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Session Name: Where It All Began: Lessons That Can Be Learned From 'First Generation' Music
Speaker(s): Rod Abernethy, Alexander Brandon, Brad Fuller, Brian Schmidt, Tommy Tallarico
Company Name(s): Rednote Audio, Heatwave Interactive, Sonaural LLC, Brian Schmidt Studios, LLC, Tommy Tallarico Studios
Track / Format: Audio
Overview: Not just a walk down memory lane, this panel will explore how the music of first generation 8-bit games was created and what makes it so well loved by gamers of all ages. What makes those old 8-bit tunes still so endearing, instantly recognizable and still fun to listen to? We will explore the glory days of game music, how it was created under unbelievable technical restrictions compared to today's production standards. We'll also explore how the modern day composer and audio director can use many of the same concepts and techniques used in first generation in today's music.

GDC 2010

Rod Abernethy

Rednote Audio

Alexander Brandon

Heatwave Interactive

Brad Fuller

Sonaural LLC

Brian Schmidt

Brian Schmidt Studios, LLC

Tommy Tallarico

Tommy Tallarico Studios

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