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Aaron Marks' Complete Guide to Game Audio, 3rd Edition

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For Composers, Sound Designers, Musicians, and Game Developers

Whether trying to land that first big gig or working to perfect the necessary skills to fill a game world with sound, Aaron Marks’ Complete Guide to Game Audio 3rd edition will teach the reader everything they need to know about the audio side of the multi-million dollar video game industry.

This book builds upon the success of the second edition with even more expert advice from masters in the field and notes current changes within the growing video game industry. The tools of the trade excerpts will showcase what professionals, like Marty O’Donnell, Richard Jacques and Tom Salta, use to create their work and to help newcomers in the field prepare their own sound studios.

Sample contracts are reviewed within the text as well as helpful advice about contractual terms and negotiable points. These sample contracts can also be found as a downloadable zip for the reader’s convenience. Aaron Marks also explores how to set your financial terms and network efficiently along with examples of how projects can go completely awry and achieving the best results in often complicated situations.

Aaron Marks’ Complete Guide to Game Audio serves as the ultimate survival guide to navigating an audio career in the video game industry.

©2017, Paperback, 543 pages


Chapter 1: An Introduction to Game Audio

Chapter 2: Essential Skill Sets and Tools

Chapter 3: Getting Organized and Ready for Business

Chapter 4: Finding and Getting the Jobs

Chapter 5: The Bidding Process

Chapter 6: Making the Deals

Chapter 7: Setting the Stage

Chapter 8: Creating Music for Games

Chapter 9: Creating Sound Effects for Games

Chapter 10: Voice Overs for Games

Chapter 11: Blending the Total Soundscape

Chapter 12:  Scripting and Middleware

Chapter 13: Game Platforms and Their Audio Development Issues

Chapter 14: The Developers Guide to Audio Content

Chapter 15: Game Over? Not Hardly

Appendix A Game Audio: Getting the Help You Need to Succeed

Appendix B The Grammy’s and Other Game Audio Awards

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