NOTE: This will be a regular type of post. Being A Certain Kind of Gamer, I dig the more nerdy sides of things sometimes, like video game music. Redbook Audio is one of my most favourite things in the world, and I hope to bring you guys and gals music that you may not have heard of otherwise. Being video game music, a lot of it will actually sound like video game music, so yeah. I hope you dig these posts!
Kids do the damnedest things, don’t they? Especially the nerdy ones. When I discovered the sound-test as a youngster, I made it my mission to try to get the cleanest recordings possible of my favourite game music tracks. I started with a Microphone pointed at the speaker of my TV-Set, then moved on to line-in recordings feeding into my karaoke machine. It was when I got my Mega CD though, that things became a lot more interesting!
CD’s and Games! More levels! More animation! FMV!
The best thing that ever came from games and CD’s finding each other was Redbook Audio. No longer was a soundtrack limited to a few channels/samples – the only limits musicians faced were their audio setup! Storing CD Quality game audio on a disc blew my mind. Of course, it’s not the best thing ever, but for me, it’s close!