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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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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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“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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How to make a sound of dragon roar?

I always have been interested how does that sounds of dragon roaring are made in the movies or in the videogames. So, the question, exactly, how? :)
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What makes a sound funny?

Title says all...
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Procedural Audio (in Game Sound Design)? - General Discussion

Hi all. This isn't so much of a specific question, but more of a general discussion about a topic... I've recently started to read a little about Procedural Audio in game design, after seeing an ...
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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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Scifi Laser Sounds - What works for you?

Hey everyone! I am curious as to what workflow people use to create crisp and heavy scifi laser sounds. Tribes: Ascend has lasers left and right in it, and I am running out of ideas for new laser ...
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Video game music setup

I'm a musician/programmer and I'm looking to begin creating video games. In terms of sound production I'm lost. I want to make sounds reminiscent of SNES mario games/zelda Closer to the super meat boy ...
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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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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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Sound Design for Games

So I'm starting out as an independent game developer and I'm curious about the best way to design sound effects. I'm not sure if this is necessary, however my game engine is two-dimensional, with ...
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Sound Design on Tribes: Ascend with ProTools signal generator.

Hey everyone! While working on Tribes: Ascend I wanted to have as many unique recordings and sounds as possible for the game. As i'm sure any sound designer would obviously want. However the ...
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Sound Design Etiquette?

This is a question from a novice sound designer, but one that I don't see discussed much, for obvious reasons. When approaching professional sound design projects such as movies, game cinematics, ...
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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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Where does one get started looking for a sound designer?

I'm looking to have some sound effects and sound tracks made for a few games my company has created. I have no idea where to start or what kind of cost to expect. Thus, my question is twofold: ...
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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 ...
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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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How do you make a scene sound/feel cold?

This is a question that's been banding around the studio here and thought I'd throw the question out to you guys to see what you think - There are a couple of obvious ones like harsh sounding wind, or ...
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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 are some curious, unusual, fun facts you know about sound? Needed for new audio puzzle game. [closed]

http://3deafmice.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/3dm-webhead130120-copy11.jpg What super fascinating facts and info about audio have you heard, that could be shared as a Sound Tidbit in puzzles and ...
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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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Creating Mech Sounds Similar to Gundam Wing

So, long story short, I'm working on a video game and I've been asked to make Giant Mech Robot sound effects similar to those of the old Gundam Wing shows. So more synthesized stuff it seems. I've ...
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Reused Metal Groan in Video Games

I've been noticing this sound being used quite a bit mainly in video games, and I'm just curious if anyone knows where its from, it's obviously from a library. Doom 3 (@ 0:36): [youtube]quS52KtB8Kw[/...
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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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Voice Artists and where to find the good ones

I'm starting pre production on a rather ambitious self funded game project. And almost sadly, this will be beyond the stage of myself and friends being roped in to do the voices. I am curious as to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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The importance of sound in a game or app production and how people look at it.

Hi, everyone, the title of this question cannot say exactly what I'd like to discuss here, but here I go: Lately I started to work as a sound designer for games and been more attentive on companies ...
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Advice on how to start designing sound for games?

I'm a university student and im just about to finish my last year of university. There were no parts of my course dedicated sound design for computer games so im am new to this field. I currantly have ...
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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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How to make the sounds from this Donkey Kong 2 composition (Super Nintendo)?

The soundtrack from the Donkey Kong series on the SNES (Super Nintendo) is definitely one of the best for me. That's why I want to know how to reproduce some sounds. ...
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Looping Gun Sounds Quantization

Just wanted to pick some brains here regarding the best way to approach looping gun sounds. It will be my first time working with loops for game audio as opposed to either granular or polyphonic ...
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Super Mario 3D Land Sound Design: techniques

hey everyone at the moment I'm playing this game on my 3DS and I'm quite amazed by its sound FXs since they sound so clear, juicy and compact I should point that I'm leaving outside those ...
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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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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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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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How to create ambient sound effects for video games?

I am very new to sound design, and I'm wanting to make background ambient sounds for a dark-feeling game. How would I go about doing this? Would I use music creation software like FL Studio, or would ...
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Any good ideas for force-field sound effects?

Making some sounds for a mobile game and need to make a force field sound. Doing a little research on it, but thought I'd ask here. Any thoughts?
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*newbie alert* looking for a good course to start learning sound design

I am looking for a GOOD place to start learning creating cool sounds for games. I was so glad to find StackExchange had a sound design forum! I'd prefer an online course, but please let me know which ...
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River/Large Stream Sound Design.

Hey chaps. In a bit of bother desperately racking my brains, I need to record foley for a game with a small river running through it and it's pretty last minute. Any ideas or techniques you've used ...
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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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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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Omnisphere…

hello I am about to start a project at university where I have to write an underscore for a video game cinematic trailer. Just wondering what you guys think of Omnisphere for this project or are ...