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Journal Entry: Wed Feb 11, 2015, 11:38 PM
Hello everybody! So I'm here to do a bit of super happy promo from a friend of mine.
UDR (my friend) made super awesome little music video for Yokubou Fire (trans. Fire of Designer) by Radio Mouse!
The song's being sung by Hatsune Miku. And it's all about love, desire, and everything else.

I worked on some scenes (not all) and provided some technical advice on it. So check it out folks!
Let me know what you guys think and I'll direct any response to my friends.


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The Thing That Divides Us

Journal Entry: Fri Aug 22, 2014, 4:38 PM
So I made some chip...step? Dubstep? Sounding tune. I honestly don't have preferences for what genre people call it.

It took around a month with Propellerhead Reason and towards the end I was cleaning the audio up with Logic. 

Have a listen here:…

And feel free to vote.

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Baku: The Dream Eater - Nitrome Game Jam

Journal Entry: Mon Jun 9, 2014, 6:22 PM
Hey folks! For the past week or so I worked on a game along with Chris Jeff and Ng Chong Han on a small game called Baku: The Dream Eater. I did all the sound / music work on it! Very proud! Super happy it's done. Have fun! And leave us a vote!

Play he game here:…

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Updates n stuff

Journal Entry: Mon Jun 2, 2014, 8:04 PM
It's a bit slow on deviantART, sorry about that.

First off, thank you for all your comments! I'm super happy seeing those stock pictures in use even after all these years. Also, it's really nice seeing all those posts about usage on my wall! Even if I don't comment, I do take a look through your pictures.

My life's a bit busy but I'm trying to keep people posted. It's tough when I'm crowded with work. But either way, it's really nice getting in touch with people!!

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New Years and Stuff

Journal Entry: Tue Dec 31, 2013, 10:35 PM
So I got back to just adding a couple more things!

It's been a busy 2013, and 2014 will probably continue to be insane. But I'll keep marching on with new stuff. So keep looking!

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Another Mild Moment of Self Promo

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 15, 2013, 8:32 AM
... So it's coming pretty much to my attention I barely update my devaintART page. heh. Sorry folks... seems like I'm looking at other portals to put my work online. 

I've been using Facebook QUITE extensively to post my stuff and also talk to people. It's extremely handy compared to me visiting dA every week. So here's the link once again to my stuff. You'll find a lot more new work than what I post here :)

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I can has Youtube Channel?

Journal Entry: Wed Mar 20, 2013, 8:10 PM
So ok, in a funny turn of events I now have a youtube channel!


Currently just making music videos of some kind, really trippy stuff of course but best if I can get your support with a subscription or like, that would be wonderful. :) Helps bring it more to the masses.

It's hard work producing a ton of content each day. Would appreciate a bit of help.

Thanks! :D

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New Music: Part-Time Platypi - These Walls

Journal Entry: Tue Feb 5, 2013, 10:47 PM
So, on the side of everything I've been up to, I've also been mastering and putting tracks together (and also adding piano track as well) for my friends. Part-Time Platypi just began as a group and we're making music on our spare time. Just having fun and stuff. Though of course, if anything give us support, help the music spread, like it, comment it, repost it! In return, we'll keep making and adding more musical goodness! :)

These Walls on Soundcloud

Part-TimePlatypi Facebook Page

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Album [Let's Go to Space] Preview Track

Journal Entry: Wed Jan 30, 2013, 8:07 AM
So I've been making an original album with a couple 100% continuous, self-loopable, and album-loopable music. Currently still working away on it, but I'm sure I'll be done pretty soon. I'll probably make it free but maybe not, it really depends on what I think over all.

Let's Go to Space is mostly chip-tune/electro-house/techno/trance inspired music meant originally for a game which I guess may get made but I never know until we start on it.

Either way you can listen to the super short preview of track#6:

As usual... you can find a bit more on Facebook!

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Facebook Skybase!

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 24, 2013, 1:21 AM
I now have a Facebook page instead of just a profile. I've been littering Facebook with fresh art / music on a near daily basis. You'll be able to check out works-in-progress, sketches, sounds, music, photos of whatever artsy thing I'm working on at the moment. I may also share resources, tips, and tutorials so go ahead and "Like" the page!

I figure it'd be nicer to keep up with audiences and other artists so I hope this becomes just another portal for chat and otherwise.

So come around!

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So much art, so little time Links to other places

Journal Entry: Fri Nov 9, 2012, 2:31 AM
So unfortunately my dA account's almost defunct since I'm barely uploading work there. I do have a ton of other places where I keep new stuff posted (since most of them are kinda drafty works anyway).

For one you can visit my tumblr page (with ALMOST a daily update) right here:
And subsequently I maintain a ton of side-project tumblr pages including my experimental sound project "The Sounds of Forgetting":
Of course my sometimes-updated comic: adayinlifeofadigitalartist.tum…

There's also my blog:

Lots of work folks. Lots of new stuff happening. Just can't show it all.

