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Searching for a theme

In the spirit of keeping you all updated about the upcoming album Tribes, I want to share with you the way I’m envisioning the album in my head. Mainly, there’s going to be an all-encompassing theme for the album, which is going to basically be in the DNA of all the songs. This theme represents […]

Today I started working on Tribes

Hey everyone, lately I’ve been thinking about documenting my writing process both with blog posts and videos. This morning I started sketching a song for the Wood Elves (one of the preferred races in the poll I did for this album) after having written several themes for the different races included in the album. So […]

Venture Forth, Chapter IV is out!

Hey everyone, Thanks to all your support, today I released my new album.  Mostly a mixed bag of fantasy music, full of songs belonging to collaborations I did in the past months.  You can get it in my updated Foundry Module, Moulinette, or on my website (https://ivanduch.com/songs). I’ll be posting the songs separately in the […]

A Little Update

Hey everyone! I want to let you know that I’m currently wrapping up Venture Forth, chapter IV. This new album will include 10 songs, many of them part of collabs I’ve done in recent months. Shortly after that, I’ll be releasing Atmospheres IV and V, which will include ambiances from this new album and the […]

Poll: Let’s pick some fantasy tribes together.

A friend (Rob) gave me the idea of going back to my unfinished album Tribes, and actually making it about fantasy tribes. An album with a primal, natural sound and some grit to it.  I thought the idea is great so I’ve been thinking of making that my upcoming project (which I expect to be […]

The Story Behind The Collection

For starters, it’s a compilation of the music I’ve been writing since 2018 when I first decided I wanted to spend my days writing fantasy music. It’s been a long road since then. Before that, I used to work as a music teacher, was involved with some rock bands, and had a few years working […]

Venture Forth, Chapter III is out now!

This album is my take on old-school fantasy, inspired by video games like Baldur’s Gate 2 and Lord of the Rings movies. Click here to get the full album Or browse the songs using my website: https://ivanduch.com/songs

You can now download single songs from my song browser

Hi there! I spent all afternoon working on the song browser and the Patreon Button.  Check them here: ivanduch.com/songs  Now you can download single songs from it. You’ll need to be logged in to your Patreon account and that’s all you need.  Moulinette will remain being used for the albums (because those are big files […]

New Song Browsing System

A few weeks ago I mentioned that I wanted to create a better song browsing system on my website since I think Patreon itself is very lacking on that front. Well, version 1.0 is now ready for testing on my website. From now on the plan is to only post songs on my website and […]

What to expect in the upcoming weeks

Hey everyone! I wanted to mention some of the upcoming features and music I have planned for you all.  I’m currently wrapping up Venture Forth, Chapter 3, and Atmospheres III (my new ambiance album). These two will be released in April.  In the meantime, I’ve also been working hard on my new website which now […]

New website feature for Patrons

Given my recent issues with Dropbox, I migrated all my music to a new hosting system. This new hosting service also makes use of Moulinette for authenticating patrons in my website and so I was able to add a new feature: From now on you can browse my music packs from https://ivanduch.com/albums and simply click […]

What to expect in the upcoming months

Hey everyone! First, as always, thank you for all the support. It’s allowing me to be able to focus more and more on writing music for you all. That takes me to the main topic of this post: Since I’ve been able to dedicate more and more to this I started thinking about my workflow […]

Pick my upcoming orchestral work

I’m currently wrapping up Venture Forth, Chapter II, which should be released sometime in the upcoming two weeks. And after it, I want to work on writing my first Symphony or Orchestral Suite. It will be fantasy focused and I plan to write it both as concert music (real orchestra) and also in a way […]

Music now available on Moulinette Cloud

Hey everyone! My music is now available on Moulinette as well. Moulinette is an awesome module for Foundry which allows you to organize your assets and also get them directly from a cloud. To learn more about it check out here: Discover (as user) – Moulinette Cloud I uploaded my content in two versions, a […]

Patreon Exclusive Foundry Module Updated

The module has now been updated to version 1.1 which includes some fixes for songs that weren’t playing. I should use the opportunity to mention that some have experienced issues when trying to download the module. Mainly because the new Patreon integration from Foundry is currently in beta.   If you experience any issues, please let […]

Patreon Exclusive Foundry Module Released!

I’ll leave you with Foundry’s official announcement and instructions but before that: If you’re just subscribing to my Patreon for this or are an existing patron wanting to install it please let me know if you find any issues with the module or the integration. You can contact me via email at hello@ivanduch.com or join […]

Coming Soon: Patreon Exclusive Foundry Module

Hey everyone! I know many of you are Foundry users just like me and just wanted to let you know the good news: I’m working with their team on a module containing all my music. This one, unlike my free one, will be exclusive to patrons and include all the material that’s part of my […]

I invite you to shape my upcoming releases.

