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The Official Harmonix Podcast Episode 145

This week’s a very special show. 20 years ago almost to the day, Harmonix Music Systems, Inc opened its doors for the first time. Those doors may or may not have been on Alex Rigopulos’ parents’ house. Tune in and take a walk down memory lane with Alex and co-founder Eran Egozy as they share their m... Read more

Revisiting the Rock Band Library: Alli's Favorites

Rock Band 4 will launch later this year with access to our massive library of over 2,000 songs, which is more than any music game in history. To get you excited about diving back into your own Rock Band library, we’ve asked every member of the Rock Band 4 team to tell us their absolute favorite Rock Band songs of all time. Maybe this series will even highlight some tracks you didn’t even know we have in the library! Every week we’ll bring you a new list from a different team member with a little bit of background info on them. Read more

Employee Spotlight: Ryan Lesser

Now that Harmonix is approaching its 20th anniversary, it seems appropriate to spotlight one of the studio’s longest standing members, Ryan Lesser. Ryan has been at the company for just about 16 years, where he’s served most of his time as Harmonix Art Director. Ryan is currently one of the driving forces behind the new *Amplitude* reboot as the project’s Creative Lead. Read more

The Official Harmonix Podcast Episode 144 - Come Playtest at Harmonix!

On the latest podcast we talk with the “Harmonix Playtest Guy,” and pull in a few guests who have worked closely with him to talk about playtesting! What is playtest? Why is it important? How does playtesting make games better? All important questions that we answer IN THIS SHOW. Give it a listen an... Read more

A Reflection on Harmonix’s Guitar Hero Days from Rock Band 4’s Product Manager

For years, people have written about the Activision/MTV Games feud, the battle for music game dominance between Guitar Hero and Rock Band. A lot of people have STRONG opinions about which franchise is better or which guitar has the better strum bar, with a somewhat polarizing perspective that, as a passionate gamer, you are obligated to pick a side. That’s difficult for me. Read more

Flagship Computer Clubhouse's STE[A]M Punks Group Visits Harmonix

On Saturday, April 4th, Harmonix hosted a group of kids from the Flagship Computer Clubhouse for a day of game design with Harmonix Designer Alli Thresher. Read more

Employee Spotlight: Dave Plante

Meet Rock Band 4 team member Dave Plante! Read more

Everything You Need To Know About Amplitude

In case you're just tuning in, here's everything you need to know about Amplitude in one handy post! Read more

The Official Harmonix Podcast Episode 142 - Rock Band 4 Announce and PAX East Recap!

PAX East is over! We announced Rock Band 4! We’re back in the office and we’re all so tired! Tune in for a recap of one of the busiest weeks we’ve had in the last few years. Read more

Harmonix at PAX East 2015

PAX East was this past weekend in Boston, and we had a ton of stuff happening for our hometown show. Here’s a quick recap if you missed all the excitement. Read more