Chart the history of video game music, bit by bit
This online course introduces you to video game music and the platforms that define it, focusing on the evolution of the classic 8-bit sound.
The course draws on technology, musicology and cultural studies to chart the development of video game music – from the geometric tones of Pong and to the complex arrangements of today’s first-person shooters.
The course features exclusive interviews with video game musicians, plus recorded examples, downloadable demos and sample code, so you can get hands on.
By the end, you’ll listen to those bleeps and bloops with a newfound respect.
What topics will you cover?
- The Atari VCS
- The ZX Spectrum
- The Commodore 64
- Week 1 Summary and Test
- The NES
- From Chips to Tunes
- Playing with Sound: Adaptive Music Engines
- Week 2 Summary and Test
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