Train2Game News Audio localisation software

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Tsugi is pleased to announce the release of Alto, a new software for game audio localization.

As games grow bigger and become more complex, the amount of dialog they require increases dramatically. Once localized, it is not rare for a game to ship with thousands or tens of thousands of voice lines. How to make sure that all these files are in the right format, at the right level and that nothing is missing, in all languages? Checking thousands of recordings manually is time-consuming and error-prone, when not impossible.

Enter Alto. Whatever your naming convention or file hierarchy is, Alto analyzes your localized dialog files and compares them with the reference language, reporting any mistake. Alto can also import the lines from an Excel sheet, or synchronize with game audio projects from middleware such as Wwise, FMOD and ADX2.

Not only does Alto check for missing or misnamed files, but it will also make sure that the audio format of each file is correct (sample rate, bit depth, number of channels), compare the average and peak loudness, the duration, leading or trailing silence of the files, and even the timbre of the voices!

Alto generates complete error reports and statistics (in XML, HTML, PDF or Excel format) that you can then give to your client or manager. Try it for free; you will not believe the time you will save, all the small (and sometimes bigger) mistakes you will find, and the peace of mind it will give you!

You can find out more and try your free trial at www.tsugi-studio.com

Train2Game News Syrinscape SoundSet Creator

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Syrinscape, developer of movie-like sounds for the tabletop gaming experience, including the officially licensed Pathfinder Roleplaying Game SoundPacks, announces today the open call for beta-testers for the new Syrinscape SoundSet Creator, a sound design app that gives the user the power to create and customize fantastic sound effects, environments, soundscapes, and music.

The Syrinscape SoundSet Creator is a massively powerful, but easy to use, sound-design tool, available on PC and Mac. With a user-friendly interface, the SoundSet Creator puts all of the sliders, dials, parameters, settings, and other functions that are used in-house by Syrinscape, now in the hands of the public.

Participants in the SoundSet Creator open beta event will have complete access to the SoundSet Creator app, and will be able to import their own sounds and meld them together to make their own unique creations, for the entire month of February. Participants will also receive access within the Creator to the four free pre-made SoundSets – Bugbear Battle, Witchwood, Blaster Battle, and Shipboard – with which they can experiment. The four SoundSets, along with any sounds users create, will be theirs to keep after the beta closes on February 28, 2015.

“The SoundSet Creator is a fantastic sound-design tool, not only for tabletop gamers, but also for teachers, filmmakers, musicians, sound engineers, and so on,” says Benjamin Loomes, creator of Syrinscape. “The possibilities are endless, and we can’t wait to hear about the fun and unique sounds the community comes up with!”

To sign-up for the event, and to receive the four free SoundSets, visit Syrinscape.com.