8bit Sound Design and Music Composition
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 8:00 PM - Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 9:30 PM (EST)
Somerville, United States
Video games have a legacy of music that sometimes goes unappreciated. From the fields of Green Greens to Catfish Maw cave, soundtracks have inspired and motivated players for decades. This course will teach you the foundation for the 8bit music production and composition. Transcribe your favorites, create new sounds, and add incredible depth to your musical/programming skill set!
Students will become familiar with 8bit music sequencing programs (LSDJ), notable soundtracks from video games, and will arrange and share their own creations. We will also speak to how 8bit, chiptune, and circuit bent music can be incorporated into broader compositions.
Computer (laptop) proficiency, some knowledge of the basics of music composition/theory (tempo & swing, time signatures, etc).
Michael Sadler was raised on Nintendo; the sounds of video games and television feature prominently in the work he does as a musician, sound artist, and noise maker. He has been making and recording music for 12 years and have always found pleasure in discovering new sounds.
Session 1: Wednesday, February 1, 8PM - 9:30PM
Session 2: Wednesday, February 8, 8PM - 9:30PM
Session 3: Wednesday, February 15, 8PM - 9:30PM
Session 4: Wednesday, February 22, 8PM - 9:30PM
Session 5: Wednesday, February 29, 8PM - 9:30PM
When & Where
Artisan's Asylum, Inc.
Artisan's Asylum is a community fabrication and makerspace near Union Square, Somerville MA, that is dedicated to making creativity a way of life. It does this by maintaining a community workshop, training its members in the use of all of its professional-grade equipment, and hosting events promoting the learning and practicing of craft and creative expression.