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My name is Jake. I write and play music. I try to be a storyteller as well.

Jacob A. Cadmus @Jakey-San

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Jacksonville, FL, USA

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UPDATES - Star Wars, Apple, and Workplace Drama

Posted by Jakey-San - November 11th, 2018


It's been a good minute since I've posted on Newgrounds. Quite a few things have happened in the past several months, between new job prospects, workflow changes, etc. The first thing I want to mention is my recent switch from Windows to Mac as both my daily driver and creative productions, and with this change also comes my switch to Logic Pro X. Ironic that despite how much I hate Apple as a company (personal vendetta; I used to work for Apple before they fired me for stupid bullshit), and how laughable their product line has become in terms of hardware, I do love their software. Learning my way around Logic has been an absolute joy, and I don't plan on switching again anytime soon.

Life update - I did something pretty bad regarding my current day job. Nothing that will affect me technically, but I ended up betraying a few of my co-workers and put their jobs on the line. I feel terrible for that, though most of my co-workers have forgiven me, which has helped to some degree in making me feel less guilty. Regardless, I've set out to switch jobs. Perhaps running away from all the personal drama isn't the best option, but the only way I feel will help me move past my mistake and live it down.

BIG KAHUNA UPDATE - In the nearly ten years that I've been striving to make my mark as a composer, I've finally landed a big opportunity that I hope could serve as a launchpad for even bigger things. The Youtube channel Star Wars Theory is making a Darth Vader fan film/web series, and after a grueling month of auditions, I've been chosen as the film's composer. 

Here's the announcement video - 

And here's a walkthrough of one of my audition pieces that got me the job - 

 


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Congrats on the gig. Your mockups have really paid off, and from listening to the audition pieces you submitted, they sound so authentic. You're perfect for the job. Happy for you, mate.

Regarding Apple, they want people to think they're more than a software company hence their short experiment with Macintosh clones ending in the 90s. Companies were making better computers with their software for less. I use Logic so I can attest to it's versatility. Works great on my Hackintosh.

High five for being Hackintosh bros!

@Phonometrologist @JacobCadmus HAHAHA Yes!

Wow, what an amazing mockup! You'll do an incredible job on that fan film; really hoping it gets you a path upward for your career, because you definitely have the creative talent and portfolio to back it up. I'd personally love to see some more walkthroughs of each piece once the film is available! Quick tip: pressing the "E" key opens and closes the piano roll of highlighted regions.

Congrats. Don't worry much about your day job, now you got an actual day job! :D

Because of some channels I follow on YouTube, I heard about Disney claiming the fan film "Vader", which captured my interest. I checked the film out, and found it to be amazing. I was impressed with the work of the composer, and imagine my delight and surprise when I saw your name pop up in the credits!

Congratulations on the success! And my condolences for the drama with Disney, though I'm unsure of how involved you are. I hope you're doing well :)