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The Sound Architect Presents Game Audio at Play Expo Manchester – Announcements: Round 2

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Working with Replay Events Ltd., The Sound Architect will be presenting and hosting a dedicated audio stage at Play Expo Manchester!

Founder/CEO Sam Hughes, will be hosting a stage of talks, interviews and some live performances over the course of both days at this year’s Play Expo Manchester at EventCity, October 8th and 9th.

For our followers and friends of The Sound Architect, there is also a discount code we are giving away that gets you 10% off of ANY of the tickets to this years Expo. To use this discount either use the following code: thesoundarchitect or directly follow the link below:

10% Off at Play Expo Manchester

In addition to those that we announced in our previous post we’re very pleased and excited to be welcoming some more guests to our Audio Stage across the weekend:

Martin Stig Andersen – Composer & Sound Designer

martinstigandersen_0Martin will be with us both days! Martin Stig Andersen is an award-winning composer and sound designer with a background in the fields of acousmatic music, sound installations, electroacoustic performance, and video art. In 2009 he created the audio for Playdead’s video game LIMBO which won Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design at the Interactive Achievement Awards, the IndieCade Sound Award 2010, and was nominated for Use of Audio at the BAFTA Video Games Awards 2011. Since the release of LIMBO, Andersen has been creating and directing the audio for Playdead’s next title, INSIDE. Being a sought-after speaker, he frequently lectures at conferences such as GDC, Develop, and the School of Sound in London. Andersen graduated as a composer from The Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, Denmark in 2003, and went on to study electroacoustic composition under Professor Denis Smalley at City University, London.

Follow Martin on Twitter: @martinstigand

Alix Wilton Regan – Voice Actor

alixwiltonregan-headshot2Joining us on the Saturday, Alix is an award-winning British actress working in film and TV, on stage and in radio. Having trained at Drama Studio London where she won two Special Commendation Awards at the BBC Radio Carlton Hobbs Competition. She has appeared in a large number of video games and animations – with experience in providing for all audiences, from children to teens to adults. She has had the pleasure of working with leading producers, writers and directors on a variety of highly acclaimed award-winning multi-platform games. Alix’s most notable performances include The Inquisitor in Dragon Age: Inquisition and Samantha Traynor in Mass Effect 3.

You can find Alix on Twitter at: @AlixWiltonRegan

Nathan McCree – Composer & Sound Designer

nathan_r-p-_mccreeNathan McCree is a music composer and sound effects editor for multimedia projects including computer games, television, live events, and radio. He  worked with Core Design between 1996 and 1998, and is well known for writing the music for the first three Tomb Raider games.  In 2008 he became full-time Audio Director for Vatra Games where he worked until 2010. After this he became Audio Director at City Interactive in Warsaw where he worked on Sniper 2: Ghost Warrior and Alien Rage.

Nathan is at the event both days, joining us on our Audio Stage on the Sunday

You can follow Nathan on Twitter at: @nrpmccree

 

 

Matt Griffin – Composer & Sound Designer

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Matt Griffin is a sound designer at Prospect Games, who worked on the recently released indie platform, Unbox. Having previously been a sound designer at TT Fusion, Matt has worked on a number of Lego titles including Lego: The Hobbit, Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Lego Jurassic World.

Find out more about Matt and follow him over on Twitter: @SoundSpam

We’ll be announcing more guests very soon so stay tuned!

 

 

 

For more into on the event check out the official site and event page here:

Play Expo Manchester

Play Expo Manchester Facebook Event

Don’t forget to use this discount either use the following code: thesoundarchitect or directly follow the link below:

10% Off at Play Expo Manchester

Don’t forget to stay tuned at all of our links as we announce more guests!

 

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Doug Waters
Doug Waters is a sound designer hailing from Rochester, UK. Having graduated from UCS Bury St. Edmunds with a 1st class BA (Hons) degree in Music Production and he then went on to study for an MSc in Sound and Music for Interactive Games at Leeds Beckett University. Doug currently works as a Junior Audio Artist at Dovetail Games, a games development company specialising in flight, train and fishing simulators. Through various ongoing projects Doug continues to hone his skills as a sound designer, strengthening field recording, editing, audio post production and implementation.

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