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.
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.
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.
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.
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.