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Mateus Abrantes @MateusAbrantes

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Federal University of Viçosa

Minas Gerais, Brazil

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Posted by MateusAbrantes - October 17th, 2019

What's good, Newgrounds!

A friend of mine (JP Bianchini / sakura Hz) has recently joined the community and I think you guys should know more about his work. He's a composer / music producer mainly focused in electronic genres such as Synthwave, Trap, and Lo-Fi, but he can also make Corporate Music, if you happen to need something like that! 👌

I'm gonna leave a couple of examples here so you guys can have a little taste:

And here's a news post with his latest portfolio:


Please, feel free to contact him directly here on NG or via social media!



Posted by MateusAbrantes - July 16th, 2019

A quick personal project based on a concept by the talented meyoco

Newgrounds version:


Posted by MateusAbrantes - July 9th, 2018

Hello again, Newgrounds!

I thought of giving a small update regarding my Video Game Music Portfolio Vol. I and talk about what I've learned during the process so far. First, a preview of the songs:


Streets of Köttai (Town Theme)
- https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/812189

Life in the Countryside (Town Theme)
- https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/812292

What Comes Next (Stage Select Theme)
- https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/814473


The Bigger They Are, The Harder They Fall (Boss Battle Theme)
- https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/813321

Those are the first tracks I composed for the project. Something between 6 months to 1-year studying music. At this point (after 1 and a half year of study), I know I could expand the instrumentation and add some counter-melodies to pretty much all of those, despite still being happy with the melodies, but I decided to call them finished and move forward.

On the other hand, I'm going to rework some of the compositions (the ones I think it has the most potential / haven't been posted here yet) in the near future, so you guys can expect something around 9 to 11 tracks.


On a personal note, I came to the conclusion that composing a soundtrack can be really tough. Especially if you try to learn everything all by yourself and/or don't know a more experienced composer that you can talk to.

That being said, I would LOVE to know how the amazing musicians here on Newgrounds work. What techniques do you guys use? Do you write the melody first? Chord progression first? After writing the basic idea, how do you expand the arrangement?

You know, things like that, since I ALWAYS GET STUCK IN SECTION A. :(


Anyways, that's it for now. Thank you for reading this.


Posted by MateusAbrantes - April 1st, 2018

Long time no see, Newgrounds!

I've been working on my first VGM portfolio for the past 6 months or so and I can't wait to show you guys and girls the result of this new project of mine: The Video Game Music Portfolio Vol. I – Fantasy (you know, since I'm a big fan of Fantasy RPGs in general). Soon!


This first volume is heavily inspired by David Wise (Donkey Kong Country), Nobuo Uematsu (Final Fantasy), Ivan Torrent and Hans Zimmer; and will feature 10 original tracks, from 'Ambient Music' to 'Epic Orchestral Composition', all focused in melody and counterpoint.

Although I've been studying/composing music for only one year now, I feel that I've come a long way since I posted my first audio here on Newgrounds (which I don't even consider a 'song' anymore lol). I'm hoping to release the portfolio soon and, hopefully, you guys can find something interesting among the compositions. :)

... Now let me go back to work on that Boss Battle Theme...


Posted by MateusAbrantes - May 4th, 2017

Hey Newgrounds,

So I've been studying music for the past couple of months and I came up with this recently.

It's my very first attempt of making music, but I'd like to hear your opinion - And since I'm not scouted on the Audio Portal, this is the best way I have to tell you guys. :)



Posted by MateusAbrantes - December 21st, 2016

Hey, Newgrounds! Long time no see.

I haven't been much active here this year and I felt like sharing with you guys and girls what I've been up to lately.

On October 28th, I started working on my first 3D short, which is based on a true story. It tells the story of an ordinary family whose dad is an alcoholic; whose son spends most of his time playing videogames in order to scape his sad reality at home; and whose mom can't do much to change their current situation. The short is based on a chapter that happened to me when I was about 8~10 years old and used to have a SNES. Thankfully, the alcoholic father and the submissive mother are fictional adaptations, although those ended up being the main points of the story.

