I brought it up in discussion again today with Eugene, and he happily stated that Aubrey loves doing music, that he has a amazing natural talent with a piano or keyboard, and that he sincerely appreciate all the thanks and gratitude from his fans. He went into detail about some of the DOOM PSX music and sound fx, stating that Aubrey told him "You'd never believe where I got the sounds for some of the FX in there.... some of grunts/growls/etc came from something as simple as a popcan in a toilet bowel making just the right "squish" sounds in the water and then recording it and transforming into a nightmarish howl for the game".
What I asked, and I truly enjoy the response, is "How would someone even think of some of the atmospheric tunes that haunted the halls of DOOM 64/PSX?". He said "He would just watch and visualize the audio. It came naturally to him. Just watch and "feel" the atmosphere, the sounds that follow, and apply it as it was sensed. Pure natural talent." He also stated that Aubrey is "one of those people who everyone has heard at least once or twice in their life while playing a video game, whether they knew it or not."
My favorite track had to be the DOOM PSX track for level 02 "The Plant"... I remember listening to that eerie echoes, you could feel them rolling ghostly throughout the dark emptiness of the lone space station, the howling lunar winds through the tunnels and halls and open outdoor complex areas, distant and sad, like perhaps now the halls remain still, the dust settled, and this complex sits abandoned, though its haunted horrific past is forever embedded into the walls. I could almost picture myself walking through those halls, no life there anymore, but almost hear the howl/echoes that the track portrays. I was obsessed with these tracks growing up just as I was obsessed with the game. I had always wondered how someone could literally have the game "speak" to them and then manifest what they heard into the soundtrack we have in front of us. Finally got my answer today =D
I think, for me, the golden ticket has always been meeting the people behind what inspires me and what I took interest in and loved growing up and even to this day.... I would rather meet the guy behind my favorite novels, technology, games, music, movies, etc than I would want to win the lottery. Just the few rare minutes to talk to these inspiring people is worth more to me than any amount of money... What they have to say and how they do it is priceless to me.
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