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Jason Shaw - Composer Producer Engineer
I was born in Pittsburgh PA and grew up listening to all sorts of music in the backseat of my parents car on Sunday drives. My dad would flip the radio from rock to country to classical. He seemed to love all kinds of music, and he infected me with that too!
I've been composing music since I picked up the guitar at 13, but my tracks were only ever heard by family and a few friends. When I realized I could post mp3's of my music to the Internet, I saw a way to share my creativity with others by setting it free.
I also saw people getting in trouble for using copyright music on YouTube and elsewhere. It just seemed to be the thing to do to allow me to keep creating music, which is my passion. As the website grew it became too expensive to maintain as a hobby. My goal in making money, is to simply cover the cost of hosting the traffic (which now runs about $800 u.s.d per year). Your donations allow me to keep the site up and running.
With the exception of guest composers, I create all of the music here on the website, mostly from scratch. I play multiple instruments, but I also use sound samples, loops, drum machines, software synths, and whatever is handy. I can read music but mostly compose by ear.
Some of the pieces here are background to talk over, while some are full blown pieces suitable to sit and listen to. I love sharing this music with you, and hope it helps you in your life in some small way to complete a project, or brightens your day.
For the technically minded, I use Sonar exclusively for recording and composing. Some stuff was mixed on a mixing board, some was recorded and mixed all inside the computer.