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Game Audio

Florian Füsslin - Crytek

Florian Füsslin - Crytek

“Nuendo is the one software solution that accompanies me on every production step of Game Audio Design.”

Game Audio

Nuendo is the premier choice for game audio workflows as it seamlessly integrates with your game development environment. The industry revolution is called “Game Audio Connect” and represents a new toolset within Nuendo that enables a direct connection to Audiokinetic’s Wwise game audio middleware.

Sound of Games

Stellita Loukas

Stephan Schütze

Assassin’s Creed

Game Audio Connect

Transfer and rendering to Wwise*

The Game Audio Connect toolset allows you to directly send audio files towards Audiokinetic Wwise. Simply drag-and-drop the audio assets into Nuendo’s Game Audio Connect component for instant rendering and automatic transfer to the Wwise import dialog. Thanks to the new Render Export toolset, you can define exactly what this rendering process should include; export the untreated audio file without effects; include all channel settings on a given track; or export a track incorporating the entire signal path, including the master channel. And if you select multiple files that need to be transferred, you can decide whether those files should be rendered as separate audio events or if they should be bounced together as a resulting file. This saves hours of work fiddling around with import and export dialogs. Game Audio Connect works on single computer setups, Mac and PC’s as well as on networked systems.

* Audiokinetic Wwise 2015.1 version is required.

Nuendo, Wwise and Cryengine: The Pipeline solution for Game Audio design

Automatic naming scheme

In addition, the powerful naming scheme functions of the Render Export menu allow you to determine the naming structure of the rendered audio files, ranging from the folder structure over event names and counters up to an individual. This allows you to adapt the naming scheme to the naming scheme used in Wwise.

Recall a Nuendo project directly from within Wwise

You can even recall a Nuendo project that is associated with an audio file instantly from within Wwise — browsing the hard disk manually for each single Nuendo project is a thing of the past. The audio asset incorporates the path to its Nuendo project and thus makes it easy to open the original projects for re-edits of the assets or changes regarding the sound design.

Version control by Perforce

Last but not least, Game Audio Connect also provides a seamless integration with Perforce, the premier version control system. Any change in the Nuendo 7 project is automatically monitored in the background, making manual interactions unnecessary.

Handling large amounts of audio files

Sound designers working for games often need to handle large amounts of audio files. Nuendo’s Render Export function is not only useful in context with the audio asset transfer to Wwise, it also comes handy when you need to export an individual selection of audio and MIDI files directly out of Nuendo to a hard drive, either as separate events or consolidated into one file. Of course, the automatic naming scheme also works well for this purpose.

Alternatively, you can even bounce a selection of (several) audio files to a new track within the same Nuendo project (render-in-place).

Game Audio Connect and Assets Production

  Find out more about Game Audio Connect (PDF)

Premier game sound design

Game sound designers also increasingly rely on Nuendo because of its format openness, powerful editing features and a multitude of features to create stunning sound effects, such as the included granular synthesizer, Padshop, VST Amp Rack and Quadrafuzz v2.

Whether it is through high-quality pitch-shifting or time-stretching using the zPlane alogrithms, management of thousands of game audio assets with MediaBay content management system or the ability to precisely edit and trim sounds with the extensive editing toolset — Nuendo provides a stunning game audio workflow experience. Furthermore, Nuendo offers many ways of customizing the user experience through key commands, macros, plug-in manager and a workspace, further expediting your production processes.

Pro Sound Effects Library – 1.5 GB of professional post-production sounds

Nuendo comes with a compact but powerful library created by the sound specialists at Pro Sound Effects, New York. The library contains of more than 1.5 GB of sound effects (24-bit/48kHz Wave files) that spans from ambiences to whooshes. The Pro Sound Effects Library is fully searchable and licensed to you 100% royalty-free.

Categories include: Animals, Emergency, Fire, Foley, Horror, Household, Human, Impacts, Industry, Office, Science fiction, Sports, Technology, Transportation, Warfare, Water and much more.

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