Golden Sand Slots is a social mobile casino app for IOS and Android with over 500,000 users by Monarc Gaming Labs. I worked in house to create the music and sound effects for over 30 of the slot machines within the app as well as interface sounds, bangup tunes, and sound for promotional videos. All of the sound in this app had to be mono and as short as possible to keep file size down. Writing in a new genre every week really stretched my composition chops.
Whispering Willows is an indie horror game for Ouya, PC, and Mac by Nightlight Interactive. It's won several awards including the Ouya Create Game Jam prize for Most Immersive. I worked with our programmer to implement sounds and with our composer, Steve Goldshein, to create a unified sonic experience between the music and the sound effects. I designed and programmed the dynamic music system that controls the addition, removal, and syncing of music stems in reaction to game events. We had a team of testers and I was responsible for squashing audio bugs and coaching the testers on how to find and report audio issues. I was responsible for co-ordinating with and directing the voice actress for Elena, Skylar Davenport. I also took care of all other loose ends with audio of this game.
My roles: Audio Director, Sound Design, Audio Implementation, Dynamic music system design and programming
Whispering Willows review by Hardcore Gamer - “The sound design is fantastic and relies heavily on atmosphere…the game is meant to make you feel uneasy whenever possible, everything about the audio succeeds at accomplishing that goal.” Whispering Willows review by Nerdy But Flirty - “The music and sound design is also very good, with the creaks of the mansion and skitters of things in the walls contributing to a vaguely unsettling atmosphere.” Whispering Willows review by Gameramble - “Thanks to the haunting music and excellent sound effects I found myself frequently stopping just to admire the environments and soak in the atmosphere.”
Bust N Rush is a 3D action runner from Techtonic Games. The music is a mix of hard rock and electronica with a layered, looping music system that increases the musical intensity alongside the action of the game. The sound has a ton of explosions and impacts so it uses a dynamic volume adjusting system to ensure that it's as intense as possible at all times.
My roles: Sound Design, Music, Audio Programming (all audio)
Alien Hero is a 2D runner by Apptivus with a whole lot ‘o blood and gore. I proactively leveraged cutting edge fruit smashing paradigms and integrated many dog food smooshing synergies. I made a very large quantity of playdough and threw it at various surfaces to make all the disgusting human body part sounds. I composed, produced, and performed the progressive rock sound track which features real meat space guitar and bass guitar.
My Roles: Sound Design, Music (all audio content creation)
Video of Alien Hero Gameplay:
Some tracks from the sound track:
Me playing the bass to the bonus round music:
Block Blocks is a minimalist tower defense inspired puzzle game for android and browser featuring generative music. I used mallet percussion, chip synths, and a prepared VCR for the sounds/music.
My roles: Algorithmic music design and programming, Music Composition, Sound Design (all audio)
Block Blocks played on a phone:
RedDualShock on Block Blocks: "The strongest area of this game is it's audio track. The sound effects are so soothing and calming, it's a brilliant game to play if you are pissed off"
Spinfight is a 2D vector graphics "spinner" for mobile from Techtonic Games. I created 80's synth power rock with retro 80's sound effects to match using chip synths and deliberate references to specific 80's game sound effects.
My roles: Sound Design, Music, Audio Programming (all audio)
Music From Spinfight:
Monsters unite is a puzzle game featuring cute versions of classic movie monsters such as zombies, frankenstein monsters, and werewolves. It is unfinished at this time but I can post some of the soundtrack.
Bust N Rush Live Action Release Trailer
My roles: Music, Sound Design, Audio Post(all audio)
The Record Keeper
The Record Keeper is a subtle sci-fi short film. Just watch it.
My Roles: Sound Design, Foley, Audio Editing and Clean Up, Mixing
Pennypult Kickstarter Video
Pennypult is a successful kickstarter for a desktop trebuchet.
My Roles: Music, Audio Clean Up, Foley, Mixing.
Food Should Taste Good Commercials
I was subcontracted by One Lens Media to do foley and sound design for several commercials for Food Should Taste Good. They specifically requested that no human derived sounds be used to voice the chips, so I recorded several layers of squeaky toys and auto tuned them to get tonal language-like expression.
The other commercials:
Bust N Rush Steam Greenlight Video
I used a Proteus 2000 for the music to sound like a real 90's corporate promotional video.
My roles: Music, Sound Design, Location Recording, Audio Post(all audio)
Ambio is an ambient noise generator for android designed to block out external sounds and help users meditate, focus, and sleep. I created Beach, Sailboat, Cuddling Cats, Rain, and abstract 8 bit soundscapes for this app.
Glide is a video messaging app that I created the interface sound effects for (message received, video recording started, stuff like that).
Persona is an app where people create personality profiles of their friends in a gamified environment. I created sound and music for this app to enhance the game-y aspect of it. It's no longer on the app store but here is some of the music from it.
I do everything audio related for games including sound effects, music, implementation, sound for promotional videos, and just about everything else. As far as musical style I write whatever style fits, but I tend toward electronica that’s heavily inspired by early video game music, progressive rock, 80’s pop, metal, and trance. For sound design, I create absolutely every sound that I can from scratch. I love designing synths and I love processing the living bejesus out of a sound to create something new and unreal. I’ve taught myself programming so that I can create interactive and dynamic music and sound systems. I have a BA in Recording Arts from California State University, Chico and I like bass guitar, prog rock, Sonic the Hedgehog, Minecraft, rock climbing, chicken burritos, and kitties.