nico

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    • nico

      5 months ago

    • nico

      Physical CD of RvB Season 13 available

      5 months ago

      In case you didn't know, the physical CD of the Red vs. Blue Season 13 soundtrack is available at the Rooster Teeth Store:

      CDs are a funny thing nowadays, mostly because they're so damn inconvenient.

      They require time, talent, and expertise to design. They require experience and logistics to manufacture and ship. They cost more money at every step along the way, and sell in considerably fewer quantities than anything else.

      Even the person acquiring the CD is inconvenienced: CDs need space to live, and they need to be properly cared for to last.

      Nevertheless, we still see the posts and messages: "glad the mp3s are out, but I'm going to wait for the physical release."

      I don't know what the disease is, but I have it too. The experiential sensation of opening the case, of hearing the disc spin up, of reading liner notes, of having the artist communicate to you in a visual form, it's why I like to own CDs of music I love.

      I'm glad and lucky to work for a company that still puts out CDs -- it's a labor of love for everyone involved.

      We're all proud of the music that we created for this soundtrack, but if there's one name that's missing from the cover, it's that of Miles Luna: his contributions in shaping this soundtrack are unparalleled in the twelve years I've worked on the show.

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    • nico

      10 months ago

      Thank you to the soldiers from the US, Britain, Canada, and many other countries who did the unthinkable on this day. Merci.

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    • nico

      11 months ago

    • nico

      1 year ago

      Check out this metal version of Blood Gulch Blues: roosterteeth.com/members/journal/entry.php?id=...

    • nico

      1 year ago

      A flame that burned so bright has gone out. Goodbye Monty, you are missed, your unique inspiration and art live on.

    • nico

      1 year ago

      Happy 20th birthday Marathon! In 1994, Bungie made a work of art that was part game, part book, all fun, and won me forever.

    • nico

      1 year ago

      Hi -- I'm Nico Audy-Rowland. I'm the dude who came up with the little guitar riff that that plays at the beginning of RvB episodes. My band Trocadero has released a total of five albums through Rooster Teeth, much of whose music can be heard in RvB seasons 1-12. Our latest release is the Red vs. Blue Season 12 Soundtrack, where for the first time we released a record of nothing but RvB music.

      I'm pleased to do an AMA (AUA?) with @Miles who wrote and directed Seasons 12, and 11, and some of 10, and a whole lot of bunches of more stuff! (And that's not even counting RWBY!)

      Ask us anything, go!

      --EDIT-- closing this, but wanted to thank everyone for the awesome questions! Had a total blast with this.

    • nico

      1 year ago

      Doing an AMA today (Monday) at 3 PM Pacific, (that's 5 PM Central, 6 PM Eastern) with @Miles. I guess that makes it more of an AUA.

      We'd love to answer any questions you might have with regards to music in Seasons 11 and 12 of Red vs. Blue music, but you can Ask Us Anything!

      Stay tuned for a new journal later today!

    • nico

      1 year ago

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      RvB Season 12 Soundtrack is available digitally! Check here for details.

      Also, might be doing an AMA type thing here soon with @Miles -- stay tuned!

      <3

      -n

  • Comments (10316)

    • GallbladderMan Dan Hans

      5 months ago

      I like you.

    • ColeTheMeta Butt Toucher

      8 months ago

      Nico, I love you bro. Can't wait to buy the shit out of the Season 13 soundtrack.

    • Ethan Graphic Designer

      10 months ago

      whats a good number of times to buy your music? 6? 158? or some obscure number high than that?

    • DoctorEmily

      11 months ago

      I absolutely love the music! whenever I need to write a kick ass action scene I turn on some of my favs and knock it out of the park, so thank you for that.
      I have learned to be careful though. I was trying to put 'on your knees' on in my car and ended up rear-ending someone. (My foot slipped off the break) no one hurt and I still love it!

    • Dopp ROLL TIDE

      1 year ago

      I miss your musk.... I miss your smell...

