UnityNYC Workshop Series #1 - Game Audio for Non-Audio People w/ Jeff Penny

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After a pause in September, your local Unity Usergroup will be kicking off a new informal, short, high-impact workshop series, starting with the audience-approved "Audio for Non-Audio People", a demographic which includes all of your co-organizers.

Local game audio professional and certified community member Jeff Penny will serve as our first instructor, and Betaworks Studios has agreed to host us, which we're absolutely thrilled about.

As for details on the talk, check out Jeff's blurb below:


The audio of a game is something that can leave an impact on the player long after they have finished playing. It can make or break a player's immersion in a fictional world. Game audio can also be an aid in gameplay, directing the player in a certain direction or giving direct feedback on their playing.

While the quality of those sounds certainly has a lot to do with it, just dragging nice-sounding files into your game engine is only a small piece of a successful sonic experience. Whether you are a fledgling game audio professional, or just a game developer looking to better understand how audio works in your game, come learn some basic considerations that you can take to improve the audio in your project.

Jeff Penny is a game audio professional from New York who holds a degree in Music Composition for Film, TV and Games from Berklee College of Music. He has been a part of numerous game projects from tiny student projects and game jams, all the way up through AAA. He has given talks on game audio in the past as well as teaches lessons privately.


We will have a fee for these workshop events - the proceeds of which will be split between the teachers and our community treasury - but we'd prefer that it not be a hurdle for any of our community members, so let us know if you're interested in "student pricing" (which may possibly be negotiated down to a high five). If you'd like to pay up front online, though, head over to the eventbrite mirror for the event right here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/73154263371

Also, please note that RSVP isn't required - feel free to pay at the door - and Betaworks Studios members can attend for free.

Thanks for reading, and hope to see you there!


And now, the usual note from our wonderful event host:

Betaworks Studios is a new drop-in member space for builders from different backgrounds. Created and curated by Betaworks, it is a space where builders can discover one another, meet, learn and experiment. Located in New York’s Meatpacking District it is the perfect clubhouse for people working in Technology, Media and Culture. For more info or to apply for membership, visit www.betaworks.com/studios .