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Video Game Composition with Michael Chadwick

Michael Chadwick Nebyoolae

After nerding out about video game soundtracks for 20+ years, Michael Chadwick (aka Nebyoolae) finally started composing his own, a few of which are for games that don’t actually exist. In this episode of Composer Quest, we chat about Michael’s score for his made-up RPG Ebben Flow, his chiptune album Average Town, and his soundtracks he composes for his everyday activities (eating a muffin, doing the dishes, etc.).

Stick around for the end of the episode to hear a new “Charlie’s Music Production Lesson,” in which I analyze a video game track of my own.

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Right click to download Ep. 61, or open in iTunes.

Michael Chadwick’s music can be found at Nebyoolae.com and SoundCloud.

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Episode Soundtrack

  • 0:00 – Original Composer Quest intro theme by Michael Chadwick
  • 0:36 – “Title – Ebb” – Nebyoolae (Ebben Flow OST)
  • 1:59 – “Dog Eat Dog” – Sam Begich and Michael Chadwick (Composer Quest: Conversation)
  • 5:34 – “The Solipsist” – Nebyoolae (Stringing You Along)
  • 7:12 – “Bihanga” – Nebyoolae (Impulse OST)
  • 9:05 – “Overworld – Hero King” – Nebyoolae (Ebben Flow OST)
  • 9:15 – “Last Boss – Gnostis” – Nebyoolae (Ebben Flow OST)
  • 9:28 – “Title – Ebb” – Nebyoolae (Ebben Flow OST)
  • 11:29 – “New Halveshire” – Nebyoolae (Average Town)
  • 13:39 – “SoCal Switchblade” – Nebyoolae (Zoetic)
  • 16:08 – “Cumulonimbus” – Nebyoolae
  • 18:44 – “King for a Weeknight” – Nebyoolae (The Matic)
  • 20:56 – “Narcissus Terminus” – Nebyoolae (The Matic)
  • 22:57 – “Dearly” – Nebyoolae (Stringing You Along)
  • 30:28 – “Starpeggiator” – Charlie McCarron (Star Reaction video game demo)

Charlie’s Music Production Lesson

As promised, here’s a screenshot of my Ableton Live project for the track I break down in this episode, “Starpeggiator” (click the image to expand it).

Starpeggiator Ableton Live Set

 


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