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'Unpacking': The Fun Behind the Foley

Jeff van Dyck  (Composer & Sound Designer, Witch Beam)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Audio Pass - Get your pass now!

Topic: Audio

Format: Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: No

"Unpacking has 14,000 foley audio files!" was a tweet that went viral in Nov 2021. Audio director and composer Jeff van Dyck (Alien Isolation, Total War, EA Sports) takes us through the unexpected complexity he and his wife Angela encountered while they produced the foley for Unpacking.


How the audio was organized in Reaper for peak efficiency.

Batch editing, volume matching and naming techniques and scripts.

How rendering into a deep folder structure to import into Wwise is awesome.

Material/surface interactions and how we dealt with them.

Where we started and where we ended up, and what we learned in the process.

Intended Audience

Game audio professionals and enthusiasts.