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Unreal Engine 4 Could Bring Rise to Synch Licensing

October 10, 2020 — The continued uncertainty created by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has forced creative minds to consider new outlets for their mediums. If the brilliance of Primetime Emmy Award-winning production designer, set decorator, and art director James Connelly is any indication, one answer may be lying in the Unreal Engine 4. 

Without safe access to a physical studio, designers like Connelly, founder of JP Connelly, are creating virtual spaces using “real-time game engines.” You’ve already seen the results in action with The Voice and The Masked Singer, and while it’s an incredibly fascinating future for “live” television, there’s another angle to consider with the advent of virtual sets – the music.

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‘The Call’ Brings ‘80s Horror Synth, Darkwave to 2020 with Composer Samuel Joseph Smythe

October 3, 2020 — A new horror movie is hitting theaters and drive-ins across the United States on October 2, and it brought with it a familiar piece of ‘80s pop culture. The Call looks promising, but we are more interested in the darkwave-like score. The folks over at Dread Central sat down with composer Samuel Joseph Smythe to talk about the music and what influenced him to make a horror synth score for a 2020 movie.

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Retrowave Synth-Pop Artist Roxi Drive Releases New Single “1985”

October 1, 2020 — Retrowave artist Roxi Drive is once again delighting ears with the release of her latest single, “1985.” Dropping on October 2, 2020, “1985” is a collaboration between Roxi, SelloRekt/LA Dreams, and saxophonist Josh Wakeham, who provides an unexpected element to this synthwave track. As with the rest of Roxi’s library of synthesized music, her latest single oozes with 80s flair, capturing the generation’s essence throughout the four-minute-plus track.

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Nine Inch Nails Releases ‘Quake’ Soundtrack for First Time

September 24, 2020 — How much do you love the Quake soundtrack? Enough to drop $40 on a 2xLP recently released by the original composer, Nine Inch Nails? In an unexpected move, Trent Reznor has finally made the original Quake soundtrack available for purchase separately on a physical medium. Originally, the soundtrack was only available on disc versions of the game.

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