Hi everyone, I’m writing to invite you to give shape to my upcoming album Venture Forth Volume 2. You can do so by requesting specific songs that you might find useful for your project. The caveat is that the songs must fall within the theme and aesthetics of Venture Forth (orchestral and relatively peaceful). If […]

Vampires Album Released And More News

Hey everyone! Thanks to your support the Vampires album is finally out in the open. You can listen to it on Bandcamp, Spotify, and all major music stores. Vampires | Ivan Duch (bandcamp.com) Spotify – Vampires In other news, I continue to work on my new album, I think it’s going to be titled Breathe, […]

Black Friday Gift

Oh my, this month I have something big to tell you: I decided to take a leap of faith and will be focusing all my waking hours on my fantasy music library for the time being. It’s definitely what makes me the happiest, especially seeing how many people enjoy it and find it useful for […]

Pick your next music pack adventure

As you might know, I’m currently working on a Vampires Music Pack while also doing collabs on the side which often have many varied themes.  That said, I have a long list of themes I’d like to cover after I’m done writing music for the current dark-themed topic that is vampires. And I thought: who […]

My Free Foundry Module is out!

I’m happy to say that my Foundry Module has been released! You can get it for free here: Ivan Duch’s Music Packs | Foundry Virtual Tabletop (foundryvtt.com) Whether you’re sailing the high seas, wandering enchanted forests, exploring Asiatic kingdoms, or enduring through a brutal desert you’ll find songs to make your world come alive! To […]

Some much needed changes

Hi there, I hope everyone had a good week! This week I started by focusing on improving the library and implementing it into a well-known VTT. This is basically what I did:  Migrated the library to Dropbox. Created an archive post from where you can access all the packs which include all my songs.  Added […]

Upcoming Music Packs and a feedback request.

I recently had this idea of creating what I’d call “narrative music packs”. Always thinking about content creators and roleplaying.    The concept is basically to create a narrative and cohesion within the music pack, with reiterative themes, like the heroic theme, starting humble and having a big climax by the end. Or the villain […]

What type of music would you like me to write next?

Hi everyone, I release free fantasy music as a service to the community I love and in homage to the books, movies, and videos games I grew up loving. So far I released 70+ free songs under a Royalty-Free license in the past few months. And with more to come, I thought it would be a […]

A lot of upcoming music

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So, what’s next?

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Foundry VTT module

Whether you’re sailing the high seas, wandering enchanted forests, exploring Asiatic kingdoms, or enduring through a brutal desert you’ll find songs to make your world come alive! Get it here: https://foundryvtt.com/packages/ivan-duch-music-packs To go with the music there’s also a playlist of looping ambiances so you can augment any of the included tracks or any other […]

Some much-needed changes.

Hi there, I hope everyone had a good week! This week I started by focusing on improving the library and implementing it into a well-known VTT. This is basically what I did: Migrated the library to Dropbox. Created an archive post from where you can access all the packs which include all my songs. Added […]

Important News

Hi there, I’m writing to tell you a few important things. First, I want to say thanks, thanks for your support, for using my music, spreading the word. I’m grateful to you and life, that my music is being found useful and pleasurable by so many fantasy lovers, dreamers, and creators. THANK YOU! Now, to […]

Working on a New Music Album Inspired by Wheel of Time

After the release of my album Fjall I started working on a new viking music album for the tabletop game Svilland by Dream Real Storytellers. It will basically be used as a soundtrack during gameplay. And I’m happy to announce I’m almost done with finishing the initial songs. Just a few more to go and […]

New Viking Song: Valhalla’s Dream

This viking song is about death, a warrior’s death. In all its glory and grief. I imagined a viking funeral, the loved ones saying farewell and wishing good passage to Valhalla for the great warrior soon to be entering Odin’s hall without fear nor remorse. This is also my last viking song for my album […]

New Viking Song: The Sea Wolves

First I want to say thanks to all the people in Discord who helped me with their great feedback, you can join here: https://discord.gg/xuWGjY7 That said, this viking song is about struggle in the Vikings Age: combat, raiding, and whatnot. For this song I ended up recording some vocals and a real tagelharpa I recently […]

A Warrior’s Rest

Exploring the sounds of a darker age, I hope you enjoy it. Important Make sure to check out my licensing info before using the song. The Exclusive content is extra content for this particular release. It can vary from release to release but it usually includes stems, loops, alternative versions or HQ music files. Download […]

Celebrating With the One Hundred Friends Tavern Music

Welcome friend! Take a seat by the fire and enjoy some good ale… This time around I wanted to say thank you. Thank you all for the great comments, thank you for taking the time to listen to my music and sharing this experience with me. For this purpose I wrote short celtic song / […]