Sound design success Asbjoern Andersen


In this in-depth video, award-winning sound designer and mixer Scott Gershin (The Last of Us, American Beauty, Gears of War, Pacific Rim & more) shares his insights on what it takes to succeed in sound design. He also shares a number of lessons learned, essential tips and advice when it comes to sound design - from working in the industry for decades.

About the video: The Game Audio Network Guild (G.A.N.G.) features a number of great interviews with game industry icons, among many other things. The videos are normally strictly available to G.A.N.G. members, but they've kindly allowed me to exclusively share this video from their vaults with you.


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The Game Audio Network Guild (G.A.N.G.) is a non-profit organization founded in 2002 by game audio veterans in the Interactive Entertainment Industry. G.A.N.G hosts their annual awards ceremony at GDC to recognize outstanding achievement in game audio. Members enjoy several perks and discounts throughout the year on conferences, gear, software and more. As a member, you also get exclusive content through G.A.N.G. T.V., which includes video tutorials featuring industry icons, like the video above. And most importantly, G.A.N.G. is a community where people can learn, share and grow.

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  • Weapons The Range 20 Guns Play Track 3581+ sounds included
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    This library by Nathan Smith delivers the sounds of 20 guns, 20+ casing/mags/weapon impacting 20 different surfaces, and studio Foley. Files were recorded at 96kHz sample rate (48kHz to 192kHz), 24 bit resolution.

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    Gun Cleaning Foley: H&K USP and AR15

    Targeted for sound designers – 96kHz, 24bit (multi ch A1, A2, A3 channel layout). All files have been cleaned and organized for easy use for your projects, including detailed Soundminer metadata.

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  • Destruction & Impact Crash & Smash Play Track 1110+ sounds included $40 $20

    The Crash & Smash sound effects library contains over 1110 sounds of destruction. For this collection I went on a rampage at several junk yards around my hometown, collecting a vast amount of crash sound effects. This one is highly focused more on crashing sounds with all the rumble and debris, giving you hundreds of variations of glass smashes, rolling stones and stone hits, wood breaks and impacts and metal crashes.

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  • Environments Summer Mountains Play Track 37+ sounds included, 127 mins total $30 $21

    Summer Mountains is a collection of nature sounds captured during several trips in 2017 and 2018.

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    Summer Mountains Photo Cover Copyright © Mathilde Leroy
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  • Environments Outdoor Ambience Play Track 200+ sounds included $50 $25

    Outdoor Ambience features 200 ambience length sound effects.  Featured in this collection are crowds, cities, forests, jungles, parks, streets, parades, water and more!  All sound effects have been hand-picked from the Sound Ideas HD – Atmospheres & Environments library.

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  • Animals & Creatures Western Play Track 200+ sounds included $50 $25

    The Audio Hero Western collection features 200 professionally recorded sound effects, ready for use in your productions.  Included in this library are guns and pistols, horses, stagecoaches, steam trains, jail cell doors and much more!  These sounds are all hand-picked from the Hollywood Edge Burtis Bills' Sounds of the American West sound effects collection.

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