I make a living playing video game music on guitar! AMA!
Hey everyone, my name is Jules and I pay the rent with video game rock!
You might have seen one of my guitar arrangement videos from my YouTube channel, FamilyJules7x, where out of my poster covered room, I've covered almost 500 game songs in a totally new style on guitar. Or maybe you've seen on of my medleys such as this 17 minute one through the ages of gaming from Pong to Dark Souls II! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8-V4yuM984
My presence on YouTube pushed me to be involved with the indie game industry, recently with the newly released, Crypt of the Necrodancer, where you can hear an entire metal rendition of the soundtrack in game all done by me! I just released an album of all the music from it plus 8 extra tracks on Loudr.fm and Bandcamp. 28 tracks: http://familyjules7x.bandcamp.com/
I was also played guitars on The Binding of Isaac: Wrath of the Lamb soundtrack and continue to compose and do studio guitars for indie games all out of my bedroom studio! I also play my arrangements live at conventions like PAX and MAGfest and stream music and games on Twitch.tv. It's a lot of hands in a lot of buckets but the reward is I can make a living by mixing my two greatest passions, guitar and video games!
Ask me anything!
EDIT: Been answering for about 4 hours straight and I'm going a bit cross-eyed! Taking a break and I'll try to answer everyone else after!
Also trying to answer follow up questions since most AMAs I read tend to just ignore them. Which I don't understand...
EDIT 2: I hate to be that OMG THIS BLEW UP guy but I really didn't expect this many questions! Doing my best to get to all of them but I might not be able to! :c
EDIT 3: Okay I think I've answered like 500 questions or something and I've been at it for 7 hours! I'm gonna call it pretty soon but thank you so much for chatting with me! I'm completely blown away that what I do is so interesting to you guys. If I don't answer your questions today I'll try and hit them up tomorrow! Thanks again and don't forget to check out Crypt of the Necrodancer on Steam (http://store.steampowered.com/app/247080/) along with my complete metal arrangment album Aria's Ascent! (https://familyjules7x.bandcamp.com/album/arias-ascent)
EDIT 69: Back at it, determined to get at least most of you guys' questions answered! Thanks again!