Serreptitious Symphony

The working title was "String Quartet in D minor," but it didn't actually end up as a string quartet. It isn't actually a symphony either - I could possibly argue that it's a short sonata allegro. In any case, the final name I came up with is "Serreptitious Symphony," because I figure there is maybe one other person in the world who might be looking for a short bit of sneaking around audio that would use that word to describe it. When they do - I'll own the search term. I Actually recorded about 3 versions of this: one without the major section, and one that's just a loop of the first 16 measures. I also did a version with strings only that I didn't record because my daughter said she liked the variety of the woodwinds better. She has younger ears than I do, so I went with the version she liked.

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Arpeggiated Intro Theme

A 60 second theme using arpeggiated synth and bass with drum machine percussion for use as a podcast or broadcast intro, theme, or talker audio. I had technology in mind.

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Guitar Podcast Intro

Another short entry for in the branding category for use with podcasts or broadcasts. A little 12 second acoustic guitar theme with soft synth background and light, folk percussion.

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A Couple Idents

Here a a few short "Idents" for branding purposes. Quick, short little things to lead in podcasts or broadcasts. "Twinkle Ident" for use in children's broadcasts, and "Pizzi Ident" for - pretty much anything else.




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Comic Chase

Finally up and running for the summer after a few weeks off for vacation and some home improvement projects. The first song of the summer that came out is a little tune I am uncreatively naming "Comic Chase". It will be my first official submission of the summer - so here's hoping they think it's worth listing.
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Short & Sweet



Here's a quick bit of audio I just submitted for branding purposes for projects related to children. Nothing fancy, but cute & happy. It's already been accepted, and is up for sale on AJ.

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Starting back up

I haven't posted to the blog or submitted a song to Audio Jungle since my yearlong recovery from gallbladder surgery. It's time I got back into the swing of things.

I sat down at the synth for a few minutes, and this came out. I'm going with the name "Pentatonic Future" because it's a sort of sci-fi-like take on a short & simple pentatonic melody. I haven't submitted anything for over a year, so we'll see how things go. Gotta start somewhere.

Update: Submission accepted. It's up for sale on Audio Jungle.


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Another Branding Clip



This is a short clip for branding purposes that features an acoustic guitar, light synth pad, piano, and pizzicato strings. Smooth, mellow, and relaxing.
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Two short offerings

I've turned my focus to short recordings right now, either because my output has been so low over the summer, or because there is very little of it left. I still have a few longer recordings in progress, but don't want to rush them.



This is a short, simple and comical recording for branding purposes. I had projects for children in mind. It's actually about 5 seconds with two seconds for the audio tail, and features bassoon, clarinet, xylophone , tuba, and glockenspiel. A lot of instruments in 5 seconds, but it's still simple. Call it a 5 second lesson in tone quality.



This is another short recording for branding purposes. Six seconds of relaxing strings and piano with a cymbal swell for a little understated drama. It's relaxing and settling, like coming back home at the end of a trip. A period for the end of your sentence.
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August Week 3 Scorecard

Struck out on both counts. They rejected both "Small Island" and "On Target", leaving me with a summer score of 9/16. Last summer I got in 26/40. Huge drop in the number of submissions, but I could point out that the bulk of this summer's songs were much longer. I'm still going to end the summer with half the submissions of the year before. They'll sell for a lot more money, but only time will tell if it's the right approach.
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