The Hamster Alliance

The Hamster Alliance is a one man music project. The goal of "THA" is to produce awesome and diverse music without constraints. All music by THA is freely available on the internet to listen to. If you would like to use THA music in a project, please send me an email

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ezmuze Hamst3r edition - Progress Report

1. February 2009 16:51 by Hamst3r in Ezmuze

Hello! :)

First off, EZ Muze: Hamst3r Edition (EZMHE) now has over 500 music loops and XBOX Live support, so you can share your mixes! Woo!

Now, a couple important websites:

The official EZ Muze site and blog is now up:

ezmuze Central
All unlock codes will be posted here.

There is also a more detailed page about EZMHE on the Giant Bomb website.

I’ve also opened an EZMHE section on THA Forum.
There’s an FAQ thread there for any questions you want to ask.

Lastly, the cover art has been redesigned to look more professional:









(Click for a larger image)

So right now, just got a few more things to do. Playing around with a few more features, the color scheme, doing bug testing, etc. Then it’s sent off for review and approval from Community Games, meaning the next stop is you!

Submersible Hamster on hiatus

29. January 2009 16:54 by Hamst3r in Updates

Hi!

I’m putting Submersible Hamster on the back burner until March. Aside from the EZ Muze project taking up a lot of my time, I’m also going to be busy and all over the place for the entire month of February – so recording Subham shows wouldn’t even be possible. :)

Until then, enjoy the backlog of Subham episodes if you haven’t heard them all already, chat to me on THA Forum and keep sending me recommendations for music to check out!

Submersible Hamster still going strong

23. January 2009 18:34 by Hamst3r in Updates

Hey, just wanna remind you guys that I’m still doing a weekly Submersible Hamster podcast chock-full of free and legally downloadable music goodness. I just put up show #15 too, so you better go listen to it!


Submersible Hamster

Also, if you have iTunes, you can subscribe to the podcast so that new episodes download automatically. Just click this heavy duty super-colliding super-button:

There’s also an RSS feed that will work with any feed reader, the Vista sidebar, Microsoft Outlook or as a Firefox Live Bookmark or an iGoogle homepage gadget, among other things.

As for new music from me, I’m kind of in a creative slump, but I think I’ll be getting out of it pretty soon as I have a ton of ideas…I just need to find the right way to express them.

So anyways, check out the latest Subham and any Subham episodes you’ve missed and I’ll do my best to get some new THA music up in this bitch. Peas!

ezmuze Hamst3r edition...coming soon.

4. January 2009 18:21 by Hamst3r in Ezmuze

Hi! 2009!

Well…I’ve quit my job of 5 years and I’m going into the new year focusing all of my attention on my music projects! It’ll be a good experience, I think. Part of it will be writing music for video games and other media, which I’m quite excited to get in to! :)

I’m currently collaborating with a programmer to make a music program / music toy / “game” for the XBOX 360. It’s called EZ Muze: Hamst3r Edition (EZMHE). It’ll be a downloadable game available from the Xbox Live Marketplace. There is no release date yet but EZMHE is receiving performance enhancements and new loops every day and is starting to really shape up, so it shouldn’t be too far off.

My job in this project is to make all of the music loops you’ll have access to. I’ve done nearly 200 loops so far! The mix of sounds and styles is quite varied, still all of the loops will fit together quite nicely. Absolutely any combination of loops in EZMHE should be harmonious.

EZMHE has two editing modes; easy mode and advanced mode. In advanced mode you can cut the loops in to smaller pieces and rearrange them. You’ll also have access to additional tracks for in Advanced Mode, for extra awesomeness.

Here’s a video of EZ Muze: Hamst3r Edition in action showing off the more Drum and Bass centric loops and some chopped up screaming:

So yeah, that’s what I’m up to.

I’ll let you know when EZ Muze: Hamst3r Edition is ready to go so you can check it out on the XBOX Live Marketplace. :)

New Track: Mirror's Edge - Still Alive Remix

4. December 2008 18:27 by Hamst3r in Tracks

Hey!

Got something special for you here. It’s a drum and bass remix of the song, “Still Alive” by Lisa Miskovsky for the Mirror’s Edge soundtrack!

Check it out!

This was original for a remix competition, but I’ve created a higher quality mix with a few refinements and have added the MP3 to THA sites: THA Radio

You can also download the new higher quality track here:

Lisa Miskovsky – Still Alive (THA DnB Mix)

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