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    • RKWT13 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      Thank you for making yet more awesome soundtracks for us! smiley12.gif

      I still think Casey is the best singer in the world smiley1.gif

      • RKWT13 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        I couldn't think of anyone more deserving; the effort you put into your work really shows when I listen to it.

        I almost exclusively listen to your music - to me it's much better than everything else smiley1.gif

      • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        She's definitely the best daughter in the world smiley1.gifsmiley1.gifsmiley1.gif

        Thank you for your nice comment, we are so glad that you like the music.

    • Aklex Admiral Badtouch

      3 years ago

      Do you freelance and work for anyone or do you just make it exclusively for RT

      • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        I also teach a few days a week at Berklee College of Music in Boston....oh, and I'm a church organist on Sunday mornings :)

      • Aklex Admiral Badtouch

        3 years ago

        The life of a musician I applaud your efforts in this profession.

      • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        I actually don't do much else these days. When the season is in production I'm working on it a LOT....and also trying to keep the songs going so the soundtrack CD doesn't come out TOO much later than the DVD. By then it's November and I am just tired and need a break and need to pay attention to all the things I let slip while I was over-working.

    • team_killer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      Stop making music that I want to buy!!!!!

      Haha just kidding. Once again sir you continue to make great music. Looking forward to all the great music in Vol 2. And major props to Casey. In this song alone I can hear how much her talent has grown as a singer from her earlier work on RVB. Great work!!!!

      • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        Thank you so much, your comments are really really kind!!! We are so happy that you enjoy the music smiley0.gifsmiley0.gifsmiley0.gifsmiley0.gifsmiley0.gif

    • optimus2020 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      Thanks for the add! Btw a majority of my gym playlist is your music. Keep up the awesome!

      • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        hahaa, thats cool. I figure if I make music that's good for working out....that's like, pretty much the same as working out myself right? RIGHT!!!???

        (.....eats a Snickers.....)

    • powerup9114 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      Great work on the new song Jeff. Its fantastic!!! Can't get enough of it.

      • powerup9114 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        If you do a RWBY/RvB concert in Hawaii that would be AMAZING! I would definitely pay to see you and your crew perform!

      • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        Thanks Trevor! It sounds ok in Hawaii? I might have to come and check on that personally......

    • Akko FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      Thanks for the add! The new RWBY song is amazing!! You and Casey are extremely talented, I can't wait to hear more from the new soundtrack!

      Post edited 5/21/14 9:58PM

      • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        Thank you, we are so glad that you like the song!! smiley0.gif

    • lightmre FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      Dude EVERY song you do is amazing(: including this one

      • lightmre FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        THANK YOU for being amazing

      • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        Thanks so much, that's super nice of you. We're so glad you like!!

    • thenoobsbane

      3 years ago

      My hat is off to you sir, you have done yet another fantastic job and I'm looking forward to Vol. 2's entire soundtrack now. I hope Casey knows just how awesome her voice is too.

      • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        Thanks so glad you like it!!!!

    • Meso579

      3 years ago

      JEFF YOU DID NOT DISSAPPOINT!!! ! HJKDSJKALSDHJKASDHLHLKSDHK

      • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        smiley0.gifsmiley0.gifsmiley0.gifsmiley0.gifsmiley0.gifsmiley0.gif

    • Arcsol

      3 years ago

      This song is so killer, I love the whole last hope vibe the entire song gives. Keep up the good work you two, looking forward to more of your music~

      • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        hank you we're so glad you like it!

    • Silent_Wolfer The Quiet One

      3 years ago

      Hey Jeff, was this scheduled to come out today or if not later in the day?
      itunes.apple.com/us/album/time-to-say-goodbye-...

      I just thought I bring it to your attention because of noticing it being out, of course.

      • MarksNutt FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        Either way, Jeff's expectation of it releasing was two months before volume 2 starts, but still after the intro was shown at PAX east.

      • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        WE'll always take sooner than later, right? :)

      • Silent_Wolfer The Quiet One

        3 years ago

        So, in other words a mix up in release scheduling?

      • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        Thanks man!! I thought it was later this week....

    • Rezon8r FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Maker of Musical Stuff

      3 years ago

      Still waiting for the day we see you on the Podcast or something. Just think it would be cool to see that.

      • Rezon8r FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Maker of Musical Stuff

        3 years ago

        Cubase is fun, I've used it before for projects. I recently started using FL Studio, and I love it.

      • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        I've used Logic for years, but with a desire to switch. I had to move to Logic X, and it's just such a miserable joke....so I am migrating to Cubase. Doing my orch stuff in Cubase now, soon I will hopefully do everything there.

      • Rezon8r FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Maker of Musical Stuff

        3 years ago

        Btw, meant to ask, what software do you use in your setup?

      • Rezon8r FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Maker of Musical Stuff

        3 years ago

        Yeah, I guess people got to stick to what they do best, which in your case, is composition!

      • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        plus I have a face made for the studio smiley7.gif

      • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        haha....nah....i'm actually not good at that kind of thing. i'd be really nervous and uncomfortable.

    • DahnLhee

      3 years ago

      Hey there, Mr. Williams! As a guitarist, I'd just like to say you have one of the most original styles I've ever heard!

      • zogman1

        3 years ago

        you do have a very recognizable (in an awesome way) style. I'm actually kinda jealous.

      • DahnLhee

        3 years ago

        No, really, you're great!
        It's a rare thing to find so much in such a simple style. You carry your point much better than any fool with 700 notes in his solos (me)!

      • DanielZhu2

        3 years ago

        have more confidence man, you do good work.

      • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        haha, yeah, most people would be careful not to suck as much as me!!!!

    • AH_Jarod

      3 years ago

      Hello, love the music you do, great stuff! I may not be musically talented, but I know good music when I hear it (was about to say see it, a tad wrong). Can't wait to hear more! smiley13.gif

      • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        Thanks man!! Very kind of you, I'm so glad you like the music.

    • ApocalypticJ

      3 years ago

      So in RWBY Production Diary 3, the most recent one, the background music during the beginning of the video is an instramental track for I May Fall (or at least that's what I think it is). Would you ever release instramental tracks for RVB 8-10 or RWBY vol. 1 songs? I would definately pay money for a RVB + RWBY instramental album!

      • IlliSprings FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        How long would that take? Wouldn't be as simple as muting the vocal track(s) and then exporting them as usual?

      • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        yeah i'm gonna do that.....

    • WomanFriday Writer, Wife, Woman

      3 years ago

      We talked about pancakes at one point, right? How if you ever came to Austin for RTX we'd have to have some?

      • WomanFriday Writer, Wife, Woman

        3 years ago

        So we were both in Austin at RTX and we didn't have pancakes.

        But I did talk to your daughter about shoes, which was delightful.

      • WomanFriday Writer, Wife, Woman

        3 years ago

        Um... I'll have to let you know. In the future. Sometime.

      • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        Fair enough. Then we have to change location-Maine is the proper place for blueberries! I suggest Acadia National Park, although Portland is a cool city too. Let me know when you arrive!! smiley0.gif

      • WomanFriday Writer, Wife, Woman

        3 years ago

        Perfect. But they have to be real. None of that frozen crap.

      • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        IT'S 8am AND I'M STARVING HOW COULD YOU TORTURE ME LIKE THIS?

        mmmmmm pancakes.....so, yes, definitely. Blueberry perhaps?

    • Meso579

      3 years ago

      Forever checking your page for news about the volume 2 theme... xD

      • Meso579

        3 years ago

        Apparently there's a rumor that we'll be getting a release date at this years E3.

      • Meso579

        3 years ago

        It's literally on my daily computer chore list. 1)Check for Volume 2 News 2) Check for Final Fantasy XV news 3) Check my torrents annnd 4) Watch Once Upon A Time on Netflix...

      • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        awwww, that's adorable!! smiley12.gif

    • Rezon8r FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Maker of Musical Stuff

      3 years ago

      Thanks for the add, Jeff! As a fellow musician and budding composer, I really appreciate the work you do for RT. Your stuff is awesome, so keep it up!

      • Rezon8r FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Maker of Musical Stuff

        3 years ago

        Appreciate it, man! Keep up the awesome work, and let me know if you ever need a saxophone for a piece ;)

      • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        Just listened to you play on YT for a while---sounds great!! Thanks for your kind words.

    • Alex_K Alex

      3 years ago

      Hey Jeff. I realized I haven't been around in a while and wanted to say hello. Hope all is going well with you! I'm eagerly awaiting the stress of waiting to buy all the new musical masterpieces you have in store for us in the coming months :) I have no doubt you'll once again out do yourself and continue to mesmerize and inspire all of us with your work. I'll continue counting the days until the undetermined date in which I can finally meet you. Talk to you soon Jeff!

