Montréal, Canada – August 22nd, 2016 – Audiokinetic Inc., the leading global provider of cross-platform audio solutions for the interactive media and gaming industries, released the Creators Directory into open beta today. Audiokinetic is dedicated to ensuring that its interactive audio community is empowered and dynamically connected. With this core motivation behind the concept, the Creators Directory was born.
"The importance of quality audio in interactive productions has never been higher. With the rise of indies and the advent of VR, along with the rising quality bar in mobile titles, many developers who cannot support an in-house audio team turn to the diverse freelancers and outsourcing teams in the interactive audio space," said Mike Drummelsmith, VP of Developer Relations at Audiokinetic. "We aim to simplify the talent discovery process for developers and content providers, as well as to provide content creators and service providers with international-scale visibility to outsource their services."
The Creators Directory is an online global network of interactive and game audio professionals: sound designers, composers, audio programmers, audio content providers, and educators. It unifies the interactive audio community, offers all its members the opportunity to get recognized on its global platform, and delivers a trusted resource for scouting specialized emerging and expert talent. It also provides the industry access to Wwise partner schools and educators.
“In a rapidly growing and evolving interactive audio industry, Audiokinetic launches the Creators Directory as a preliminary step towards streamlining and empowering collaboration,” said Martin Klein, President and CEO. “Audiokinetic’s Creators Directory allows developers to find Wwise-certified talent who are offering their services and who are suitable based on their specialties and level of experience.”
In line with the company’s vision and goals towards building a unified and dynamic nucleus for its interactive audio community, Audiokinetic has merged the Wwise Certification program (a prerequisite for joining the directory) with its existing website, so that it can be directly connected with Audiokinetic user accounts. Audiokinetic invites interactive audio sound designers, composers, programmers, content providers, developers, and educators to join the Creators Directory, where they can seek and get sought!
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 an office 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 interactive projects.