    • IlliSprings

      1 year ago

      Omg! I loved the remix of Faraway that was in the RvB Season 13 Teaser! Any chance of there being a public download?

    • BuckeyeDon Crackpottist

      1 year ago

      Came across this, from a user here:

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=reZ_rBYVajU

      • nico

        1 year ago

        Thanks, that's totally amazing!

    • JakeHCoker

      1 year ago

      Hey Nico! I was wondering if you'll be at RTX again this year?

      • nico

        1 year ago

        I don't know for sure, but there's a good chance I will be!

    • Enforcer2005

      1 year ago

      Hello Dearest Friend. Hope you are well. Wherever you are nowadays. <3

      • Enforcer2005

        1 year ago

        I am. Over in Los Angeles, finishing up the film degree I started 8 years ago. I finish in March. That is sort of the entirety of my life currently. How are you stud? Where are you? Washington? I'd love to see you and buy you a drink. Vodka right? ;-) You are a good man.

      • nico

        1 year ago

        Hey bud, nice to hear from you, hope you're well!

    • DavidSlonige

      1 year ago

      The remix is finished and I got 100% grade on the project that I used it in.

      Thank you so much for letting me do this and thank you for making music that inspires us to do great things.

      soundcloud.com/david-sloniger/trocadero-rela...

      Also thank you to the RT community for also supporting me.

      • nico

        1 year ago

        Nice!

    • gizmo16x

      1 year ago

      The Season 12 soundtrack was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!!! I can't properly describe how pumped I was to see it on iTunes without getting myself thrown in an insane asylum, but suffice to say it pretty much made my day!
      You guys rock! Thank you for making this as awesome as it was!

      • nico

        1 year ago

        Thank you!!!

    • HeddaR

      1 year ago

      No question, I just wanted to say that the music for RvB season 12 i amazing! smiley0.gif Keep up the good work! smiley1.gif

      • nico

        1 year ago

        Thank YOU!!!

    • EliteIzzy Sass Master

      1 year ago

      I'd like to say thank you for including the instrumental of Half life in the season 12 album. I've always wanted to cover that song but with no mad guitar skills it's kinda hard.
      Love your stuff smiley12.gif

      • EliteIzzy Sass Master

        1 year ago

        Haha I didn't even consider that an issue. I've bought half life and contact as singles before I bought the season 12 album. The songs are more than good enough for two buys. smiley1.gif

      • nico

        1 year ago

        Thank you!!! We didn't want to include Half Life, essentially making people who'd already bought the Roses… record buy it twice, so putting the instrumental in there was our way of saying "here's something extra" for people who already owned the song. Yeah, we worry about silly things!

    • HawthornSword

      1 year ago

      I got the season 12 soundtrack yesterday and I've already listened to it three times. So good! smiley12.gif

      • nico

        1 year ago

        Thank you very much!

    • DavidSlonige

      1 year ago

      Hey Nico,
      I'm making a remix of "Relay" and I want to show it to you.
      Its a hardstyle remix that changes the melody to 150 bpm and uses a distorted kick drum for the bass line.

      • DavidSlonige

        1 year ago

        There are still going to be changes because I'm using this song as a project in my digital audio production class. (Changes like: Changing the bass line, improved synths, and more recording of drums and acoustic guitars.)

      • nico

        1 year ago

        Cool!

      • DavidSlonige

        1 year ago

        Actually, I think I have enough to show a first preview
        [/link]https://soundcloud.com/david-sloniger/trocadero-relay-xelto-remix-preview

      • DavidSlonige

        1 year ago

        It will be finished and mastered by next week

      • nico

        1 year ago

        Post it!

    • Tommex

      1 year ago

      Bonjour Nico! Ca'va?

      • Tommex

        1 year ago

        Bien, Merci smiley0.gif

      • nico

        1 year ago

        Ca va pas trop mal, toi?

    • Melander

      1 year ago

      Hey Nico, since season 12 is over, when will the music be released? Just curious. Thanks in advance!

      • nico

        1 year ago

        Last week! Sorry to not reply earlier!

