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Slot Machine Composing

Slot machine composers Aldo Perez, Jonathon Roberts, and Nick Tardif

Reel spins, rollups, symbols, celebrations, underscores – they’re all different sound ingredients that go into a slot machine. In this episode of Composer Quest, I interview three guys in the sound department at High 5 Games about their unique challenge of making music for casino slots. We talk about the composition techniques they use to hook players into these elaborate slot machine story worlds. I also ask them how they feel about using their musical skills to get people to throw down money and press that button again “like a monkey looking for that frickin’ shot of espresso,” as Aldo describes it. It’s a fun and quirky interview, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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Thanks to Aldo Perez, Jonathon Roberts, and Nick Tardif for the talk.

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