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Nightform

Music and Audio Development

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  1. laugh.png Hi, I'm glad I'm Posting on the GameDev Forums, I'm a Music Producer from South Africa, I love Games, Love Music, I wanne become a producer for Game Developers and a Sound Designer, If anyone can give me some advice on how i should go about it I'll be glad.
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Nightform,
Since you are asking about becoming a game producer or audio designer, I moved your post here (the Game Industry Job Advice forum).

To become a producer, you need to gain experience working in the industry. Read this forum's FAQs.
It is possible to become a freelance game producer after first working in a game industry job. When freelancing one can live anywhere, but it makes your life a whole lot easier if you live in a game hotbed, surrounded by game companies.

For starters, use gamedevmap and gameindustrymap, and look up game companies in South Africa.
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Nightform,
Some advice, study all styles of music from electronic to orchestral, get on soundcloud, it's perfect for a portfolio site and it's free.
Get out in all game dev forums for anyone looking for game music, you will have to work free first until you build up a reputation and portfolio.
What software, hardware are you using?

Keep up the good work
Michael
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