It's hard to see, but sound accounts for a very large part of the experience in games.
At GDC 2012, Craig Duman, John Kurlander, Inon Zur -- audio professionals who worked on WB Games' Lord of the Rings: War in the North -- sought to shed light on what it really takes to incorporate a live orchestra into a game's production.
The subject alone is intriguing, but what makes this particular talk especially notable is the fact that War In The North's soundtrack featured orchestral recordings captured at the legendary Abbey Road recording venue.
It was a fascinating talk, and if you missed it in person all those years ago you can now watch the entire talk for free (albeit with just slides, no video) over on the official GDC YouTube channel.
In addition to this presentation, the GDC Vault and its new YouTube channel offers numerous other free videos, audio recordings, and slides from many of the recent Game Developers Conference events, and the service offers even more members-only content for GDC Vault subscribers.
Those who purchased All Access passes to recent events like GDC, GDC Europe, and GDC Next already have full access to GDC Vault, and interested parties can apply for the individual subscription via a GDC Vault subscription page. Group subscriptions are also available: game-related schools and development studios who sign up for GDC Vault Studio Subscriptions can receive access for their entire office or company by contacting staff via the GDC Vault group subscription page. Finally, current subscribers with access issues can contact GDC Vault technical support.
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