Winifred Phillips's Expert Blogs
On April 6th, composer Winifred Phillips delivered the 1st game music composition lecture ever given at the Library of Congress, as part of their first-ever video game music event. This article includes a partial transcript of the lecture's Q&A session.
Game composer Winifred Phillips shares preparatory research from two of her upcoming lectures: her GDC 2019 talk entitled "How Music Enables Virtual Presence" and her Library of Congress lecture, "The Interface Between Music Composition and Game Design."
Game composer Winifred Phillips discusses ways for new game composers to achieve their first professional gig. Article includes advice regarding the preparation of demo reels, strategies for effective networking, and a list of links and resources.
Game composer Winifred Phillips presents an annual VR audio resource list for game audio pros. Included: technology and tools, methods and techniques, communities and organizations, and popular VR conferences.
Game composer Winifred Phillips presents an annual resource list for game composers. Included: game music concert tours for inspiration, communities and forums for advice, popular software tools, and conferences/academia resources for advanced learning.
Game composer Winifred Phillips looks at developments with VR platforms & their SDKs, focusing on audio issues. Included: Soundfield for AR, Spatial Sound for AR/MR, audio improvements in the Vive & Oculus SDKs, & audio for the new untethered platforms.
Video game composer Winifred Phillips discusses newly announced headphone products for VR, and new technologies promising to enhance existing headphones for VR. Topics include Cingo, the Ambeo Smart Headset, Super X-Fi, and the Sowlo from Noveto Systems.
Video game composer Winifred Phillips explores headphones designed for VR use, including promising new models, and previously-discussed products that failed to hit retail. Includes an examination of popular misperceptions concerning surround-sound in VR.
Video game composer Winifred Phillips explores how composers can learn about Virtual Reality through VR arcades. Includes the history of some major international VR arcade franchises, with success stories and possible future developments in the field.
The 4th of a 4-part series. Video game composer Winifred Phillips shares ideas from her GDC 2018 talk, Music in Virtual Reality. Part 4: Comfort versus performance, with a discussion of composition & recording methods to address the VIMS problem.