Game Audio Fundamentals
An Introduction to the Theory, Planning, and Practice of Soundscape Creation for Games
- Available for pre-order on June 12, 2023. Item will ship after July 3, 2023
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Game Audio Fundamentals takes the reader on a journey through game audio design: from analog and digital audio basics, to the art and execution of sound effects, soundtracks, and voice production, as well as learning how to make sense of a truly effective soundscape.
Presuming no pre-existing knowledge, this accessible guide is accompanied by online resources – including practical examples and incremental DAW exercises – and presents the theory and practice of game audio in detail, and in a format anyone can understand.
This is essential reading for any aspiring game audio designer, as well as students and professionals from a range of backgrounds, including music, audio engineering, and game design.
Table of Contents
PART 1: THEORY AND TOOLS 1. Acoustics and Analog Audio 2. Digital Audio 3. Music Theory for Audio Designers 4. Production Tools PART 2: SOUNDSCAPES AND DISCIPLINES 5. DAW Essentials, Part I: Editing, Workflow, and Rendering 6. DAW Essentials, Part II: An Overview of Plug-ins 7. Understanding Soundscapes for Games 8. Sound Design 9. Music 10. Dialogue PART 3: PRACTICE 11. Production and Development 12. Implementation 13. Listening 14. Finding Game Audio Work
Keith Zizza is a Game Audio instructor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, with over 25 years of professional experience as a game audio designer for studios and publishers such as SEGA, Marvel, EA, and Ubisoft.
"With his Game Audio Fundamentals, Keith Zizza has delivered a solid, hands-on book that touches on all the important aspects of creating sound and music for video games!"
Brian Schmidt, Game Composer/Sound Designer, Executive Director of GameSoundCon