File Size: 3322 KB
Print Length: 216 pages
Publisher: The MIT Press; 1 edition (August 8, 2008)
Publication Date: August 8, 2008
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"Game Sound" is an incredibly informative and interesting book. Why do I say: "not quite what I was looking for"? I was under the impressiom that it would be more instructive, more of a "How to" if you will. The title does say "History" and "Theory" though, so I am to blame for that misconception, though I could see others making a similar mistake.If are looking for a more instructive journey into game sound I would check out the "Game Audio Tutorial" its quite good for a more hands on experience.
Very interesting analysis of how technological limitations and innovations have shaped video game music, how video game music has affected other sorts of music, how video game music is similar or different from a film score, and other interesting tidbits. I was hoping for more advice that might be useful to somebody hoping to score video games, which isn't what I got here, but I was so interested in what I was presented with that it didn't bother me.
Excellent writing. Very thorough research and insightful discussion. This book is appropriate to working game audio professionals and students alike. Also, if you are a game designer/producer and want to understand more about how to best leverage the power of music and sound design to improve the quality of your product - or are interested in learning more about how your audio contractors think, and how to communicate with them more effectively - insert quarter, press start, and prepare yourself for a powerful learning experience!Read this first!
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