Complete Guide to Game Audio For Composers, Musicians, Sound Designers, Game Developers

ISBN-10: 0240810740

ISBN-13: 9780240810744

Edition: 2nd 2009 (Revised)

Authors: Aaron Marks
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Description: Turn your musical passion into a profitable career with this essential guide to the business and technical skills you need to succeed in the multi-billion 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. Learn everything you need to: Find the jobs. Identify your niche, implement a business and marketing plan that includes a great demo reel, and plug into the established network to find clients. Make the deals. Make the bidding and contract process work for you by knowing the standard industry terminology, understanding how to set fees, and employing non-confrontational negotiating tactics to reach sound agreements that establish acceptable boundaries for change orders, reworks, payment options, and other essentials. 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. The companion DVD features audio and cinematic examples, demos of useful sound editing and sequencing programs, and sample business contracts. --Aaron Marks is a highly influential industry leader who remains active in all aspects of game audio. Marks won Best Game Audio Article, Publication or Broadcast - Game Audio Network Guild Awards - 2002; and he is also an award-winning composer and sound designer (2004 Game Tunnel - Best Sound in an Independent Game of the Year Award - I of the Enemy). His knowledge is sought after and can help any game audio specialist grow in his/her field. --Exhaustive, Indispensable resource for Game Audio - so that game audio professionals can do things like learn how to set up a studio, make a demo reel, find the work, bid on contracts, negotiate deals with clients and win the contracts. --Technical considerations 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. --DVD includes audio samples, demos, interviews, and Dolby's latest Sound Development Kit so that game composers and sound designers can benefit quickly and easily by porting to their own work.

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Book details

List price: $41.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 10/28/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 454
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

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!
The Grammy's and other awards
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