      • Alex_K Alex

        3 years ago

        I can't wait either. I listen to all your other music on a daily basis and each song is still as wonderful as the first time I heard it.

      • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        Hey man!! haha, thanks your comment made me giggle.

        Yup, yup, working on new music non-stop now, you should see some soon! Man, I can't wait to get new music out.

    • DanielZhu2

      3 years ago

      I was wondering. How do you expand on a song idea? Usually one starts with a basic tune in their head and then expand on it. How do you go about this process.?

    • KairiLee

      3 years ago

      Hello again! I saw the lower comments regarding a karaoke CD of songs from RvB and RWBY. You mentioned you are planning such a CD, and I was wondering whats the time frame of the release? I like to do more song covers, but having clean karaoke instrumentals to work with will make the process much smoother, so it would be a day 1 purchase for me personally. If you can let us know when it might be out, it would be great, thank you so much!

      • ShonaSoF

        3 years ago

        Oh wow, I just logged in specifically to ask Jeff if he was planning to release instrumental versions of the songs! smiley7.gif

    • Florisgrif

      3 years ago

      Hello mr Williams. I'm a great fan of all the work you have done on Red vs Blue, season 10 in particular. I just wanted to show you the piano cover I did of 'Ballet breakup' from the season 10 soundtrack.
      www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWAZ14gdEn8&featu...
      Hope you like it!

      • Florisgrif

        3 years ago

        Thanks so much! That means a lot coming from you!

      • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        This is really fantastic? Lovely playing, you really nailed the gentleness and dynamics as well as the tempo changes. Bravo sir!

    • KairiLee

      3 years ago

      Hello! I love all the songs you wrote for RWBY. I just did a vocal cover of This Will Be The Day and wanted to show ya.

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=joOgdWmZBkc

      Hope it came out alright. I am nowhere as good as Casey Lee Williams though.

      Post edited 5/03/14 2:59AM

      • KairiLee

        3 years ago

        Thank you so much! I am really glad you liked it. :)

      • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        Oh this is great!!! Not an easy song to sing at all, you did a great job with it!!! smiley12.gif

    • Ember FoxGirl

      3 years ago

      Happy birthday!

      • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        Thank you so much :)

    • maxattack2 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      Hey max again ive been thinking up songs but ill come up with a good one but ill forget it any tips

    • Meso579

      3 years ago

      Can't wait to hear the Volume 2 theme Jeff! Really anticipating this one.

      • Meso579

        3 years ago

        Lol It really does....Buttttt we must finish prior affairs....Like the song! (*^*)7

      • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        Mission to Moscow DOES sound pretty cool though......

      • Meso579

        3 years ago

        Haha the trip is cross country! Mission to Volume 2!! (Not Moscow)

      • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        oh jeez, here comes the guilt trip......!! smiley0.gif

      • Meso579

        3 years ago

        HAHA NOOOO DON'T TEASE ME JEFF! I'm too vulnerable!

      • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        You mean you weren't satisfied by the audio of the phone recording of the version shown at PAX? I was thinking I would just release it that way......

        smiley8.gif

    • MatthewDratt FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      Any chance we could see The Uggos reunite in the future?

      • MatthewDratt FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        Ah well :p

      • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        haha....no.

    • ShonaSoF

      3 years ago

      Hey Jeff! Love your work. RWBY is the first CD I've physically purchased in almost ten years! Every track grabbed me and won't let go. Especially Red Like Roses Pt 2. Absolutely heartbreaking.

      Thanks for putting an awesome show over the top! Can't wait for season 2!

      • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        smiley12.gif

      • ShonaSoF

        3 years ago

        I have RvB through iTumes, but there really is something special about the music from RWBY.

      • ShonaSoF

        3 years ago

        Physical media may be fading away, but I still feel I should support the artists I truly enjoy.

      • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        Wow, 2 copies!! You won't have to buy another CD for like 42 years now.

      • ShonaSoF

        3 years ago

        I bought 2 copies. One for a friend as well. Then I got it through iTunes as well so I wouldn't have to wait to hear the full version of I Burn. XD

      • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        Thanks Shawn!! Really glad that you like the music. I'm honored to break you streak of non-CD purchasing smiley0.gif

    • MaxwellFinle

      3 years ago

      This is the music my school plays tell me what you think
      www.youtube.com/watch?v=s80KjH5DT9s&hd=1

      • MaxwellFinle

        3 years ago

        thanks were going to china next year so i cant wait

      • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        wow, i really thought that was excellent. very challenging music for young players. bravo!

