Composer, Sound Designer

Pyry Mäkinen

Hello, Friend. I am Pyry Mäkinen, a composer, sound designer, and sound engineer, from Tampere, Finland. I am also the co-founder of a small Finnish indie game studio, Sekvensoft. My passions include music, video and tabletop games and old science fiction and horror films.

Currently, we are working on a mobile game by the name of Irradiant Core. You can hear some of the music I have composed on my free time from the embedded SoundCloud widget.


Irradiant Core Main Menu Theme

I finished the main menu theme for Irradiant Core a few days ago. It took surprisingly long, even though the song is really simple. Hope you enjoy hearing it as much as I enjoyed making it!


Got a new Acoustic Guitar!

I had to return my previous acoustic guitar to a friend of mine, so I decided to buy a new one. This time with metal strings. I did not want to spend too much on it, so I went and got a Fender Fender CD-60 V3 with a beautiful sunburst color.

Man, I do not remember the last time I've had this much fun just sitting down and playing a guitar and grinning like an idiot. I can't wait to use this on some projects.

Dungeons and Dragons as a musical excercise Part 1.

I have been running a 5e dnd game over Roll20 with my partner and a few friends for a few months now. It has been a lot of fun, and I recommend to pick up a copy of Player's Handbook with an open mind. Running a dnd game is a great way to learn game design, but for me, it has also been an awesome platform to try out different musical ideas.

If you are an artist running a dnd game, you probably draw/paint great art for your players, but if you are a musician, you should compose your own music for your games. First of all, it is extremely fun to do so and second of all, it is a great learning experience if you treat it kind of as a video game. You can compose songs for combat, for travelling, tense ambient for those dungeon crawls, and themes for the main villain or even player characters. And let's not forget the mandatory cheerful and annoying tavern song!

Another great thing about composing for DnD, is that here you do not have any pressure or deadlines, and you can see the reactions of your audience (the players) immediately, live. I have plans on posting at least some music I have made to this website at some point, for you to download and use in your own game.


New Website Launched

Greetings, happy holidays, and welcome to my new and updated website!

It has been an extremely busy year for me, balancing my time between my day job with our Indie Game Development Company, Sekvensoft. I have been postponing relesing my own web site for a while now, but now we are in a situation where I again have time for new projects and challenges.

I am excited for what the next year and the next decade (oh how the time flies) will bring for me, and for us. I will try to update this site on a regular basis after the holidays.