Composing video game music for Virtual Reality: The role of music in VR

The 1st of a 4-part series. Video game composer Winifred Phillips shares ideas from her GDC 2018 talk, Music in Virtual Reality. Part 1: The role of music in VR, with discussion of Presence, positional audio technologies, & tips for using ambient music.

VR Headphones Update: Video Game Music Composers

How does headphone tech impact virtual reality? Video game music composer Winifred Phillips provides updates on VR headphone prototypes and consumer products. The issue of consumer confusion regarding headphone surround sound in VR is also discussed.

Video Game Music Composers: New VR Headphones

How does headphone technology impact a virtual reality experience? Video game music composer Winifred Phillips discusses three headphone models targeting the VR marketplace, to see what new technologies are being proposed to facilitate VR audio.

Understanding Audio in VR – A Game Music Composer’s Resource Guide

Video game composer Winifred Phillips offers a roundup of resources available to game composers interested in composing music for virtual reality games. Included: methods and techniques, software tools, online communities, conferences and organizations.

VRDC 2017 takeaways: VR music for the game composer

Strategies for implementing music in VR projects were offered during the Virtual Reality Developers Conference this year. Video game composer Winifred Phillips discusses tools and tips from these talks, while also sharing insights from her own projects.

Video Game Music Composer: Music and Sound in VR Headphones (Part Two)

My work as a video game composer has lately included some projects for virtual reality games (more info on that in the coming months), and as a result I’ve been thinking a lot about the awesome potential of VR, and have also been writing lots of articles¬†on the subject. ¬†Earlier this month I began a […]

VR Game Composer: Music Beyond the Virtual

Let’s talk about the most potentially useful application of virtual reality for video game music composers – the ability to control our existing music production tools from within a VR environment!

VR Game Composer: Music Inside the Machine

Let’s take a look at how VR technology will allow us to make interesting music using more serious tools that are incorporated directly inside the VR environment – musical instruments that exist entirely within the VR ‘machine.’

VR Game Composer: Music in the Air

What impact will VR have on the creativity of game composers? This article begins a multi-part series on the relationship between music and the VR environment. We begin with an exploration of motion tracking and the age-old art of air guitar & air drums.