FMOD Studio, one of the go-to tools for creating audio content in game environments, are making their tools completely free for independent game developers. The previous licensing structure was based largely on whether your use was commercial or not, but now Firelight Technologies – the company that makes FMOD – have announced its next generation audio content creation tools will now be free to all. Though no dollar amount was confirmed in the official press release, it is reported that only those titles with a budget in excess of $100K will have to pay.Read More
The wise and multitalented Stephan Schutze has announced a wonderful sounding suite of educational tools for the upcoming game audio middleware FMOD Studio. I can’t wait to see it for myself at GDC 2013. Press release below.
Sound Librarian For Immediate Release
Sound Librarian Announces
The Official FMOD Learning Suite
Melbourne, Australia-March 2013: Award winning audio production and educational provider Sound Librarian today announced the launch of The Official FMOD Learning Suite.
Developed in close association with Firelight Technologies, the developers of FMOD the world’s leading audio solution for interactive media, The FMOD Learning Suite is the first and only officially developed training program that includes certified course content specifically tailored to the games industry.
Brett Paterson the CEO of Firelight Technologies stated “We have long felt the need for certified training of our products to support the current generation of audio professionals and to inspire the future generations. As the developers of our training manuals and tutorial video series, Sound Librarian quite literally wrote the book on FMOD Studio and I can think of no better team to entrust this product to”
Sound Librarian has created a total solution package for educators that provides a broad range of training material and resources.Read More
Currently there are 4 new videos on the FMOD Video Channel which cover Interface Introduction (above), Project Setup, Multitrack Introduction and Mixer Introduction. FMOD Studio is a whole different beast than Designer so I would recommend getting a leg-up on these videos.
FMOD Studio is still in beta but can be downloaded here for Windows and OS X.Read More
The latest edition of the Game Audio Podcast is out, wrapping up a variety of subjects from GDC 2012 with special guest, Michael Raphael of boutique,royalty-free sound library provider Rabbit Ears Audio. Our hosts also discuss the GANG awards, FMOD Studio, and newly emerging procedural plug-in formats for audio middleware, such as AudioGaming‘s AudioWeather.
You can check out some of the GDC talks mentioned, plus a wide variety of other GDC audio track content hereRead More