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Hey! My name's Stephan Wells, and I'm a musician, mixing engineer, programmer, proofreader, gamer, aspiring game developer, audio moderator, and former host of the NGADM. Thanks to Youkos for the user image and profile icon!

Stephan Wells @Step

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Utrecht University


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Posted by Step - August 13th, 2013

I must be on a roll. THIS is the second song made for an upcoming physics platformer/puzzle game (here's the first). This one follows the theme "Sky".

Check it out please :3. Also check out the project file screenshot for some colour-coded goodness.

Another track done!

Posted by Step - July 26th, 2013

Check out my new track please? kthx.

Hey um...

Posted by Step - June 15th, 2013

Hello! Welcome to the unofficially official Newgrounds Audio Deathmatch 2013 (NGADM) newspost! If you've never heard of the NGADM and you're an Audio Portal musician, then you, my friend, have been living in a cave :).


The competition is split into two: The AUDITIONS phase and the KNOCKOUT phase. 64 artists from the auditions phase will be chosen to take part in the main knockout competition.

Here's a set of rules that competitors should follow for the auditions:

1.) You are allowed to post a music track that you've made from scratch for the auditions, or a music track that you've made in the past.
2.) The audition may be a cover/arrangement, but unless you're entering as a team, it cannot be a collaborative effort. Having someone play an instrument or sing for you doesn't count as a collaborative effort in this contest.
3.) If you posted your audition track but change your mind and wish to change it, state CLEARLY in the thread.
4.) If you're entering as a team of two, your audition can be a collaborative effort between you and your collab partner, or a track by any one of you individually. Remember, though, that the prize will have to be split between both of you!
5.) Auditions posted after the deadline will not be accepted unless it's for a ridiculously good reason.

And here's a set of rules for the main knockout competition:

1.) Every track you make in the knockout contest has to be made from scratch, by you, for the competition. No remixes, covers or arrangements. Having said that, you may ask someone to play an instrument for you or sing for you, as long as all the composition is done by you.
2.) If you enter the contest as a team of two, you are allowed to "tag-team" the rounds (i.e. one collab partner does one round, the other does another round, etc) or collaborate on tracks, but you can't switch collab partner mid-contest!
3.) Keep in mind that this is a MUSIC competition. We won't judge voice-acting, experimental noise, sound effects or anything that doesn't count as music.
4.) If you finish a round's track early, you may start another one which you can use for the following round, assuming you make it through.
5.) Keep to the deadlines of each round! This contest is massive and tough; you're expected to dish out a track every two weeks until you're eliminated! If you can't keep up with this pace, or you know you're going to be busy, then reconsider taking part. Walkovers just make things messy and hard to handle.

And some general rules:

1.) All tracks posted to the competition must be uploaded to Newgrounds. Audition tracks which aren't uploaded to Newgrounds are accepted ONLY on a special-case basis, so you'd better have a good reason.
2.) Keep any suggestions, arguments and complaints to PMs. Do NOT argue or complain about a judge's score, for example, in the thread. Please also note that Back-From-Purgatory is watching the thread closely, analysing it for any foolish rule-breaker who he can use as his next play-toy.
3.) Use the NGADM threads to post your submissions, but you may also post any kind of discussion. That said, try to keep it NGADM-related or music-related. As we say every year, you can talk about how your cat bit your ass which suddenly gave you inspiration to make the most amazing song ever, but you can't talk about your cat and you certainly can't talk about your ass.
4.) All Audio Portal rules apply, and all BBS rules apply. This should go without saying!
5.) Lastly, this contest is here to have some competitive fun, keyword being FUN. Do not enter it with the sole intent of winning; we encourage friendly discussion, posting reviews on each other's tracks and being a good sport. However, don't all be softies either. This is called a deathmatch for a reason! Now put your game face on.



Starts: 06/15/2013
Ends: 07/15/2013

Auditions (J)
Starts: 07/15/2013
Ends: 07/20/2013

Round 1
Starts: 07/20/2013
Ends: 08/03/2013

Round 1 (J)
Starts: 08/03/2013
Ends: 08/10/2013

Round 2
Starts: 08/10/2013
Ends: 08/24/2013

Round 2 (J)
Starts: 08/24/2013
Ends: 08/30/2013

Round 3
Starts: 08/30/2013
Ends: 09/13/2013

Round 3 (J)
Starts: 09/13/2013
Ends: 09/18/2013

Quarter Finals
Starts: 09/18/2013
Ends: 10/02/2013

Quarter Finals (J)
Starts: 10/02/2013
Ends: 10/06/2013

Semi Finals
Starts: 10/06/2013
Ends: 10/20/2013

Semi Finals (J)
Starts: 10/20/2013
Ends: 10/23/2013

Starts: 10/23/2013
Ends: 11/06/2013

Finals (J)
Starts: 11/06/2013
Ends: 11/09/2013

Posted by Step - June 10th, 2013

I uploaded the track which Echo and I made for the NGMT Contest. It's supposed to follow the theme of 'Biodome'.


Check it out, feedback appreciated, etc. Also screenshot.


Posted by Step - May 22nd, 2013

Please do check out the new website of my good friend Echo.

He has good music and more importantly a username that's easy to make fun of!

...Fun of.
......fun of
.........fun of

Hey you

Posted by Step - April 19th, 2013

4 fans left and I reach 400! Please fan me.

I wouldn't want you to fan me without any basis though, so just choose a playlist from these three, play the music on there and decide if my music is worthy enough to land me a spot on your favourite artists list. Or you can check out my demo reel. OK? OK :3.

EDIT: Already passed 400 fans in one night, wow. Thanks particularly to alternativesolution, LazyBucks, Timmy, urbfilms, AppleJack, Braiton, Mrkapow, StillAnotherWanderer, TippyCat and xpert123.

That's just incredible. ;_;

Posted by Step - March 31st, 2013


It's a fantastic animation called The Explorer and it uses two of my songs!

An amazing animation uses my music!

Posted by Step - March 4th, 2013


And of course I won't forget the project file screenshot I always add!


Posted by Step - February 15th, 2013

A new Drum'n'Bass song? For a video game? YOU BET.

And now that you're here you may as well CHECK IT OUT. I had an absolute blast making it and feedback would make my day!

Pics or it didn't happen.

Vids or it didn't happen.


Posted by Step - January 20th, 2013

My school has this annual school event called 'Lasallian Nights' and this year they asked me to make the music for the opening sequence. The show just finished today and I have therefore uploaded the whole lot of music I've been making for it for the past few months.












You can also get it in album format here: