Author Topic: Matthew Dear - Audio engineer/SFX & Dialog Artist/Composer  (Read 14035 times)

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Straying into some more traditional dance territory here.

Think 'over-the-top apocalyptic rave'.

https://soundcloud.com/matthewdear-1/bassnik

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It's been another busy week of writing and festivals for me, but I had the chance to put this little portfolio piece together, showcasing some sound design and Wwise skills.

This is a shortened simulation of the adaptive ambiences I wrote for my own version of indie game Limbo. This project was done as part of my Berklee Online course, 'Game Audio Production With Wwise'.

There are a total of 13 separate ambience events within this composition, overlapping each other as they would in-game. The idea being, as the player moves through the different 'areas' of the game the soundtrack adapts with them, effecting their perception and experience of the game.

https://soundcloud.com/matthewdear-1/lost-in-limbo

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This week I've updated my sfx portfolio with some sounds from more recent projects.

Check it out here:

https://soundcloud.com/matthewdear-1/2014-sfx-portfolio

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Another one of my pieces for my online course 'Game Audio Production with Wwise'

This is a linear representation of the adaptive soundtrack I wrote and implemented for the Unity game 'Angry Bots'

As the player moves through the level the music gains more 'layers'. It starts out with just the bass (not shown here), then orchestral strings and horns come in (00:29), if the player loses a lot of health the 'Low Health Track' comes through (1:13), and in the last room the 'Final Level' music comes in (2:09).
All of the layers seamlessly stack on top of one another and loop infinitely (loops at 1:13 and 2:27). In this way one piece of music will change and evolve with the players experience without negatively affecting the 'flow' of the game.

https://soundcloud.com/matthewdear-1/angrybots-adaptive-soundtrack01


You can see a video of this music, with sfx as well, here:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzGzWWOzsiU

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I've been pretty busy working on some new projects the last month or so. Here's a little peak at what I've been up to.

A new track for an as-yet-untitled project. This piece was inspired by other Electronic/Orchestral soundtracks such as Binding Of Isaac and Risk Of Rain

https://soundcloud.com/matthewdear-1/ice-mountain

Plus... You can now play my Limbo demo for yourself! All the sound effects, music and ambiences were created and implemented by me using Wwise.
As you move through the level the adaptive-ambience-soundtrack with change depending on where the player is and events occuring.
This is a windows-only demo I'm afraid.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4ekXmpWEvzqclBoV1RORFhNVU0


I'll be posting my Angry Bots demo soon as well...

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This week I've been writing for an upcoming Mount & Blade mod... Seven Golden Cities!
http://www.moddb.com/mods/seven-golden-cities

The piece is a combination of agressive, cinematic percussion and eerie didgeridoos.

It was a lot of fun writing this one (Y)

https://soundcloud.com/matthewdear-1/dideri-death

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Last week I took part in the Procrastination game jam, making retro sound effects for this megaman-inspired sidescroller, Lazy Backventure!

It's still a work in progress, so more will follow...

Play it (and leave a comment) here:

http://tselmek.itch.io/lazy-backventure

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Couple of things this week:

I now have an official page on iMDB, following my work on the upcoming game Fallen Angels.
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm7716836/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cr16


Also, here's a new track. Featuring an acoustic guitar and some vocal 'oohs'.

https://soundcloud.com/matthewdear-1/hometime

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All of last week I was making pig and dinosaur noises!

The pigs were for an upcoming mobile game, you canhear the first soundtrack piece here:

https://soundcloud.com/matthewdear-1/fretless-pizz-soundcloud

The Dinosaurs were the beginning of my work with Arcupion Art, making sound for their game Dinosaurs: A Prehistoric Adventure

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=490060425

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So the holidays are over and now we are in 2016!

But work didn't stop for me...

I've been working on a retro fighting game called Rising Legends - early dev here
http://community.clickteam.com/threads/94990-Rising-Legends-Beat-em-Up-Hack-n-Slash

I've also been working with the publishing company Medkidz, on a few new projects that I can't disclose fully just yet
http://www.medikidz.com/gb-en/

Finally I have a new SFX demo, this time an audio mock-up of Dungeon Hunter 5 using my own sounds.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpWJjlY5GQA

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Here's a second audio mock-up video to follow on from my Dungeon Hunter 5 one last week.

This is a UI sound effects demo for the mobile game Star Wars Galactic Defense.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNM-DprE6UU

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Last week I was making a LOT of sound effects... but, I can't post them yet as I'm under a NDA

However, I also made some music; a 'fail jingle' and 'high score jingle' for Boom Boom Piggy, an upcoming mobile game.
You can listen and the main music loop here:
https://soundcloud.com/matthewdear-1/sets/boom-boom-piggy-ost

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I've been working with 'Medikidz' recently, a publishing company that makes educational apps and comics for children, teaching them about healthcare and diseases.

This piece is from a current, unreleased project.

https://soundcloud.com/matthewdear-1/medikidz-explore-music

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This next piece is a soundreel of my sound effect work for upcoming retro side-scrolling beat'em'up 'Rising Legends'.

https://soundcloud.com/matthewdear-1/rising-legends-soundreel


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Last week  was doing some more work with Medikidz, further on their upcoming app.

Here's the main theme! An upbeat Orchestral/Electronic track, inspired by Nintendo and Saturday morning cartoons XD

https://soundcloud.com/matthewdear-1/medikidz-explore-main-theme

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More medikidz! This time a collection of some of my favourite SFX from the upcoming app.

https://soundcloud.com/matthewdear-1/medkidz-explore-sfx-soundreel

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Rising Legends has been released on Steam Greenlight!

If you like retro 80s/90s beat'em'up side-scrollers with excellent sound effects made by me ;) then give it an upvote!

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=628812789

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Put up a new track today; a 30 second loop for a 'spacewalk' in the latest Medikidz comic.

https://soundcloud.com/matthewdear-1/spacewalk

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This week's track: The funky, up-beat main theme to upcoming mobile game Banadoh!

Inspired by the Donkey Kong & Rayman soundtracks.

https://soundcloud.com/matthewdear-1/bananadoh


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Couple of things this week:

Rising Legends, which I made SFX for, has been greenlit on Steam! Stay tuned for the full release.


Plus, a new Medikidz track; a casino big band number inspired by the Grim Fandango soundtrack.

https://soundcloud.com/matthewdear-1/medikidz-casino