ARGcast Mini #16: Crafting Commodore 64 Music with Rob Hubbard

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David calls across the pond with famed Commodore 64 music composer Rob Hubbard to discuss his career and the evolution of video game music.

Think you know music? Think again! David speaks with video game composer Rob Hubbard to speak on his career. Learn about how he mastered creating complex compositions within the limits of the Commodore 64, and how he brought his talents to America to work for Electronic Arts.


Rob Hubbard was responsible for beloved music from games such as Monty on the Run, Skate or Die, Road Rash, John Madden Football, and so many more! This episode of ARGcast Mini is even filled with samples of his music for you to enjoy. Few musicians in the gaming industry have as wide or impressive of a body of work that spans across console generations from the Commodore 64 to the Sega Genesis.

Our conversation covers his beginnings in the gaming industry, how he comes up with such complicated pieces, his decision to make the move to America to work for Electronic Arts instead of working on Amiga titles, and more. He even gives his insight on how video game music has evolved over the years.

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