This is my first official sound design / game audio adventure, a really exiting step forward in my musical career. The video above features a short animated clip of an opening and closing"mechanical metal gates" movement, this happens each time you move forward a level in the game. I can't say much about the game itself on this blog entry as the game is not out yet but hopefully before the end of 2012. The sound consists of a few different layers of audio recordings. For the opening and closing movement of the gates I used an electric drill, a photocopy machine, metal tubes that were later mangled and pitch down. For the steam I used Ableton Live's analog plug in oscillator set on noise then filtered off and cleaned with the 8 band EQ but also played with side chaining and the attack of the wave. To get that warehouse room ambience got out one of Reaktor's delay and reverb ensembles and boom!!! more post about this game coming soon.
I got given the opportunity to write & produce the music for this company's catalog presentation. The company is called "Lobelia" and they sell and distribute hotel & restaurant products (cutlery, bed sheets, plates, glasses, hair dryers, you name it...all of it!!!) So I had do it all in a day, last minute job!... I had to put myself in a holiday mind set... chill beach music, not many changes and busy enough orchestration not to be annoying to the average ears... based on my master and guru Brian Eno's ambient 1 music for airports concept (look it up on youtube!)
As far as the production I used Ableton Live + samples...did all there...on headphones and no interface! hardwork!
This track was recorded and self produced at Half Ton Studios in Cambridge, England with Mr Bugs behind the mixing desk. (www.halftonstudios.co.uk) Bass went straight thru a D.I box doing live take with the drums...
Andrew Balkwill on vocals & piano, Reuben Humphries on drums and backing vocals (+ some arrangement), Anoushka Lucas on more backing vocal action, and myself on the bass side of things @davedelgadobass :-)