About Adam Lederer
Adam is a gameplay engineer, designer, and composer.
He's currently studying for a master's at Carnegie Mellon University's Entertainment Technology Center and is graduating in spring 2012.
And we're back
Jan 17th 2012
A shame that the most exciting 2 years so far have also been the ones where I haven't updated my site even once =)
Quick tidbit: my videogame band Battlecake played at the 10th annual Magfest music and games festival - the same day Nobuo Uematsu's band played! The unflappably cool (why yes, I do think there's a chance he may read this at some point, why do you ask?) game music press guy Jayson Napolitono caught the show and gave us a flattering writeup. Anyway, if you're gonna be outshone by somebody, might as well be Nobuo himself!
Battlecake featured in Songs for the Cure
Jan 25th 2010
Awesome indie game composer Josh Whelchel (Spirit Engine 2, Bonesaw) runs a project called Songs for the Cure, a cancer research fund-raiser CD featuring indie game composers and game music artists. It's a yearly release (now in its 2nd) and has featured the likes of the illustrious Kyle Gabler and Alec Holowka - last year it made over $6,000, and this year the goal is $10,000.
Josh mentioned to me the other day that Battlecake (my game music arrangement band) would make a nice addition to the album - most of our recordings are still in progress or at least unmixed, but luck would have it that we had exactly one tune finished (and it's a doozy)! Songs for the Cure '10 is due out in March - check it out, and feel free to donate to the cause!
Bird and Squirrel Soundtrack
Dec 30th 2009
Rebecca Scully contacted me the other week about writing an original soundtrack for her short animation. It's very cute, and kind of like a fable - you should check it out here! I went with a mostly solo piano style, a lot of it improvised (very carefully, of course!).
This is the closest I've ever synced music to action - definitely a learning experience. I'm predominantly a games guy, but this is a great example of the power of linear media (films, books, recorded music, etc.). It's fun to be able to have an authorial voice that comments on and foreshadows events moment-to-moment =D