Skillshare Creating 8-Bit Music for Video Games TUTORIAL

Skillshare Creating 8-Bit Music for Video Games TUTORIAL

Skillshare Creating 8-Bit Music for Video Games TUTORIAL

There’s nothing quite so satisfying as playing old school games and listening to the incredible 8-bit soundtracks that were forged by composers with very limited software capabilities and storage space.

This class is all about the discipline that went into creating some of our favourite soundtracks. This means only using 8-bit sounds for the entire song we compose, with no convenient extras of any kind added.

For this class, I’ll be using Ableton Live 11 with the plugin ‘Magical 8-Bit’ by YMCK. I’ll be re-scoring the free indie video game demo ‘Brave’ developed by Smaex.

If you’d like to follow along, you can download ‘Magical 8-Bit’ and install it into your DAW of choice. I hope you’ll join me, I’d love to hear what you’ve created using the wonderful and instantly recognisable 8-Bit sound we all know and love.

1. Intro

  • 2. Our Scoring Goals
  • 3. Percussion
  • 4. Experimenting with Melody
  • 5. Expanding the Melody
  • 6. Taking Risks & Making Chords
  • 7. Putting It All Together
  • 8. The Journey Isn’t Over

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