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When do videos need voiceovers?

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By Kirill Kliushkin - Our thoughts about when videos for games need voiceovers, and when they don’t. There are important pluses and minuses we think everyone should be a...

Composing an Indie RPG Title Track

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By Thomas Henshell & James Marantette - Composer James Marantette sheds some light on the creative process behind the Archmage Rises title track.

Composing Music For Video Games - Key & Tempo

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By Dan Harris & Joe Gilliver - The choice of key and tempo are of upmost importance when composing for visual media. Although this article focuses on an advert composition the sa...


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When do videos need voiceovers? UNDER REVIEW

Dec 11 2014 12:33 PM | Posted By Kirill Kliushkin in Music and Sound
Our thoughts about when videos for games need voiceovers, and when they don’t. There are important pluses and minuses we think everyone should be aware of

Tagged With:  Videos  Voiceovers  Mobile Games  Trailers  Sound  Voice  Games 
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Composing an Indie RPG Title Track UNDER REVIEW

Nov 07 2014 11:11 AM | Posted By Thomas Henshell & James Marantette in Music and Sound
Composer James Marantette sheds some light on the creative process behind the Archmage Rises title track.

Tagged With:  rpg  music  composing  composition  title track  archmage  indie 
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Composing Music For Video Games - Key & Tempo

May 04 2014 05:33 PM | Posted By Dan Harris & Joe Gilliver in Music and Sound
The choice of key and tempo are of upmost importance when composing for visual media. Although this article focuses on an advert composition the same principles apply for when composing for any area of a video game. For instance, an emotional cut scene.

Tagged With:  composition  audio  music  key  tempo 
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Composing Music For Video Games: Chords

Apr 11 2014 12:57 PM | Posted By Joe Gilliver, Dan Harris in Music and Sound
So far in the series we have covered key and tempo with regards to composing music for video games. In the article chords are discussed. An understanding of the construction of chords and how they can be utilised effectively with visual media is key

Tagged With:  composition  video game music  visual media music  ocular audio 
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So You Want to Hire a Composer

Mar 11 2014 06:21 PM | Posted By Li Xiao'an in Music and Sound
In the following points, I will briefly explain my own work process and professional approach to creating a single musical track for a client. I will be including some useful tips for effective communication, efficient workflow and creative considerations, as well as detailing the expertise required to take music from just an idea to a commercially acceptable product.

Tagged With:  production  management  hiring  contractor  audio  composer  finding game audio 
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Composing Music For Video Games - Tempo

Feb 22 2014 12:13 PM | Posted By Dan Harris & Joe Gilliver in Music and Sound
A brief look into why careful consideration needs to be paid to tempo when composing.

Tagged With:  music composition  game audio  tempo 
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How To Make My Sample Library Sound Good - Part 1 Staccato Strings

Nov 20 2013 08:26 AM | Posted By Caleb Faith in Music and Sound
This is a brief explanatory tutorial to demonstrate how to get the most realistic sounds from a sample library and dealing with almost subconscious slight accents which most players make.

Tagged With:  sample library  strings  staccato  how to 
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Engaging Independent Creative Professionals

Aug 09 2013 10:45 PM | Posted By Andrew Sebastian Li Xiao'an in Music and Sound
Working tips for Clients and Contractors in the Video Game Industry. Learn how work effectively and efficiently, creating an environment that is pleasant and win-win for all parties involved.

Tagged With:  contract  soundtrack  freelancer  music  audio  sound design  finding game audio 
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Writing Game Music

Apr 18 2013 01:52 AM | Posted By John Licato in Music and Sound
Learn the basics of music theory, notation and composition to make your game sound better. Written for both musicians and non-musicians

Tagged With:  composing  audio  music 
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Getting Started with Audacity

Feb 24 2012 10:01 PM | Posted By Bethany Hiitola in Music and Sound
Audacity is an open source audio editing software. This means that the software is free to download, and you can use it to create items that are freely distributable. You'll learn all of the basics about creating audiocasts—or podcasts—that can be uploaded to the Web and shared with the world.This article by Bethany Hiitola, author of the book Getting started with Audacity 1.3, will discuss...

Tagged With:  audio  audacity  track  project  toolbar  recording  sound  microphone  software 
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Once you land the gig… | Madsen Studios LLC

Jan 10 2012 02:16 PM | Posted By Nathan Madsen in Music and Sound
madsenstudios.com — A few simple -- but not always obvious -- tips for dealing with a project after you have landed the gig.

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Using FMOD designer to create explosion sound events

May 21 2010 12:17 PM | Posted By Stephan Schütze in Music and Sound
A guide to using FMOD tools to generate explosion sound effects in real time for a greater variety of effects to use when raining down massive destruction upon the player

Tagged With:  sound  explosion  sounds  tutorial  materials  create  fmod  effects  gas 
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Making Sound Effects

Feb 08 2010 09:55 AM | Posted By Spencer Sternberg in Music and Sound
This article explores the recording and mixing processes of making sound effects for martial arts. From the sound of splintering watermelons to the quick movement of ferns through the air, it is clear to see that sound is not what it looks like

Tagged With:  sound  effects  microphone  recording  watermelon  samples  movement  sounds  noise 
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Writing Music for the iPhone

Dec 23 2009 07:16 PM | Posted By Spencer Sternberg in Music and Sound
How can a composer safely branch out from the norm, to satisfy ones creativity, yet ensure that the music will be received well by the audience? This article explores the process of writing video game music, based on the compositional process for one of the ten levels of music from the iPhone game Plushed

Tagged With:  music  game  motif  flute  motifs  pizzicato  strings  bar  #8211 
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