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  • Blog Post: LucidSound's Approach To Gaming Headsets Blends Simplicity With Clear Uncompressed Sound

    The gaming audio marketplace is crowded, but as long as there are companies innovating, it isn't saturated. LucidSound, a company made up of Tritton and Turtle Beach alumni, has opted to focus first on clear sound over bells and whistles. The company's inaugural product, the LS30, is billed as... More
  • Blog Post: Ossic 3D Audio Headset Is Poised To Change How We Hear Gaming, Music, And Film

    When we talk about gaming innovations, we often discuss visual improvements, new input modalities, and social features. One area tends to get the short shrift, though. Let’s talk about audio. There have been significant technical innovations in sound over the past five years, with gaming headsets... More
  • Blog Post: The Next Big Headphone Innovation Isn’t Better Sound, It’s Built-In Rumble

    We’ve all talked about feeling the rumble of the bass at a concert, a movie theatre, or with a home surround sound system. Having that sensation directly transmitted to my head as I demoed in-development haptic headphone technology convinced me that tactile sensation might be the first major personal... More
  • Blog Post: Razer Announces Leviathan 5.1 Surround Soundbar With Independent Subwoofer

    Razer is expanding its audio line today, with the announcement of its first soundbar. Razer's Leviathan features two 2.5-inch drivers, two .74-inch tweeters and a separate subwoofer. The Leviathan takes input from analog and digital optical sources (consoles, Blu-ray players, and set-top boxes),... More
  • Blog Post: Twitch Details Changes To Stream Archiving, Audio Content ID Policies

    The popular game livestreaming channel Twitch is making changes to its video-on-demand stream archiving services and is taking new steps to enforce copyrights of audio and music. This week, Twitch released a statement on its official blog regarding changes to how it is handling archived livestreams.... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox One Controller Adapter May Support Surround Sound In Future Update

    Albert Penello, Microsoft director of product planning for the Xbox One, recently commented on the upcoming audio adapter . Microsoft has, so far, only discussed stereo output through the controller, but increased functionality for surround sound may be coming. Penello explains that the Xbox One team... More
  • Blog Post: 10th Annual Game Audio Network Guild Awards Set For GDC

    The many talented individuals creating music, sound effects, and other audio elements of games will get their day in the sun on March 8th. The G.A.N.G. is celebrating its 10th anniversary during a year characterized by some remarkable steps forward in audio presentation in games. Uncharted 3: Drake's... More
  • Blog Post: Hear The Full Ramblings Of Portal 2's Personality Spheres

    I'll keep my description to this brief, as I wouldn't want to spoil anything about Portal 2 for those who haven't played it. If you have finished the single-player, however, you should definitely listen to this extracted audio of an overexcited personality sphere. It's pretty hilarious... More
  • Blog Post: 9Th Annual G.A.N.G. Nominees Announced

    The annual Game Developers Conference plays host to several awards ceremonies, the highest profile including the Independent Game Festival Awards and Game Developer Choice Awards . Another yearly celebration is found in the Game Audio Network Guild Awards, a more focused ceremony aimed to honor “outstanding... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox Update To Improve Headset Audio Quality

    If you’ve ever griped about the quality of sound Xbox 360 headsets offer, you’re not alone. Thankfully, Microsoft will be implementing an update this fall that will improve the quality of the headset audio “significantly.” Eurogamer details that the update will drop simultaneously... More
  • Blog Post: Battlestar Composer Scoring SOCOM 4

    It looks as though SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy Seals players may have a reason to turn up the volume. Bear McCreary, the composer of the TV show Battlestar Galactica and Dark Void games has revealed on his blog that he's writing the score for the latest installment of Sony and Zipper Interactive's military... More
  • Blog Post: Music Game Pioneer Wavegroup Announces Rock Band Network Lineup

    WaveGroup’s name might not be familiar, but if you’ve played a rhythm game since Guitar Hero on you’ve likely experienced its handiwork. The company has handled the audio production end of things for the first few Guitar Hero games before moving onto Rock Band. That included recording... More
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