I'm Max Coburn (Maxo), and I'm a 22 year-old senior Studio Composition major at SUNY Purchase.
I've been writing music for as long as I can remember, and I draw inspiration from a ton of different sources.
I currently plan on a career writing music for video games, commercials, movies and whatever needs it!
If you'd like to speak to me about my work or team up on something, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org I'm always glad to hear from new people!
ABOUT LEVEL MUSIC
Because I'm truly inspired by the sounds and composition of the 16-bit era of gaming (particularly Super Nintendo), I've taken under a 35-volume game music simulation project.
The rules are pretty simple: I'm only allowed use of sounds from Super Nintendo games (plus the DAW, Logic Pro 8's Ultrabeat drumkits, just to give it a little extra thickness, however, I've been shying away from this tactic as of recently). There are 5 tracks for each volume, which coincide with their respective artwork (going bottom up). The individual songs are short loops, looped twice through before a fade-out. All art and music is done by myself.
The sounds (soundfonts) I use are a conglomeration of various Super Nintendo soundfonts which were painstakingly created (not by me), and made available on the internet. The two sources I use the most often are Dave Harris's library of soundfonts and Setzer's SPC (scroll down a little). Drag these soundfonts into the sample library of any DAW, and they should appear there the next time you start it up.
I began work on LEVEL MUSIC on October 13th, 2010. I'm currently using only Logic Pro 8 for this project, assisted exclusively by a MIDI keyboard.
I finished the numeral version of LEVEL MUSIC on August 3rd, 2011. From here, I had originally planned to reorganize all the tracks and develop a game that incorporated everything into it, however the idea I had for a game proved to have a life of its own, and I've opted to give it its own soundtrack when the time comes.
I'm now in the process of continuing the Level Music tradition by creating an additional 26 volumes of Level Music to cover the alphabet as well! This means that by the time I finish this segment, there will be a total of 175 tracks in 35 volumes of Level Music!
Here's a preview of some of my recent Level Music!
I'm Max Coburn (Maxo), and I'm a 22 year-old senior Studio Composition major at SUNY Purchase. I've been writing music for as long as I can remember, and I draw inspiration from a ton of different sources.