    • MaxwellFinle

      3 years ago

      This is the music my school plays tell me what you think
      www.youtube.com/watch?v=s80KjH5DT9s&hd=1

    • oloeopia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      I'm excited for the next season of RWBY music! Are you going to be at RTX?

      • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        Yay!

      • oloeopia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        Yes! I'm going to go this year :)

      • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        We're excited too!! RTX---honestly, I don't know yet. You will be there?

    • DanielZhu2

      3 years ago

      What kind of software and equipment do you use?

      • IlliSprings FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        And that's very common. Film scorers will notate their scores in programs like Sibelius or Finale and then have an orchestra play it and have it professionally recorded. It's common for beginning composers to ask for favors from their fellow musicians to play for them since they'll be much cheaper that a professional orchestra. It should also work with a small band like I think you're describing, but guitars, keyboards, and things of that setting should be recorded through a software program for the best quality. You don't always have to own these software programs yourself. There are plenty of recording studios where sound engineers will take care of the recording,mastering, etc... while you can just play.

      • DanielZhu2

        3 years ago

        hmmm...methinks it may be easier for me to get people who can play the instruments instead (I am in band after all and am acquainted with other musical people.)

      • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        That was a great answer, extremely accurate. Thank you so much for helping :) !!!!!!

      • IlliSprings FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        (Sorry in advance for speaking for Jeff!) Digital Audio Workstations (DAW) like the ones Jeff mentioned cost anywhere from $200-$700. They're cheaper if you get education discounts. Plug-ins/sample libraries are what give the cheaper sounding instruments of those DAWs a much higher quality. Komplete is one gives you pretty much everything you can think of for a reasonable price. Other companies that sell high quality plug-ins are East West, Cinesamples, LASS, and 8Dio. I think 8Dio sounds the best, but they're also the most expensive. You can visit the websites for those plug-ins and listen to their demos. You can't really get anything for free (at least you can't do it legally.) I'm not sure how long it takes Jeff to write his music. It really depends on how experienced the artist is. One that's just getting started will take longer to get a quality product compete versus one that has more experience. When Jeff is scoring, I'm assuming he gets the script for the season and can start planning the styles of the songs he wants to do. When the raw footage is sent to him, he can then actually start scoring it. For example if a character throws a punch, kick, there's a cut in the scene, etc... he'll put emphasis at that spot in the score. Look at some of the RWBY Trailers and see what you can notice. Because of this process, he really doesn't have as much time as most composers wish. When that time comes around, I'm sure Jeff is VERY busy!

      • DanielZhu2

        3 years ago

        can the softwares be freely downloaded off the internet or do you need to buy them? Also, how long on average does it take you to construct a 3 minute song using the methods that you use? (details on the methods would also be appreciated)

      • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        Cubase, Logic, Pro Tools, lots of various sample libraries, lots of guitars and a lot of different microphones.....theres a lot of stuff. Let me know if you have a specific question.

    • Devin970 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      The RWBY Volume 2 intro song was fantastic! Seriously cannot wait for it to release!! One question though: when will that be? Specifically, would it possibly release shortly after RTX or shortly after the public premiere?

      • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        thanks Devin!!!!! smiley1.gif

      • Devin970 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        Either way, it'll be worth the wait. You really have done a fantastic job on what's there so far!

      • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        From what I understand, it will be released quite a bit before RTX. Truth is--at the moment--it's not complete.

    • Arcsol

      3 years ago

      Good job with the new intro song, makes me look forward to the next soundtrack. Definitely going to be killer~

      • Arcsol

        3 years ago

        Lol! XD That is very true I completely forgot about the trailer music! (And I agree considering there aren't any this year...T.T) Definitely got me there, well it will make the other fans who didn't get to hear/see intro 2 happy while they wait for july to come.

      • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        Well, I got to release all that trailer music last year---and I dont get that opportunity again. So, I feel like it's been a long time since I've released something new for you all!!

        I FEEL DEAD ON THE INSIDE WHEN I DON'T GIVE YOU NEW MUSIC!!!!

      • Arcsol

        3 years ago

        From what I read from the other comments you're releasing the song before RTX? That would be awesome considering the first intro wasn't released until after the first episode aired. Lol now this has just become a giant tease.

      • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        Thanks!!! Working on finishing that song now....it's very exciting to get you some new music!

