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Frank Klepacki Blog Series: Music Technology Evolution in Video Games, Part 1

This is the first installment in guest blogger Frank Klepacki’s series on music production. Today Frank looks at how evolving technology affected the development of video game music.

Frank Klepacki For the longest time, video game music had a bit of a stigma associated with it – “It’s all a bunch of bleeps and blips.” While the early days of video games – the era of the Atari 2600 – certainly represented that, people fail to realize that games outgrew that more quickly than they think.

In the mid-’80s heyday of arcades, and the release of the Nintendo Entertainment System, the music was using basic FM synthesis such as square waves and saw waves to play back a minimal 4 monophonic channels of music. Even with those limitations, though, some of the games’ music was still very cleverly composed, and remains memorable even today. The “Super Mario Brothers” themes are a prime example of this.

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Audio-Technica Latin America on Social Media

Bringing high-quality sound to music lovers is our passion, and with distributors worldwide we wanted to build our network to better connect with everyone.


Ladies and gents, Audio-Technica Latin America is now on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! Each social profile provides product insights, media hits and customer service. We’re very lucky to work with – and want to thank – our distributors who give us the opportunity to share our love for music.

Be sure to pass along the news and show these new profiles some love!

Top 5 Workouts Made Awesome By Headphones

With little more than a couple clicks in a search engine you can find countless articles on the best workout headphones, the best exercise headphones, or even the best running headphones.

But what all of those blogs, articles, and top 10 lists fail to mention are the best exercises to perform with headphones. From running to lifting, when are the best times to put on headphones, shut out the world, and break a sweat?

in ear sports headphones

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Meet the Newest Addition to Our Family: #ATMicMan

Screen Shot 2014-08-21 at 9.24.49 AMLooking for a friend for your next concert? Even if you have a big crowd, there’s probably room for #ATMicMan. He tends to get in for free, too.

In all seriousness, Audio-Technica wants to see where you’re going this summer (and what you’re hearing when you get there). It’s a simple process: just print out a copy of #ATMicMan, take him with you and snap a photo of him at your destination.
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