    • niriall THE META

      1 year ago

      At the RTX RVB music panel you had this scene in season 11 of episode 18 just before the "Freckles Shake" line without the music audio, and put it to different songs, so I was wondering if it would be at all possible to get that version of that scene without the music?

      I honestly just intend to put it to other songs like what you did but some...sillier selections maybe. Probably Yakity Sax at one point.

      • niriall THE META

        1 year ago

        Also if you get ton of questions about Colors i am VERY sorry .

      • niriall THE META

        1 year ago

        I had to try. Thank you so much!

      • nico

        1 year ago

        I can't release RvB audio by itself, otherwise, Miles might hurt me, sorry!!!

        Also, sorry to respond so late!

    • Scuba_Shteve

      1 year ago

      I'm pretty new in the active community, but I've been a fan for around a decade and I love your music. I have it all and am never disappointed by a new song. Know you probably won't see it any time soon, but I wanted to show my appreciation to the man himself. Hope to keep hearing more from Trocadero!

      • nico

        1 year ago

        Thank you so much!

    • Pak_McCollum

      1 year ago

      Do you ever think you will release Preparation on ITunes?

      • Pak_McCollum

        1 year ago

        Thanks you so much it's one of my favorite songs by you guys

      • nico

        1 year ago

        Yes absolutely.

    • Juular

      1 year ago

      Where can I buy or download the alternate version of Colors by Trocadero? The one used during the credits of the Season 5 DVD? I'd like to own both versions.

      • Juular

        1 year ago

        Fair enough. Thank you for the reply.

      • nico

        1 year ago

        Thanks for the inquiry. You can't buy it, yet, but you will at some point. It's a release we've talked about doing, it's just a matter of finding the time to put it all together.

    • craZboy87 Guardian Hat

      1 year ago

      Just had my supervisor give me another guy's number. He thought it was wrong because our local area code is 817, but I recognized it because of where the guy is from and because I've heard it before. Good old 617.

      • nico

        1 year ago

        The greatest of all area codes!

    • Hamez1 Northern Bastard

      1 year ago

      Hey Nico, I've been listening to your music a lot lately and i just wanted to say you guys are fucking awesome. Makes me wish i had even an ounce of talent,seriously though thanks for the great music :)

      • Hamez1 Northern Bastard

        1 year ago

        Wise words, by the way great job on the RvB 12 soundtrack, I can't stop listening to it! I've probably had Chorus stuck in my head since season 11

      • nico

        1 year ago

        Thank you for the kind words. Talent is everywhere, the greatest lack of talent is to believe the fallacy that you have none.

    • craZboy87 Guardian Hat

      1 year ago

      Looking forward to seeing/hearing you at RTX and the SideQuest Lounge! On a separate note, any chance we'll ever get a Second Wave? Or are we just getting the odd numbers?

      • craZboy87 Guardian Hat

        1 year ago

        Haha, maybe we'll get it someday. Hoping to also make it to your RvB Music panel. I think I'll be able to since it's in a dead space for the panel room I'm working as a Guardian. I missed most of the one last year, but the part that I got to see was pretty interesting.

      • nico

        1 year ago

        There's a Second Wave… somewhere

    • ColeTheMeta Butt Toucher

      1 year ago

      So, any news on the RVB11 (And hopefully some of RVB12)'s songs release?

    • Meevil4

      2 years ago

      Hey are you and the guys making some all new music for RvB Season 12?
      By the way Trocadero is my favorite band ever... of all time.

    • ColeTheMeta Butt Toucher

      2 years ago

      Hey Nico, is it alright if I use a song (Fifty) in a project I'm working on? I'll credit you in the description, of course.

    • ColeTheMeta Butt Toucher

      2 years ago

      Hey Nico, I really love your music. When do you think we'll get our hands on the s12 trailer music? I've been humming it all day.

      • ColeTheMeta Butt Toucher

        2 years ago

        Hey, thanks Nico. Don't know how I missed that one. Great song, I've had it on repeat all day. Thanks for pointing it out!

