8-Bit Music Theory

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8-Bit, the creator of the 8-Bit Music Theory YouTube Channel, makes videos analyzing how and why our favorite video game music sounds so great, using a combination of his formal music education and hundreds of hours of personal study.

If you haven’t seen any of his fantastic content, he provides a very technical and informational analysis on key factors in video game music that contribute to the song’s style, feeling, and purpose. His videos explore chords, scalar sounds, melodic structure, time signatures, and more, in relation to VGM.

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Will Roget

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Wilbert Roget, II is a veteran composer in the video game industry, penning the scores to Mortal Kombat 11, Call of Duty: WWII, Star Wars: Vader Immortal, Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Destiny 2: Forsaken, Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire, Anew: The Distant Light, and other indie and AAA titles. He also is the co-founder of Impact Soundworks, a highly successful sample development and music software company, and an accomplished lecturer on video game music, having given talks at the Game Developers Conference, ASCAP Expo, PAX and PAX Dev, as well as Yale University, Eastman School of Music, San Francisco Conservatory and several other institutions. His scores have earned nearly a dozen awards and nominations from the Game Audio Network Guild, Academy of Arts and Sciences (DICE Awards), ASCAP Composers Choice Awards, and others. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Game Audio Network Guild."


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SiIvaGunner

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"I only upload high quality video game rips."

SiIvaGunner is a collaborative YouTube channel that uploads "high quality video game rips". The catch is, these aren't quite the video game tunes you might be familiar with! Each rip uploaded has been edited or mashed up in some way to sound different. Whether the gag is one of the many injokes the channel is known for, such as The Flintstones and Snow Halation, or a pop culture reference such as Despacito and Take On Me, there's a little something for everyone across over 10,000 uploads!

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Ellen McLain

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Ellen McLain is an American opera singer and voice actress from Nashville, Tennessee. She is best known for providing the voice of GLaDOS, the computer antagonist of the Portal video game series. Her voice roles also include the Jaeger A.I. in Pacific Rim, the Combine Overwatch in Half-Life 2, and the Administrator in Team Fortress 2. Ellen has been married to fellow actor, John Patrick Lowrie, for thirty-three blissful years.

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John Patrick Lowrie

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John Patrick Lowrie, winner of the Best Radio Drama Actor award and Best Radio Drama Adaptation Award at the 2014 Moondance International Film Festival, is the voice of the Sniper in TF2; Pudge, Storm Spirit, Doom, Earthshaker, Shadow Fiend, Ancient Apparition, Lone Druid and Dark Seer in DOTA2, Balaram in Lord of the Rings: War in the North, Sword Control in Halo:Reach, Commissioner Kinsler in Halo:ODST, Warden in Infamous, Harold Keegan in F.E.A.R.2: Project Origin, Odessa Cubbage and Citizens in Half-Life2, Agent Gray in The Matrix Online, Hermes Haight and Sergei in The Suffering, Bruno Lawrie in NOLF and NOLF2, Tammany in Police Quest: SWAT2, the narrator in Total Annihilation as well as characters in many other video games. He lives in Seattle with his wife of 33 years, Ellen McLain, the voice of GLaDOS in the Portal games. He has worked as a professional performer all his life, from guitarist and composer to actor, director, conductor and author. His first novel, Dancing With Eternity, won the Foreword Firsts Award for best debut fiction in 2011. Dancing With Eternity was released as an audiobook in June of 2014.

He and his wife are pleased to announce the release of their latest video game, The Church In The Darkness in August of 2019 and are looking forward to the upcoming release of their next video game, Space Venture, in the near future.

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