Adam Swanson

Adam Swanson

Senior Sound Designer at Riot Games

Los Angeles, California (Greater Los Angeles Area)

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Adam Swanson's Overview


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Adam Swanson's Summary

I believe creating amazing player experiences starts with a strong focus on understanding game audio, fostering good relationships with developers and other disciplines, and establishing a culture of effective feedback.


•Strong AAA video game sound design and implementation experience
•Ability to think creatively and effectively tackle the challenges of being on multiple teams at different stages on a Live Pipeline Team
•Passion for games and sound design; strong ability to learn quickly as projects and team develops, meticulous attention to detail and excellent problem-solving skills
•Up-to-date knowledge of gaming industry and trends, including AGILE/SCRUM principles and Kanban Development
•Recording, editing and mixing expertise of large multi-track projects, Foley, sound design and voice-overs utilizing Pro Tools, Nuendo, Sound Forge, and Waves, SoundToys and GRM Tools plug-ins
•Other program knowledge includes: Fmod, Wwise, Perforce, Accurev, DevTrack, Visual Studio, Vegas, Office XP, Photoshop, Windows, Mac OS X and more

Specialties: MOBA, MMO, RPG, RTS, Weapons, Fantasy, Magic, Combat, Spells, Foley, Physics Controlled Objects, Modern & Historical Weapons/Firearms, Memory Management, Outsourced Audio/Sound Studio Services, Third-Person Perspectives, Open-world /Sandbox, Action-Adventure, Fantasy.

Adam Swanson's Experience

Senior Sound Designer

Riot Games

April 2011Present (3 years 5 months) Santa Monica, CA

Adam Swanson's Courses

  • Senior Sound Designer

    Riot Games

    • Leading Others
    • Crucial Conversations
    • Peer Coaching
    • Kanban Training
    • How To Be A Kick Ass Teacher

Adam Swanson's Projects

Adam Swanson's Skills & Expertise

  1. Sound Design
  2. Field Recording
  3. Wwise
  4. FMOD
  5. Sound Editing
  6. Dialogue Editing
  7. Surround Sound
  8. Audio Post Production
  9. Nuendo
  10. Pro Tools
  11. Sound Forge
  12. Waves Plug-ins
  13. GRM Tools
  14. Sound Toys
  15. Native Instruments
  16. Scrum
  17. Agile Methodologies
  18. Kanban
  19. Team Leadership
  20. Team Mentoring
  21. Voice Over
  22. Game Development
  23. Recording
  24. SFX
  25. Steinberg Nuendo
  26. Foley
  27. Perforce
  28. MMO
  29. Sound Effects
  30. Animation
  31. Game Audio
  32. PS3
  33. Sound
  34. Unreal Engine 3
  35. Computer Games
  36. Audio Editing
  37. Video Games
  38. Xbox 360
  39. Game Design
  40. DevTrack

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Adam Swanson's Education

University of Colorado Denver

Bachelor of Science in Music Industry Studies, Recording Arts


Activities and Societies: Audio Engineering Society (President/Chair)

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