Chapter 9. Vertical Remixing

Vertical remixing is an interactive composition technique in which layers of music are added or taken away to create levels of intensity and emotion. This method of scoring is useful when the composer needs multiple quick changes to intensify the score, where harmonic changes based on gameplay are not as important. In this chapter you’ll explore the pros and cons of this type of interactive scoring method and learn about the best composing practices for this style.

Remixing Music for Intensity

Vertical remixing is an interactive music technique used in video games that uses different musical layers (or tracks) to alter the overall musical intensity. By adding more musical layers or taking them away, you can shape ...

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