      • nico

        2 years ago

        Thank you! You can get more info about Half Life (including lyrics and a download link to iTunes) right here: tero.net/music/cda15/

        Post edited 4/19/14 9:24AM

    • AH_Jarod

      2 years ago

      Hey Nico, I've been watching RVB for some odd years and finally started listening to just your bands music. Trocadero is pretty awesome, Steady Ride (Gun Metal Green), Half Life, and Contact are among my favorites. thanks for making your music!

      • nico

        2 years ago

        Hey thanks a lot for the comment and kind words!

    • Apple_iDenis

      2 years ago

      Hey Nico! I want to preface this by saying that I absolutely /love/ everything that you and your fellow troubadours do, really and truly! Besides letting you know the boundless respect I have for you all, I have a bit of a question. I dabble in producing my own music, and I was wondering if there was any chance that you guys could consider releasing downloads to stems of perhaps a small selection of your songs for remixing? I would love to get the opportunity to remix a Trocadero track, and would (of course) provide all relevant attribution, as well as releasing my remix on Soundcloud without the expectation of monetary gain.

      Cheers from California, I hope you're having a pleasant week and all!
      —The Apple iDenis (or Last Noble on Soundcloud)

      • Apple_iDenis

        2 years ago

        Roger that! Thought I'd ask regardless, so excited to see what you guys do next, especially with S12 right around the corner!

      • nico

        2 years ago

        Hey there!

        Thanks for the kind words -- we haven't officially released any stems yet.

        Cheers!

      • Apple_iDenis

        2 years ago

        PS I've been listening to When We're Together end to end on Spotify (no cash to buy the thing yet, unfortunately) and I cannot get enough of the harmonies on A Girl Named Tex, absolutely KILLER!

    • Melander

      2 years ago

      Hey Nico! I wanted to ask when we could be expecting the rest of the songs from season 11 of RvB?

      • Melander

        2 years ago

        Before or after season 12?

      • nico

        2 years ago

        Soon (â„¢)

    • melkomorgoth

      2 years ago

      Thanks again for making such awesome music!

      • nico

        2 years ago

        Thank YOU!

    • Jake487 EdibleAuto

      2 years ago

      Hey, Nico, this is something I made today, figured you might like it (maybe award worthy?) :)

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      • nico

        2 years ago

        Thank you, that is cool!

    • Miriam

      2 years ago

      Just downloaded Flying by Wire ( i no I'm a little late but this) and I have to say I really enjoyed listening to it. My favourite song on the album is probably noobs rush in, short but sweet. Cant wait for the new album :)

      • Miriam

        2 years ago

        Its a pretty awesome song :) Awesome album in fact haha

      • nico

        2 years ago

        Glad you like it! Noobs Rush In was used way back in RvB in one of my favorite episodes. More info on the song here: trocadero.net/music/cdc15/

    • melkomorgoth

      2 years ago

      Hey Nico -- we're looking at a[n early?] 2015 release for the Trocadero CD/DVD, right?

      Post edited 12/16/13 8:54PM

      • melkomorgoth

        2 years ago

        ...Oh, didn't I tell you guys? I'm from the future. smiley4.gif

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      • nico

        2 years ago

        2014

    • kriss PA Lead Guardian

      2 years ago

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    • DJC11757

      2 years ago

      Contact.....wow! That's all I can say Nico. It brought back memories of when I first started watching RvB in 06. The feel of Contact just has that nostalgic vibe to it. Really happy to hear yourself and Trocadero are involved with RvB again. Here's to the future. Stay awesome :) smiley13.gifsmiley13.gifsmiley13.gif

      • nico

        2 years ago

        Thank you, and wow right back at you for the thoughtful comments! <3

    • Christian

      2 years ago

      I figured you and jeff would enjoy this...It is the worst base drops

      soundcloud.com/bestdropsever

      • Apple_iDenis

        2 years ago

        The "Who Let the Dogs Out" one /has/ to be my favorite out of all of those.

