Grand Theft Lumber: Early Chronicles of the GTA Adventure Community

History

“Probably a Tree” – a song about the trials and tribulations of easy to miss but hard to avoid trees in the game “GTA V”.

I had been responsible for coercing many of our clan’s players to deliberately crash their aircraft in the game for the cause. Composing the music, performing the instruments and singing all of the vocals in the song turned this into a fairly major project for me.

Video footage included several coordinated scenes with direction and effort made by many crew members. This was a LOT of fun during our nightly sessions.

The song and video then went semi-viral around the Reddit GTA community and also reposted by Rockstar Games’s own social club.

I believe the limiting factor in the video’s spread via Rockstar themselves was probably due to the R-rated single F-bomb in the lyrics, although since the topic of the video is about trees, the word was actually fir-kin. I guess a major screw-up on my part for thinking I’d get away with that. 😝

Instruments physically performed in this piece include: the Chinese Erhu, a traditional bowed instrument. The melodica, a wind instrument similar to combining a keyboard with a harmonica, and a regular hand played Concertina. The remainder of the instrumentation was then put together in the digital audio workstation: Renoise.

RedHeat Productions

The original logo was also one of my original contributions to the crew that has apparently stood the test of time. The crew emblem/logo can be put on cars and clothing in-game and is still in use on the GTAX/GTAA Crew (Clan) subreddit.

A few scraps of video of the Rockstar emblem creator used to put together a replica of the Reddit Snoo plus some crew-appropriate attire:

Legendary status accomplished!

Shenanigans afoot

The game Grand Theft Auto V is now multiplatform cross-play on newer consoles and so the two crews merged from the same subreddit- The GTAX Adventure crew for Xbox 360 with the GTA Adventure Crew for Playstation.

There have been other productions created from various crew events- here’s a couple of them for the sake of nostalgia! 😃

Please note that the quality of the video here is absurdly poor as I did not have video capture ability for my Xbox until much later, so these were shot by pointing a HD handy-cam video camera directly at my television screen! 😯🤣

Here are a few more- mostly for the memories.

When we could load North Yankton into multiplayer!
GTAA Does Top Gear Challenge including interviews
Creating a ring of Titan planes to use as a bike track

The Dam Busters was our first real accomplished video coordination effort, following the theme of the original movie including the long title sequence, as was common in that era.

Main Feature Film

Probably a Tree

Keep your eyes peeled- The track is included on the Not Safe for Life compilation coming out (by request of Commissioner Zdah) on April 1st 2022 on all streaming platforms. If you want a preview of the entire compilation, look no further:

Cover Art


Thanks for dropping by, these days while I do now have an Xbox Series S I haven’t really felt the pull of GTAV since I arrived very late to the platform, however I do still game and have spent quite a bit of time in No Man’s Sky.

If you would like to add me on Xbox, my tag is ”redheat” 😃

Outer Circle Dance Edition Released!

Hurray!

Finally got the mix done and now available for download 🙂

The dance edition is a totally new piece of music, but with some of the lyrics from the newage-ish original “Outer Circle Vocal” version resung, rerecorded and written into this piece specifically.

Big thanks must go to Pricilla Hernandez (Yidneth) for taking time to re-do the singing, and also again big thanks to AcidSoul who helped by mixing the vocals into the instrumental track I composed.

Without his help none of this would have been possible 🙂

I know this is a little off the norm for you guys who like my new-age stuff etc… but this is me, right here, right now. Enjoy!

Outer Circle – lyrical?

The lyrical version materialised unexpectedly via an unsolicited contribution appearing in my mailbox by a young lady- Priscilla Hernandez. As someone who is not a fan of vocal work it was a little awkward, however as it was kinda cool that somebody had taken my song to heart it grew on me a little.

My New Age instrumental Outer Circle with the added vocals:

Outer Circle “Dance Remix” (beta preview)

This is a bit of an experiment with composing in the Trance/Dance genre… WITH vocals hehe… 

So, if you’re interested, it’s on the download links area, Outer Circle (Vocal, Dance).

Please note that this is probably a one-off as I don’t particualy find this style of music challenging or as stimulating as the other stuff I do, but it’s just one of those things I have to get out of my system 🙂

Outer Circle – lyrical?

The lyrical version materialised unexpectedly via an unsolicited contribution appearing in my mailbox by a young lady- Priscilla Hernandez. As someone who is not a fan of vocal work it was a little awkward, however as it was kinda cool that somebody had taken my song to heart it grew on me a little.

My New Age instrumental Outer Circle with the added vocals:

Sonicsoundscapes Dot Com Launched

http://www.sonicsoundscapes.com has been launched. You may have noticed the web address already while browsing the site!


The red-heat.com domain will still continue to service this website, but the new domain sounds kinda cool doesn’t it? 🙂


I’ve almost finished adding all of my downloadable content to my hosting area, that means I’ve added three links per song in the ‘Download’ section.

You can access the music directly from there, be it Download, Stream LOFI or Stream HIFI


Have fun & enjoy!

Update: 2022 – The domain was left to expire by the host benefactor without notifying me of any expiration, somebody else quickly registered it and is now using the name as well, which just isn’t cool man.

New RedHeat Download Area Available

The new download area is now available!!!

The new hosting arrangement is kickass in comparisson to the old freely hosted one. Downloads & layout from this site are fast, clean and tidy, you will find the site HERE.

Remember, your downloads are for FREE!🙂

Not all of the files are there yet, but more will arrive soon 🙂 Thankyou for your understanding an patience during this frustrating time

Meow Meow Meow at Nr.1 on Cute Trance Girls

It’s true! Meow Meow Meow was at number 1 on CTG Music for at least a WHOLE week, ain’t that something?! It even got a few really good reviews (lol)

Shame it didn’t last that long but it really goes to show that Meow Meow Meow, although quite silly, is quite popular! I’m chuffed thats all I can say!

For posterity, I saved a couple of screenshots of the CTG chat page 😀

Meow Meow Meow is available here: Meow Meow Meow or locally via the Downloads section.

Downloads Disaster – MP3.com.au Files Corrupted

The RedHeat MP3 files on mp3.com.au have been removed due to corruption through a hardware failure at their location.

If you recently managed to download any of the RedHeat music from there, chances are it is someone elses music as the hardware failure caused a massive mixup.

I’m already busy arranging a non-free hosting site, which means downloads will still be FREE but I have to pay for the hosting.

All I can ask for is your patience.