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Audio Summit: Embracing Audio Technology for Enhanced Creativity

Paolo Armao  (Audio Director, 34BigThings)

Location: Room 3002, West Hall

Date: Tuesday, March 21

Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Summits Pass, Audio Pass

Topic: Audio

Format: Lecture

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: Intermediate

As sound designers, we know our work is at its best when it's not noticeable. We want to understand the alchemy between creativity and technology to strike a balance between using tools to enhance our creativity while maintaining our unique artistic voice. By understanding the way that technology can enhance and limit creativity, we can use it to our advantage and create something truly engaging.

Starting from research and studies over the past 15 years, this talk illustrates some of the practices that can contribute to a "healthy" creative process—exposing ideas around incorporating elements of originality and experimentation in sound design, how "thinking through sound" can help throughout project development, and the way that instinct vs. judgment can conflict.

These concepts will be reinforced via practical examples from valuable lessons learned by the 34BigThings audio team during the development of Redout 2.


Attendees will gain new perspectives on building a "healthy" creative process using technology while incorporating elements of originality and experimentation into their sound design to maintain a unique artistic voice.

Intended Audience

This is for audio directors, technical sound designers, audio leads, sound designers, composers, and narrative designers.