Reflective Journal: Creating The Music For "Mindstate"

Reflective Journal: Creating The Music For "Mindstate"

Mindstate is a game that explores a series of emotions and feelings in a cycle. You control a mythical creature on a fanciful floating isle, and as you explore this uninhabited space you will trigger emotional changes that affect your character, and hopefully you too. 

This game was a four week project, created by game designers: Adam ComptonJoshua TextorNic Lyness and Nicholas Staracek. The character & animation were created by Macauley Bell-Maier and Graphic by Jasmine Wake.

Chris Ware and myself created the music and FX tracks for the game. Chris was the primary producer for the atmos & FX tracks while I was primary producer for the music. Below is my four part video series running through the process of how we went about recording and mixing the music tracks for the game. 

 

This is part 1 of my 4 part video series detailing the recording and mixing process for creating the music tracks for the game Mindstate. Mindstate is a game that explores a series of emotions and feelings in a cycle.

This is part 2 of my 4 part video series detailing the recording and mixing process for creating the music tracks for the game Mindstate. 

This is part 3 of my 4 part video series detailing the recording and mixing process for creating the music tracks for the game Mindstate. 

This is part 4 of my 4 part video series detailing the recording and mixing process for creating the music tracks for the game Mindstate.

Below you can find a gameplay video and also a playlist of the full game soundtrack.

Mindstate is a game that explores a series of emotions and feelings in a cycle. You control a mythical creature on a fanciful floating isle, and as you explore this uninhabited space you will trigger emotional changes that affect your character, and hopefully you too.

References

AshBallAudio (2016, November 3rd). Mindstate Music Part 1 - Happy Track [video file]. Retrieved November 3rd, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlcQ5yRTJUo

AshBallAudio (2016, November 3rd). Mindstate Music Part 2 - Depressed Track [video file]. Retrieved November 3rd, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtoFkv-ZIpI

AshBallAudio (2016, November 3rd). Mindstate Music Part 3 - Anxious Track [video file]. Retrieved November 3rd, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPUqNgaMrB8

AshBallAudio (2016, November 3rd). Mindstate Music Part 4 - Calm Track [video file]. Retrieved November 3rd, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIa92EWSHgY

AshBallAudio (2016, November 6th). Mindstate Gameplay (Full Version) [video file]. Retrieved November 6th, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9AwBIA9hCU

AshBall (2016, Novmeber 3rd). Mindstate Soundtrack [audio file]. Retrieved November 3rd, from https://soundcloud.com/ashball-92556682/sets/mindstate-soundtrack