In both game and video productions, music is an essential element in the development process. A piece that heightens moments, that adapts to the mood, that constructs an overall aesthetic alongside the visuals, helps create meaningful experiences. Our enthusiasm and resourcefulness promote strong collaboration with every project and ensure that these experiences are powerful and memorable.
While we do have classically trained backgrounds, we also bring an extensive knowledge of modern styles to the table and are eager to continue learning and adapting. We see every project as a new opportunity to create something unique, without compromise, and can handle most anything you throw at us.
We work closely and efficiently throughout development not only to create exciting music, but to lend a helping hand in the presentation and implementation that will see our projects through to completion.
Creating audio is a craft, and putting care and effort into its design is necessary for any project. There's a cohesive immersion for the listener, a satisfying experience that both informs and directs them. Whether you're going for big Hollywood-caliber sounds or something more impressionistic, we can deliver thoughtful high quality audio.
The art of sound design is a detailed process that begs many questions: What kind of stylistic choices does your project call for? What role will sound play in your project, and how will it inform the listener? When should sound occur and when should it purposely not occur? In a game context how will sound be implemented, in-engine or by way of middleware such as FMOD/Wwise? Should you need voice-over, will you need assistance finding and directing talent as well as editing/processing the performances? We can help consult on all this as a project develops, and create a plan that fits your particular needs.
Clever marketing and polish on presentation go a long way in terms of reaching your audience, and the Bards can help you there. Even a simple quick mix pass by us could make a large difference in the overall impression it gives viewers. We create music and sound design that heightens your trailer and keeps the viewer engaged throughout. From serious to comedic we can bring your marketing idea to life, and within the tight time frames that trailers tend to have.
Quality voiceover audio can bring a character or an entire world to life. With our editing and processing skills we deliver consistent sounding dialogue regardless of the artist, and organize everything for final delivery. We have a network of VO artists from around the world and can consult with you to find the right person for the right part. As a liaison between you and the artist we can streamline the communication process whether that be through guiding a live recording session or a digital conversation.