Frank Klepacki Blog Series: Music Technology Evolution in Video Games, Part 2

This is the second installment in guest blogger Frank Klepacki’s series on music production. Today Frank continues his discussion of the evolution of game music technology. If you missed Part 1, you can read it here.

Frank KlepackiRapid improvements over the years of new sound cards and more powerful computers shifted the focus to software mixing over hardware mixing – ASIO eventually becoming a new standard. Just as we were getting used to the idea of resampled WAV files for music playback in games, the MP3 format came along and changed everything.

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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.

 

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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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