I created the YouTube channel Games Without Music during the 2020 lockdown to explore a new way of experiencing video games.
This channel explores the nuances of both sound design and voice acting simply by turning the music off in a game's audio settings.
If you're curious about the impact this change has on a game, check out the Without and With Music projects here. These projects cover Marvel's Spider-Man PS4, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, The Last Guardian and The Last of Us: Part II.
I've covered over 50 games on this channel. All these projects can be found here
This channel has been used as reference material by sound designers and music composers around the world.
It has also been used as an educational resource in schools and universities that teach music.
Art by Mark Hector (@RealMarkProd)