Codefreq (pronounced "code freak") grew up in the suburbs of Chicago. He has a longstanding passion for video games and music. He started writing music with the computer since he was a little kid (around age 5) and he has been writing music ever since.


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Columbia College Chicago


Joined on 8/29/19

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Posted by Codefreq - November 9th, 2023

Hey everybody! Just a quick update:

So this is real exciting; I got invited onto my favorite podcast of the past 7 years, called “This Is Rad!” (and yes, this is the same podcast I composed the Halloween Special episode theme for this year. You can check that theme out here, you can find a link to the corresponding episode on the same page). We talk for nearly two hours about vintage arcade games, music composition, and more. The host of this episode is a friend of mine by the name of Kyle Clark.

Here is the link to the episode in question: https://thisisrad.libsyn.com/retro-arcade-games-and-digital-composing

Sit back and enjoy! :D



Posted by Codefreq - August 2nd, 2023

Hey y'all!

I'd like to congratulate everyone who made the top 21 entries for the AIM contest this year! There were plenty of excellent entries and I'm really grateful I can count myself among the top entries for this year once again. :)

I have an update on what I mentioned in my last post:

First off, I'm going to college in a few weeks! It's been quite a ride to get to where I am, artistically, today, so this is really exciting! :D

Does this mean I'm going to stop writing music? Not at all. I plan to continue writing music, however my own self-directed musical output is likely going to continue to be roughly the same as it has been for the last year and a half. Meanwhile I've also been working hard at teaching myself about game design, computer programming as it relates to game design, and more recently, teaching myself about the 3D software, Blender.

I'll still be hanging around Newgrounds, though, so If you'd like me to work with you on music for your project, send me a PM and we can discuss details.

Thank you all for your support! It's been a really fun journey so far, and I'm looking forward to seeing what will happen next! :)



Posted by Codefreq - July 26th, 2022

Hello, everyone.

First off, congratulations to everyone else who made the top 21 of this year's art-inspired music contest. I'm honored to have been included again as a runner-up this year; there were a lot of great entries. :)

Now, some of you may have noticed I have slowed down my music output on Newgrounds since the start of this year. I have not given up making music; I have decided to focus more of my energy on broadening my skills in fine art and learning computer languages to try experimenting with animation and potentially making my own video game.

That said, I am still open for paid work if anyone would like me to work with them on projects where I could do the music. Send me a PM so we can discuss the details.

Stay tuned. :)


Posted by Codefreq - December 24th, 2021

Hey everyone! I've got some great stuff to talk about. :)

I have a new album and a new song I just finished putting together! The song, "Rock 'n' Roll Hijinks", is last YouTube song to be a part of my second compilation album of my YouTube works (Volume II: Cats).

The YouTube video it is associated with, can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLjSLd6Zww4. Stay tuned for the "audio speedpaint" companion video where you can see me make the song. ;)

Speaking of videos, I just finished a collaborative effort with Diives, called "Jianguo's Christmas Wish" a short, cutesy animation which you can find here: https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/826981

Enjoy the holidays this year, let's hope next year is better!


Posted by Codefreq - October 31st, 2021

Happy Halloween, everybody!

First, I just posted my latest song for the occasion of Halloween. It's a spooky experimental piece with orchestral elements, creepy effects, and campy lyrics. Here it is:

I entered it in this year's Halloween Spooktacular. I hope you enjoy it!

I also have a soundcloud link if you're so inclined:


Second, I worked with Diives on another animation. You can find it here:

It's a cutesy, funny parody of Squid Game featuring his characters. I recommend checking it out.

Hope everyone has fun trick-or-treating today! If you don't, well, have fun anyway. Cheers! :)


Posted by Codefreq - September 25th, 2021

Hey all,

Happy Chilean Independence Day! :D

I've got quite a few things to cover:

First, I recently completed another music score for an amazing project with my friend, @diives. It's called, "Lonely Star", and it is a celebration of the Chilean independence day as well as a celebration of artists based in Chile. I did both the rearrangement of the Chilean national anthem and the end credits theme. You can check out the corresponding videos here, in English and Spanish:

English version:

Spanish version:

If you'd like to hear the music only, so far I have two versions uploaded. You can find them here:




