SoundRadar Episode 23 - Planetside 2 with Rodney Gates

Find out what it's like to be an audio director

Audio is an invisible art form, according to audio director Rodney Gates who works on multiple projects at Sony Online Entertainment. Many of us do take audio for granted, because we're typically so engrossed in the shiny visuals, gameplay, and well, we're just trying not to die. Next time you play Planetside 2, have a listen to the footsteps, the weapons, the explosions, and all the sounds that Rodney is responsible for. In this episode of SoundRadar, Rodney goes over what it's like to be an audio director of a large-scale first-person shooter MMO.

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