The Complete Guide to Game Audio:
For Composers, Musicians, Sound Designers,
and Game Developers
318 pages CD included
This book is a very comprehensive guide into the world of game audio.
It is written by a man
who has had long experience and knows the world of game audio first
hand. Because of the
authors long experience in game audio, one will find many resources
in this book that will benefit
any person looking to pursue a career in the audio gaming world.
I wouldn't just recommend this book to the person pursuing a career
with audio in games, but I
would also recommend this book to any person looking to be part
of the creative process for
games, as this book touches on that subject and many more in great
For example there is a whole chapter devoted to understanding industry
contracts and terminology.
This chapter provides much information on how to set up payments
and how to go about creating
and reading contracts. I think this is very important, one wouldn't
want to sign a contract for a
game there about to compose with out understanding everything there
is on the contract there
signing, one might accidentally sign something and find out later
they don't agree with the contract .
There is also a chapter just for developers, a great idea! I believe
it is very important for a developer
to have a better understanding of hiring the audio department for
a game and knowing more about
the creative output behind the audio in the game. A developer should
have an idea on how long
it takes to create the music and sound effects for a game, they
should also be aware of standard
payment for these services.
The Complete Guide to Game Audio is truly an indispensable resource
for those interested in a career
in the game audio world, I can't recommend it enough.
Reviewed by Steve-O
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