My intention is to be responsible for everything you SEE on screen, from the script to character design, modeling, rigging, texturing, animation, lighting, rendering and post-production. Everything you HEAR will be done by someone else. Hopefully, I can find a composer/sound designer to come onboard this project when the time comes.

Right now, I have all 3D assets for the environments done as well as most of the storyboards. The next step is to design the three main characters in 2D, then model them in 3D. In other words, there's much work to do yet it's been so much fun. I hope this short can be displayed at the Cannes Festival some day.

Here's some shots:







There's room for easter-eggs and I'm thinking of putting a lot of references to Newgrounds in the Son's bedroom. This will be a humble homage to this awesome community that changed my life since I started working with 3D last year. :)

4956340_148234788222_C33_02.jpgSon's bedroom.

Thank you for inspiring me, Newgrounds. ❤


Posted by MateusAbrantes - March 26th, 2016





Posted by MateusAbrantes - July 6th, 2015

Yeah, it’s been a while since my last News post here on Newgrounds. Actually, it’s been a while since I submitted something in general for the last time… Curiously enough, my number of fans/followers has been increasing, despite the lack of updates. You guys are amazing!

In order to welcome all those new fans (and hopefully get new ones), I would like to do something I’ve been thinking for a long time: a series of 30 isometric 3D illustrations, whose themes will be picked by this community!

PLEASE, don’t get your expectations too high, though. This is going to be a PERSONAL project, with no money involved, which means it will be done in my SPARE time, for practice/portfolio purposes. I’m not sure about the level of details each render will have and THERE WILL BE NO DEADLINE TO FINISH EVERYTHING. Since 30 is a relatively big number, I’ll submit the illustrations to the Art Portal in groups of 5. In other words, there will be a total of 6 submissions during the project.


  • NO characters allowed! I’m not very comfortable with modeling characters yet, which would take me too much time to finish each illustration. Only objects/buildings are allowed. Some examples of themes: Futuristic Farm, Mad Max Inspired Vehicle, Breaking Bad Assets, Isometric Living Room, Isometric Drive-Thru, Steampunk Street Scene, etc.
  • You can choose as many themes as you want. If I receive more than 30 suggestions, then I’ll pick my favorite ones. If I receive less, then I'll pick some themes myself.
  • You DO NOT have to be my fan/follower on Newgrounds to participate. EVERYBODY IS WELCOME!

All illustrations will have the same angle and style as this one:


Last but not least, I’m going to update this News post and the Official Thread – where I intend to post some WIPs – as I receive feedback from you guys.

1. Old West
2. War Story
3. Man vs. Nature
4. Low Poly Vehicles
5. Post-Apocalyptic Scene

6. Object/Building Combo
7. Barnyard
8. Food Truck
9. Winter in the City
10. Factory

11. Office
12. Rio de Janeiro
13. Secret Base
14. Impossible Architecture
15. Island

16. 3D Weapons
17. Spaceship
18. Wooden House
19. Haunted House
20. Shopping Mall

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That’s all, folks. I’m looking forward to reading your comments!


Posted by MateusAbrantes - April 22nd, 2015

Hello again, beautiful people.

First of all, I'd like to say that I'm very jealous of you guys and girls(?) that are attending to Pico Day on this 25th of April. I wonder how cool it must be having so many great artists gathered in the same place.

Second of all, I'd like to use this post to disclose to the public my official Pico Day entry, which is a 3D artwork. Newgrounds has been so nice to me in the past few months that I felt like doing something for its 20th anniversary.

CLICK HERE to see the final artwork.

I hope you guys like it. If so, please leave a comment or something. Feedback makes me happy. ❤

Also, in order to keep the tradition of always making posts with images, I'm gonna leave this Castle Crashers fan art here. I was going to turn this into 3D for Pico Day but then I changed my mind. Maybe someday.




Posted by MateusAbrantes - February 21st, 2015

I'm currently working my ass off in my entry for Pico Day 2015.

At this point, I've probably spent more than 25 hours in the project and the modeling is only about 55~60% done. The final piece will feature a bunch of Newgrounds characters and it's my most ambitious work so far - specially when it comes to 3D.

Here's 10% of the final scene. I don't want to spoil it too much.


I also made a trophy with this cute little Tankman that you can see here.

That's it for now. ^-^