Veteran video game sound experts form ‘full-service’ audio production company, The Audio Hive

Award-winning composers Cris Velasco and Jose Varon have formed a new “globally focused full-service audio production company” that specialises in music, voice over, and sound design for video games.

Boasting a “combined experience of over 300 game titles” – including Bloodborne, Overwatch, Mass Effect 3, Borderlands, Red Dead Redemption 2, The Witcher 3, Horizon Zero Dawn, Overwatch, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Mass Effect 3 and God of War –  The Audio Hive has a “world-class roster” of sound designers and audio directors, including “A-list game audio veterans” Rodney Gates – who worked for Guerrilla Games, Sony Online Entertainment, and High Moon Studios – voice director & casting director Rob King – whose credits include Shadow of the Tomb Raider, The Witcher 3, and Devil May Cry – and business development manager Koyo Sonae, who has previously worked on projects such as Red Dead Redemption 2, Devil May Cry 5, and Resident Evil 7.

According to a recent press release, the team’s first assignment was for Gunfire Games’ Remnant: From the Ashes, which releases later this month.

“Our team achieves unique results by understanding our clients’ visions and adding our expertise, fresh approach, and cutting-edge tactics to the final project,” said The Audio Hive’s CEO Jose Varon. “To us, being creative, transparent and interdependable is the only way we know how to do business.”

“The Audio Hive was the group for Remnant: From the Ashes,” the Gunfire Games’ Audio Team said by way of a press statement. “The sound work we needed to outsource was plenty and the timeline condensed. Not only were we able to source all of the work to The Audio Hive but we were able to do so within budget. Deliveries were on time every time and iteration was almost zero…Just professionals hitting the marks. Nice to know we can count on them!”

About Vikki Blake

It took 15 years of civil service monotony for Vikki to crack and switch to writing about games. She has since become an experienced reporter and critic working with a number of specialist and mainstream outlets in both the UK and beyond, including Eurogamer, GamesRadar+, IGN, MTV, and Variety.

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