Music is a vital aspect of the video game experience. From simple 8-bit tunes to cinematic scores, music helps enhance the gameplay experience by elevating immersions and establishing an emotional connection between the player and the sequences on-screen. Game music can be broadly categorized as static (loop-based) and dynamic (adaptive/interactive). Loop-based music is used
Writing an effective string arrangement can be crucial for an orchestral piece or enhancing an existing music production. There are multiple ways to tackle this challenge and one of them is with a piano sketch. A piano sketch often begins with constructing the melody to which chords are added. At this point, the composer
NFTs (non-fungible tokens) are the latest buzzword in the music industry. This new trend has heads turning, and many believe it may revolutionize the way artists are paid. NFTs use cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin or Ethereum to facilitate digital transactions. These transactions can include diverse digital file data, ranging from an album to exclusive concert
What is your flavor? Do you like Abelton, Protools, Reason, Fruity Loops, Apple Garage Band, or some obscure music composition software no one has ever heard of? Even if this is the case, if it works for you, stick with it. There are many options for Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) on the market, varying
COMPOSING IN STRESSFUL TIMES Welcome to Game Music Jobs! When was the last time you were out of your house? One month ago? Maybe two months ago? Longer? Constriction of economics or any social arena is inherently stressful. It can become very difficult to concentrate—and not to mention, compose music—when you are under stress.
Welcome to Game Music Jobs! This is Part 2 and the conclusion of what happened to the music of Streets of Rage 3. Kawashima stated this in a Red Bull interview: The moment I realized Koshiro-san would let me work on Bare Knuckle II was also the moment when I knew for certain that he had recognized the
Welcome to Game Music Jobs! I am Munchman, a Game Music Jobs contributor. This article is part one of a two-part investigation about the obscure origins of Streets of Rage 3’s music. We all know the sound, as our heads bob to the slick chip beats that are nostalgic for some and a contemporary delight
Welcome to Game Music Jobs! The idea of man versus machine has been around for an exceptionally long time. A steel-driving man by the name of John Henry embodied that struggle. John Henry worked as a steel driver, meaning he used a steel wedge and hammer to split rocks and make holes for dynamite in
SHOULD ALL GOOD COMPOSERS READ SHEET MUSIC? For beginning musicians, the five lines and four spaces of sheet music are public enemy No. 1. If you don’t hate sheet music at first, you surely will after reading it at a turtle’s pace for hours on end. I remember my childhood like it was yesterday. My
The Day of the Home Musician Has Come! Finally! The day of the home musician has come! Now, brethren, let us repair to our collective chairs and create great music! That was a little anticlimactic, wasn’t it? Well, I will get to our article now. So old “Covy” has got you stuck at home, eh?