The Conservatory booth (#859) at the Game Developer’s Conference in San Francisco on March 7-9 will display a new look; a banner that announces the upcoming manufacturer certification developed in conjunction with Audiokinetic. The Canadian company’s Wwise 2007.1 release, to be previewed at the show and coming in Spring 2007, will offer many new features. In addition, for the first time, game producers and content providers can be professionally certified by the Conservatory on how to operate the award-winning audio pipeline solution for video games. If you’re at the show, stop by the Audiokinetic suite on the mezzanine Booth # ES 5812 and sign up for the training classes offered in the booth’s classroom/demo area.
A version of this pro training will also filter down into the school’s on-campus curriculum, giving students who qualify the opportunity to step up their skill level. CRAS students now receive training in game audio, taught on individual Mac Book laptops running the current version of Wwise, the only such training in the world. Once the new release and program is in place, the CRAS will also offer an advanced curriculum, making those who certify even more employable in the growing world of game audio.