AES San Francisco 2008
Technical Tour TT7
Friday, October 3, 2:15 pm — 5:15 pm
TT7 - Sony Computer Entertainment America, Foster City
Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. (SCEA) audio facility in Foster City, CA was constructed in 2006 to create exceptional audio support for the PlayStation®
family of products. This 13-room facility, in partnership with it’s 15-room sister facility in San Diego, provides dialog, music, and sound design support for first party games on the PS3™
, and PlayStation®
2 game platforms. The Foster City facility has eleven 5.1 sound pods, one 7.1 mix room, and a recording studio. All rooms have hardware and software parity with the San Diego facility so project work can be shared and teams sizes can scale through out the development cycle of a game. All rooms are THX approved and have Mac and PC computers running in an external machine room. Monitors are custom designed by Pelonis Sound and Acoustics, Inc.
God of War®
, Uncharted- Drakes Fortune™
, SOCOM: US Navy SEALs
, and MLB 08 The Show™
are some of the titles that have benefited from music, sound design, and dialog work created in the Foster City and San Diego audio facilities.
SCEA policy requires all visitors to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement to enter the facility.
Maximum of 46 participants per tour.
Technical Tours are made available on a first come,
first served basis. Tickets can be purchased during normal
registration hours at the convention center.
$35 (members), $45 (nonmembers)