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Game Sound Design Strategies

GSD Strategies

Check out the strategies when you are feeling creatively uninspired. Each random strategy will present you with a new avenue to pursue. Give them a try!

Game Sound Design Glossary

GSD Glossary

Our game audio glossary has all the sound terms you have been wondering about. Game audio can be confusing enough without having to deal with a new technical language. We are constantly updating the database with new terms that relate to not only game audio but game developer terms as well.

Recording A Broken Piano broken acoustic piano
Creating an atmosphere in your game can be very important. You may find that you need to create a "creepy" or "haunting" soundscape to convey to the player that they are in the midst of danger. A great way to achieve this is by using a piano.
Whoosh And Swish Recording whoosh and swish recording
In this article we show you how to record whooshes and swishes. These sounds can be an important part of any sound design project. Find out what we used to record them with and how to achieve the best results...
Dry Ice Recording dry ice recording
We record some crazy sounding dry ice screeches and groans in this session. Find out what dry ice is, where to get it and what kinds of sounds you can expect to achieve when recording it...
Bullet Whizz-Bys and Riccochets washer
Loading up a slingshot with various metal pieces and washers can definitely be a dangerous experiment in sound design. However, if done right you can definitely obtain some great swish, whiz, and zing by sound effects...
Ebow, Singing Bowl, and Thunder Tube thunder-tube
If you are anything like me, you are constantly on the look out for new and interesting ways of producing sound. Sure, if you need that huge explosion sound you may be tempted to make use of your stock...
iPhone Sound Design angry birds
Games on handheld devices in recent years, as many people will be aware, have been big. With games such as "Angry Birds" and "Peggle" selling like AAA titles, it has been proven that big game playability and...
Using A Hydrophone hydrophone
A hydrophone is essentially a microphone that can be used underwater. Much like a contact microphone, hydrophones are often made from a piezoelectric-type transducer. When submerged into water the hydrophone converts sound pressure waves...
Contact Microphones contact microphone
Contact microphones can be a great source of new audio inspiration. Whenever I find that I'm getting bored with the same old recording techniques to capture sounds for my library, I will often turn to my trusty contact microphone. Read on to find out more about these little recording wonders and what they can do for your sound design...