Dalton's journey with music started after receiving his first guitar for Christmas when he was 13 years old. It did not take much time after that until he was completely immersed in music, putting all his effort into learning the guitar, with piano and voice following shortly after.
Since becoming a musician, Dalton's biggest interest has always been writing original music. This passion developed while playing and writing in several different bands during the formative years of his musicianship. Eventually, a love for orchestral and soundtrack music blossomed within him after discovering the music coming out of the Japanese entertainment industry. This led him to begin pursuing his path as a composer for visual media. He has been studying the craft of music composition and orchestration under the instruction of his private mentor: JJay Berthume, since 2017.
In addition to his work as a composer, Dalton has also worked extensively as a recording and mixing engineer. He has recorded and mixed music for several dozen independent artists, helping them pursue their ambitions as performers and songwriters. In 2016, he graduated from the Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg, earning a Bachelor's Degree in Audio Production.
Music Composition Credits
The Christmas Vase (2015) - Live Action, YouTube Short
Goonsquad (2015) - Short Video Game for Raspberry Pi Competition
Chronexia and the Eight Seales - Episode 1: In Memoria (2016) - Animated YouTube Short - In Collaboration with 4 Composers - Over 612K Views
Yadira Sanchez - Video Demo Reel (2017) - BGM to Accompany Cinematographer's Demo Reel
The Essentials '18-'20 (2021) - Self Released best of compilation album of music from 2018-2020.
The Sakura Effect (2021) - Royalty free game music pack aimed towards visual novel developers. Available on Itch.io, GameDev Market, and the Unity Asset Store
Graveyard Girls (2021) - Visual Novel by Delphinium Interactive submitted for the 2021 Spooktober Visual Novel Jam
Nothing To Prove EP - Set Us Free (2012) - Recording, Mixing, & Mastering
Self Titled EP - Raising the Stakes (2012) - Songwriting, Recording, Mixing, & Mastering
Sunday Sessions EP - Better Tomorrow (2013) - Recording, Mixing, & Mastering
Self Titled EP - Love Party (2013)- Recording, Mixing, & Mastering
Six Songs EP - The Defeated Royals (2013) - Recording, Mixing, & Mastering
Happiness In Little Things - Resisting The Silence (2013) - Songwriting, Recording, Mixing, & Mastering
Hang on to Hope EP - Dare I Dream (2013) - Songwriting, Recording, Mixing, & Mastering
In Season EP - Oklahoma's in the South (2014) - Recording, Mixing, & Mastering
Life In My Years - Dare I Dream (2015) - Songwriting, Recording, Mixing, & Mastering
Self Titled EP - Celestial Motion Wagon (2015) - Recording, Mixing, & Mastering
Ghosts EP - Wayward Pines (2015) - Recording, Mixing, & Mastering
Our Secret EP - The Ronald Ray Guns (2018) - Mixing & Mastering
Sapphire English Song Covers - I've aided singer/songwriter, Sapphire by recreating accurate instrumental versions of songs from anime and video games.
Before My Body Is Dry (2015) - Transcription, Performance, & Recording
Black Rock Shooter (2015) - Transcription, Performance, Recording, & Instrumental Mix
Insight (2016) - Transcription, Performance, Recording & Instrumental Mix
White Light (2016) - Recording of additional gang vocals
Seisuu 3 No Nijou (2019) - Transcription, Performance, & Recording
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