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 Jan 29 2011, 12:31pm replied:

you should still be very proud of your progress, man.

+2 votes   game: A.Typical RPG
the_simian
the_simian Aug 24 2010, 3:31pm replied:

was working 2 jobs man. ahhh.. too much :)

+2 votes   member: the_simian
the_simian
the_simian Oct 11 2009, 3:00pm says:

good to be here. Love thsi kind of sound.

+1 vote   group: The Dark Ambient Group
the_simian
the_simian Feb 22 2009, 2:57am says:

...and a rubber band gun and origami paper Chinese ninja stars

+1 vote   mod: Cartoon Strike Kids : Source
the_simian
the_simian Feb 6 2009, 5:23pm says:

I feel what you're saying, Crux. We all want performance/stability/comaptibilty ...moreso than flashiness and looks. Thats whats important to me!

+2 votes   article: Vst to AU wrapper, a great idea for some users.
the_simian
the_simian Sep 28 2009, 2:15pm replied:

One of the Developers of Flesh, you must have commented in the thread. I befriended a few people who seemed genuinely interested, as well as people who were working on their own stuff.

Just an act of networking, I suppose. Names Jesse, nicetameeetya.

+1 vote   member: the_simian
the_simian
the_simian Sep 25 2009, 9:44pm says:

is this pripiat?

+2 votes   media: STALKER Complete 2009
the_simian
the_simian Sep 24 2009, 7:50pm replied:

Thank you! Feel free to contact me about web stuff, I enjoy doing audiowork and webwork.

+1 vote   article: Wicked media this way comes
the_simian
the_simian Sep 24 2009, 7:48pm replied:

Its a beautiful and hauntingly visceral metaphor, in my opinion. Those who crave depth to their content will surely satiate their appetite with what we are working on.

+1 vote   article: Wicked media this way comes
the_simian
the_simian Sep 24 2009, 2:08am replied:

thanks, I worked really hard on that! thing runs super fast in google chrome. That browser eats JS for breakfast.

+2 votes   article: Wicked media this way comes
the_simian
the_simian Sep 15 2009, 3:22am replied:

I agree. I'd love to meet a girl like that someday.

+1 vote   article: Fallout 3 Proposal
the_simian
the_simian Sep 15 2009, 2:37am says:

HOLY **** MARRY HER

+2 votes   article: Fallout 3 Proposal
the_simian
the_simian Sep 11 2009, 6:29am says:

good job!

+1 vote   download: Deep Entrance
the_simian
the_simian Sep 8 2009, 3:18pm says:

you esss aye!!!

+1 vote   poll: In which country/region do you reside?
the_simian
the_simian Aug 26 2009, 11:24am replied:

Thank you very much!

+1 vote   member: the_simian
the_simian
the_simian Aug 23 2009, 5:13am says:

Thank you! Mood is so important in this mod, I hope the music gives it plenty.

+1 vote   media: Flesh SoundTrack: "Ancient Flesh" [manor]
the_simian
the_simian Aug 22 2009, 11:29pm says:

Fleshmod.com

Keep an eye on that.

+1 vote   member: Leon_Kilean
the_simian
the_simian Aug 22 2009, 11:25pm says:

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the_simian
the_simian Aug 22 2009, 10:07pm replied:

Thank you. I just uploaded a new piece, and will have even more up within a couple days.

+1 vote   mod: Flesh
the_simian
the_simian Aug 22 2009, 10:06pm replied:

I second that. Good luck with your work.

+2 votes   mod: Flesh
the_simian
the_simian Aug 22 2009, 9:49pm says:

Thanks, Chris!
We hope to get more music up soon!

+1 vote   media: Flesh Soundtrack: "Eternal Flesh" [Main Menu]
the_simian
the_simian Jul 4 2009, 7:03pm says:

i got chills watching his. nice work.

+1 vote   article: NEOTOKYO┬░ Released!
the_simian
the_simian May 9 2009, 6:52pm says:

Is this based on the movie, The Cube?

+1 vote   article: Cube Experimental v1.0.2 (de) Released!
the_simian
the_simian Apr 29 2009, 11:59pm says:

Hey dude. I hope oyu like the new HUD

+2 votes   member: Arvind
the_simian
the_simian Apr 13 2009, 6:56pm says:

I like her plumage!

+1 vote   media: Character Concepts
the_simian
the_simian Apr 2 2009, 3:41am replied:

problem solved.

+1 vote   article: March Updates
the_simian
the_simian Apr 1 2009, 4:45am says:

hey leon, I've been really busy facilitating a move for the last liek week and a half. my studio has been, and still is in boxes.

