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Best Audio Sound guy in Pinball DAVID THIEL hands down...

By iceman44

5 years ago


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    #1 5 years ago

    Deeproot scored a huge win getting this guy.

    The job he did on Alien is unreal. Worth the price of admission on its own.

    Total wow factor.

    #2 5 years ago

    I agree he is the best. The work that he did on Hobbit is under appreciated.

    #4 5 years ago
    Quoted from iceman44:

    Deeproot scored a huge win getting this guy.
    The job he did on Alien is unreal. Worth the price of admission on its own.
    Total wow factor.

    I played a bit of Alien the other night and the sound is incredible. There is a moment where the sound just drops into this really low base that practically vibrates into your lungs. The lighting is so dark it’s hard to follow the ball sometimes, but that game is better than I expected it would be. Too bad Andrew screwed it all up.

    #5 5 years ago

    The American side of the team pretty much rescued the game and made it the experience that it is.

    #6 5 years ago

    Will David no longer score JJP games? If so that's a body blow.

    Quoted from iceman44:

    Deeproot scored a huge win getting this guy.
    The job he did on Alien is unreal. Worth the price of admission on its own.
    Total wow factor.

    #7 5 years ago

    I've enjoyed his work since the mid 80's on video games like Winter Games and Championship Wrestling. Of course at the time I didn't know that, but I did always love the music on those C64 games in particular that he had worked on. When looking at some videos of Championship Wrestling, I just noticed Lonnie Ropp was a designer on it also.

    David's work on X-Men was also very good.

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    #8 5 years ago

    Yep .... great sounds and it was a pleasure to meet him in Germany and listen to his storys, too.

    #9 5 years ago
    Quoted from DugFreez:

    I've enjoyed his work since the mid 80's on video games like Winter Games and Championship Wrestling. Of course at the time I didn't know that, but I did always love the music on those C64 games in particular that he had worked on. When looking at some videos of Championship Wrestling, I just noticed Lonnie Ropp was a designer on it also.
    David's work on X-Men was also very good.
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    Ah cool, I never new he was a C64 SID guy.

    #10 5 years ago
    Quoted from RobT:

    I agree he is the best. The work that he did on Hobbit is under appreciated.

    This +1,000,000. Hobbit has the most immersive sound of any game I’ve ever played. The combination of very wide stereo and great use of panning and particular attention to the mix during chaotic parts is really well done. I’ve not played Alien but I’m sure it’s a similar situation

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    #11 5 years ago

    I love David Thiel, but I have to go with Chris Granner.

    http://www.cgmusic.net/archives.html

    Great stuff here. At least check out Pinbot#1

    #12 5 years ago

    Is he exclusive to DR now? Or still a free agent?

    #13 5 years ago

    He is great...my vote is for Brian Schmidt as his packages for Space Station, Swords of Fury, and Black Knight 2000 are all amazingly epic considering the limitations at the time.

    https://www.ipdb.org/search.pl//search.pl?searchtype=advanced&ppl=Brian%20Schmidt

    #14 5 years ago
    Quoted from iceman44:

    Is he exclusive to DR now? Or still a free agent?

    Exclusive.

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    #15 5 years ago
    Quoted from iceman44:

    Is he exclusive to DR now? Or still a free agent?

    To clarify: I am not an employee of Deeproot Pinball. I am the consultant that I have been since 2006. However, Robert extended a work agreement contract that buys all of my time for a number of years. The effect of this is that I am effectively exclusive while this work agreement is in place.
    In my career I've worked with a number of startups. Data East was a startup back in the day. There is a lot of excitement and a fair amount of risk working with startups.
    Deeproot is fundamentally different than other pinball startups in ways that will be revealed. I will say, all good.
    I appreciate the kind words and I strive to live up to them with my current and future pinball audio packages.
    ddt

    #16 5 years ago

    What ever your future all holds. You make pinball exciting and I wish you a great future with any company you work for !

    LTG : )

    #17 5 years ago
    Quoted from daudioguy:

    To clarify: I am not an employee of Deeproot Pinball. I am the consultant that I have been since 2006. However, Robert extended a work agreement contract that buys all of my time for a number of years. The effect of this is that I am effectively exclusive while this work agreement is in place.
    In my career I've worked with a number of startups. Data East was a startup back in the day. There is a lot of excitement and a fair amount of risk working with startups.
    Deeproot is fundamentally different than other pinball startups in ways that will be revealed. I will say, all good.
    I appreciate the kind words and I strive to live up to them with my current and future pinball audio packages.
    ddt

    is this the agreement DR is doing with all the guys? Won't this stifle new development if they lock up all the talent for the next couple years?

    #18 5 years ago

    Really enjoyed my chat with you in Vancouver, David. I look forward to hearing your next work.

    #19 5 years ago
    Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

    is this the agreement DR is doing with all the guys? Won't this stifle new development if they lock up all the talent for the next couple years?

    You mean stifle new non-deeproot development? That’s probably their plan. But there’s lots of talent out there, so no worries on anything slowing down.

    And - thank you DT for TRON!!

    #20 5 years ago

    5 days of deeproot can't come soon enough.

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    #21 5 years ago

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    #22 3 years ago

    This talk from David from 2010 is really stellar. Lots of history and detail about how/why games sound the way they do.

    #23 3 years ago

    Is he still at Deeproot?

    #24 3 years ago
    Quoted from GravitaR:

    Is he still at Deeproot?

    Not on exclusive payroll anymore but RAZA and whatever else is behind it has his imprint on it

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    #25 2 years ago
    Quoted from iceman44:

    Not on exclusive payroll anymore but RAZA and whatever else is behind it has his imprint on it

    Any imprint at deep root has been washed away. It’s over. What a waste.

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