I should preface this post by saying that I've been on an insane Metroid binge this entire day, which, next to the many Metroid-related YouTube videos I've watched, sort of led to me being inspired to write this. I've actually also been meaning to write an opinion piece on Metroidvanias, seeing as it happens to … Continue reading The art of getting lost: Why I love Metroidvanias
After just under 10 months of smashing away at Gomorrah, I'm happy to announce that the RC1 build of the mapset is out! In case you're unfamiliar with Gomorrah, it is a 6-level mapset for Doom 2 and GZDoom that utilizes the amazing OTEX texture pack by ukiro. I began working on it back in … Continue reading Gomorrah RC1 is out!
Hello again! So yeah, I released a new single through The Santtu Pesonen Project last night. And with it having been out for just over 15 hours, I figure it's a good time to also announce The Project's 10th album, The Fall! The Fall is going to be my darkest, most personal, most progressive record … Continue reading New single “Crawl” + Announcing The Fall!
Here's another general update on my current projects - only this one holds a significance that no other update from me ever has before. With the Coronavirus situation being what it is - my school just announced at the beginning of this week that we're moving over to studying remotely - I decided to relocate … Continue reading Another update but this one is sort of important.
It's not very often that I write an opinion piece like this one on this site, but on this occasion, I feel the need to share my thoughts on an epidemic I'm sure you already know about. The Coronavirus has been sweeping across the face of the Earth at a shocking rate. With nearly 100,000 … Continue reading We need to calm down about the Coronavirus.
Another couple of months have passed in relative radio silence, so here's a quick update on how my current projects are going. First off, The Santtu Pesonen Project's next album is doing quite well. Out of the 7 tracks currently in the pipeline, 5 have been finished on the writing side, and the last two … Continue reading General update on a couple of things
It's that time of year again - Christmas has arrived, the year is coming to a close in a week, and I share my yearly Top 10 of games I played, albums I listened to, movies I saw and events I had transpire. Personally, 2019 was a good year. Counting out a brief crisis period, … Continue reading Santtu Pesonen’s Top 10 of 2019
Howdy! With 2019 drawing to a close in a couple of weeks, I figured I'd write a short(ish) update post on what you can expect to see from me in the first year of the new decade. First off, let's discuss the projects I've already been working on: the Doom mapset Gomorrah and the as-of-yet-unannounced … Continue reading What to expect in 2020
After two months of somewhat quietly smashing away at a new project and things having shaped up to the point where I feel confident to announce it, I'm beyond excited to finally reveal my new Doom mapset, Gomorrah! Gomorrah is a WIP mapset for GZDoom consisting of 6 brand-new maps, powered by ukiro's amazing OTEX texture set. … Continue reading Announcing Gomorrah!
Here we are with another mini-lesson, this time detailing a music poduction technique that I utilized on Gallery of Harmonies: Vol. 5. This technique will (hopefully) make the bassline in your track sound slightly more substantial. The first thing to do is "doubling" your bassline - if it's in MIDI, this is easily done by … Continue reading Mini-lesson: adding extra bass to your bass