Music from DarkenSpace, Volume One

January 31st, 2017
David Sandberg
Cinematic Soundtrack
BandCamp.com
After more than a year in production, the original orchestral soundtrack for the YouTube machinima video series DarkenSpace is available. DarkenSpace tells the story of Commander Draven Darken, a shuttle pilot who is suddenly cast adrift into an unforgiving galaxy for reasons he does not understand. It chronicles his quest for survival, for answers, and for a new identity.

Deep Waters

June 17th, 2014
David Sandberg
New Age
BandCamp.com
A collection of relaxing music, combining new age, classical and world music styles. Composed, arranged, performed, recorded, mixed and mastered from the autumn of 2013 through the spring of 2014. David performed these songs using acoustic and electric guitars, electric bass, mandolin, Irish low whistles, piano, bodhran, synthesizers and samplers.

Side Effects

September 15th, 2011
David Sandberg
Alternative Rock
Not available
A small collection of alternative rock and classic rock covers, recorded as a first test of the retooled Windcry Studio. A limited number of copies were distributed to friends and family.

The Listening Room

Here you can listen to selected tracks from albums released by Windcry Music.

Be mindful that after several listens to any given song, BandCamp.com (where these tracks are hosted) will prevent further listening to that song without a purchase thereof.

Cold

from Music from DarkenSpace, Volume One

Running

from Music from DarkenSpace, Volume One

Weathering

from Deep Waters

Until They Come Home

from Deep Waters

New website

October 15, 2018

I redesigned my website quite some time ago, but never quite got around to finishing it. Well, even though it is unfinished, the old website is so woefully out of date at this point that it seems to me I should just post this one as is. Maybe that will get me to spend a little time to finish the little details of it sooner rather than later (haha).

Other obligations have been intruding upon my time at the moment, but I've continued to slowly push my studio revamp towards completion. Once that process is complete, the next step will be to remix cues for a 2nd DarkenSpace soundtrack album, as well as to start preparing for a new video series.


Album release: Music from DarkenSpace

February 8, 2017

Last week, the first orchestral soundtrack album from the YouTube series DarkenSpace was released. It includes 58 minutes of remixed and remastered music from the first five episodes of the series. I'll now be resuming production of additional DarkenSpace episodes, and additional music for same.

Over the holidays I significantly beefed up the production capabilities of the studio. To some extent this has benefited the remixes and remasters for the soundtrack album, but there were limits to how far I was willing to go to redo those clips, since they had already been published for the episodes and I didn't want them to sound entirely different. These studio enhancements will have greater benefits for the new music that will be coming during 2017, both for DarkenSpace and for other projects.


About David Sandberg

I spent much of my youth playing other people's songs as lead guitarist of a long list of touring rock bands. In those days all of my energy was spent on making myself a competent guitarist and performer, in the mold of Eddie Van Halen or Randy Rhoads, and I was pretty successful in those efforts … right up until a back injury forced me to give up the road life.

Later on, I spent some years as a composer of original soundtrack music for television and other multimedia clientele under the moniker Mystic Fire Music. My music during this period was almost entirely synthesized, due to my youthful, aggressive guitar playing style not yet being compatible with the more complex and introspective music I had begun to compose, and also due to my lack of access at that time to the facilities and technology that would have allowed me to make high-quality recordings of acoustic instruments.

I christened Windcry Music in 2006. I envisioned this as an avenue for publishing and distributing my own compositions, that would at last combine all of my influences and abilities and heal the divide between my abilities as a guitarist and as a songwriter.

Over the last several years I've found myself naturally gravitating more and more into the composition of orchestral and cinematic scores, and it is in this area that I suspect I have finally found my niche. I've also continued enhancing my studio to the point where it can now be used to make high-quality recordings of both acoustic and virtual instruments, as well as for mastering.

Thank you for visiting the site and listening to the music!

— David Sandberg

Studio Information

Windcry Studio is a private recording facility set up by and for composer and musician David Sandberg.

David plays guitars by C.F. Martin and Paul Reed Smith.

David plays Irish whistles by Misha Somerville, Overton, and Susato.

David uses audio interfaces by Apogee Digital.

David uses computers and digital audio software (Logic Pro X) by Apple Inc.

David uses sample libraries from the following companies and individuals:

  • Spitfire Audio
  • Orchestral Tools
  • Soundiron
  • Heavyocity
  • CineSamples
  • 8DIO
  • Alex Wallbank
  • Fluffy Audio
  • Eduardo Tarilonte
  • Native Instruments
  • Spectrasonics
  • Embertone
  • Sonokinetic
  • Xtant Audio
  • Bolder Sounds
  • Apple
  • loops de la crème
  • Fracture Sounds
  • Galaxy
  • Cinematique Instruments
  • East West

David plays virtual and hardware synthesizers from the following companies:

  • Spectrasonics
  • u-he
  • Korg
  • Native Instruments
  • Yamaha
  • Apple
  • Roland
  • E-Mu
  • Akai

David employs digital signal processors from the following companies:

  • Izotope
  • FabFilter
  • Native Instruments
  • Sonarworks
  • Liquidsonics
  • Valhalla DSP
  • Sample Magic
  • Apple
  • Positive Grid
  • Toneboosters
  • LSR Audio
  • Meterplugs
  • Klanghelm
  • u-he
  • Nomad Factory
  • Xfer Records
  • Blue Cat Audio

David performs and engineers using hardware and virtual MIDI controllers from the following companies:

  • Novation, Inc.
  • Keith McMillen Instruments
  • Lline
  • Akai
  • Mackie

David employs microphones from the following companies:

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Website designed by David Sandberg.

All images and sounds on this website are © 2011-2018 by David Sandberg. All rights reserved.

For more information about the video series DarkenSpace, visit DarkenSpace.com.