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A Day in Life of a Digital Artist: THE COMIC

Journal Entry: Mon Oct 8, 2012, 5:48 AM
I haven't necessary left deviantART, I'm really just... getting a bit busy with actual work. Very difficult to post stuff and keep things going and living here when I can't post the work I do. So that's kinda sad.

Anyway aside from that news I've been maintaining a little comic for myself: A Day in Life of a Digital Artist. The comic follows Cyan, a 2D/3D photography general artist (and sometimes sound design and musician), who works as a freelance artist in the hostile world of creative businesses. A Day in Life of a Digital Artist is a mark and reminder of the dumb crap I get into, it is also all about what's annoying, really lame, and just downright awful. It's PRETTY MUCH FICTIONAL, but it's part based on truth. I just exaggerate the issues.

The comic began on a classroom whiteboard as an outlet of irritation and constant stupid. I personally enjoy making fun of stuff and also making fun of myself in the process. Continuing the conversation, the trend, and other fancy I can say about this, I bought a 100 yen ($1) whiteboard and some stupid-cheap pens and began the journey of Cyan the artist once again online.

I've posted some of the comics here and will post more to keep the thing going.

A Day in Life of a Digital Artist: 1080p by Skybase A Day in Life of a Digital Artist: Phone Reception by Skybase

Well anyway, here's the link again: A Day in Life of a Digital Artist

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Sensato Music Video Used My Stuff :)

Journal Entry: Sun Jul 1, 2012, 10:05 AM
So I got a bit of a surprise today when I heard from blackwatchstudio over on saying that somehow one of my little things that I posted on Video Hive ended up on "Sensato - Crazy People ft. Pitbull, Sak Noel" music video. Surprise! :D Woo hoo!

The elements I specifically made (not for the video but for the general purpose) was the blue, pink, and green circles that ripple outwards. Here's the link to the product:… And the glowy blue and orange squares: Here's the link to the product:…

Now go and watch it!…

My VideoHive portfolio is here...…

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Rejected Music Comes Back to Life

Journal Entry: Sun Jun 24, 2012, 7:58 PM

Initially this piece was made for a compilation, instead it was fully rejected because ... it sounded totally different from the main goal of the thing. Either way I went back, remastered it fully for the tastes of the 2012 audience. It was created in 2010. 100% experimental, have no idea how you'd react to it. Totally IDM style... well ok tons of things.…

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Where did Skybase Go?

Journal Entry: Fri May 11, 2012, 11:19 PM
Hi everybody! So I haven't been actively updating my dA account for quite some time now. A good reason: I'm stocking up on stuff :) So just letting everybody know that I'm really... well "not dead" lets just put it that way.

I'm also packing up and doing all sorts of fancy. Busy days ahead!

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The Door to Tomorrow Trailer NUMBER 2!

Journal Entry: Sun Feb 19, 2012, 10:19 PM
So I finally made another trailer for my up coming animated film The Door to Tomorrow.

The work should be done pretty soon but I probably can't upload it here given some restrictions on film festivals and otherwise. It will be a while before you may see it online fully. But either way enjoy this second trailer for the film. :)

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The Door to Tomorrow Trailer

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 19, 2012, 9:20 PM
I made a short trailer for the Door to Tomorrow film project I'm doing for my thesis at RIT.

You can view it here:

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There's No Such Thing as Trying to be an Artist

Journal Entry: Sun Jan 1, 2012, 9:07 AM
There is NO such thing as trying to be an artist. Either you are one or you aren't.

Everyday I see people TRYING to be an artist. I'm sick of people saying they're trying to be an artist.

An artist does art. He or she lives for art, practices art, researches art, experiments art, says art, hears art, and dies for art. And if you thought being an artist was just about making art, you should think again. Really. Just think again. Because artists don't pull stuff out of thin air. Artists sense the world and wonder what they could do to say something about it. And whether it'd be just a cool looking fractal or some colorful experiment you did with your paints, it doesn't matter. It says who you are and where you're going.

Don't try to be an artist if you're going to be one. Live it and die for it. That's the least you can do for art.

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Dute Ventures Episode 4 Complete

Journal Entry: Fri Dec 30, 2011, 7:39 AM
Dute Episode 4 reaches a new limit on what my brain can do. This is the highest quality version of Dute and it's 27 picts long. Darn. Here are all the parts in order.

Mature Content

Dute Ventures Episode 4 Part 1 by Skybase

Mature Content

Dute Ventures Episode 4 Part 2 by Skybase
Dute Ventures Episode 4 Part 3 by Skybase

Mature Content

Dute Ventures Episode 4 THE END by Skybase

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What is my Name?

Journal Entry: Fri Dec 2, 2011, 5:57 PM
So you guys... it's been long and maybe I should just say it. I really really have been keeping it pretty quiet and I've been careful not to blow my name everywhere but guess what. I'll just say it because it's got some recognition. My name is Yuya Takeda. I'm a Japanese artist, photographer, director, composer, and sometimes writer. I'm a 3D/2D generalist, and I work with various programs from Autodesk Maya, Photoshop, After Effects... etc etc.

With love and respect,

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