G4F will be attending Virtuality!

February 10, 2017 in Audio, Corporate, Slideshow, Uncategorized by Rémi Laouti

VirtualityJoin G4F at Virtuality, the virtual reality trade show, from February 24-26, 2017.

The very first Virtuality will be held from February 24-26, 2017 at the Cent Quatre cultural center in Paris. G4F will be there, so come and meet us to discuss the latest audio technologies and take advantage of our expertise in interactive audio to add sound to your immersive apps and 360 VR movies.

G4F has extensively adapted its technical infrastructure to become the first French “VR Ready” post-production house and has integrated new tools and workflows specifically designed for VR projects to integrate, edit and mix 360 audio for your VR projects. Our studios are equipped with all the cutting-edge devices on the market, including HTC VIVE, Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear, Google Daydream, Sony PSVR, and a VR playtest suite.

The show is dedicated to innovations in virtual reality, not only in video games, but in marketing, real estate, tourism and education. You can try out the latest virtual reality products and experiences at numerous stands, and over 80 seminars will take place over the 3 days of the show focusing on VR and its applications. View the detailed schedule here.

Book your ticket on the Virtuality site and follow the latest news from the show on the official Facebook and Twitter pages.

 

G4F organizes a panel discussion on “Composing Music for Video Games”

February 6, 2017 in Audio, Corporate, Slideshow, Uncategorized by Rémi Laouti

La composition musicale pour les jeux vidéoConference and panel discussion on “Composing Music for Video Games” with Christophe Héral, on Thursday, February 9, 2017 in Angoulême.

G4F is organizing a conference and panel discussion on composing music for video games in partnership with the Pôle Image Magelis, (Magelis Image Center), CNAM-ENJMIN (the national school for games and interactive digital media and the national conservatoire for arts and crafts) and SATIS (school for professional image and sound production in Aubagne). The event will kick off with a talk by Christophe Héral, who will share his experiences as a composer on various projects that include Rayman Legends, Rayman Origins, Beyond Good and Evil, Jaddream and BaClash.

The talk will be followed by a panel discussion with Xavier Collet (A Game of Thrones Genesis, Mirages), Christophe Héral (Rayman Legends, Beyond Good and Evil), Henri-Pierre Pellegrin (Styx: Shards of Darkness, Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs) and Arnaud Roy (Endless Space 2, Endless Legend).

The conference will take place on Thursday, February 9, 2017 from 6.00pm-9.00pm in Angoulême, hosted by Cécile Le Prado (composer, director of the sound design course at Cnam-Enjmin) and Vincent Percevault (director at G4F and Native Prime, professional sound designer and head of the sound design course at Cnam-Enjmin). 

Please visit the Facebook page for this event for more information.

Chance Thomas joins the G4F Talents team!

January 26, 2017 in Audio, Cinema, Corporate, Music, Slideshow, Uncategorized by Rémi Laouti

Chance ThomasThe start of a new story between G4F Talents and Chance Thomas

Chance Thomas is a composer of music to image who is not only recognized in the video games industry, but also has a high profile in cinema, TV and virtual reality. Chance Thomas has gained his reputation by writing compositions for some iconic cultural works in a successful career spanning 20 years.

Chance Thomas

Chance’s notable work for video games includes music for cult licenses such as the MMORPG “The Lord of the Rings Online“, Avatar, DOTA 2, Might & Magic: Duel of Champions – Forgotten Wars and Peter Jackson’s King Kong: The Game.

He has worked extensively in movies and TV, including music for The ChubbChubbs!, a short animated film directed by Eric Armstrong, the TV series Lost Treasure Hunt and the satirical TV show The Daily Show. Chance’s music for many varied projects has won him some prestigious industry awards: the 2015 Emmy Award for Lost Treasure Hunt, Outstanding New Approaches; Music of the Year 2010, James Cameron’s Avatar; Best Original Instrumental 2015 and Dota 2 “Countdown” to name a few.

You can also hear some of Chance’s latest compositions with the music for Faeria, the strategic card game (currently available via early access on Steam) and The Void, the virtual reality theme park!

So a warm welcome to Chance Thomas, the first American composer to join the G4F Talents team. May this be the start of a long and fruitful relationship!

