Author: Reto.draebesmoelf

Creating Sounds – Equipment Should Not Steal Your Focus

by Reto.draebesmoelf on 2013-04-09

When I first started to create music and sound effects in the late 1980s I only had a very limited amount of equipment. Well actually the only thing I had was an Amiga 500 computer to begin with. I was pretty happy with it and I was quite excited to have a computer where I […]

Suspension Work

by Reto.draebesmoelf on 2012-12-05

Some time ago when I was working on the sounds for the suspension on some of the vehicle I felt that something was wrong, somehow it did not sound the way it should. I tried to tweak and adjust the sounds and it did get better but still something sounded off-beat. Having other tasks I […]

The First Sound for the Strategy Game

by Reto.draebesmoelf on 2012-09-25

To give you an idea of the process of creating the first sound for the strategy game I have created this short video. The sound in question is an indication for when one of your assault teams engages the enemy. I think of this sound as one that needs to grab you attention and inform you that […]

Another Day at the Office

by Reto.draebesmoelf on 2012-05-16

Getting Ready [singlepic id=527 w=590] [6:19 AM] The alarm clock tells me it is time to get up. I disagree but get out of bed anyway. [6:50 AM] My wife leaves for work and before I wake up the kids I quickly check my mails. [6:55 AM] Time to wake up the kids. The young […]

The Sound of Explosions

by Reto.draebesmoelf on 2012-02-01

Explosions are of course an important part of our game so we need to have many different sounding explosions. When you play the game you will learn to distinguish between the different explosions and it will help you decide whether you should run, take cover or stay and fight. In the video blog below you can […]

Recording Sounds for the Bicycle

by Reto.draebesmoelf on 2011-11-09

[singlepic id=313 w=512 float=clear] A bicycle has appeared on our internal test level. You can ride it and go from one place to another faster than you can run. To create the sounds for the bicycle I decided to leave the studio and go on a field trip to record the sound. I used my […]

New Sounds for the Guns – Work in Progress

by Reto.draebesmoelf on 2011-07-20

At the moment, one of the things that Reto.lord and I are working on is bringing the weapons to life and make them sound unique. The main thing we are doing is adding mechanical sounds of the gun to the explosion of the gun shot. We try to add flavor to the shots and not […]