The original Xbox launched on November 15, 2001. The person largely responsible for how audio worked in that original Xbox and what the Xbox would “sound” like was Brian Schmidt. We’ve had Brian on the show in the past, most recently to talk about Game Sound Con, which he runs in LA every October.
In the late 1990s, Brian was working for Microsoft and began working on the Xbox right away as he’ll tell you, and achieved many technological breakthroughs in this work.
We are so honored Brian and Marty wanted to share these stories on Level!
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00:00 Opening Suite from Halo: Combat Evolved by Martin O’Donnell and Michael Salvatori
1:37:12 Rock Anthem for Saving the World from Halo: Combat Evolved by Martin O’Donnell and Michael Salvatori
1:37:54 Other Sprouts by Sam Keenan