Game Audio Research & Scholarship
Game Sound Conference 2020 Presentation

(Conference was entirely online due to COVID-19 pandemic)

This talk presents an analysis of dynamic notification sound effects used in video games during the 8-bit era (1985-95). The analysis evaluates each sound's use of synthesis and music theory, situating these techniques within an acoustic, psychoacoustic, and--most especially--semiotic framework.

8-Bit Gesture Maker

Pure Data Patch by Gil Dori

Research by Gil Dori & Justin Leo Kennedy

Koji Kondo Presentation (GSC 2019)

(some measures in the sheet music analysis are greyed-out to abide by copyright law)