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Video Game Sound Design 101 + FREE Sound Design Plugin Bundle

When we think of our favorite game, we might think first of its graphics or gameplay. But sound is just as crucial to a powerful gaming experience. And it’s not just the score: from power-up sounds to gunshots, whistling wind to convincing dialogue, sound design is crucial to turning a video game into an immersive world. These sounds are all created by a video game sound designer.

In this article we’ll learn more about the fascinating art and craft of video game sound design. We’ll learn what a video game audio engineer does and the skills they need to do it. We’ll look at some examples of effective video game sound design. And we’ll show you how to design sounds for video games, with the help of pro sound designer Marshall McGee.

If you’re interested in video game sound design, NI have put together a free sound design plug-in bundle to get you started. KOMPLETE START has over 2,000 studio-quality sounds you can download for free. It comes with 16 pro-grade synths, sampled instruments, plus effects, loops, and samples to start designing sound.

What is sound design?

Sound design is the art of creating and shaping sounds for a particular purpose. Sound designers play a crucial role in modern media. Sound design gives films their immersive effect, from the biggest explosion down to the subtlest footstep. It’s also a key part of modern music-making, and important in UX design

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