesh" [manor]

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

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the_simian @ Flesh

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

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the_simian @ Flesh

I thought fruit flies were attracted to fruit...

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