Friday, December 19, 2014

WHATEVER WE WERE BEFORE: Featured on the Official Dragon Age Website


Can't express how happy me and Nick are to see our collaboration pays off: the orchestral composition "Whatever We Were Before" which we produced earlier has been mentioned among other "Dragon Age" fans creations in a new Fan Spotlight article on the official "Dragon Age: Inquisition" website.  
The article says:
This week, we received a beautiful composition inspired by the music of Dragon Age: Inquisition. Written and performed by World Beyond, the duo of Vladimir Kooznetsov and Nick Standing provide a stellar piece of music sure to hit you right in the feels.
Thank you so much for making this happen, BioWare! As always, your CMs are doing a great job at making the DAI community one of the best out there!





- xшnon

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

NEW RELEASE: Homecoming - Part One

I have a confession to make. When I was a kid I bought a pirated copy of Freelancer - there was simply no other option to get this game in Russia at that moment. I remember as I installed it, as the game warned me that my graphic card (GeForce MX440) might not be supported and then I clicked OK. After that I became a devoted fan of Chris Roberts. From the first seconds of that CGI-intro and to the latest Star Citizen development update. As I studied English I replayed this game again and again, picking up more and more plot details (there were no subtitles in the dialogues, unfortunately). I was very upset to know the sequel was never coming out. But then, in the era of digital distribution, this game happened. And despite being set in a different universe, it really feels like a homecoming. The ship designs, the characters from the promo videos, the very atmosphere (forgive me that oxymoron) of space - all of that has already inspired me to produce several compositions for work. But now it is time for a true Star Citizen tribute the way I see it. I entitled this one Homecoming: Part One, because there is also the Squadron 42 campaign and many different modules I could dedicate the next compositions to. So, I apologize for that long intro and finally present to you this addition to the marvelous collection of music that's already been built by the vast and powerful community of citizens:





Free downloads:
BandCamp (flac, mp3, aac, ogg, alac)
Jamendo (mp3)

Proofread by amazing Nicholas Standing from Jabun Audio, the text in the video is a translation of my own verse entitled "World Beyond" ("Мир за гранью" in Russian). There are several version of the Homecoming video including music clip, Russian version and English version. Same goes for the audio - as you can download both instrumental track and the one with vocals. I also would like to thank Anthony G Houde for his part in the final testing of the English Trailer version.
Overall, it took me nearly a week to prepare this new #InspiredByVideogames chapter and hopefully you'll find the results satisfying! 
Thanks for visiting our World Beyond and see you in the next season! Happy Holidays!
- xшnon


Thursday, December 11, 2014

PREVIEW Artwork for Homecoming: Part One

If you've been following us on #Twitter or #Facebook you probably know that the next #InspiredByVideogames chapter is dedicated to Star Citizen. I've wanted to do this one ever since I heard of Chris Roberts launching his first crowdfunding campaign. Chris is the creator of many legendary space simulation games including Freelancer, which was my first ever experience of that kind. Right now, when World Beyond productions have finally reached the necessary level of quality, I feel that the first part of Homecoming will be a worthy tribute to both Freelancer and Star Citizen. I set aside everything in order to finally complete it because I just couldn't resist writing it - the idea has been haunting me all the time. As for the cover, I tried to make use of the ideas put into the original Star Citizen logo, and made my version more 3D and hi-tech. To stress the importance of this release and also the end of the 2014 #InspiredByVideogames season, the frame of the single art is painted black. 
Stay tuned for this year's final WB release.
And meanwhile...

Here are a few desktop backgrounds as a bonus:

Sunday, December 7, 2014

NEW RELEASE: Holiday Collection

With the holiday season on the way, it's time to add a few festive compositions to our royalty-free portfolio. Traditional, Russian, original and other cheerful idents are available for licensing at various marketplaces including Audiojungle, Catooh, Luckstock and Pond5.



Check out more holiday idents by clicking the button below:

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

RETROSPECTIVE: Dead Planet

Dead Planet was one of the first compositions by World Beyond. Back then there was no official logo, no idea of what the project should sound like. So I came up with this. As far as I remember, due to the lack of skill, a lot of time and effort was put into it, despite the minimalistic sound. I enjoyed the unusual key switch, the distorted drum kits, but ended up tired of working on it and finally uploaded the whole thing to Soundcloud. 



You obviously have already seen what the planet looks like from one of our logo variants - in our World Beyond it is one of the celestial bodies in the orbit of Lost Sol. Now it's time to get down on the surface!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

FEATURING: Inspirational Video from Sweden - New Supported Employment Method

What if our music could help those with special needs to get a job? 
In order to raise awareness of a new supported employment method, Henrik Montgomery from Gothenburg, Sweden has made a short video featuring our composition Everything We Stand For:

NoHALC-metoden from NoHALC on Vimeo.

The text says:
"Our society is full of competence,  full of people who want to work, people who could contribute to development,  to our community but never get the chance. How long should they have to wait? How many resumés should they have to write? When will be their turn to take part in the creation of our future? We work to give everyone a meaningful life, a place to go to contribute and to grow".

The song seems to be meant for this kind of projects. We hope the video will inspire people to never let go off the hope of finding a decent job and thank Henrik for contacting us! Good luck with this noble initiative!



Friday, November 14, 2014

FEATURING: Niagara Falls Short Film

Watch this breathtaking short film by James Klapper featuring our composition On the Shoulders of Giants:


Showcasing the magnificent Niagara Falls, this video was shot on a Panasonic HS900 and edited in Premiere Pro. James kindly provided us with the link to his new movie, rated our composition 5 stars and commented: "Really love this track – excellent job!"

Thank you for using our services, James! Keep on producing these great documentaries!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

NEW RELEASE: Whatever We Were Before

We are proud to present to you a new addition to our "Inspired by Games and Movies" library. This is:





Free downloads:
SoundCloud (flac)
BandCamp (flac, mp3, aac, ogg, alac)
Google Play (mp3)
Jamendo (mp3)

Video download:
Vimeo

Contact Nicholas Standing:
Jabun Audio

Dragon Age games have always had some of the best soundtracks in the industry. Inspired by these visuals and amazing music we came up with our own composition dedicated to the fans and everyone involved in the production of this breathtaking series.

Monday, October 27, 2014

NEW RELEASE: The Remnant

We proudly present to you our brand new trailer music piece - The Remnant:



Based on the composition Remnant of the Distant Future, produced for the Newgrounds Art-Inspired Music contest, this remix retains the atomsphere of the amazing picture by Madstah, Ancient Spaceship.

This action-packed hybrid piece ignited by the dream of exploration of distant alien worlds is designed to be used in epic sci-fi trailers, superheroical fiction, videogames, etc. Fast-paced drums, electric guitars, full-blown orchestra and beautiful female vocals blended with the synths make up for a nice background to any action-driven visuals.

Special thanks to Nick Standing from Jabun Audio for his help with production and all the useful mixing tips!

The composition will be available from several marketplaces including: AudioMicro, LuckStock, AudioJungle, Catooh, Pond5 (unlimited option only) and Motion Elements (unlimited option only).

Monday, October 20, 2014

GAME WAY STUDIO: October News

Game Way Studio: October News: First and foremost, we've just launched our official website:  www.gamewaystudio.com . Whilst not rich in content and currently availa...