Speaking Engagement at Upcoming Game Developer’s Conference

January 8th, 2014 | By Lance Hayes


I’m excited to announce that my talk “Checkered Flag: Forza Motorsport 5 Soundtrack Postmortem” with the venerable Chase Combs is one of the highlighted Audio Track lectures for this years GDC.

Here’s the session description from the GDC website:

Checkered Flag: Forza Motorsport 5 Soundtrack Postmortem

Chase Combs  |  Audio Content Lead, Turn 10 Studios, Microsoft
Lance Hayes  |  Owner, DJDM Dot Com Music Publishing
The Forza Motorsport 5 Soundtrack Postmortem pulls together two of the principles creatives from the Forza audio team for a detailed look at how the soundtrack was conceived and executed. Coming from diverse backgrounds, lead composer Lance Hayes and audio content lead Chase Combs will focus on their roles in the project, and how they fit into the larger scope to create the unique and remarkable soundtrack for one of the first next-gen titles. Augmented by notes, images and video, the discussion will start with the initial concepts to the composition phase to nationwide recording at top facilities to final implementation and on to release. Attendees will come away with information pertaining to the process and scope of scoring a large AAA title, as well as ways that next-gen technology is helping create fresh experiences in game audio.


Composer Lance Hayes and audio content lead Chase Combs dive deep into the groundbreaking Forza Motorsport 5 soundtrack. They will present detailed examples that show how it ties together the best of the past Forza aesthetics, while being enhanced by live orchestral scoring and innovative implementation that is utilized throughout the game.

Intended Audience

This session is for anyone interested in game scoring, live orchestral recording, game audio implementation and next-generation audio concepts. Advanced attendees will appreciate innovative perspectives and information regarding next-gen audio, as well as details about AAA soundtrack development.


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