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The Complete Guide to Game Audio, 2nd Edition by Aaron Marks

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Chapter Two

Essential Skill Sets and Tools

Important Skills

Now that you have been properly motivated to consider the game world as a place to sell your music and that burning flame inside you has been turned up a notch, let’s check out the important skills and equipment you will need to work and thrive in this industry. I think it is probably safe to assume most of you have either done some composing or play a musical instrument (or two) and you might even have much of the equipment already. If not, I welcome you into our world and applaud you for doing your homework.

The practicing one-man band seems to be the working method of choice for most game composers. By not having to rely on anyone else, the process becomes streamlined and more gets ...

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