In other news, I recently participated in the Newgrounds Underdog Audio Contest, or NGUAC, for 2021. While I did not win, I'm honored to have made it to the final round and make it to 9th place out of the 49 final round contestants. Congrats to @Michael-Flaherty, @Eliasalija, and @Agente001Tomhson for reaching the top three and to everyone else who made it to the final round. That in itself is already not easy to do. :)

In case you missed my entry, this is it:

Regarding my YouTube video I mentioned in my last post, unfortunately I have been caught up in tech issues with the computer I use for screen capture and as a result I need to delay. Hopefully I can get this stuff sorted out soon. I will definitely keep you all posted. Stay tuned. :)

In the mean time, you can subscribe to my YouTube channel here to stay informed:


To download my YouTube tracks and support me at the same time, go to my Bandcamp page:


If you'd like to check out my website, here it is:


Have a great rest of your day, everyone! :)



Posted by Codefreq - August 9th, 2021

Hey everyone!

First off, I recently completed music for another animation project by my talented friend, @Diives, and it has just been made public! Dou, Zhima, and Shiliu are engaged in a battle with an ancient, laser-firing demon. Seemingly overpowered, they summon the Lord of Mirrors to help turn the tide. Do the succeed?? Click here and find out:

Lord Of Mirrors

I did the music and did some of the sound cues. It was so much fun to work on. :)

Also, I found out that both my entries for this year's "Art Inspired Music" contest (AIM 2021) made it on the album. I honestly didn't see that coming. WOW! :D

I'm honored, as there were a lot of excellent entries this year. Thanks to @Random-storykeeper for hosting, congrats to all the winners, and a special shoutout to some of my favorite honorable mentions (in no particular order):

"Vindicta" by @SmokeAvery

"Joa Goes Fishing" by @Everratic

"creepy-crawly concerto" by @Ketyri

"Call to Adventure" by @larrynachos

"Stomach of the Beast" by @WakerLink

That's just a few of the whopping 100+ awesome entries for this year alone. I highly recommend going to the official list of AIM 2021 entries and giving each piece a listen. You can find the list of approved entries, in parts, at the following links:

AIM 2021 Approved Submissions part 1

AIM 2021 Approved Submissions part 2

AIM 2021 Approved Submissions part 3

Lastly, I'm currently working on another YouTube video. Please be sure to check out and subscribe to my channel, here, where I post tutorials, original music, and what I call, "Audio Speedpaints", where I capture my screen while I write music and speed up the footage. I'm currently resolving scheduling issues so I can hopefully be able to post videos more regularly, so in the mean time, stay tuned.

Happy listening! :)



Posted by Codefreq - June 29th, 2021

Hey everybody!

First off, holy cow, 200 followers?? You guys are awesome! :D

Now, I have good news and bad news.

The bad news is, as a result of me returning to my old job after over a year of being unable to work there due to the restrictions caused by Covid-19, my schedule is now in flux and I will be less regular with my YouTube channel. In the mean time, please be sure to subscribe to it so you will be aware when things start getting put into high gear again. You can find my channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc8KSSTFLmcls2pQEgCiyDw

The good news is, I spent some time creating a website with links to some demo reels I made containing my works. You can find my website in the list of my links in my profile as well as here: 


If you're looking for someone to do music for one of your projects, please feel free to reach out to me. :)

Also, I did the music for another project my friend, Diives, created. This one’s a dub of his creepy comic, called "Qingjiu's Duty". I recommend you check his video out if you are a fan of horror. You can find it here: https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/802689

Once again, I composed the music and some cue elements. I hope you enjoy! :D



Posted by Codefreq - February 14th, 2021


First, I reorganized my Bandcamp page. Now you can go and buy music I made that I put up on my YouTube channel (found here)! You can check out the first of these compilations, titled, "Volume 1: Jackpot", here:


Also, I worked on another video for my friend, @Diives. In the spirit of Valentine's Day, the video in question shows an adorable representation of different types of valentine-related situations. Do yourself a favor and check it out here:

All the music and musical cues were composed by myself. :)

Enjoy! :D



Posted by Codefreq - February 3rd, 2021

Hey guys!

I should have mentioned earlier; a friend of mine has started a podcast themed around the tabletop game called Marvel Crisis Protocol.

Check it out here:


I did the music for it, which you can find here: