Archive for December, 2009

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“Chrono Trigger” Orchestrations

December 7, 2009

Several years ago I decided that I would arrange several of my favourite tracks from the game Chrono Trigger into full orchestra pieces as an exercise in arrangement. For some reason or another, I never got around to sharing them but I think that now is as good a time as any. They will each have their own page in the downloads section, where I will preface each with a little blurb about their production and creation. Today I will post the first, which I call “The Ballad of Frog.”

All of the original compositions were written by Yasunori Mitsuda, I make no claim to them.

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Demo Reel

December 3, 2009

Here is my Demo Reel. It contains bits and pieces from several of my orchestral and film score works all crossfaded into five minutes of bombast and drama.

It is an mp3 at 192kbps just under 7mb. As all my personal music, it is of course ©’d.

Here’s the link: Dan Goodale – Demo Reel

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on bandwidth, etc.

December 3, 2009

For this blog, I will be hosting  my files through DivShare, which does limit the amount of data that I may transfer per month.  However, back when I was paying for hosting (like a sucker) I never even came close to my current restriction.  As a tradeoff, I suppose I lose an air of professionalism not hosting all my everything directly on dangoodale.com, but I think I can live with that.  So unless things pick up exponentially for me, I’m sure this will work out just fine.  Let me know if there are any problems, though.

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Hello world!

December 2, 2009

This being my first blog post, and indeed first addition to the internet in quite the while, I think that I will write a bit of an introduction for myself. I am currently an independent composer and musician, writing primarily for orchestra. I am quite eclectic, having a folky-acoustic album and an electronica album and multitudinous metal compositions and and quite a lot of difficult-to-classify combinations thereof. This blog will share some of those with you.

I also like to create remixes, rearrangements and re-imaginings of classical/old-timey musics, as well as modern film and video game soundtracks. This blog aims to share those with you as well.

I also intend to write about various topics of interest to myself, hopefully to you too. I’ve never been much of a writer, and indeed have never maintained and internet web-log before, so this is all somewhat of a grand experiment for me.

This will now be my official internet location until I get dangoodale.com back up and running. Perhaps longer pending it’s success.