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Ariel Gross's Blog


Ariel Gross is currently the Studio Audio Director at Volition, where he has contributed in various ways to Saints Row IV, Saints Row: The Third, Red Faction: Guerrilla, Saints Row 2, and Guillermo del Toro's Insane (canceled). Prior to that, he had worked on countless handheld, indie, and casual games. 

Ariel was co-owner of the now-defunct netlabel. He still composes music and gives it away freely under the monikers of sp00, sleem, and most recently, Auto Von Bismarck, which can be listened to at his SoundCloud page as well as at His credits can be viewed at his personal web site.

Ariel is also the SysOp of the sound design resource web site Creating Sound.


Member Blogs

Posted by Ariel Gross on Sun, 19 Feb 2012 06:44:00 EST in Audio, Console/PC
Just because an audio plug-in is free doesn't mean that it's not amazing. Let's dig deeper to find some rad plug-ins to make novel sounds.

Posted by Ariel Gross on Sat, 01 Oct 2011 02:40:00 EDT in Console/PC
I have a bajillion games, and yet I find myself staring blankly at my computer screen.

Posted by Ariel Gross on Tue, 30 Aug 2011 04:21:00 EDT in Audio, Console/PC
We have QA testers dedicated to audio at Volition, and it has been a huge success.

Posted by Ariel Gross on Sat, 27 Aug 2011 03:12:00 EDT in Audio, Console/PC
Voice is often considered the most important audio in a video game. In some cases it absolutely must be heard, but in other cases, not so much. How do we draw the line?

Ariel Gross's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 04/05/2014 - 06:53]

Great read, thanks Rob. Really ...

Great read, thanks Rob. Really happy about your headphone safety mode. Well done.

Comment In: [News - 03/10/2014 - 07:34]

Way to go, FMOD ...

Way to go, FMOD

Comment In: [News - 03/07/2014 - 09:31]

This is amazing news. Super ...

This is amazing news. Super excited to play this. Luke is awesome, Powerpuff Girls are awesome... I expect awesome

Comment In: [Blog - 01/15/2014 - 11:38]

I can relate to the ...

I can relate to the second-guessing in response to seeing someone else 's take. Always nice to feel less lonely in those artistic issues. Thanks for sharing your story.

Comment In: [Blog - 12/17/2013 - 09:52]

These types of articles are ...

These types of articles are great brain candy for us burgeoning programmers. Thank you for sharing.

Comment In: [News - 12/09/2013 - 08:25]

The NSA will say anything ...

The NSA will say anything if it means they can play WoW at work.