Chanel Summers, Co-Founder, Syndicate 17 …
Chanel Summers, Co-Founder, Syndicate 17
Searching for Meaning & Art in Game Auditory Spaces
Game audio has come a long way when measured by quality and advancements in technology, but still trails other art forms when it comes to artistic expression. Modern technology now makes it easier than ever to create high-quality production audio but does nothing to advance the greater goals of high artistry and meaningful work. However, the emergence of advanced audio technology in less skilled hands is often the enemy of artistic value, as it provides so much freedom to over-produce and over-implement sound in games. Given such infinite flexibility, how can game creators begin to make better and more memorable sound by using less, being cleverer, viewing the acoustic environment as a musical composition, and having a better understanding of the principles of cinematic sound design?