Turning GDC into Electronic Music

SAN FRANCISCO, USA, March 5th, 2012 - Last year at GDC, video game composer Mick Gordon did something a little...out there.  He walked around with a microphone and asked anyone he passed to make a sound with their mouth.  Developers grunted, groaned, moaned, screamed and screeched into the microphone and using nothing more than these vocal recordings and a few audio programs, Mick has created Voices of Devs.

http :// www . youtube . com / watch ? v = XBkFAfTt 7 Hs

 “Absolutely everything you hear in this track was made by manipulating these recordings using various sound design techniques. Every drum, lead, chord and effect was, at one point in time, a recording of somebody making noises with their mouth at GDC San Francisco 2011. No other samples, synths, instruments or recordings were used in this track. Whatsoever.” said Mick.

And some of those voices are from interesting industry figures. The list of contributors is mighty impressive, including two composers associated with the Mass Effect™ franchise, voice actors from Skyrim™ and Bioshock 2™, and even a former Fear Factory™ keyboardist.

Anticipating a certain level of curiosity around the project, Mick has thoughtfully provided us with an explanation page, which gets into the details about just how he achieved the effects featured in the track.

http :// mick - gordon . com / funstuff / voices - of - devs /

The song is also available for purchase from Bandcamp, iTunes and Android Marketplace, and can be listened to on Spotify.

About Mick Gordon:

Mick Gordon is an award winning video game composer who has worked with companies such as Electronic Arts, THQ, Warner Bros, Marvel Entertainment and Nickelodeon.  His music is featured in games such as the Need for Speed™ series, Marvel Super Hero Squad™, F.3.A.R™. and The Last Airbender™.

Mick is attending GDC 2012 in San Francisco this week and is available for interviews.  Please contact mick @ mick - gordon . com

The list of voices:

Jeff Ball, Sean Beeson, Alex Brandon, Nathaniel Chambers, Ben “Crossbones” Cooper, Charles Deenen, Brian DiDomencio, Joe Griffith, Lance Hayes, Kole Hicks, Jimmy Hinson, Thomas Kohl, Sam Hulick, Jake Kaufman, Kieran Lord, Kunal Majmudar, John Mazzei, Hazel Mckendrick, Ben Minto, Keith Moore, Lennie Moore, Jayson Napolitano, James Nixon, Dan Reynolds, Pontus Rufelt, Michael Schiciano, Paul Sivertsen, Jeremy Taylor, Hillary Thomas, Joe Thwaits, Steve Tushar and Mike Worth.

Links to online stores for purchase:

            * Bandcamp - http://mickgordon.bandcamp.com/track/voices-of-devs

            * iTunes - itunes.apple.com/album/voices-of-devs-single/id507046857

            * Android Market - https://market.android.com/details?id=album-Bslpduh2prpi2h6me6mm32d5u7a

            * Spotify - http://open.spotify.com/track/4ykoJfxst815zVb1j3Qgji

Mick Gordon’s Website: mick - gordon . com

Further information: http :// mick - gordon . com / funstuff / voices - of - devs /

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