Story Driven Music Composition
Dynamic, Interactive Soundtracks
Great sound design is lost without great implementation
Fmod | Wwise | Unity | Unreal
Original Field Recording
Custom SFX Design
SFX and Music Cohesion
My name is James Dean and I write music, design sounds and experiment in audio mischief under the moniker WHAT is VALiS. I work as a freelance composer and sound designer for media and have been making games and scoring media professionally since 2010
In the field I wield a Sound Devices 702 and Sennheiser MKH 30 | 40 mid side rig with full Rycote kit
In the studio my tools include Cubase, Ableton Live, Reaper, and a multitude of sample libraries from top developers such as Spitfire Audio, Heavyocity, and 8Dio
Death Trash is a modern post-apocalyptic roleplaying game with influences of cyberpunk, science fiction, horror, the grotesque and trash-talk humor. It features a world full of dialogue and interesting characters, item crafting and realtime combat. Player freedom is emphasized and combat is not the only way to survive. Inspired by roleplaying classics like Ultima 7, Planescape: Torment and Fallout. Supports Mouse, Gamepad and Local Co-op.
SCORE | SOUND DESiGN
SCORE + AMBiENCE AUDIO DESiGN (on hiatus) SCORE SCORE | DiALOGUE
Send me a message and say hi!
Twitter - @james_dean
Omnisphere Elements is an inspiration toolbox of textural hits and stabs, impacts, drums, hybrid keys, and soundscapes.
Bazille Volume 1 is a collection of 128 sounds for u-he's Bazille modular synth.
Inspired by the subtle, haunting textures of Gone Girl by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, to the unique, underpinning atmospheres from scores such as Dave Porter's Breaking Bad.
unEarthly Ambience contains 27 background ambiences designed from original field and modular synthesiser recordings. The result is a mixture of eerie organic textures, thick industrial machine rooms, and futuristic sci-fi atmospheres.