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Composing for 'Lineage M': Modular Construction in Game Music


Game composer Winifred Phillips will discuss her music for the brand-new 2021 expansion of Lineage M (the highly-successful mobile port of the classic Lineage MMORPG). Applying dynamic strategies, Phillips' music adapted modern techniques into the game's classic music system using a modular approach. In this talk, Phillips will break down the soundtrack's modular design, showing how dynamic techniques can increase utility of music assets. Compositions can be subdivided into smaller units for the purpose of assembly within a modular framework. Strategies for the creation and exploitation of stems will be explored, including how stems can emphasize musical contrast while varying levels of dynamic tension. Finally, Phillips will examine tactics for the deployment of music assets, showing how the modular system can reinforce a unified musical identity throughout the game.

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