    • Arathall

      2 years ago

      Just wanted to stop by and say I loved the song in the credits of the latest episode. Can't wait to get my hands on it whenever it was released. Keep up the great work!

      • Arathall

        2 years ago

        Haha, had to go check of course but once it pops up there I'll be sure to grab it. smiley0.gif

        Thanks a lot smiley11.gif

      • nico

        2 years ago

        Thanks! It was supposed to be up on iTunes today...

    • Nero Nero Maxim

      2 years ago

      Hey Nico. You commented on my Facebook post regarding Max, saying it was a moving eulogy.

      I just wanted to say thank you. I know we've never met, spoken or had any interaction, and you really didn't have to go out of your way to say anything, but for a talented musician such as yourself, who's job it is to write stirring musical pieces that invoke all kinds of emotions to say even something as simple as that for what I wrote about my friend really means a lot.

      Thank you, Nico.

      • nico

        2 years ago

        Oh wow -- thank YOU for taking the time to write, and again, sorry for your loss.

    • MattDavid

      2 years ago

      Happy anniversary and thanks. You are heavily responsible for the things that make my "growing up" experience pretty great.

    • DanielZhu1

      2 years ago

      newer version
      I am interested in providing Monty and the rest of Team RWBY, with ideas and was wondering if you could recommend me. I am putting one of my earlier ideas below. Tell me if it is any good.
      This is the updated version
      A guy named Lan Jingshen, he uses a pair of long nun chucks with guns at the ends, the nun chucks can connect into a staff, and when connected the guns gain more fire power and can fire in the directions the tips are pointing at. Also it can become a bow if he bends the chains at the right angles. However, his true forte is hand to hand combat. He has high mastery of Aura (Meditates daily to train his Aura), his semblance is manipulation of pure energy, and when using his full strength, blue lines cover his entire body and he gains enhanced abilities. He has messy black hair with azure highlights, wears a pair of glasses that change into a mask when he begins combat, has a blue and black trench coat along with a pair of black pants with two blue steaks running down the sides, and when fighting takes off the coat in this case he wears a blue and black tank top, Also wears black gloves. Height wise he would be a bit taller than Yang. Body is covered with scars of various shapes and sizes due to his frequent fights with High level Grimm. Large tattoo on his back (I’ll send you a rough sketch of it if you like the character). His combat style is formless, and draws from a myriad of martial arts styles. He also has a pet Golden Retriever, the golden retriever enjoys stealing other people’s laundry, and always tries to kiss up to people.
      I would also like to put in his personality in case it is (and some back story too). A calm cool guy, who's always the peacemaker, and is very devoted to whatever he sets his mind to, he would also be very learned, polite, and versatile ( able to use most weapons if necessary) Doesn't speak very loudly, and is sometimes ignored. Very good at making friends and is rather social, in a detached way ( but although there are many who he calls friend, before he met team RWBY there were none he truly believed to be his friend, except his master). Believes that the best way for a person to become stronger and learn is for them to experience things themselves, so he often keeps knowledge to himself, even if it would be beneficial for the other person to know. He is wise far beyond his years, one of the main reasons he came to Beacon was to find that “special someone†his grandpa always told him about. I think it would be humorous if he developed a crush on Yang, and as a result becomes very awkward and a bit clumsy whenever she is near. He also trains in a lot of his spare time in fact his daily regime is kill 10 powerful Grimm a day. Back story is that he woke up by the sea when he was 4 with no memory, he is found by the nearby villagers and is taken care of, during this time he almost lived in local library, and educated himself there. He later meets a man who would become his teacher; a white tiger Faunus named Brom Silverfang, who was a founding member of White Fang, but left after some of the organizations more brutal operations. Lan makes his nun chuk/staff/ gun from parts found in a dump in a city he travels to. He also learns a variety of skills on his travels (cooking, clothes making, engineering, zoology, etc.) but has almost zero pop culture knowledge. During his travels, he joined White Fang for a few months and also was employed by the Schnee company for a few years (currently owns some of its high value stocks), in both cases he learned many of the secrets in both organizations. He also has experience in the underground crime world (learning the ways of the street). I think it would also be fun if at one point he encountered Yang and Ruby before they were adopted, because this could help them connect later in. Later in his travels with his master (when he is around 15) he discovers an ancient piece of technology called INDEX, and after gaining more mastery of his AURA he uses INDEX as a base to create a weapon called the ERUDITE ARMORY, which can transform into any weapon he knows how to make (able to fill the sky with a menagerie of different armaments). It is very heavy and difficult to use so he doesn't use it often, because of the massive amount of aura it consumes while in use. His master is later killed by a giant Grimm know as Shade the Eighth Terror (Shade cannot be harmed by purely physical attacks, and that is all Brom had , even though they were super powerful physical attacks that were able to cleave mountains), but by that time Lan was skilled enough to kill it with his Aura infused ERUDITE ARMORY. When the Shade died, part of its essence infected Lan, and slowly eats away at his soul, because of this his AURA was greatly weakened and now can only use the ERUDITE ARMORY for 30 seconds a day. However, Brom’s soul entered into Lan as well and helps him keep SHADE at bay (the downside is Lan now has the crazy, perverted old man yammering at him 24/7). Was noticed by BEACON and gained a combat scholarship just like RUBY after saving a group of elite hunters from high class monsters (this was before he battled with the SHADE, which took place 3 months before he was going to transfer to BEACON). Currently he is much weakened due to the SHADE’s essence infecting him (sometimes causing to lose control of himself and turning into a half-Grimm state), his current combat ability (without using the armory) is slightly higher than Pyrrha’s. Right now is trying to control the Grimm inside.
      He is 17 or 18 years old.
      Tell me what you think of him
      my email is [email protected]

