• Logic X Macros for Composers & Orchestrators

    May 18, 2022 by

    Scott’s Logic X Workflow Betterizer v1.1.0 is now available in the Soundflow store! Designed for composers and orchestrators it offers one-button solutions for MIDI operations, adding plugins, assigning sends, adding time signatures and more. Watch as plugins and sends are assigned in Logic with buttons on an iPhone. BACKSTORY: Since joining a music team in… Read more

  • “Sometimes I Shake” BTS eps

    March 4, 2021 by

    Sometimes I Shake is the most personal film I will ever score. It is an experimental documentary about death, music, and what it means to truly live. Below you’ll find four short BTS episodes showing the ways Dan’s symptoms and his favorite maxim “It’s all relational” made it into the soundtrack via some unorthodox methods… Read more

  • A jam with my Dad

    October 2, 2020 by

    On Father’s day 2020 I finally got to record one of my favorite musicians: my dad. Here’s what we wrote together–listen below or watch on YouTube Influences: We share a love for artists like Pat Metheny, Nguyeˆn Leˆ, Michael Brecker, The Yellowjackets, Alan Pasqua, Snarky Puppy, and the Esbjörn Svensson Trio. Surface Tension is, I… Read more

  • LIFT Out Now

    July 22, 2020 by

    Listen the newest release below or stream it on SPOTIFY BEHIND THE MUSICI’ve been inspired lately by the story* of the Wright Brothers and their quest to unlock the secrets of flight. Wilbur, the elder Wright brother, watched birds for hours searching for the key to their flight and made this astute observation in his… Read more

  • Instagram Indus(try) Talks

    June 25, 2020 by

    Had a blast talking with @ajfriederich about film composing today!HIGHLIGHTS– My most embarrassing moment with Thomas Newman (Saving Mr. Banks)– Backstory on my new EP 🎧 on YouTube| Spotify | Apple Music– The importance of mentors– Developing trust with directors

  • The Vastness EP

    June 22, 2020 by

    The Vastness is a concerted effort to listen inwardly and write what emerged over the course of three weeks this June. Each track features relatively sparse instrumentation that grows more dense with dynamic emotional swells. While writing city curfews were enforced, violence and destruction sparked, peaceful protests formed, and my mother received life-saving emergency surgery.… Read more

  • That 1 Thing – Video Interview

    June 1, 2020 by

    A big thank you to Fork The Man Productions for the invitation and chance to talk post-production shop! TOPICS: – Curating sources for honing your craft and seeking mentors– You can’t DIY all the time– How to develop a shorthand with a composer

  • 2019: A Highlight

    January 3, 2020 by

    Last fall I scored a movie trailer for a film being made by Jared Callahan and People People Media Company. It was a high point of the year to gather with a community of musicians and film makers to tell an honest story about life, death, and faith. Thanks Dan Nelson for telling us, “It’s… Read more

  • MIDI Mockups & Realism

    December 6, 2019 by

    Linked below you will find my mockup of an excerpt from my favorite string quartet by Maurice Ravel. I mocked this up this week and the sampled instruments you hear are from @SpitfireAudio’s Studio Strings Professional library. *scroll down for session specs I purchased SSP a while back and wanted to practice automating some MIDI… Read more

  • Take Downs + Score Sample

    November 15, 2019 by

    A “take down” is simply a transcription of a piece of music. It isn’t plagiarism, but it is copying the work of another artist to examine what comprises their sound. Earlier this summer I “took down” The Sleeper In The Vale and Junkyard Sortie by Spitfire Audio founders Christian Henson and Paul Thomson respectively. The… Read more

  • Podcasting with NCC AUDIO: Life of a composer

    June 25, 2019 by

    I had a great time talking with NCC Audio’s Nick Chamberlain and his co-host Brandon Manderson this month. We cover a lot of ground including collaboration, virtual instruments, the life of a composer et. al. Check it out! (podcast topics and time markers incl. below) PODCAST AVAILABLE AT: APPLE | NCC AUDIO HOME | SPOTIFY… Read more

  • Music From a Car

    June 21, 2019 by

    WITH AN IPHONE, A CAR, AND A DAW POSSIBILITIES OPEN UP! Step 1: Record Car sfx Step 2: Import to DAW & snip Step 3: Mess with stuff. i.e. gtr pedals, EQ, audio reverse, pitchers, delays et al. INSTRUMENT SOURCES: ORGAN / SYNTH = Unlock toneKICK = locking thumpSFX = engine ignition, revving, misc. EQUIPMENT:iPhone,… Read more

  • Toyota Stage Coach Promo

    May 2, 2016 by

    I recently had the honor of writing music for a promo advertising the Stage Coach Festival 2016. It was an absolute privilege to work with my talented and innovative friend/director Jesse Doland (@StJesse) and his team on this project. Search for #stagecoach story on SnapChat and see the Toyota commercials

  • Everest doc on Vimeo On Demand

    March 4, 2015 by

    Such an honor to have written the music for a gorgeous doc like this with a great team! Between Snow and Stars – Trailer from Tom Vaillant on Vimeo. View Video ON DEMAND here

  • Official Everest Trailer Here!

    January 8, 2015 by

    I M D B Page  What an exciting journey and challenge this documentary and soundtrack have been! Made for a rich and full 2014. The soundtrack will be available on iTunes soon! Thank you all who have supported it from the start. You know who you are and I am indebted. Thank you incredible musicians and… Read more

  • Red Bull Battle Grounds

    August 23, 2014 by

    PROMO Watch the video to see the intense promo for Red Bull Battlegrounds | Detroit: Aug.22–24. It was a real pleasure to write this with Ben Mason – another insanely talented composer and friends.

  • 100% and 1 Day to go!

    June 3, 2014 by

    Thank you everyone who has given to this project and spread the word to others. This is my first time doing anything like this and it’s humbling and validating to have as much of your support as you have given! PS: I also must say that it’s not too late for anyone else to select… Read more

  • On writing for Vocal Seminars…

    January 21, 2014 by

    So here’s the skinny, I’ve composed two new unheard and unsung choral pieces. Both will be premiered and workshopped with an illustrious line-up of clinicians: Jeff Beal – composer – (House of Cards, Monk, Appaloosa) Edie Lehmann Boddicker – vocalist – contractor – conductor (The Voice, Rio 1 & 2,  X-Men: First Class) Sally Stevens – vocalist – vocal contractor –… Read more

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