Online Learning Resources and Livestreams for Unreal Audio

Online Learning Resources
Please check out the Online Documentation to learn more about the AudioMixer!

Official Unreal Audio Online Courseware Modules:

Module 1 - Ambient and Procedural Sound Design In the course Ambient and Procedural Sound Design, industry experts Richard Stevens & Dave Raybould will guide the you in learning the core techniques you need to get started in game audio design in Unreal Engine.

Throughout this course, you will learn how to add audio ambiance to a scene to give it life. You’ll learn essential techniques like looping, one-shots, and randomization, and how to manage occlusion. We then get into more advanced topics like procedural and component-based sound production, and how to use Blueprints to develop re-usable and flexible systems for audio.

Module 2 - Dynamic Audio In “Dynamic Audio” Richard Stevens & Dave Raybould will guide you through how to use audio in response to dynamic game events and conditions. Through this course you will learn how to use game variables to swap out audio and to control the volume of audio layers. You’ll also learn how to trigger sounds from objects movement, how to add sounds to animations, character movement, particles and physics events

Module 3 - Sound and Space In “Sound and Space” Richard Stevens & Dave Raybould will look at all aspects of sound & space. Starting with simple audio volumes we will look at how matching your reverb to the game spaces can help immerse the player in the reality of a space. We’ll look at adding layers of detail to your sounds over distance and how to implement occlusions systems for a more realistic feel to your audio. The course will help you understand and choose the most appropriate relationship between the camera and the listener and how you can use listener focus to draw attention to important features in your level. With destructible assets increasingly becoming the norm the course will also cover how to make your audio dynamically respond to changes in the game environment.

3rd Party Online Courseware Modules:

Oculus Audio - Sound Design for Virtual Reality This course covers the importance of spatial audio in VR, how to use Oculus’ spatial audio technology, and some quick debugging tips for when things don’t go as intended.

Audio Livestreams and Talks

Official Unreal Audio Livestreams:

Becoming a AAA Audio Designer | Educator Livestream

Crash Course in Digital Audio | Unreal Fest Online 2020

State of Audio in 4.25 | Inside Unreal

Data-Driven Sound Design | Unreal Fest Europe 2019 | Unreal Engine

TimeSynth in Blueprints | Live Training | Inside Unreal

Unreal Engine’s Audio Rendering: Retrospectives and Case Study Analysis | GDC 2019 | Unreal Engine

The Future of Audio in Unreal Engine | GDC 2017 | Unreal Engine

Audio Engine Preview | Feature Highlight | Unreal Engine

Legacy Resources

Legacy or Outdated Unreal Audio Livestreams:

Building a Music System in Blueprints | Live Training | Unreal Engine Livestream

New Audio Features & Feb #ue4jam Kickoff | Feature Highlight | Unreal Engine

Audio & Blueprints | Live Training | Unreal Engine