H-Pi joins G4F Talents!

January 18, 2017 in Corporate, Slideshow, Uncategorized by Rémi Laouti

H-PiH-Pi (Henri-Pierre Pellegrin), who has previously composed for G4F, now joins the G4F Talents team.

H-Pi has already created numerous OSTs to video games. His most recent and famous works range from Styx : Master of Shadows to Trackmania via Monster & Commander, Regalia: Of Men And Monarchs and Aarklash Legacy. He has also worked on many mobile projects in a variety of genres that demonstrate the diversity of musical styles that make up his universe.

His career has also featured many TV projects including the short program “1 jour, 1 question” (1 day, 1 question) and other kids’ shows on French TV. He also plays bass and synthesizer in several related projects including the “Lokurah” parisian MetalCore band where he plays the bass live and his YouTube channel, Bass of Duty, where he rearranges his cult tracks from video games for the electric bass!

2017 has got off to a great start for H-Pi with two new OSTs that will soon be released. The sequel to the first Styx adventure, Styx: Shards of Darkness, will be available in March, and the RPG from the studio Pixelated Milk, Regalia: Of Men And Monarchs, will also be available this year (listen to a snippet of the music to Regalia here). The OST will therefore be available ahead of the game release along with some new “making of” videos. Stay tuned!

H-Pi

The team is continuing to grow and we are delighted to count H-Pi among our roster of G4F Talents artists. A warm welcome to H-Pi!

Announcement of the OST to A Normal Lost Phone

January 11, 2017 in Audio, Music, Slideshow by Rémi Laouti

A Normal Lost PhoneThe OST to the first video game from the development studio collective Accidental Queens, A Normal Lost Phone, is now available on Bandcamp! You can enjoy a sneak preview of the album with one track, “Forgotten Phone”, by the artist Stöj Snak who wrote the piece specifically for the game. The 12 tracks in the OST were composed by different artists who each bring their personal touch to the OST.

A Normal Lost Phone

The OST is a real mix of genres including pop, ambient music and indie folk inspired by the original soundtrack to the game “Life is Strange”. See the artists who created the OST:

Yllogique & Araignée Du Soir
Julien Karpi
Eduard Frolov EFG feat. Robyn Ardery
Cédric Menendez feat. Charlotte De Lilla
Mad Mathilde feat. Cassius
Alexandre Inglebert
Antoine Grelet
TAIKONAUTE
Stöj Snak
Hector Bonte feat. Corinne Fenoglio
Yponomeutaneko

We will reveal more music over the coming weeks and up to the official OST and game release on January 26.

A Normal Lost Phone Soundtrack

A Normal Lost Phone is a detective and logic game. You find a smartphone and are then free to explore its content to unveil all the secrets in the life of its mystery owner.

You can download for free (Pay What You Want) the tracks in Bandcamp and listen to them on YouTube as well.

Samuel Safa composed the tracks of the documentary “Les Mondes Perdus”

December 16, 2016 in Audio, Cinema, Music, Slideshow, Sound Design, Uncategorized by Rémi Laouti

Les Mondes PerdusThe three-part series “Les Mondes Perdus” gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself in a fascinating scientific adventure about ancient animal species, from their appearance to their extinction.

The adventure offers a mix of observations and prehistoric discoveries, experiences and new perspectives from scientists all around the world, illustrated by wonderful CGI images. This technology reveals a true exploit in order to give life to these captivating species.

Les Mondes PerdusLes Mondes Perdus

 

Samuel Safa composed all the tracks of the documentary as well as the main theme which has been recorded by a symphony orchestra with the Scoring Orchestra. Listen to the documentary soundtrack on SoundCloud. A making-of is already available with an interview of Samuel and you will soon find a new making-of the orchestra recording on the Samuel Safa Facebook page.

The trilogy is already available on DVD and Blu-Ray online and in your favourite point of sale. Driven by the success of the program abroad, the trilogy will be broadcast this Saturday 17th of December 2016 at 8:50 pm on Arte. You can have a glimpse of the documentary and Samuel Safa tracks on the website of the channel.

