Today Original Sound Version has its first ever book review! You may be wondering why a site focused on videogame music is reviewing a book. Well, this book happens to deal with the process of writing game music as its subject matter. There have been only a handful of books on the subject of composing music for games. Some of them have focused on the technical side of sound production, while others have taken on the business aspect of the job. Today we are looking at a very recent release of the book A Composer’s Guide to Game Music. This new book aims to introduce the reader and aspiring game composers to the many intricacies of composing and incorporating music into a game.
A Composer’s Guide to Game Music comes to us from author and composer Winifred Phillips. Many game music fans may recognize Phillips’s name from her work on several big name game titles. The projects that she has worked on include God of War, Little Big Planet 2, and Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation. She’s also won numerous awards for her work, including five Game Audio Network Guild awards and two Hollywood Music in Media Awards. With so much experience and so many accomplishments in the game music field, we clearly have the right person to guide us through the world of game music composition. Without further ado, let’s take a deeper look at this guide. (more…)