Bang! Chris Sweetman to Speak About Weapon Audio at GDC 2009

March 27, 2009

Splash Damage’s Audio Director Chris ‘peaceful warrior’ Sweetman will be giving a lecture at GDC 2009 in San Francisco later in the week. Aptly titled ‘Weapon Sound Design‘, Chris will be sharing his approach for designing excellent weapon audio, fine-tuned during his rather long career in games which includes gun-laden titles like BLACK and SWAT. In addition, Chris will discuss how to prevent audio clutter (such as when multiple enemies are engaging the player at once), and share ways to evolve sounds to convey things like player mood and story progression.

The lecture is scheduled for March 27 at 11:10 AM local time and recommended for anyone even remotely interested in the noise guns make in games. For those who won’t be able to attend it in person, we’ll be making the presentation available here on the site at that time.