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Interview with Stephen Baysted, Part 1

In the newest instalment of Ian’s exclusive interview series brought to you exclusively by Sideshow Sound Radio, your host has the delight of chatting with the award-winning British film, TV and Video Game composer extraordinaire, the most talented, generous and just darn fun Professor you’ve ever heard, Stephen Baysted.

Stephen is best known for his supreme work on games such as the Need for Speed series, Atari’s Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends, and the absolutely mind-blowing Project Cars. The composer is also well-known for his music to documentaries, animation, short film and commercials, and has been nominated for prestigious awards numerous times for his spectacular scores.

Stephen talks with Ian about his Batcave in the garden, the lengths he’s gone to recording all the car sounds for your games that you took for granted, their mutual love of 80s TV and music, his incredible wife, an amazing opera singer, assembling a team, and much, much more!

Thank you all for listening, enjoy part one of this exclusive interview!

Links

Stephen’s Website

Sideshow Sound Radio Title Card Artwork for our Film Soundtrack Podcast

Interview with Cris Velasco

For his latest interview, Ian sits down with composer Cris Velasco, one of the most respected composers of video games in recent times. Cris talks about his work/life balance, starting out in a death metal band, developing an interest for classical guitar, taking a Music Appreciation class in junior college, being told music was a lesser art form, his love for Bard’s Tale on the Commodore 64, his first professional project, Battlestar Galactica, creating the instrumental palette for Bloodborne, researching Russian composers to prepare for his work on Company of Heroes, his Star Wars dream, thoughts on The Force Awakens and Rogue One, his fave film score and video game score, and much, much more!

Links

Cris’s Website

The Video Game Scores that Inspired Us Artwork for our Video Game Score Podcast

Episode 10 – The Video Game Scores That Inspired Us

Join us for the 10th episode of Sideshow Sound Radio! We discuss the video game scores that inspired us as composers and a little behind the mechanics of game scoring.

Link to Bear McCreary´s blog entry on scoring the CAPCOM video game Dark Void