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An Insider's Guide to Games Audio: 5 Cheat Codes for Easier VO (Presented by PTW)

Jessica Kent  (Head of Studio , SIDE)

Location: Room 2000, West Hall

Date: Tuesday, March 22

Time: 3:50 pm - 4:20 pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Plus Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass - Get your pass now!

Topic: Audio

Format: Sponsored Session

Viewing Experience: In-Person

Vault Recording: Not Recorded

Audience Level: No


The games audio pipeline can be messy, tangled, and confusing, but it doesn't have to be. The best VO comes from trust, collaboration, and planning. In this talk, you will get quick lessons and tips on how to make incredible games VO happen more easily from an audio pro. SIDE LA studio head Jessica Kent will walk you through the mis-steps she sees most commonly in the VO process and how to avoid them. We'll dive into the best practices for VO in game development, and how you'll save time (and funds!) if you can:
1. Be prepared
2. Be specific
3. Be ready
4. Be open
5. Be honest
Jess will address each step and how to best navigate each one for a streamline and high-quality audio production experience.


Trust is key in the audio pipeline. You can increase efficiency by trusting your partners and being prepared and ready for a dynamic process.

Intended Audience

Developers of all sizes