G4F training courses

December 12, 2016 in Audio, Corporate, Slideshow, Sound Design, Uncategorized by Rémi Laouti

Logo Cnam-EnjminEvery year the Cnam-Enjmin (National School for Video Games and Digital Interactive Media) offers a range of restructured training courses. This program of continuous training enables individuals and groups to acquire new skills in digital creation.

Conception sonore interactive pour les jeux vidéo

G4F will be running courses for interactive sound design for video games during two five-day sessions: December 12-16, 2016 and January 9-13, 2017. The training has been conceived for future interactive soundtrack designers, and comprises theoretical courses on sound design tools and the sound production process for video games. You will also be able to produce your own project and a team project.

You will find more details on the training and registration here.

 

 

Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan, a new OST

December 2, 2016 in Audio, Corporate, Music, Slideshow by Rémi Laouti

Aurion : L'Héritage des Kori-OdanAurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan is an Action-RPG which takes place in an African-Fantasy world. This first project of the Kiro’o Games (the first African studio based in Yaoundé, Cameroun), fit into the will of the creators to share inspiring adventures to the players, in a world where fantasy stands alongside African myths and legends never before seen in a video game.

Jean Yves Bassangna, co-creator of the Kiro’o Games studio, sound designer and composer of the Aurion original soundtrack, was obviously inspired by this culture to transpose it in the music. Thus, we can find in the music various African sounds and instruments. Some tracks are epic and others more intimate to characterize the numerous places the Aurion hero will traverse during his journey.

The original soundtrack to Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan is available on Bandcamp and YouTube.

Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan offers a vast world to explore and a strategic gameplay partly inspired by the “Tales Of” series. For Kiro’o Games, Aurion is the foundation stone of a new genre, the Kiro’o Tales, stories about African culture but also inspired by traditional fantasy.

Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan is already available on Steam.

Ping Awards 2016: the best soundtrack prize for Furi!

November 4, 2016 in Audio, Corporate, Music, Slideshow, Uncategorized by Rémi Laouti

Furi Furi won the best soundtrack accolade at the Ping Awards 2016 in Paris on October 27 at the Cité des sciences et de l’industrie! This award recognizes the work of G4F Records over a long period as both the publisher and distributor of this fabulous original soundtrack. Congratulations to the teams at G4F Records and The Game Bakers! You can see the presentation and the full ceremony via the VOD of the stream recorded during the event.

But the buzz around Furi doesn’t stop there; The Game Bakers announced the game release on Xbox One several weeks ago, and you will be able to see our additional video content to accompany the release. The double vinyl edition of the OST will soon be available again on our Bandcamp page.

Ping Awards 2016 de la meilleure bande son

                                                                                            Photo credit AFJV

Remember, if you haven’t yet listened to the tracks (how is that possible!?), the OST of Furi includes international electro artists (Carpenter Brut, The Toxic Avenger, Waveshaper, Kn1ght, Scattle, Lorn and Danger) with the original compositions created exclusively for the game.

Another project sound-powered by G4F also won an award at the evening: Seasons after Fall, developped by Swing Swing Submarine. The magnificent soundtrack written by Yann Van der Cruyssen (listen here), was also nominated in the OST category, but Seasons actually won the best graphics prize at the Ping Awards 2016.

Visit the official website of the 2016 Ping Awards to see the full list of winners.

A Xavier Collet track in Brice 3!

October 27, 2016 in Audio, Cinema, Music, Slideshow by Rémi Laouti

Logo Brice 3The movie Brice 3 has been showing in cinemas since October 19, and if you’re a fan of video games and Japanese anime, you’ll be struck by one particular scene. Spoiler alert for anyone who hasn’t yet seen the film and wants to enjoy the surprise! This scene pays affectionate tribute to the legendary manga Dragon Ball, and was set to music by Xavier Collet!

The movie in fact contains some Dantesque combat between two main characters in a Dragon Ball-type animated sequence. The music was composed exclusively for the scene by Xavier Collet and works perfectly with the image to the great thrill and delight of fans.

The music created by Xavier is a blend of ’80s hard rock largely reminiscent of the famous band Van Halen and Japanese sounds all with an extensive use of synthesizers. Not only is it a real homage to this anime, a cult for a whole generation, but Xavier has also seized the genre to share a musical style that is truly his own.

Listen to the Xavier Collet’s previous projects on our website G4F Records.