I'll be up and running soon i hope.

+1 vote   member: Leon_Kilean
the_simian
the_simian Apr 1 2009, 4:42am says:

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the_simian
the_simian Mar 22 2009, 7:05pm replied:

Here is a screenshot of Opera view viewng the site:
S5.tinypic.com
it seems to work for me, cna you elaborat eon the problem?

+1 vote   article: March Updates
the_simian
the_simian Mar 21 2009, 7:04pm says:

YAY!!! Thanks for adding this feature

+1 vote   article: Jobs / Help Wanted is back!
the_simian
the_simian Mar 20 2009, 7:31pm replied:

Still here. Undergoing a move. Been eating up some time.

+1 vote   member: the_simian
the_simian
the_simian Mar 20 2009, 6:00pm replied:

that odd, because I use gmail myself and I'm the admin.

I'll have some known good gmail accounts try to reproduce your problem. I'd try again, as it may have just been 'sunspots' (read: mysterious intermittent problem).

+1 vote   article: March Updates
the_simian
the_simian Mar 20 2009, 5:59pm replied:

I'll check into the Opera thing.
-Jesse

+1 vote   article: March Updates
the_simian
the_simian Mar 20 2009, 5:57pm says:

maybe like a front page link to that? a great advantage of the group is hooking developers up with composers... so a way to keep that without annoying everyone else?

+1 vote   article: New Rule..
the_simian
the_simian Jan 20 2012, 3:58pm says:

Thanks for putting this up :)

+3 votes   media: Nocturne Path
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 9 2010, 12:52pm says:

howdy!

+1 vote   member: abominable37
the_simian
the_simian Dec 22 2009, 3:52pm replied:

Thanks for you kind words about the music, arv.

+1 vote   article: Flesh version 1.0 released
the_simian
the_simian Feb 3 2009, 9:23pm says:

very cool

+1 vote   media: Dead of Night, vampire 1, WIP
the_simian
the_simian Feb 3 2009, 3:18pm replied:

my Aim is Chronojesster and Msn is harlinjesse@gmail.com

I am on 24/7 and at my computer every day. Contact me.

+1 vote   member: Leon_Kilean
the_simian
the_simian Jan 26 2009, 6:28pm says:

Yeah, the links are numerous. Too numerous really. I'll keep that in mind next time, but the good news is that an inquisitive reader can follow them and get more info if they want.

Truth is, I plan on making VSTs myself,so maybe in the future I might share a synth i've been working on (I call it ShadowSynth) with the community. i was using it for the sound generation of an algorithmic music making robot i was building (before my funding got cut).

Here's a short camcorder video of it i made before i had to tear it down. - Youtube.com

I'm still gonna release the sound generator portion even thought my robot is R.I.P. ... and its gonna be a VST soooo... maybe this article will help future user make use of my synth...

Its gonna be a while though. Its a mega CPU hog right now! :P

+2 votes   article: Vst to AU wrapper, a great idea for some users.
the_simian
the_simian Dec 3 2008, 2:39pm says:

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the_simian
the_simian Nov 19 2008, 7:27am replied:

Thanks for info! i checked out X3 Reunion, and have decided I might just play through that game..the atmosphere looks really engrossing!

+3 votes   download: Reflections on a Mote of Dust
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the_simian Nov 18 2008, 10:55am says:

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the_simian
the_simian Nov 2 2008, 7:52pm says:

Yeah man, that and soundforge!

and actually, I believe it was 2.0, not 3.0

+1 vote   media: Acid Pro Screenshot
the_simian
the_simian Oct 9 2008, 10:17pm says:

lovely, reminds me of a track by an artist I really like:

Youtube.com

note the flute line.

+1 vote   download: Feudal Japan
the_simian
the_simian Oct 9 2008, 6:24pm says:

The aforementioned comments are correct.

- The ostinato needs work. It becomes annoying after a while.
- Try inserting a modulation to keep the material fresh.
- Dynamics would help the piece a lot.
- try to make variations of the accompaniment, and experiment to see what works better.
- state your theme, then develop it. I did not feel a clear sense of departure and return form anything. The piece just kind of droned on.
- map your piece. how long will it be? where is the climax? where is the lowest point?
- A good teacher of mine challenged me to write a piece and get down to "one voice" only in a piece with six voices. An early composer starts every instrument at the beginning and they all play the whole time throughout the entire piece. An experienced composer orchestrates!..sometimes one voice, sometimes a duet... sometimes everything!

Hope this helps. Keep working at it. I find composition to be a rewarding activity, and composers get better with age and experience. Never give up! (but really polish your next piece before posting)

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