I create video game jazz arrangements on Youtube!
Carlos Eiene (insaneintherainmusic) is an American / Filipino tenor saxophonist, pianist, and online content creator. Best known for his 2016 release “Live at Grillby’s”, Carlos produces jazz arrangements of video game music, and posts them on his YouTube channel “insaneintherainmusic”. Carlos’ 2017 album “Alola that Jazz” debuted at #6 on the iTunes Jazz Charts. Additionally, Carlos is currently a student at the Berklee College of Music, pursuing a degree in Contemporary Writing & Production. Carlos is originally from Bellevue, WA, and continues to pursue musical goals by writing arrangements, practicing a multitude of instruments, and collaborating with others in his immediate community.
Carlos was introduced to music at the age of 7 when an upright piano was first brought into his house. After teaching himself how to read sheet music by using the method books included in the piano’s bench, he learned to play clarinet in 5th grade band. In the following few years, he played clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone, and eventually settled on tenor saxophone as his primary instrument. Carlos performed in numerous jazz festivals as part of his high school jazz band, including the Reno Jazz Festival & Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival.
Carlos has been posting jazz arrangements of video game music on his channel “insaneintherainmusic” since September of 2012, and attributes much of his success to the time he’s spent developing his YouTube channel. Carlos believes that YouTube is a wonderful platform to showcase one’s creative ability, and believes it’s one of the best places to engage directly with fans, which is becoming more and more important to artists as we move forward into the digital age. Carlos has hosted "jazz challenges" on his channel in the past, encouraging his listeners to create music of their own, and submit it for potential recognition. Additionally, Carlos regularly collaborates with many other YouTube musicians and Berklee students.
Carlos has had numerous appearances at video game conventions across the US. He is a regular attendee of PAX East and MAGFest. Carlos performed at MAGFest 2018 alongside the Super Soul Bros, and performed at the MAGFest Jamspace at PAX East 2018.
In the future, Carlos would like to continue making music on YouTube, and plans to tackle larger projects to expand the reach and scope of video game music.