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The Gangs Bite Back: Music and Sound of 'Crackdown 3'

Brian Trifon  (Composer, Finishing Move, Inc.)

Brian White  (Composer, Finishing Move, Inc.)

Kristofor Mellroth  (Head of Audio, Microsoft Studios Global Publishing)

Location: Room 3006, West Hall

Date: Friday, March 22

Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Pass Type: All Access, GDC Conference + Summits, GDC Conference, Audio Conference + Tutorial - Get your pass now!

Topic: Audio

Format: Session

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: Intermediate

Join Kristofor Mellroth (Head of Audio, Microsoft Studios Global Publishing) and composing team Brian Trifon & Brian Lee White (aka Finishing Move) as they take a deep dive into the advanced sound, dialog and music systems of 'Crackdown 3', the highly anticipated third installment of Microsoft's iconic future-crime franchise. Topics include: composing/implementing interactive music for a large open world, effectively organizing assets and systems across multiple teams, achieving detailed audio physics, unique mixing strategies for enhanced clarity across dialog/sfx/music, and more!


Learn the unique approach and organizational processes required to compose, implement, design realistic audio systems, and mix in a large scale open world game.

Intended Audience

Composers, sound designers, audio implementers, and audio directors will benefit from this talk. No previous knowledge is required to understand the presentation, but some experience and familiarity with interactive audio and audio fundamentals is suggested.