Welcome! My name is Steven Melin and I create music & sound for indie games. Chiptunes are my specialty and I’ve learned how to uniquely write for every video game console dating back to the 70’s! From the bleeps of bloops of the Atari 2600 to the emotional power of a live orchestra in modern gaming, I’m passionate about infusing game stories with unforgettable sonic experiences.  

As a freelance music composer & sound designer, I don’t have a big team. But I guarantee you individualized attention and quality every step of the process. I enjoy working with small development teams because of their creativity and boldness to challenge the status quo of gaming. If you’re an indie dev seeking custom music or sound, I’m here to help your game shine!

Below are music examples from each console generation and a selection of recent indie game soundtracks. Find a sound you like? Send me an email or message me on social media to start the conversation!

 

                                                                               


Travis Vengroff
Liberty: Deception
Steven captured the vision of my creative team and expanded it to a level of professionalism which we are proud to incorporate into our brand. He responds well to feedback, makes adjustments quickly, and kept us ahead of schedule.

Travis Vengroff
Liberty: Deception:

Steven captured the vision of my creative team and expanded it to a level of professionalism which we are proud to incorporate into our brand. He responds well to feedback, makes adjustments quickly, and kept us ahead of schedule.:

Travis Vengroff
Liberty: Deception:


Darren Kwok
A More Beautiful World
Steven captured the vision of my creative team and expanded it to a level of professionalism which we are proud to incorporate into our brand. He responds well to feedback, makes adjustments quickly, and kept us ahead of schedule.:
Steven listened to our concerns regarding our budget and tailored the songs to fit the exact mood we wanted. He works fast and it has been an absolute joy working with him.

Travis Vengroff
Liberty: Deception:

Steven captured the vision of my creative team and expanded it to a level of professionalism which we are proud to incorporate into our brand. He responds well to feedback, makes adjustments quickly, and kept us ahead of schedule.:

Travis Vengroff
Liberty: Deception:


Aaron Clark
Beard Blade
Steven captured the vision of my creative team and expanded it to a level of professionalism which we are proud to incorporate into our brand. He responds well to feedback, makes adjustments quickly, and kept us ahead of schedule.:
One of the most fun parts about working with Steven is his ability to surprise and impress under our own specific directions or needs. On top of being a great listener, he's been very informative and helpful.

Travis Vengroff
Liberty: Deception:

Steven captured the vision of my creative team and expanded it to a level of professionalism which we are proud to incorporate into our brand. He responds well to feedback, makes adjustments quickly, and kept us ahead of schedule.:

Travis Vengroff
Liberty: Deception:


Nehemek Amador
Snail Panic
Steven captured the vision of my creative team and expanded it to a level of professionalism which we are proud to incorporate into our brand. He responds well to feedback, makes adjustments quickly, and kept us ahead of schedule.:
Steven's input and advice for the use of music is always great, especially with my usual requests which come with a handful of problems to overcome.