David Wise Is considered one of the greatest video game composers of all time primarily for his score on the Donkey Kong Country games, he is also one of the sampled video game composers as artists such as Drake & Childish Gambino have sampled his music in songs.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Website - www.davidwise.co.uk

Twitter - @David_Wise

 

TIMESTAMPS

00:00 - Intro

00:33 - NDA’s

01:12 - Work Post Donkey Kong

01:58 - David Didn’t Realise How Big His Donkey Kong Soundtrack Was Until The Internet Blew Up

02:29 - OC-Remix

02:47 - Donkey Kong Country 2/Pushing The Tech For SNES

03:52 - Jamming Sam Miller/Compressed Sounds

06:06 - Delay Had To Be Simulated

06:52 - Chucking Grant Kirkhope In The Deep End With HEX

07:48 - Haunted Hall

09:43 - Being Isolated/Covid

10:14 - David Would Hum Tunes Before Recording In HEX

11:05 - Krooks March/Castle Theme

12:15 - Problem Solving

12:45 - Tropical Freeze Is What DKC Would Sound Like Without Limitations

13:29 - Live Instrumentation On Tropical Freeze

14:04 - Collaboration With Retro

14:45 - Kenji Yamamoto’s Involvement In Tropical Freeze

15:56 - Translators With Kenji Yamamoto

17:08 - David Praises Kenji’s Music On Metroid

17:47 - Time David Would Spend At Retro

18:28 - Writers Block

19:20 - Visual Cues To Composing Well Working On Donkey Kong

20:55 - Time It Would Take To Compose On One Track

21:33 - High Tide Ride

22:36 - David Was Largely Left To Do What He Wants

23:23 - Felt Nice To Do Tropical Freeze As Donkey Kong Put Him On The Map

24:14 - Doing Different Genres

25:34 - David Would Like To Work On Film/Advantages Of Scoring For Film

26:50 - Film Scoring Process Vs Game Scoring Process

27:40 - Escaping The Stigma

28:05 - David Would Like To Score For Smash Bros

29:00 - David’s Time In Japan/Nintendo Are Secretive

29:46 - Rare & Retro Culture Difference

30:40 - So Many Rappers Sampling His Music In Hip-Hop

32:05 - David Is Working On Multiple Projects Right Now

32:50 - Covid Has Caused Him Delays

35:40 - David’s Process To Compose           

38:30 - What Instruments David Uses To Compose

39:06 - Collaborating With The Former Rare Composes

40:25 - David Tries To Outdo His Previous Compositions

41:45 - Working Under Pressure/Mixing

43:39 - A Lot Of Different Instruments Used In Tropical Freeze/Quantising

45:26 - Stickerbrush Symphony Credits Music In Tropical Freeze

46:33 - Nintendo Told David When To Remix Previous DKC Tracks For Tropical Freeze

46:55 - Aquatic Ambience

48:17 - How Remixes In Tropical Freeze Ended Up There

49:58 - No 2 Days Are The Same When Composing

50:39 - Aquatic Ambience Took 5 Weeks To Write

52:38 - David Will Never Go Back To HEX

53:20 - Saving Time When Composing

55:17 - Where To Follow David Wise

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