A set of constraints can be fun, and a creativity boost!
>> Workflow & Gear
Nowadays you can "emulate" almost any old videogame titles on about any electronic device. Therefore it gets easier, for the nostalgic ones like myself, to access vintage sounds and videogames. I loaded Space Invader into an old generation gaming console, played a few games while sampling the sound output straight into my Digitakt sampler. The next step was chopping the recorded audio material into individual sounds, which I could then play chromatically and/or rhythmically using Digitakt's "keyboard" and sequencer. Sampling directly from an old analog device makes a whole difference: sounds are warmer and lofi.
Some of the sounds were heavily tweaked to obtain more interesting and melodic results, some others were left almost untouched; this is clearly audible in the Space Invaders finished track.
Insight: I always loved remixing old videogame tunes, reinventing arrangements whilst keeping the original vibe. Sometimes I stick to a favorite part of a soundtrack and build a whole new music piece around that. In the case of Space Invaders, this iconic title never had a soundtrack of its own. I wanted to challenge myself and create one, based on its in-game sounds only: think of a laser shot, or an invader explosion sound you hear all the time while blasting away the next invaders wave, and imagine each of those sounds become a musical instrument that plays a phrase or a rhythm within an arrangement. That is what this sound pack + original track is about.
I hope you'll have fun with it!
>> PLEASE NOTE
Bandcamp platform automatically removes METADATA information from the files uploaded. If Metadata is crucial for your work, we recommend purchasing this sound library directly on Cremacaffè webshop:
Metadata included: File Name, Time, Format, Channels, Library, Description, Originator, Tape, Category, Date added, File format
>>Digital Download Specifications
88MB • WAV 16Bit 44.1kHz · BPM 120
• 25 loops (2-8 bars)
• 44 One-Shot samples
• Compatible with any sampler, sequencer, DAW that handles WAV files.
• Metadata included
• ROYALTY FREE Sound Library
released September 20, 2020
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