    • thenoobsbane

      3 years ago

      I'm sorry to hear your hard work was prematurely leaked, I'm avoiding it at the moment so I can experience it the way you, Monty and all the creators intended for it to be. :D

      • thenoobsbane

        3 years ago

        Awesome, yeah watching a bootleg version of something never brings across the proper magic. It'd be like watching JC's Avatar in 144p, not even close to the proper experience. While waiting kills me a little, I'm positive it'll be MORE than worth it. :D

      • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        Yeah, it sounds awful in that video!! lol. Oh well, that's life, right?

        I think you're doing yourself a favor by waiting :)

    • h_natasia

      3 years ago

      Can you tell us the name of the song used in RWBY volume 2 opening?? :3

      • h_natasia

        3 years ago

        Cool! Now that I know how you made a song, I will wait each song far more patiently. I mean, I know how it feels and how long it will take to produce a work of art since I myself is an art student. Good luck with your new songs, and I wish the most best of luck ;)

      • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        Yeah I usually start with just a little section, usually the chorus. Then I have to convince myself that it's not terrible, which usually takes a long time. Then I will write a single verse to match that chorus. Once RT decides they like it, I will run with it and turn it into a full song.

        Usually I record the vocals myself first, as I write it. (Sounding like some sort of torture/nightmare). Then i will show Casey and record her. Usually I have a strong idea about how it should sound, but often Casey has an even better idea. So we just try a lot of things until we find out what works the best.

        Post edited 4/16/14 7:47PM

      • h_natasia

        3 years ago

        Great! Can I ask you about the process of how you record a song? I mean, do you start with the short version first or straightly do the original version so then later the song can be editted to be the ones we hear on the show? And when you produce a song, do you record the instrumental first or let Casey sing it first? Oh, and by the way how Casey learn to sing the song before she can even tell how she should sing the song properlly? Thanks. I've been curious about things like this so I thought I should ask straightly to you... if you don't mind. Thank you.

      • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        I believe it's "Time to Say Goodbye" , although it could potentially change. But that's the first line of the chorus, so it seems like that will likely be the title.

    • DanielZhu2

      3 years ago

      Do you have enough staff to actually play all those instruments I hear in your songs, or do you use the special keyboards and software. Also, do you record the whole song in one take or do you do multiple takes and paste together the best parts?

      • DanielZhu2

        3 years ago

        What kind of software and equipment do you use?

      • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        I play every instrument. Most are played on a keyboard. If you hear guitar or bass (sometimes drums) that's me playing those instruments. When you hear things like strings and brass, thats me playing a keyboard. So--correct- i play one part, then the next, then the next. Generally, I am writing the song and parts as I go, so it's not usually don't in one take but more like.....hundreds of takes.

    • h_natasia

      3 years ago

      Do you write more songs for RWBY vol 2? Will there be even more songs than vol 1?? :3

      • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        working on new songs now :)

    • DanielZhu2

      3 years ago

      ....Wanna be friends?...and I mean real ones (not just "friended).

    • suicidelemur FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      I have just ordered my CD can't wait

      • suicidelemur FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        Woohoo recived yesterday and i love the score it is so much better just listening to it definetly since i didn't hear some of the score as there was way to much action and awsomeness to listen to keep up the epic work can'y wait for Volume 2

      • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        Yay!

    • DanielZhu2

      3 years ago

      you ever have that feeling where your glad that you finished some work just so you can move on to some more work?

      • DanielZhu2

        3 years ago

        I got the same feeling after I finished a certain gov paper. I got a clarinet audition coming up as well as AP tests...yep highschool.

      • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        yes for sure.

    • slpmjb0921

      3 years ago

      Jeff, I just wanted to tell you that your music is absolutely incredible. I listen to the RvB and RWBY Vol 1 soundtracks constantly and never get tired of them. Your music is so original and awesome. Thank you for all the great music. Fantastic job and keep up the good work. I will be looking forward to anything new you come up with. Oh and I should also mention that Casey has such an awesome voice, you should be very proud.

      • slpmjb0921

        3 years ago

        Believe me, i'll definitely be looking forward to it.

      • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        Hey Mike!! You are way way way too kind--thank you so much for those positive comments. We're so glad that you enjoy the music, and we are really looking forward to getting more music out for RWBY Vol 2 soon. I will pass on your good words to Casey. We really do appreciate your kindness very much.

    • Agnt_Nevada FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Nerd

      3 years ago

      I think your music is incredible. I listen to it constantly and I find it to be very inspiring. I listen to your music when I write and it really helps me finish scenes that I have trouble with. I love how you can capture an emotion and put it so powerfully in your music. I just want to say thank you for doing what you do and that I can't wait to see what you create next. Whatever it might be, I know it's going to be great.

      • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        Hey Terrance! Thank you so much for those kind words. It's a real special treat to hear that the music helps other creative works (like your writing) to exist, that's just so cool. I really do appreciate your comments, and we cant wait for you to hear new music soon smiley0.gifsmiley11.gif

    • TheChurchAI

      3 years ago

      I must admit, your music is amazing. You and Casey work so well together, and you produce the best music i have ever listened to (LITERALLY!). I can't stop listening to your songs, and i have watched RWBY more times than i can remember, half the time, just for the music. Everytime i watch the ending and credits to episode 16, i admit i cry. "Wings" is the most beautiful song i have ever heard. Keep up the work!

      • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        Hey Dylan! That's so kind of you--thank you so much for those nice comments. We are so glad that you like the music smiley0.gifsmiley12.gif

    • DanielZhu2

      3 years ago

      What would you say are your biggest sources of inspiration?

      • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        Great music, fear, self-loathing, pain, jealousy, love, money, birds, deadlines, curiosity.

    • MChief14 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      Hey Jeff! After months of listening to many of your songs and hopelessly singing along to many tunes, the thought of Karaoke came to mind. So I was wondering; would there ever be a Jeff Williams Karaoke CD? Nights of karaoke instantly raised by 1000% by this dream! We can hope right?

      • KairiLee

        3 years ago

        I enjoy making song covers, just finished This Will Be the Day, www.youtube.com/watch?v=joOgdWmZBkc . I would personally really like I May Fall, Mirror Mirror, Gold, From Shadows and Wings karaokes tracks.

      • IlliSprings FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        This would definitely help people for when they want to learn those songs themselves.

      • QuickSwipe

        3 years ago

        It would be epic to see Can't Trust Anybody Now off the RvB Album

      • MChief14 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        Well I wouldn't mind Wings, From Shadows, Round One, and I May Fall, but I would think the entire RT Fan-base would love to contribute more ideas!

      • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        I am ACTUALLY HONESTLY PLANNING to release this! Tell me, what songs would you like to see on it?

    • Arcsol

      3 years ago

      I have a question. What was your inspiration(s) for the lyrics of the songs? Were they ideas from the story or was it something Monty/the crew recommended?

      • Arcsol

        3 years ago

        That's awesome, I kind of thought as much but now hearing it from you makes me even more excited to see how the story unfolds. Can't wait to hear more of your work over time~

      • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        They aren't recommended by anyone at RT. So, I guess they just come from the story and my perception of it. As you know, lots of lines (or at least phrases) are taken straight from the script. So, in a way they come from RT. But no one at RT says "make a song called From Shadows."

    • DanielZhu1

      3 years ago

      So if someone gave you a description of a situation, would you automatically think of a good tune to match it?

      • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        Hopefully.

    • suicidelemur FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      I wholly enjoy your music I have listened to gold so many times now i don't even dare want to mention I so can't wait for Season 2 I hope it is as awsome as Season 1 Now i have to hope the end of the month comes so i can buy the cd and have it shipped to rainy old england

      • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        Rainy old England!! Sounds rainy!!

        Glad you're enjoying the music smiley0.gif I sure hope Season 2 is good too...I haven't really written much of anything yet, so....my fingers are crossed!

    • Novarogue13

      3 years ago

      Next question, so your songs musical styles(If that makes sense) are different from one another like the guitar in Red like Roses 1, the DJ mix of I Burn, and the oddest assortment of tunes The First Step pt.1. Where do you get the idea for all these different musical styles with when you write these songs?

      I've always thought that musicians like to stay in certain styles but you branch out which is cool.

      Oh and one more question if I may be selfish. Who does the background singing for songs like That's How Voting Works? Just been curious if a bunch of RT employees help out with those parts.

      • Novarogue13

        3 years ago

        It is pretty damn cool that you are doing something your family and friends can enjoy working with you on.

      • williams FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        I just love all kinds of music, really. The idea of genre/style....it just doesnt really matter to me. I like melodies and chords, I dont really worry about the words used to describe things I guess. So, I just like to do....everything! :)

        I dont work at RT in Texas, so it would never be RT ppl on those songs. Generally it's me and my little team of singers (Casey, Sandy and a few others that might pop in once in a while). I'm not a great singer but I do lots of different "character" type voices.

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