The Complete Guide to Game Audio: For Composers, Musicians, Sound Designers, Game Developers / Edition 2

The Complete Guide to Game Audio: For Composers, Musicians, Sound Designers, Game Developers / Edition 2

by Aaron Marks
     
 

Turn your musical passion into a profitable career with this exhaustive, indispensable resource for game audio. Develop the business and technical skills you need to succeed in the multibillion dollar games industry. Step-by-step instructions lead you through the entire music and sound effects process-from developing the essential skills and purchasing the right

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Overview

Turn your musical passion into a profitable career with this exhaustive, indispensable resource for game audio. Develop the business and technical skills you need to succeed in the multibillion dollar games industry. Step-by-step instructions lead you through the entire music and sound effects process-from developing the essential skills and purchasing the right equipment to keeping your clients happy.

Create music and sound effects for games. Master the exacting specifications for composing music and creating sound effects on the various gaming platforms and systems. Technical considerations are explained in detail so that game audio professionals can make sense of complicated systems, learn about the highly involved programming elements, and create high quality audio without a hitch.

This new edition includes:

* Information on hot new next-generation game consoles - Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, Nintendo DS, and Sony PSP.

* The companion DVD features audio and cinematic examples and sample business contracts.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780240810744
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/31/2008
Series:
Gama Network Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
454
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Music had always been a part of Aaron Marks' life. But it wasn't until 1995, when his overgrown hobby became On Your Mark Music Productions, that he began selling it to the world. He started with the local radio and television scene, composing jingles and scoring public service announcements. With his sights set firmly on Hollywood, he bumped into the games industry. Ever since that fated redirect, he has been cranking out music and sound effects for games. His credits include a PlayStation 2 game, five CD-ROM game projects, 56 on-line casino games, a dozen touch-screen arcade games, and numerous multimedia projects. As an occasional diversion, Aaron sidelines as a writer for Game Developer magazine, Gamasutra.com, and Music4Games.net.

Table of Contents

An Introduction to Game Audio.- Essential Skill sets and Tools.- Getting organized and ready for business.- Finding and Getting the Jobs.- The Bidding Process.- Making the Deals.- Setting the Stage .- Creating Music for Games.- Creating Sound Effects for Games.- Blending the Total Soundscape.- Understanding Game Platforms and their Audio Development Issues.- For the Developer.- Game over - Not hardly!.-
Appendix A - The Grammy's and other awards

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