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We live to discover
the great potential
of sound

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Andy and Wabi Sabi Sound played a significant and hugely valuable role in the creation of Dead Space 3’s Sound Design. Apart from being a hugely talented sound designer, Andy has and infectious creative energy and is a complete pleasure to work with. He’s also very responsive to feedback. I hope I get the opportunity to work with him again soon.

Nick Laviers

Nick Laviers

Composer, Sound Designer and Game Maker

Andy is a great designer because he always places himself in the ears of the listener and is able to perceive, from their perspective, what’s the most crucial interpretation of a given sound or gestalt of sounds on a moment to moment basis. This is a straightforward premise that very few sound designers are able to carry through in practice, and requires a great amount of dedication to detail and craftsmanship.

Paul Gorman

Paul Gorman

Composer / Sound Designer, Immersive Sound (AR, VR, whatever R) at Facebook

Andy has some of the best “ears” out there and can communicate his design ideas quickly and easily. This translates into my being able to get a higher quality effect that will be utilized effectively. His manner is that of a co-worker, always ready to listen to an idea and yet able to “steer” me away from an area that is not playing as well, all the while making me feel my contributions ( and the rest of the crew ) are valuable. Andy is one person that when I know I am working with him, I will deliver a superior product, on time and have really enjoyed the experience.

John Roesch

John Roesch

Lead Foley Artist at Skywalker Sound

Andrew did a great job of taking direction from the design team on the creatures and combat in Dead Space, and he produced absolutely fantastic results. Once I had a good idea of how we wanted key scenes to look and feel, Andrew and I discussed what kind of sound treatment would work best with them. I wanted a cohesive soundscape, not just a collection of sound effects. Andy understood that and assured me that we’d get a comprehensive treatment. He offered lots of ideas on how he could exceed what we were expecting.

Wright Bagwell

Wright Bagwell

CEO and Co-Founder at Outpost Games

Andy’s work was fantastic, and to this day I still get compliments and inquiries on the sound effects he created for my animation. His turnaround time for the final sounds was also extremely fast as I did not supply him with the final animations till the same day as the deadline.

Mark T. Carlson

Mark T. Carlson

CEO and Co-Founder at Outpost Games

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The Team

The award winning team at Wabi is both delicate and bombastic. We have several 20+ year game audio veterans alongside a full staff of rocking pros. We thrive in collaborating with our clients, from early prototypes to final QA, but are equally excited about creating a la carte designs for projects of any size.

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Andrew Lackey
Audio Director, Founder

Andrew Lackey is an award winning sound designer with over 90 game, feature film and trailer credits. Andrew founded Wabi Sabi Sound, Inc. in 2008, and is known to clients worldwide for his deeply creative style that pivots on story.

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Afshin Cohen
Audio Director, Sound Designer

Afshin began his career in the games industry in 2004, creating music and sound on games like Monster Madness, Reich and Dungeon Defenders 1 & 2. As an Audio Director, he formed and ran the audio teams at Artificial Studios, Ignition Entertainment and Trendy Entertainment.

Favorite Synth
Mala Sharma
Studio Manager

Mala Sharma oversees business operations and client services for Wabi. She has spent over 20 years in and around recording studios, working with artists like Johnny Cash, Tom Petty, and The ASO. Mala’s professional path led her to Wabi Sabi’s creative sound design team.

Years of Professional Audio Experience
Andrew Beck
Audio Director, Audio Programmer

From programmer and Audio Producer at CCP Games to CTO of Rehash Studio, from Berklee to GA Tech, Andrew created synthesizers, audio hardware, developed a patent, published in MIT Press, wrote sound engines, and led teams on backend, web, iOS, installations, dispatch, RTMP, B2B VR and more

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Ken Felton
Audio Director, Sound Designer

Ken Felton is an Audio Director and Sound Designer using creative and technical tools sharpened while collaborating on hundreds of games at Electronic Arts and Sony Playstation. Ken’s current focus is creating immersive soundscapes in VR and AR experiences.

Strangest Prop Used for Foley
Eric Lorenz
Sound Designer, Talent Resource Manager

Eric is a sound designer and talent resource manager at Wabi. Since 2015, he has helped Wabi ship multiple games, including The Witness, SOS, Sparc, and many more. He enjoys noodling around with synths, microcontrollers, spreadsheets, and new tech.

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Matthew Wesdock
Sound Designer, Facilities Manager

Matt is a sound designer and facilities manager at Wabi. He has worked as a production sound mixer for documentaries, edited audiobooks, mixed live music, and blogged about game audio. Outside of Wabi, he enjoys tabletop games, modular synths, and graphic novels.

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Michael Cardillo
Mixer, Sound Designer

Michael has been sharpening his mixing and sound design chops for twenty years. Sought after for his creative and technical skills, he is always looking to serve new clients and push the envelope of great sound. He is currently working as a linear mixer and sound designer at Wabi.

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Laura Taylor
Sound Designer, Audio Engineer

Laura Taylor is a sound designer, audio engineer, composer, and voice-over artist. With more than 28 years of experience, she’s created music & sound design for hundreds of video slot machines, voiced & produced countless radio spots, and contributed sound design to SOS, Brawlhalla, and Smite: Hand of the Gods.

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Bob Carter
Voice Actor

Bob Carter is a professional voice actor known for voicing Balrog in the Street Fighter series and Shao Kahn in Mortal Kombat. Carter also broadcasts globally on various radio programs and runs voice over workshops as well as improv groups.

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Laurie Catherine Winkel
Voice Actor

Laurie Catherine Winkel is a character actress with over a decade of experience in film, theatre, comedy and VO. Originally from the Kansas City area, she credits legendary dialect coach Paul Meier with getting her into voice work. She also performs in her second language, French.

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