Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Soundcast Interview: Chad Seiter (Recore)

Soundcast Interview - Chad Seiter (Recore)

Chad Seiter is a prolific composer, arranger and orchestrator for film, television, video games and symphonic concerts, Chad Seiter has composed and produced original music for major Hollywood franchises including Star Trek, Fringe and LOST. In this episode, he talks about his most recent video game project for the XBOX One and Windows 10, RECORE: how he came onto the project, his biggest challenges, working with vocalist Laura Intravia and cellist Tina Guo, what it's like turning music over to a program to decide how it is heard within the game and more!


Episode Highlights

00:01 - Introducing Chad Seiter
02:16 - Working ona Keiji Inafune game
04:12 - The goal for the Recore score
07:10 - Working with Laura Intravia
09:10 - The Biggest Recore challenge
11:42 - Stems in the hands of programs
14:37 - How has the game industry changed for a composer
15:59 - Producing the official soundtrack album
19:28 - The Reprise with Tina Guo
21:43 - The legacy of the Female protagonist



Music Selections

00:00 - "The Eden Tower" (Recore) by Chad Seiter
07:05 - "Main theme" (Recore) by Chad Seiter
19:30 - "Main Theme Reprise" (Recore) by Chad Seiter
35:59 - "Lonely Basin" (Recore) by Chad Seiter



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Friday, September 16, 2016

Soundcast Stereo (Episode 12) - Reacting to 'The Marvel Symphonic Universe"

Episode 12 - Reacting to "The Marvel Symphonic Universe"

Tony Zhou's Youtube channel "Every Frame a Painting" recently posted one of their most viewed videos to date, "The Marvel Symphonic Universe" where the MCU's original scores are critiqued and demonstrated to be "forgettable" by the general public.  Erik and Christopher react and discuss several of the key points made in the video essay ... some of which they agree with but several of which they do not.  Is the music of the Marvel Cinematic Universe truly forgettable?  If so, why? Soundcast Stereo episodes are two channel, 30 (ish) minute conversations about a single topic from the world of film, television and game soundtracks.


Episode Highlights

00:01 - The Marvel Symphonic Universe
03:35 - Initial Reactions
06:43 - No Emotional Response?
10:11 - Too High Strung
11:08 - Forgettable?
16:40 - Covering the music
19:52 - The Loss of Main Titles
22:03 - The Temp Problem
24:19 - Stay Safe and Sound Bland
33:21 - The Good of this Video
35:15 - Wrap Up


Music Selections

00:00 - "Can You Dig It?" (Iron May 3) by Brian Tyler
35:59 - "Captain America" (Captain America: The First Avenger) by Alan Silvestri



COMPANION PLAYLIST (on Spotify) - Soundcast Stereo Episode 12 Companion Playlist - https://bit.ly/sscp-12

Don't miss our experimental, new feature, where we list tracks from most of (if not all) of the soundtrack titles referenced in the episode! And be sure to follow us on Spotify while you're at it. https://open.spotify.com/user/tracksounds


Notes:

"The Marvel Symphonic Universe" https://youtu.be/7vfqkvwW2fs by

- Brian Satterwhite: https://twitter.com/bmsatter
- Taylor Ramos: https://twitter.com/glassesattached

- Tony Zhou: https://twitter.com/tonyszhou


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Friday, September 2, 2016

Soundcast Stereo (Episode 11) Unexpected Composer Announcements

Episode 11 - Unexpected Composer Assignments

Erik and Christopher react and discuss the recent announcement of Mark Mothersbaugh as composer for the original score to the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok.  They go on to have a lengthy discussion about Michael Giacchino for Doctor Strange and a firey discussion about Johan Johannsson for Blade Runner 2.  Lastly, they take a quick dive into some of history's other "unexpected composer assignments" that would have rocked the Internet, had it existed. Soundcast Stereo episodes are two channel, 30 (ish) minute conversations about a single topic from the world of film, television and game soundtracks. This 11th episode includes 11 minutes of bonus-castiness.

NEW! COMPANION PLAYLIST (on Spotify) - Soundcast Stereo Episode 11 Companion Playlist - https://bit.ly/sscp11

Don't miss our experimental, new feature, where we list tracks from most of (if not all) of the soundtrack titles referenced in the episode!  And be sure to follow us on Spotify while you're at it. https://open.spotify.com/user/tracksounds.  

Let us know what you think about this feature!  If we hear enough positive feedback, we'll continue to include them!


Episode Highlights

00:04 - Intro + Channel Fact "Fav Mark Mothersbaugh Score?"
01:05 - Reactarok!
10:00 - Doctor Giacchino
17:33 - Blade Runnin' with Johannson
30:22 - Historic Unexpected Announcements 


Music Selections

00:00 - "Powering Up" (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatbalss) by Mark Mothersbaugh
40:48 - "The Lastest Invention" (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatbalss) by Mark Mothersbaugh



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