The Use of Silence in Sound Design
George Spanos has published a new article at GameSoundDesign, this time talking about the use and approach of silence in sound design.
Silence is a very powerful sound.
Sound? Silence is not a sound… right?
Well I think that silence should be considered a “sound”, a “sound effect”, and “music”. But that’s crazy isn’t it… how can the lack of sound be considered the same as the presence of sound? After all, sound is created by sending electrical energy to an amplifier which is then sent to a transducer that converts the electrical signals into sound waves that we hear. But the lack of sound in a game can often have a profound impact to the gaming audience.