An Introduction to Video Game Audio

This video features an Introduction to Game Audio: “How Games are Different from Anything You’ve Worked on Before”, by Brian Schmidt.

This video provides an introduction into the ways in which video game music and sound design are fundamentally different from linear media such as television or film. It also covers what to expect when working on a game, and how being part of a game team is very different from being hired to score or do sound design for other media.

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  1. Great talk. At the beginning he got one thing wrong though: In the 8 bit era there were musicians who composed tunes on regular instruments and transcribed them to the format used by the game engine. That's why there are some scores out there that hold up really well (even (I'd say especially) compared to later offerings like the Sega Genesis).

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