In March of 2021, the very first vgmtogether took place: a three-day online event celebrating video game music. It was an event full of performances, panels, and community activities, all taking place on Twitch, Discord, and VRChat. What you might not know is that just over two months earlier, the event hadn’t even been dreamed up yet! So, how did it all come together? Join vgmtogether directors Doug and Nujj as they reflect on the steps leading up to the event and answer your questions, live from VRChat!
We're excited to host this fantastic list of panels and panelists! Be sure to check out our schedule for panel dates and times, as well as our Music and Community Events!
Narrative Game Club is a book club but for narrative games! Members vote on a game, play it, and then discuss our thoughts on the story, music, art, whatever! In our vgmtogether session, will be discussing GRIS. There’s no need to have played it to listen in on our discussion. Fair warning: There will be plenty of spoilers!
Have you ever wondered how you actually get music from games? Pixelated Audio discusses the frequently overlooked work that goes into archiving video game music and the many individuals that contribute. Our panel will include audio examples that highlight some of the amazing music that’s been collected over the years.
As the prevalence of video game music in the lives of young children grows, we do not yet understand the degree to which this music aligns with such recommendations. The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which video game music embodies the musical elements that have been indicated to enrich a young child’s musical development.
Are you planning to arrange a track that features a choir, solo vocals, or combination of the two? Have you been a part of a project before where you felt confused on how to begin, and how to best prepare your scores and guides for your singers? Are you a singer, used to performing live with a full ensemble, but left confused and hesitant on how to begin in a digital recording? Our select group of experienced vocalists and arrangers are here to help, offering their tips and tricks, successes and failures, and more in this very vocal panel. Composers, singers, arrangers, fans, and those interested in how to make their tracks shine with that extra edge are all welcome.
Since the days of Street Fighter II and even through Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, fighting game music has complimented the game’s pacing and kept players hooked for many years. This panel will explore the impact of songs from fighting games that have stood the test of time across several titles and generations, for everyone from button mashing casuals to music theory enthusiasts and arcade veterans.
Ever wondered how to make money as a musician who makes arrangements of pre-existing music? Want to turn your passion into a business? Get foundational and in-depth knowledge on everything you as a cover artist need to know! Tera, Julia, and Carlos are veterans in the VGM scene, and David is a Community Manager at Soundrop (a music distributor).
The Diversity panel will be exploring the many cultural influences in video game music and remixes, particularly less-represented ones, navigating composing/arranging with respect to our backgrounds, and sharing experiences in the game music community with regard to diversity. We will also include Q&A for our chat.
If a tarot reading could make music, what would it sound like? In this talk, Megan Carnes will delve into the music for her upcoming tarot-based interactive music experience, Divinuet. Exploring both her interactive composition methods and how she sets it all up in Wwise, she’ll demonstrate how she makes each unique reading a new aural experience without sacrificing musicality.
Join ZEN, resident video game trivia master, in a geeky, musical version of Jeopardy! Topics will cover common franchise motifs, famous VGM composers, soundtrack identification, and much more! Participants can stream the Jeopardy board on Twitch and submit answers through the VGMTogether discord!
Join our panelists, as they dive into their work as voice actors in the video game world, how they got there, how a background in voice aids and enhances their other game audio skillsets, and vice versa. Great for voice actors wanting to get into game audio design, audio designers and game developers wanting to better understand how the voice acting process works, and more!
Yoga for Gamers is all about connecting the wires of your body and mind while developing greater awareness of your entire human system. You’ll have inspiring, relaxing video game music playlists to move and breathe to, creating a great mood and making tension-release that much easier.