Mick Gordon’s Voices of Devs – Turning Human Voices into Electronic Music

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Video game composer Mick Gordon wrote in to share about Voices of Devs, a collection of vocal recordings from game developers at last year’s GDC (Game Developers Conference) made into electronic music with the help of a few audio programs.

“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.

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

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