After working on the soundtracks for mega-franchises like Grand Theft Auto, Killzone, Total War, and Splinter Cell, writer Walter Mair was welcomed on to compose new music for Activision’s Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time.
The music in Crash 4 works admirably at remaining consistent with the origins of the franchise- you’ll hear heaps of marimbas and percussion instruments- – while updating the music for a more present day feel. We as of late talked with Mair about this a various different subjects about Crash 4’s music.
In our meeting, Mair talks about how he got appended to Crash 4 in any case, how much access he had to the advancement group and what the joint effort measure resembled with Toys For Bob, and the differed instrumentation he used to score the game.
Mair made special music for each setting and character, and he went to some fascinating spots to make certain about the correct sounds for each. For Dingodile, Mair utilized an awkwardly played tuba and twofold bass to portray the character, while Mair utilized electric guitars and basses through gigantic piles of guitar amps and a drum set to make the music for the N.Gin boss battle.
Mair likewise shared that he utilized primitive instruments like the bone flute and hide drums for Crash 4’s prehistoric levels, and you can hear a portion of this in the videos embedded in this story.
Presently that Crash 4 has been out for about a month, Mair considered the reaction to the game and the music, which has been commonly sure. “Fans enjoyed how the music was composed to be more dynamic and reflective of the unique worlds, as well as different sections of gameplay within levels,” Mair said. “The off beat mardi gras level has been a standout music experience for many.”
Mair likewise said individuals have been sharing their own cover versions of songs, remembering full-for metal tracks. “There is absolutely brilliant material online and I am loving every single piece of it! This is a great honor and exactly what this amazing franchise deserves–to live on and see the many interpretations of the music,” Mair said.