Music is currently one of the least appreciated, least valued, least respected and least outwardly noticed forms of art. Not insulting anyone, just stating something I’ve noticed over the years. The interesting thing though is, music is actually, literally, the most used form of art in the world. There’s even music in the frickin public bathrooms. Music is the most important ingredient in ANY modern entertainment.
Just imagine a whole season with no music, not even a jingle or sound effect. 3 months with no music, in the car, at work, in your movies, in your games, in your TV shows, in your shipping centers, on your phone. Most people don’t realize but music has a HUGE impact on your mood and behavior, positively or negatively. The impact strength of any game/movie/show/event directly depends on the music. At least 90% of immersion is based in the audible. This is why I always tell game developers, if you add really well designed highly detailed sound effects and music into your game, it will be memorable, even if the other aspects of the game are subpar. Not to say you shouldn’t try hard on the other things too lol but you get the idea.
So What’s the point? Well, I guess be more aware of things in general but really as it relates to me personally: Some people don’t understand why I work so much harder than I really need to on my music. Why I’m so picky about things like the quality and type of instruments I use, or bothering to record my own sound samples instead of using stock ones. It’s all because I know how much of an effect music has on people and that every little detail counts. I want the effect on people to be positive and I’m proud to put in the extra effort to help it be so. Something that makes people happy and ponder the mysteries of the universe. <:3