Adventures in Erylia

Kevin MacLeod

Check out Kevin MacLeod’s website Incompetech. This is one of the first artists that we started using on our show and he has a vast catalog of many different styles of music available. You’ll recognize his song, The Path of the Goblin King, as the intro song for the Mieveht Story campaign.

Kevin actually played D&D with that horrible rounded d20 they included with the Dungeons & Dragons Basic Set (the red cover with the green dragon and the wizard on it).

Tabletop Audio

Tabletop Audio is a website I have been using for a long time. Even before I was running my own game, I would check out the work on Tabletop Audio as background music while I was working on a project or gaming. Since I have started the podcast, the work that Tim has done has become extremely useful for times where I need some ambient noises without ful background music.

Tabletop Audio is the premier, advertising free / free-to-use, user supported ambient game audio site on the web. It has been nominated for the prestigious ENnie awards every year since it's launch and was awarded the Silver Medal at the ENnies for 'Best Website' in 2015 and the Gold Medal in 2017. Each year millions of tracks are played and downloaded from the site and it is entirely supported by it's users via Patreon and donations.

The site contains over 100 10 minute ambiences across a variety of genres. For more control over your sounds, check out the Tabletop Audio: SoundPads which allow you to mix and match your own ambient creations.

 

Vindsvept

I discovered Vindsvept through a post over on the Dungeons and Dragons subreddit. The music he composes is great for cinematic fantasy, as well as listening to to get inspired for a session of D&D. We use his song, Last Stand, as the outro music in the Mieveht Story campaign. Here’s a bit from Vindsvept:

Ahoy, I’m Vindsvept. I’m a musician from the frozen north of Sweden. I’ve been writing music most of my life, a few years ago I started a YouTube channel and started to upload my tunes. Since I started four years ago I’ve released almost 100 tracks in varying styles, though mostly focusing on minimalist folk-pop and orchestral arrangements.

Syrinscape

It has been popular in actual plays for quite some time, and when we relaunched the show with a new recording set up, we decided to incorporate Syrinscape into our sessions. It is great for setting a mood and tone while playing, as well as an area of humor when a silly effect is found. Though we took a few recordings to get the audio just right for the posted episodes, but we seem to have found a good level for it now.

Unfamiliar with Synrinscape?! Well you’ll hear it on the show! But since we have a bunch of other music added in during post, check out this video by them to demo this awesome piece of software. And if you’d like to try it out for yourself, Syrinscape has provided us a link to a free 30 trial!

Alexander Nakarada - SerpentSound Studios

While working on Episode 5, I saw a post on Incompetech introducing people to the work of Alexander Nakarada. I liked quite a few pieces of his work and am excited to be adding his work to the show. Here’s a little bit about him:

Alexander Nakarada, 25 year old composer from Norway. I started composing when I was 15 and hasn’t been able to stop since. With a huge passion for everything from orchestral music, to black metal I worked a lot to “find my style”, but gave up just after a while and figured out I simply don’t have one.

Adrian von Ziegler

Adrian von Zielger is musician I found on YouTube a while ago whose music I have used as inspiration while working on preparing for a session for quite some time now. He has been putting music on YouTube for nearly a decade with a focus on folk and instrumental metal tracks. While I was getting in touch with some musicians whose music we have been using under creative commons, I decided to cast a net out to Adrian and ask if he had a license like we already use. He doesn’t, but he was open to allowing us to use his music with his permission. Some advice I’ve been given before, “You already not using it, the worst they can do is say no, and you’re right where you are now.” We’re happy to be adding his huge catalog of music to our shows options!

Jamie Brace - Daemon Studios

Either through someones retweet, or browsing the D&D hashtags, I came across Jamie Brace. All of his music has been released through his Patreon, and I was initially cautious about it and let him know I wish he had a demo of his music so I could see what I’d be paying for. Within a couple weeks, he put together a demo video for YouTube and I was sold. Here’s a few words from Jamie:

Hey there! I’m Jamie, a 24 year old musician hailing from the UK! I’ve been composing for nearly 15 years now, with a recent focus on soundtrack and sound design. With help from Deven Rue, I finally got around to making my own Patreon where I create custom tracks for RPG campaigns, including character themes, NPC themes and opening music!

Derek & Brandon Fiechter

I originally stumbled across Derek and Brandon’s work while looking for some music to listen to while I fell asleep one night. This is something I do quite often actually. Something about turning on some fantasy themed music just helps me fall asleep if I’m having a rough time of it. I listened to them for a few nights and I realized they had a lot of stuff I could use in the show

Here’s a little bit about them: Derek & Brandon Fiechter have been composing music since they were fourteen. Throughout the years, they have listened to and composed music from many genres of music, including Celtic, new age, steampunk, Japanese, tropical, Arabian, space, and medieval music. Their music has been featured in films, games, and TV shows.

Scott Buckley

Scott Buckley is a musician I stumbled across while making a slight change in the way I add music into episodes. I was looking for music that had a bit more of a background and ambient feel to it, instead of the more "in your face" feels that you get from fantasy themed music. I searched around and checked out a few different artists, but Scott was the one I found myself returning to time and time again.

Licenses

All tracks with Incompetech listed as the artist are credited to:

Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

All tracks with Vindsvept listed as the artist are credited to:

Vindsvept (https://vindsvept.bandcamp.com/)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

All tracks with Tabletop Audio as the artist are credited to:

Tim (https://tabletopaudio.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Some of the background audio is done during recording while using Syrinscape and is credited to:

Syrinscape (https://store.syrinscape.com/what-is-syrinscape/?att)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/au

All tracks with Serpent Sound Studios listed as the artist are credited to:

Alexander Nakarada (https://www.serpentsoundstudios.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

All tracks with Adrian von Ziegler listed as the artist are credited to:

Adrian von Ziegler (https://www.youtube.com/user/AdrianvonZiegler/videos)
Used with written permission from Adrian von Ziegler for use in the Adventures in Erylia Podcast with Credit

All tracks with Jamie Brace listed as the artist are credited to:

Jamie Brace (http://daemon-studios.co.uk/)
Used with permission from Jamie Brace via his Monthly Commercial Plan

All tracks with Scott Buckley listed as the artist are credited to:

Scott Buckley (http://www.scottbuckley.com.au/)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/