Music Design

Score Sound Design: Black Panther

It has been thrilling to see how much both audiences and critics are enjoying Black Panther. On this one, I was again called up by composer Ludwig Göransson to provide some additional processed textures. Ludwig went to amazing lengths learning and recording source material on a trip to Senegal. Follow him on instagram (@ludwiggoransson) to see some behind-the-scenes highlights. It’s always a… Read more →

Score Sound Design: Ghostbusters

Talk about a childhood dream realized! I teamed up again with Theodore Shapiro to provide him a new toolbox of horror sounds for the Ghostbusters reboot. Screaming metals on dry ice, bowed cymbals, lots of bizarre contact microphone recordings, animal sounds, deep heart-thumps, and a ton of Kyma processing ended up with a big delivery of spooky new material.   Read more →

Score Sound Design: Zoolander 2

Here’s another Ben Stiller movie that I am happy to be part of. Theodore Shapiro’s comedy scores are known for playing it straight to let the humor in the scene not get over-the-top, and this is another great example of that. I recorded tons of new material for percussion, synths, atmospheres, and hard-hitting fashion beats. This was also a project where… Read more →

Spy poster

Score Sound Design for Spy

I once again had the opportunity to work with veteran film composer Theodore Shapiro for the movie Spy. We built up a library of ticking and tocking loops for adding tension, as well as some custom sounds to be used as a thematic “danger” tone. As of this posting, Spy currently holds a 93% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and was… Read more →

Creed movie poster

Score Sound Designer for Creed

I’m very excited to work again with Ludwig Göransson on the upcoming film Creed. This movie takes place in the Rocky universe, while maybe not being a direct sequel. I don’t want to spoil any details about the score until the film and soundtrack are released, but this was a unique challenge and a ton of fun to work on.… Read more →

Izotope BreakTweaker released!

After needing to stay under the radar on this one for a while, I can now announce that I contributed a number of presets to Izotope’s new “drum sculpting and beat sequencing environment” BreakTweaker. This particular project also gave me the opportunity to work with one of my dearest friends and creative inspirations, Anthony Baldino. In particular, our work can… Read more →

Music Sound Design: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

I am happy to again be working with composer Theodore Shapiro on “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”. Directed by and starring Ben Stiller, this realization of the James Thurber short story brought about the opportunity for some new sounds, including rhythmic clock-based ticking sounds and a whole bevy of new pads and ambiences. Working with Shapiro is always a… Read more →

Segment Intro Music for’s Tech News Today

This is just a quick post that after years of being a fan and listener to Leo LaPorte’s various technology news and information vehicles, I had the opportunity to create some music stings for one of their netcasts, “Tech News Today”.  This past year included the ongoing litigation blitzkrieg dubbed the “Patent Wars”, with technology companies suing one another for patent… Read more →

Music Sound Design for ‘The Big Year’

I’m very excited to have created some new sounds for composer Theodore Shapiro to use in his score for The Big Year.  The film, starring Steve Martin, Jack Black, and Owen Wilson, is “a sophisticated comedy about three friendly rivals who, tired of being ruled by obligations and responsibilities, dedicate a year of their lives to following their dreams. Their… Read more →