When first thinking about the score, I put together playlists of inspiring music, things I can immerse myself in that will start my brain along the right path towards finding the sound of a game. I'd like to share some of the early inspirations for Beacon 88 with all of our fans out there. You'll just have to open Spotify and follow this link: Beacon 88 Playlist 1
Now if you've been following my previous posts you'll notice not much in these examples sounds like the Scorescape I had posted earlier. This is one of the best parts about developing! Let me explain.
When I look for music that inspires me, I'm not looking for instrumentation or formats or textures, I'm simply looking for the overall affect of the music, like a compass...but for feelings! There has to be something underneath all that technical information that gets at the heart of what I want my score to say. These examples gave me part of what I needed, but there was so much more to say about Beacon 88. I'm still finding new music every day to inspire me, so I'll keep you updated.