Archive for October, 2013

Forza Motorsport 4 Soundtrack Release Announced

October 25th, 2013 | By Lance Hayes

FM4 Cover

That’s correct, your did just read that. I’m excited to announce that my Forza Motorsport 4 OST is going to be available for purchase on October 30th! It will be available everywhere you buy music online, such as iTunes, Amazon, Xbox Music etc for $9.99 US. And thanks to Amazon’s policy of posting previews early, you can listen to snippets of the ahead of release on the product page for the entire album.

It’s been a long time coming and I couldn’t be more pleased that next Wednesday you’ll be able to delve into the pure electronic soundtrack that I composed for FM4. It seems fitting that Forza 4 came out two years ago this month, and its worth noting is that this is one of the first releases on the new¬†Microsoft Studios Music label (its catalog number MSM-0005). There’s more in the Turn 10 announcement on the news page for October 25th.

Of course, you will be able to stream the album from any of your favorite subscription sites such as Rhapsody, Spotify, Rdio, Deezer etc.

There has been a big push to get OST into your hands. Nick Wiswell, Paul Lipson and Mark Yeend have been invaluable allies on the road to release. Thanks to them, and to everyone behind the scenes at Turn 10 and Microsoft Studios that made this soundtrack a possibility.

So, what are you waiting for? Go out and pick up this long awaited album and then head over to my Facebook and or Twitter pages for additional updates and info about upcoming events.


Update: In related news I’ll be speaking at Synthfest this weekend (Oct. 26th) and doing some demos of my work on Reason. I’ll be showcasing and breaking down several tracks from the newly released FM4 OST as part of the demonstration. If you’re in the NW and have a love of synthesizer technology Synthfest is a great time so come on out!

AES and SynthFest Sessions

October 24th, 2013 | By Lance Hayes


I’m speaking tonight at the Pacific North West AES and at SynthFest on Saturday about my work scoring video games and how I’ve used Reason over the years. Many thanks to Steve Turnidge and the crews at PNW AES and SynthFest for having me!

In honor of these events, I’m sharing this Combinator patch that I recently created in Reason 7. It uses multiple Audiomatic Retro Transformers Rack Extensions and some other tools to create instant analog sounding audio. DL and have some fun messing up, warming up and or destroying some audio!


Update: My clinic will be in the session room for about an hour starting at 11am. Hope to see you there!

Lance Hayes