EP 261 | Mick Gordon

EP 261 | Mick Gordon

Mick Gordon is a prolific video game composer behind soundtracks for massive games such as Doom, Wolfenstein, and many more.

“At the end of the day, it really does come down to personal taste. One of the best things that you can do as an artist in any form, but especially with music, is cultivate your personal taste.” – Mick Gordon


2:09 – The most important thing to focus on

19:15 – Practical tips for a better life

33:54 – Making changes to your habits

44:18 – Getting the right feel and intent on a project

59:05 – Emotions vs intellect

1:11:36 – The power of feedback

1:17:22 – Developing technical skills

1:25:20 – Keeping a calendar and task list

1:38:38 – The Game Developers Conference

1:45:46 – Writing for games vs. writing a song

1:55:03 – Blending extreme metal sounds with industrial synthesized sounds

2:05:17 – Session management

2:14:56 – Mick’s approach to guitar tones

2:24:30 – Uniqueness 

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