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Creating Video Game Music – A Beginners Guide

Creative Sauce
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Creating video game music is a specific composing skill, with specific considerations. In this video I write some game music for The Witcher 3.

The Witcher 3:


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  1. Great video! Very inspiring and educational!

  2. I’m trying to make music on mobile and it’s really rough. Im a beginner still and have made a few pieces but obviously I need to learn more before I start publishing them.

    Have any tips for GarageBand?

  3. I neef to find a cheap compositor

  4. Haha I hit the dislike button twice but nothing happened 😂

  5. I really needed this. Thank you so much! Lately I ve been struggling to make anything. Im a music lead for an up coming game called Hirro To Hero and was starting to get overwhelmed and discouraged. Its late but I feel the need to hit the studio.

  6. Less like a gameplay music more like a video game trailer music.

  7. Sounds heavily influenced by nier automatas

  8. Sry but I can’t help but notice that he has very small eyebrows

    It doesn’t look bad I just noticed it

  9. So quick and dumb question. Would these music files be saved as an mp3 or is it something else?

  10. the song you made for the gameplay is good but it didn't fit that well, I felt like the music is running too fast while the pacing of the game was rather slow

  11. I wish you had adressed tue issue of repetition in game music. I mean….If you think about the structure of a platform game music, it´s a completely different approach. This video didn´t answered my questions, but ended up being the best arrangement class I´ve seen in a while. Excellent, pal.

  12. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think your composition has nothing to do with video game music at all.
    Yes, the footage is from the actual game, but it is put together to some kind of gameplay trailer and the music even emphasizes that.
    So what you did was still more on the movie side than actual video game music.

  13. 8:15 sounds a little like the Metal Gear Solid theme, I like it 🙂

  14. Stop abusing the cellos with high notes and just use violas!!!

    This message was brought to you by the viola gang

  15. Marty O Donnell is my inspiration for composing music for games. I love this video.

  16. Why is Cakewalk by BandLab no longer your DAW of choice? You made numerous videos telling us how Cakewalk by BandLab was the "cat's meow". Did the cat get laryngitis?

  17. I made a couple rookie Sonic OG Sonic track remakes if anyone wants to take a listen…one was for a Christmas episode I did 😀

  18. so if i wanna make music for video games should i take film scoring or should i take music production ??

  19. What software do you use for your string section?

  20. Verbum Domini Manet in Aeternum productions says:

    but how do you insert the music into the game.

  21. Nice video very informative just, when you send the finished loop or full song to the game developer what file type do you send them? .wav , ogg, aiff, mp3?

  22. This is not my original account, this is my gals account. I was stuck with my sound track for my game "SweetChild" Thanks to this vid, I think your vid has really helped brainstorm an idea for my rifts and motif. Thank you very much.

  23. 3:44 “Here goes”.
    0.5 seconds later: my child Charli is just not making it in math. I finally found IXL and he is exceeding in math now!

  24. sooo…what the heck do i do if i wanna start out,but i have no instruments? or a good ddw?

  25. This is both (mostly) excellent music and a complete failure at the premise. The main element of game music is the loop. A loop that shouldn't wear thin while someone might be potentially subjected to it for hours. If you loop just 2 bars, people are going to be very, very upset. There isn't always enough change in the underlying gaming situation, depending on the progress the player is making, and you can't necessarily just ramp the intensity up and down regardless by switching parts in and out in waves in a sequence, as the players are sure to notice a disconnect between what the music is doing and what they are doing. You need to create an illusion of constant motion and development while carefully avoiding things actually changing, and there has been not even a vague attempt at that.

  26. This is 2 years old so IDK if you still need name suggestions but I think the name "Devil Hunter" might fit if you haven't chosen one already,

  27. Good video thanks. It would be useful to know what key your song is in?

  28. Anyone looking for someone to compose their game soundtrack? Willing to collaborate for free as a fun side project 🙂

  29. Wow how are you so good at creating music this video deserves millions of views

  30. nice, that soundtrack reminds me 'the show must go on' by queen

  31. Making audio for games was my childhood dream and I am blessed to live it as a career!

  32. hey peapole am trying to make a futuristic rpg mix some other games for a sythawave muisc style if anyone knows quick tips on how to start fo one who desn't know how to start plase let me know!

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