Game Audio Hour is a weekly podcast where we discuss all things game audio. From creative ideas to the latest techniques, project experiences to audio secrets, here is where you’ll find in-depth coverage and opinions related to game audio.
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Kyle cut his teeth back in the day impressing crowds with his spectacular guitar talents, but soon after came around and found his true passion for audio production. This lead him into game audio, where he has had the privilege of working on many famous franchises including Guitar Hero, and The Sims. A noted lover of scotch, vintage audio gear, vinyl records and table-top games, Kyle is Game Audio Hour’s founder and illustrious leader.
Michael G. Shapiro
Michael Gordon Shapiro spent the roaring 90s as audio lead for a game company before returning to the freelance life in sunny Los Angeles. Today he writes music for games, film, TV, the theater, and the concert hall. He loves the acoustic orchestra, but also spends a lot of his time obsessively trying to emulate it. Michael is the one who keeps forgetting which show this is and starts talking about film music. In real life he is in color.
Vincent Diamante is currently the audio director over at thatgamecompany, after what seemed like a lifetime of making music and sound for cell phone games pre-iPhone. When he’s not working on thatnextgame, he teaches sound design at the University of Southern California, plays obscure 90s fighting games, and cooks a really good eggplant lasagna. Vincent is Game Audio Hour’s official “Mr. Tech”; if you can dream it, Vince can patch it.
Chase Bethea lives and breathes game music. When he was young, he would input the codes for sound tests on his GameBoy and Playstation and just jam out. Now, he is composing and creating sounds for multiple independent developers. When Chase isn’t busy working on projects he enjoys watching Anime for Japanese practice, doing voice impressions and hassling Alex for tracker tutorials.
Will is a disgruntled GAH listener who finally bullied Kyle into letting him push the show to iTunes. If you want something done right, do it yourself. In addition to being a bully and a control freak, Will also works for Assailant Studios as an audio implementer, sound designer, and composer, and plays guitar for The Summoners Orchestra. He also likes building things like legos and recording studios.
Alex has been involved with music production since the heady Commodore Amiga days, and is Game Audio Hour’s resident hardcore tracker user, lover of dejected unpopular 90’s synths, and synthesis nerd. He is currently based in Sweden, and is an audio producer for the Japanese game developer Vitei.