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Bringing Virtual Audio into the Real World with 'Create'

Dave Shumway (Sr. Audio Designer/Composer, Magic Leap)

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Topic: Audio, Design

Format: Session

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: All

'Create' was one of a handful of titles developed to launch Magic Leap One, and serves as a user's introduction to this new medium. As a sandbox experience incorporating 3D art, physics objects and AI-driven characters, audio plays an integral role in creating an inviting and intuitive world for users to explore.

This talk will focus on lessons learned regarding the use of spatial audio techniques, designing for a wearable experience, and ensuring that audio is part of a holistic approach to experience design. From the creation of sound and music to the implementation of assets on device, this session will provide specific examples of how designers utilized audio to enhance the unique experience of 'Create'.


Attendees will gain insight into the end-to-end process of designing and implementing audio for a first-party mixed reality experience, and the challenges and opportunities that accompany development on a brand new platform.

Intended Audience

All audio professionals and game designers who are interested in developing content for VR/MR/AR.