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Jake Kaufman

Jake Kaufman (also known as Virt) was raised in Miami, and has lived in San Diego, Seattle, Baltimore, and New Jersey. He works in NYC writing music and sound effects for mobile phone games. He has much more energy than he can spend at work, so he practices guitar, works on various side projects, and see what sort of trouble he can get into with freelance music jobs. He remains active in the amateur music community that taught him the ropes and helped him build confidence. .



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Genre: video game music, chiptune, composer


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Jacob Kaufman (also known as virt or virtjk) (born April 3, 1981) is an American video game music composer. After starting out creating arrangements and remixes of video game soundtracks, he began his commercial composing career in 2000 with the score to the Game Boy Color port of Q*bert. He continued to compose music for games for the next couple of years, working primarily with handheld video games. In 2002, he set up the website VGMix, which hosts video game music remixes, and continues to administrate it. His career began to take off over the next few years, resulting in him transitioning jobs into a full-time freelance composer by 2005. Since then he has worked on several big-name projects such as the Shantae series, Contra 4, Red Faction: Guerrilla, DuckTales: Remastered, and Shovel Knight...




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