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Questionnaire for all levels of game sound designers!!

Hi. My name is Calum and i'm studying a Ba hons degree in Music production. As part of my course I have chosen to study sound design for video games, I'd love the opportunity to conduct a Quick Open ...
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Demo Reel Etiquette?

Hey guys, I was just wondering while I'm starting my demo reel for video games if I am allowed to cut up different trailers for my sound design demo purpose without running into legal problems?
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What does it take to be a sound designer in the video game industry?

Since my major (music production) is relatively new (only 1 year old), I was wondering what does it take to be a sound designer in the video game industry. I am only a year away from graduating and I ...
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Honours Project / Sound Replacement For A Video Game

Hi all, I have just started my 4th year honours project and i am looking for someone who is designing or remaking/modding a game so that i can replace/create the audio for my honours project, also ...
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Sound Design on Tribes: Ascend - Part 2

Hey Everyone, Here are some updated gameplay videos from QuakeCon2011. I would love any and all feedback that you guys have on my sound design for this game. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
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Quick Question for Console Game Audio Folks

Which of the following impacts your quality bar the most (either positively or negatively): 1) Console resources - RAM and CPU usage 2) Time constraints - deadlines 3) Manpower 4) Tools/...
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Master's Degree in Sound Design

Hi everyone, in 1 year, i'm going to finish my undergraduate Music Technology program in Turkey. So after that, i want to go to school about sound design -especially on video game- for master's degree....
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Sound Design on Tribes: Ascend - Part 1

Hey everyone, I am the sound designer at Hi-Rez Studios and I have been doing all the sound design on the new Tribes: Ascend video game. I would love to get some feedback from people on my sounds. ...
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Game-Sound Categories?

Hi all! I'm very interested in Game and Film Sound Design and I'm actually working on a diploma thesis on this topic. I'm wondering if there are specific Categories for Game Sound Design, other than ...
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Feedback please?

Hi Everybody Redesigned the sound for tthis gameplay capture video. Your feedback is much apreciated! [vimeo]20855046[/vimeo] Thanks!
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PureData and Mobile Phone Games Sound

I have recently, as in this week, been approached by a games software company who mainly make games for mobile phones, with the request for some foley sounds and sound design. I also found, during my ...
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Check my work in progress (Graviii game)

Hello again all fellow sound designers! I post this to present to you my latest work in progress. Its in the form of a game by my team Tsimpountiii Games. We submitted our latest game GRAViii at ...
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Newbie Sound Designer Would Love Some Feedback

Hi all, I'm relatively new to doing sound design so I was hoping that I could get some critiques from the community :) My background is in musical composition; I actually just got my undergrad degree ...
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Creating Variations

You have a sound, and need a variation of it Yet you need it to still keep its specific sonic characteristics that distinguish the sound from other audio. (i.e. still sound like the same character, ...
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UDK and Doppler Bullet Whiz-Bys

Interesting workaround needed. Apparently UDK does not have the greatest of doppler effects. In fact, I don't even think this is possible (conventional DSP manner) in the UDK engine. HOWEVER, I did ...
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Moving LPF's in UDK

Anyone work in UDK much? If so, I have a question for you. If a guy shoots a gun on one end of the map, on a basic concept, the player on the other end of the map should hear it differently. This ...
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VFS or SCAD for a graduate student…

Hi there, I went to a 4 year college and have just graduated with a bachelor's degree in Piano Performance and a large concentration in music composition. During the course of my studies I became ...
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HDR AUDIO ? (in video games)

I was recently looking for some additional audio infos about Dice's Battlefield Bad Caompany. Which is a really really good game in audio terms. And I found this : http://www.slideshare.net/aclerwall/...
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Comments for my first work?

I find this site very usefull for my work and i decided i should submit my first work for critisism and opinions. My first work is this little game we developed for our blog (in greek language ...
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“Underwater” sound tricks!? How do you make it sound underwater-y

Hey folks, You can skip the italicized section if you're in a hurry - that's background for the question. I'm working on the second iteration of an art game. It's a cool project, you should check it ...
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Weird Bouncing Issue

I was bouncing some sound effects for a project today and they were peaking in the high yellows, below 0. When I played the rendered files on my computer and in-game they sounded incredibly soft. I ...
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Mechanical Robot Sounds - reference material

I'm working on a game project where I have to design sounds for the interior of a robotic suit. It's very similar to the inside of an airplane cockpit, with a lot of dials/switches/levers, etc. The ...
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What's your Gamertag/Platform?

It's more social than sound design, but I thought it might be cool to have a list of the gamers on here. So list your platform and tag, maybe include your favorite online game (or promote your own). ...
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What does the future hold for video game sound design?

I was reading this thread about sound design in the film/TV industry and I thought I'd apply the same question to video games. Do you guys suffer from a lack of time, budget, or respect? Thanks.
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Do you play games?

As a film sound designer I watch a lot of films (eg the International NZ Film Festival is about to start & my festival average is usually 25 films in 3 weeks) - its partly because I love cinema ...
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advice for getting a start in game audio

hello, i'm writing to ask some advice from those of you working in the game audio/sound design fields. i believe someone else asked a similar question relating to getting a start in the film sound ...
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Job opportunities

Does anyone know the difference in job opportunities between video game sound design and film sound design. Which one has more opportunities to get a job, know from experience? Is the pay any ...
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Video Game Trailer Critique?

Hey guys. I just asked a question the other day (maybe yesterday) about how I can practice sound design. I got some really good feedback and saw a few people that had posted their videos to be ...
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F.E.A.R. 3 Sound Replacement Project - Feedback, please.

Last week, I spent several days working on replacing the sound for the recent F.E.A.R 3 trailer featured at E3 this year. My goal is to create a compelling soundscape that draws you in and gets you ...
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How much should I charge to edit dialogue for a video game?

I have an opportunity to do some editing (and possibly some mastering) of some lines for a video game. it's all broken down in such a way that it will all be cut into single line sound files. there ...
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What makes a sound funny?

Title says all...
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Do you design sound for video games as well as film and television?

How much of an overlap is there between the two industries? Some games companies promote the fact that their sound designers worked in the film industry. If you work in both industries what are the ...
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Favorite Zombie Sounds?

There are a ton of zombie movies and video games out there. Lots of different types of zombies too. Ones that can almost talk, some are silent, some sound like animals, some just gurgle. Do you ...