A COLLABORATIVE POST WITH INTRODUCTION BY IAN HOWARD
ASSISTANT EDITOR, BOOM BOX POST
A few months ago, Tess Fournier had a lunch and learn blog post about a free web-based audio synth called Chip Tone. We decided to have a contest amongst the Boom Box crew of who could design and create the best retro video game sounds utilizing Chip Tone. And the winner is……. Brad Meyer! This week we will take a look at what Brad created and hear from him about his inspiration and creative process.
I edit the sound for a lot of shows that involve vehicles, and believe it or not, I’ve had 3 separate instances where I’ve had to cut scenes with video game and/or 8-bit vehicles. So when I heard Boom Box was having another sound design contest, this time using Chip Tone, I knew I had to create some 8-bit car sounds. Using the online synth, I created a video game car set that includes: accelerates, decelerates, revs, idles, pass bys, tire screeches, and a digital car horn. It’s more conceptual in nature, but I think it could totally make for a fun sounding video game.