    • Dopp ROLL TIDE

      2 years ago

      your musik stinks as bad as ur breath

      haha

      <3

    • Psycholagny Resident of Old Olney

      2 years ago

      Nico Nico bo Bico banana fana fo Fico me my mo Mico
      NICO

      I miss our late night ménage a trois with Claude. Or a quatre with RB. Or more, you filthy boy, you.

      Either way. Need more load blastin' soldier orgies up in this piece. I'll text you when I get back from Dragon*Con and we'll set something up smiley12.gif

    • Tiege

      2 years ago

      Also, check out my Soundcloud, I am going to release a lot of stuff in the upcoming month.

      Post edited 8/26/13 7:06PM

    • Tiege

      2 years ago

      Here's a compilation of RT community remixes I am stockpiling. Listen to it when you have the time.
      link

    • Leioll

      2 years ago

      Thanks for doing what you're doing. You're awesome and keep up the amazing work~

      • nico

        2 years ago

        Thank you!

    • LaurenHewett

      2 years ago

      Hey Nico! I have a passion for writing lyrics for music (but am not great at singing myself! Sound like a dying cat!) but was wondering how I would get into the field of writing lyrics for people or aiding in music creation.... I already play piano and a bit of guitar... I understand I am wording this question HORRIBLY, but if you understand please reply :) Thanks! x

      p.s. also big fan :D <3

      • LaurenHewett

        2 years ago

        Seriously? Was it the case of being in the right place at the right time? x

      • nico

        2 years ago

        Luck

      • LaurenHewett

        2 years ago

        Short, sweet and to the point I like it :) Does sound like a plan to me, a few of my fiends are musicians so will see where their careers take them!

        So how did you end up where you are today in your career?? x

      • nico

        2 years ago

        Thanks for the kind words! As for becoming a lyricist, I really don't know what to tell you, other than hang out with musicians, build relationships, and see where it takes you!

    • RMurdoch1989

      2 years ago

      Bolt is an amazing song. Only song that makes my eyes water a bit while smiling.

      • nico

        2 years ago

        Thank you!!!

    • p3drit0

      2 years ago

      I just saw I got your award!!! Thanks!!! smiley13.gifsmiley0.gifsmiley0.gifsmiley0.gif

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