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A podcast that features a varied cohort conversing regularly about game audio since 2014! Ideas, techniques, secrets, opinions, and all the miscellany you can fathom related to the world of sound design and music production for video games.

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A podcast that features a varied cohort conversing regularly about game audio since 2014! Ideas, techniques, secrets, opinions, and all the miscellany you can fathom related to the world of sound design and music production for video games.

    Ep. 214 - Interactive Audio Ideas from the Stage

    Ep. 214 - Interactive Audio Ideas from the Stage

    Alex and Mike chat about other venues to draw interactive audio inspiration from, diving into Mike's experience with musical theater. Notable mentions for this episode include: The Akai MPC, QLab, Ableton Live, Dune, The Wheel of Time, and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

    Featuring: Alex May, Michael Gordon Shapiro

    Recorded November 19, 2021

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Ep. 213 - Note-taking, patch-managing, and sound-surrounding

    Ep. 213 - Note-taking, patch-managing, and sound-surrounding

    Alex, Mike, and Vince start off by running through the latest iteration of Mike's decided low-fi method for managing his library of instruments, followed by Vince's recent struggles with surround sound consumption making him feel surprisingly down on the format. Some of the items mentioned this episode include: Carlos Ghosn; the OmniOutliner, Bear, and Simplenote note-taking apps; The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles; ARC; Sony HT-A9; Dolby, DTS, and uncompressed surround sound; The Chronicles of Riddick; Mortal Engines; Dune; No Time To Die.

    Featuring: Alex May, Michael Gordon Shapiro, Vincent Diamante

    Recorded October 29, 2021

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Ep. 212 - Digi-logue? Ana-tal? Fun with some new and old music tools!

    Ep. 212 - Digi-logue? Ana-tal? Fun with some new and old music tools!

    Vince and Mike chat about musical sound and workflow, especially with regard to some new and old tools acquisitions. Some of the things mentioned include: Rupert Neve Designs Master Buss Converter, Brainworx bx_console, Black Box Analog Design HG-2, East West Hollywood Orchestra Opus Edition, ReaControlMIDI, various Roland, E-mu, and Korg romplers, Roland Cloud Zenology, Civilization V: Brave New World, Punishing: Gray Raven, Girl Cafe Gun.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Ep. 211 - Bach To The Future

    Ep. 211 - Bach To The Future

    Alex and Vince chat about older games and game consoles and their capabilities and use that topic to branch off to other aspects of music and sound design for games. Mentioned: Castlevania III, Turrican, Super Stardust, Mr. Gimmick, Blade Runner 2049, Dune, Bach, Megalith (T-Square), and a smattering of others of the blink-and-you'll-miss-it variety.

    Featuring: Alex May, Vincent Diamante

    Recorded September 24, 2021

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Ep. 210 - Getting Out of the Box

    Ep. 210 - Getting Out of the Box

    Vince decided to invest in a very expensive piece of analog gear to give his music a finishing touch, Mike and Alex consider the digital/analog hybrid model in terms of both workflow and quality, and the trio look at some fun things for conspicuous consumption.

    Mentioned: Rupert Neve (audio engineer), Master Buss Converter (product), bx_console (plugin), Dan Worrall (Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQnz5mUTDkGwKvIQ9uyqiXw ) , LOW (band), HEY WHAT (album - https://open.spotify.com/album/6S6jg2LuEwGdo9iYMSwCBS?si=BXmZ7zzfTZ-tg8rarttQGQ ), Horizon - Zero Dawn, Forspoken ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdZUrXCqUck )

    Featuring: Alex May, Michael Gordon Shapiro, Vincent Diamante

    Recorded September 10, 2021

    • 53 min
    Ep. 209 - From One Synth to One Orchestra

    Ep. 209 - From One Synth to One Orchestra

    The trio of Vince, Mike, and Alex are back and talking about various musical ideas, starting by briefly touching on the anniversary of the Spitfire/Westworld competition, then moving on to the long-running KVR One Synth Challenge, and finally spinning out onto various subjects after Alex reveals that he's done something rather out of character: Purchasing a modern and robust orchestral sample library.

    Featuring: Alex May, Michael Gordon Shapiro, Vincent Diamante

    Recorded August 13, 2021

    • 1 hr 2 min

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