Composer and sound designer Rachel Simpson joins me this week to talk about her day job working at games company Outplay Entertainment, some of her amazing musical work and cycling.
I think Rachel must be one of the most modest guests I’ve ever had on and she did take a bit of encouragement to get her in front of the mic. It was specified that Fred the dog had to be present for moral support. So I suppose Rachel is also the first guest with a rider!
Rachel is responsible for creating all the sounds and music for all of Outplay’s games. Which is a massive task. We get into how that process works and how you go about creating weird and wonderful noises.
We then move on to talk about her musical career in collaboration with loads of amazing artists. We also touch on a particularly memorable gig where she ended up improvising with a guy and his rape alarm.
Rachel’s Website – http://www.rachelsimpsonsound.com/
Outplay – https://outplay.com/
Tonsturm Whoosh – https://tonsturm.com/software/whoosh/
Unity – https://unity3d.com/
Fabric Audio Engine – http://www.tazman-audio.co.uk/
Flugelhorn – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flugelhorn