Sound Design & Alien: Isolation - Part 1
I think Alien: Isolation has the best sound design in any video game. We take a little look at why that is and what ‘sound design’ means.
This is the introduction to a series of video tutorials where we’ll create and manipulate sounds similar to those used in Alien: Isolation – perfect for any sci-fi horror game.
In the series, we’ll create sounds, blend them for a small game scene, and look at how to place sounds to maximise the use of stereo and surround sound mixes.
Alien: Isolation, SEGA
Subnautica, Unknown Worlds Entertainment
Hitman 2, IO Interactive
Title Music from Alien: Isolation
02:34 Original composition by Valkyrie Sound in the style of Vangelis
Sound Design & Science Fiction, William Whittington, 2007, University of Texas Press
Walter Murch https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004555/
Mixtur-Trautorium (used on Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds) by Morn the Gorn https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:MIM_Mixtur-Trautonium_CN5834.jpg
The Day The Earth Stood Still Poster https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Day_the_Earth_Stood_Still#/media/File:The_Day_the_Earth_Stood_Still_(1951_poster).jpeg
Day of the Triffids Poster https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Day_of_the_Triffids_(film)#/media/File:Dayofthetriffids.jpg
Invasion of the Body Snatchers Poster https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invasion_of_the_Body_Snatchers#/media/File:Invasion_of_the_Body_Snatchers_(1956_poster).jpg
The Exorcist Poster https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Exorcist_(film)#/media/File:Exorcist_ver2.jpg
Alien Resurrection Poster https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alien_Resurrection#/media/File:Alien_Resurrection_poster.jpg
Alien: Covenant Poster https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alien:_Covenant#/media/File:Alien_Covenant_Teaser_Poster.jpg
Confused Image by Robin Higgins from Pixabay
Oscar Wilde 1, 2, and 3 by Laura Chouette on Unsplash