SOUND OF MU­SIC

Up­dat­ing clas­sic 8bit tunes isn’t easy

EDGE - - KNOWLEDGE WONDER BOY III -

Lizard­cube’s re­make fea­tures a lush sound­track com­posed by Michel Geyre of the orig­i­nal tunes. Cor­nut says they thought his job would be just a mat­ter of re­play­ing the sim­ple three-track melodies with real in­stru­ments. “But when you play these sim­ple melodies with real in­stru­ments there’s a dis­con­nect be­cause the melodies sound so sim­ple and dumb,” he says. So the team had to pro­duce many tracks of lay­ered mu­sic to live up to their pro­duc­tion val­ues. It was sim­i­lar for the sound ef­fects. While the orig­i­nal game has only 20 in to­tal, 300 were made for the re­make. So in­stead of a sin­gle sound for killing an en­emy, now every weapon sounds dif­fer­ent.

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