Thursday, January 9, 2020

Mastering Video Game Music: Celeste, Battlewake, and More

Video game music enhances our immersion in the world of a video game. And for many enthusiasts, this love for video game music extends beyond gaming itself. There has been an exponential growth in the demand for video game soundtracks—from streaming apps to vinyl records, all the way to live concert performances. And what better way for video game music to be heard than by making sure it’s delivered at its optimum quality thanks to solid mastering?
In this article, we hear from video game music composers about how they approach the art of scoring music for video games, and ultimately, how they tackle the challenge of mastering the music as a soundtrack for listeners to enjoy. We also learn how one particular video game track was mastered by walking you through its step-by-step process.