Author Topic: Matthew Dear - Audio engineer/SFX & Dialog Artist/Composer  (Read 15266 times)

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Hi!

My name is Matthew Dear, I am a sound designer, composer and audio implementor. I've combined my two great passions of audio and gaming to create in-your-face, highly varied audio assets!
Here are a few points about me:


 - I've been playing games and composing music for twelve years, covering a wide variety of styles and formats.

 - I run a pro-quality home studio; capable of both realistic, high quality recordings and far-out conceptual effects/ambiences.

 - I also do freelance work at OMUK's London studio. OMUK are a world-renonowned dialogue studio, working on games since 1996!

 - You can view my Soundtrack, SFX and dialogue portfolios via my website
   http://matthewdear.tumblr.com/

 - Last year I completed an online course using Wwise audio implementation software, graduating with an A. I've since used this knowledge to program my own audio systems.
   You can see a demo of my Wwise work here:
   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzGzWWOzsiU

 - You can actually download and play my Limbo demo here! All sound effects, music and ambiences created and implemented by me using Wwise
   https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4ekXmpWEvzqclBoV1RORFhNVU0


Some examples of my previous work:

Heart Forth Alicia - Side-scroller RPG - SFX in collaboration with developer Alonso Martin
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQUcjcQpshc


Folk Tale - RTS RPG - SFX
http://store.steampowered.com/app/224440/

Sakura Dungeon - Dungeon crawler RPG - SFX
http://store.steampowered.com/app/407330/

Rising Legends - Retro side-scrolling beat'em'
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=628812789
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3COd85u44g&list=PLQkzN1PTj-9vk8xjEZoK8iY4_ySLtKXUb&index=5


Sakura Fantasy - Steam visual novel - SFX & Ambience
https://soundcloud.com/matthewdear-1/sakura-fantasy-sfx-ambience-soundreel
http://store.steampowered.com/app/375200/

Bananadoh! - iOS, Android and Browser game - SFX & Music
http://atqu.in/
https://soundcloud.com/matthewdear-1/bananadoh

Clicker Guild - Steam game - SFX
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=700666734

'Puzzle House: Mystery Rising' - iOS game - SFX
http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Puzzle+House%3A+Mystery+Rising/video.asp?c=64147


Current Work Includes - Heart Forth, Alicia (PC, Xbox One, Ps4, Wii U), Medikidz (Multi-platform, SFX & Music), Folk Tale (PC, SFX), Unknown Fate (PC, Mac, Xbox One, PS4, Switch - Sound Design)


You can see more of my audio-video demos here:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQkzN1PTj-9vk8xjEZoK8iY4_ySLtKXUb



Please get in touch if you like what you hear, my rates vary depending on complexity/style and can be flexible to meet your budget.
I am willing to work for rev-share if the project is right.


Matthew Dear
mattdear1234@gmail.com
07437015647
Skype: matthew.dear2
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Wrote a short piece for a menu screen today, check it out here!
https://soundcloud.com/matthewdear-1/menu-master-20-not-loop

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An iOS game I did sound effects for was released last week! Check out the trailer here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8veMB_WG9g

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I wrote a fun 'acoustic rock' track this weekend. Made for a top-down browser game.

https://soundcloud.com/matthewdear-1/alright-yeah

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I've released the second character theme I've written for one of my current projects! Details to be disclosed soon...

https://soundcloud.com/matthewdear-1/the-hunter-the-hunted

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Here's what I worked on over the weekend. An ambient track with a 'beach and nature' ambience sound effect behind it. Very 'New Age'...

https://soundcloud.com/matthewdear-1/ambient-shores

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I've been working on an 'adaptive soundtrack' for a new oculus rift game recently, here's the first peek at the final productů

https://soundcloud.com/matthewdear-1/world-of-geysers-loop

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The second loop of my 'adaptive soundtrack' for upcoming Oculus Rift game 'Pilgrimage'

https://soundcloud.com/matthewdear-1/cemetery-of-whales-loop

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The third loop of my 'adaptive soundtrack' for upcoming Oculus Rift game 'Pilgrimage'

https://soundcloud.com/matthewdear-1/the-deep-forest-loop

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A short audio mock-up for the UNity game Angry Bots, made for my Berklee Onlince course 'Game Audio Production with Wwise'.

All music, sound effects, ambience and dialog made by me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yw_3LmNhnk

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It's been a while since I've posted! I've been busy with my Berklee online course on audio implementation, as well as the following project...

I designed all the sound effects and ambiences for Winged Cloud's visual novel, Sakura Fantasy, which has been released on steam today!

You can listen to a soundreel of some my personal favourite sfx and ambiences:
https://soundcloud.com/matthewdear-1/sakura-fantasy-sfx-ambience-soundreel

And can view the steam store page here:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/375200/

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The third of a series of character themes I have written for game developer Randy Overholt (Prototeen), who on this occassion wrote the lyrics.

This song is for the Japanese character, Yuna:

https://soundcloud.com/matthewdear-1/theme-for-yuna

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I've been working on a endless runner demo recently. Omegalith features a rock golem running through the jungle to escape an enormous gloopy darkness!

Listen to the OST here, demo to be released later this week.

https://soundcloud.com/matthewdear-1/sets/omegalith-demo-ost

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I made a short demo video detailing my implementation using Wwise with Unity. All audio made and implemented by me.

Check it out here!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzGzWWOzsiU

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Started a new project last week; writing music for upcoming side-scrolling MMO True Saga!

Listen to the first tune here:

https://soundcloud.com/matthewdear-1/true-saga-main-theme

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Here's another tune written for side-scrolling MMO 'True Saga'

This time, a chilled out smooth jazz number.

https://soundcloud.com/matthewdear-1/true-saga-sleepy-town-loop

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The next track for side-scroller 'True Saga'!

This one is more the 'Mountain Zone', featuring lots of percussion, and a flute (Y).

https://soundcloud.com/matthewdear-1/true-saga-mountain-zone

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My next track for 'True Saga'

This time it's for the 'Main Town'. A up-tempo jazz track, with some influence from Japanese Jazztronica music.

https://soundcloud.com/matthewdear-1/true-saga-main-town

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I've had a busy past few weeks, being on tour with my folk band Green Diesel.

But that's all finished now and I'm back at my home studio, looking forward to starting some new projects!


Something that didn't get uploaded before I left, the next track in my 'True Saga' OST.

https://soundcloud.com/matthewdear-1/true-saga-cave