USC
University of Southern California
Avatar Image
Adjunct Faculty

Vincent Diamante (diamante)











  • Vincent Diamante posted an update in the group 511 Seminar:   2 years, 8 months ago · View

    Kind of funky… The Xbox 1 had a dedicated processor for audio. The 360 doesn’t.

  • Vincent Diamante posted an update in the group 511 Seminar:   2 years, 8 months ago · View

    Hey… by 1999, they had Flight Simulator 5! That’s definitely 4 there…

  • Vincent Diamante posted an update in the group 511 Seminar:   2 years, 8 months ago · View

    Very much agree with how forward thinking DirectMusic (Producer) was, and moving back to that type of format, more note data as opposed to MP3s in many minute chunks.

  • Vincent Diamante unlocked Morton HeiligMorton Heilig   2 years, 8 months ago · View

  • Vincent Diamante posted an update in the group 511 Seminar:   2 years, 8 months ago · View

    I love those guys, but it’s so hard to take Baiyon seriously. He’s a really goofy guy.

  • Vincent Diamante posted an update in the group 511 Seminar:   2 years, 8 months ago · View

    Also, the editor that they give you in the game is basically the same editor that the game designers there are using to make the game’s built in levels.

  • Vincent Diamante posted an update in the group 511 Seminar:   2 years, 8 months ago · View

    Sound Shapes is SUPER AWESOME. (Jon Mak, the dude who made Everyday shooter)

    Once it comes out, I’m getting a Vita…

  • Vincent Diamante posted an update in the group 511 Seminar:   2 years, 8 months ago · View

    There are some neat things happening in the instrument space, where people are approaching synthesis from a performance perspective as opposed to a sheer engineering challenge of huge sample banks or clever lookup tables. In the interactive audio tool space… well, it’s pretty limited right now. In the games space, there are very few competitors (Fmod’s the de facto standard, Wwise is the strong challenger… and that’s it), so there are few points of real evolution.

  • Vincent Diamante posted an update in the group 511 Seminar:   2 years, 8 months ago · View

    Not sure I agree with that. Engineers make the tools, and audio tools have really dictated not just the process of audio, but the aesthetic of audio in modern video games.

  • Vincent Diamante unlocked Vannevar BushVannevar Bush   2 years, 8 months ago · View

  • Vincent Diamante joined the group 511 Seminar   2 years, 8 months ago · View

  • Vincent Diamante unlocked ArpanetArpanet   2 years, 8 months ago · View

  • Vincent Diamante posted an update:   2 years, 8 months ago · View

    Not sure I agree with that. Engineers make the tools, and audio tools have really dictated not just the process of audio, but the aesthetic of audio in modern video games.

  • Vincent Diamante unlocked SenetSenet   2 years, 8 months ago · View

  • Vincent Diamante unlocked Alan TuringAlan Turing   3 years, 3 months ago · View

  • diamante wrote a new blog post: "Rule-based games are not a superset of videogames…"   5 years, 2 months ago · View

    A few minutes ago, after having bumbled around a dark room in a sickly stupor attempting to clean yogurt from the greatest mousepad ever (the HandStands Laser ultra thin mouse mat), I tweeted something: ” Chris DeLeon responds to Jesper Juul’s http://bit.ly/129BdP with http://cdgdl.com/lessons/ga… ” Long story slightly less long, Chris found an older (though no less [...]

  • diamante wrote a new blog post: AI and Remembrance of Arcades Past   6 years, 3 months ago · View

    AI is Arcade Infinity , and if you haven’t been there before, you should check it out. Anyways, over on otacracy, I list all the games there at Arcade Infinity… and then I spend some time talking about my own feeling toward AI and other arcades I’ve come across over the years. Because that’s what I do… and I’m [...]

  • diamante wrote a new blog post: Otacracy.com and Introductions   6 years, 3 months ago · View

    So! It’s the beginning of another academic year and there’s a whole new batch of people to get acquainted with. Always a: fun thing, typically lasting a few months if not the entire semester. Thankfully, there isn’t all that much for you to know about me. Here’s a quick list… 1) I do music and [...]

  • diamante wrote a new blog post: Boo-hoo for you!   7 years, 5 months ago · View

    Yeah, we know that those fancy phones over in Japan just kick our phones’ proverbial behinds all the way up and down the Pacific coast, but now we have it in a brightly colored commercial from those wonderful guys at Symbian. Boo-hoo for us!

  • diamante wrote a new blog post: SurroundScapeMixer visuals…   7 years, 9 months ago · View

    ThumbnailSo, it’s been a fun ride with thesis thus far. And right now, I’m REALLY angry at myself. :) (Don’t let the smiley face fool you!) I’ve succumbed to the physical device metaphor! ARGH! After much user testing, the thing has a more interesting interface that improves upon the draft interface in a number of ways… [...]

  • Load More