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  • Music Composer + Consultant

    $5/hr Starting at $600 Ongoing

    Dedicated Resource

    I compose, record, and produce a variety of 'PREMiUM MUSiC + AUDiO' for games, film, etc. This can be as serious or as whimsical as is necessary, based on the demands of your project. I work to find the...

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Shae received a Casio PT-1 as an unprovoked gift from his cousin, Brandi, in 1993. It was his first keyboard. For those of you unfamiliar with the Casio PT-1, just buckle your damned seat belts, 'cause I'm about to freak you out. This little 29-key marvel of the 1980s boasts five volume settings, each coolly indexed with tally marks. It has four of the more prominent instrument sounds: piano, flute, violin, and "fantasy". It has an internal memory bank for recording, a headphone jack, DC input (in case you don't have a cache of the otherwise required AA batteries), and it features a built-in drum machine + comprehensive list of rhythm presets, which includes march, waltz, samba, bossa nova, rock1, rock2, and more. You can control the tempo. In short, the Casio PT-1 is Humanity's perfect musical accomplishment, and it would be the catalyst that pointed Shae toward a life of music.

Shae was a child of the 80s and 90s. In the uterus, he would kick to the beat as his mother blasted Mötley Crüe's Girls, Girls, Girls with the headphones resting on her belly. He cut his teeth on Nintendo. Video games were a mainstay of Shae's childhood, and where he first developed an ear for music. It wasn't long before Baby Shae was running around whistling his favorite themes from titles like Castlevania II: Simon's Quest, The Legend of Zelda, Tetris, Super Mario World, Chrono Trigger, Earthbound, Final Fantasy, Secret of Mana, Tetris Attack, Donkey Kong Country, Killer Instinct, Banjo Kazooie, and so many others.

Shae attended UNT's highly competitive College of Music, graduating in 2012 with a minor in English. He's got a knack for melody and leitmotif, as well as a particular affinity for combining orchestral music with the chip sounds of old game systems and other electronic styles. Shae, like others, is a devout advocate of MIDI. In the time since 1993, he has amassed hundreds more instruments...But the Casio PT-1 is his favorite.

Work Terms

Fees are rendered per minute of finished music rather than per hour worked, as time spent writing and editing is quite difficult to gauge. Every minute of music can easily be 40+ hours of work when you take into consideration writing, recording, mixing, reviewing feedback, revisions, rewrites, etc.

Rates can vary based on the scope of your project, but generally speaking I can make custom-tailored music and themes that will give your project a clear voice and personality, helping it to shine above the masses, for about $300* per minute of finished music. This includes a year of exclusivity (which would start from an agreed upon date). If you are interested in complete ownership of the music, this can be accommodated for an additional $1000* per minute of music (total of $1300* per minute).

* If you require/want music that is particularly complex, such as a full orchestral score, rates will have to be a bit higher to accommodate the extra work involved not only for writing, but also hiring and recording an orchestra.

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