Audiokinetic and CRAS Join Forces Again, Launching an Interactive Music Certification Program for Wwise
Montreal, Canada – January 30, 2017 – Audiokinetic Inc., the leading global provider of cross-platform audio solutions for the interactive media and gaming industries has launched its second Wwise online certification program: the Wwise-201 Certification. As with the Wwise-101 Certification, both the learning material and the examination content for the Wwise-201 Certification have been developed in partnership with CRAS (The Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences).
The Wwise-201 Certification focuses on interactive music, and since Wwise is the most comprehensive solution for interactive audio at large, this was a very natural next step for Audiokinetic’s education efforts. “Interactive music has been gaining momentum within a growing interactive media space spanning from games, to VR projects, and experiential installations for anyone working on dynamic storytelling and seeking to apply audio beyond a static or linear capacity,” said Simon Ashby, VP Products at Audiokinetic.
Furthermore, "From the success of the Wwise-101 certification came a lot of demands about the development of advanced training materials. Much of that interest seemed to come from two different perspectives: composers seeking to understand the concepts of interactive music and established audio designers looking to learn the Wwise approach for integrating a dynamic score. With this in mind, we created a course that will quickly bring users on either side of the equation to competency, allowing them to focus on the creative aspect of integrating music into their own interactive media and games using Wwise," said Robert Brock, Digital Department Director at CRAS.
While Audiokinetic and CRAS have been working on developing the Wwise-201 Certification for some time now, today, the launch of the Wwise-201 Certification lays foundations for the evolution of dynamic music applications.
Both the Wwise-101 and Wwise-201 certification programs’ learning materials and practice quizzes are free and accessible on the ‘Learn’ section of the Audiokinetic website, and students wishing to get Wwise-certified can purchase and access the examinations directly on the Audiokinetic website as well. The Wwise-101 Certification is currently available in English, Japanese and Chinese, and the Wwise-201 Certification has been launched in English, but will soon also become available in Japanese and Chinese.
Audiokinetic sets new standards in audio production for interactive media and games. The company’s middleware solutions, including the award-winning Wwise® and SoundSeed®, empower sound designers and audio programmers with a cost effective, comprehensive authoring tool and audio engine for creating innovative interactive experiences. Audiokinetic is headquartered in Montréal, QC, Canada and has a subsidiary in Tokyo, Japan, and Product Experts in China and Europe. www.audiokinetic.com
Wwise® is the most comprehensive audio middleware solution. It features an optimized run-time sound engine and an audio authoring application for creating and managing interactive audio content. Working with Wwise increases productivity and creativity while saving developers time and money across the audio production of any application.
CRAS - The CONSERVATORY OF RECORDING ARTS & SCIENCES - is a nationally accredited, private postsecondary institution dedicated to those that seek a career in the music, game audio, live sound, broadcast and post production for film and TV industries. CRAS graduates succeed in the highly competitive fields of studio recording technology and engineering, live sound engineering, and music production/post-production for film, corporate presentations, television and game audio design. Widely recognized as a leading audio recording school in the U.S., students attend the five-day per week, 11-month program held at CRAS’ Arizona campuses in Gilbert and Tempe. For more information about CRAS visit www.cras.edu.
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