Join us on this episode as we sit down with legendary video game composer and musician Frank Klepacki. With over 30 years of experience in the industry, Frank has created iconic soundtracks for some of the biggest games of all time, including Command + Conquer, Dune, and Star Wars: Empire at War. Not only is he a master of electronic and rock music, but he's also a multi-instrumentalist and a pioneer of using live instrumentation in video game soundtracks. Tune in as we discuss his creative process, his journey through the gaming industry, and his latest projects.
Interview starts at minute 17:23
We're delighted to welcome Polaria Poyon in our new episode. She's a genius composer of chiptunes for the Sega Master System and Game Gear. AJ, Joerg, and Denis get to know about her and her new projects, as well as some interesting tech insights. Enjoy the tunes and tune in! (interview begins at 23:00)
Stello Doussis is a veteran graphic designer, coder and composer, mostly recognized for for the cool soundtrack of Game Boy Color games such as "Happy Hippo" for the Kinder Surprise brand!
In this interview he talks about how he started with is love for game music, learned how to code, do graphics and finally was able to turn his love for music into an employment to make a living.
He also covers his steps working on music on the C64 for the cracking and demoscene.
Learn more about the process of creating Game Boy (Color) music and how he tried to squeeze more out of the system's sound hardware than what he used to hear before.
Also he shares stories about working on games for the pre-smartphone mobile phones (J2ME devices) with tiny screens and crude possibilities!
A journey not to be missed!
Welle:Erdball has been making music for almost 30 years, and the Commodore 64 has been an integral part of their unique sound since the beginning. Joerg and AJ talk to W:E members Honey and MissMoonlight about their musical process, what it means to them to be able to create art at this level, and the importance that the C64 plays in their music. (Interview begins at 35:49)