When I was three years old

I played my first video game ever... Megaman 3. At that moment, I realized how powerful sound and music were to a game's overall experience. Since those fateful days of leaving a game on, just so I could listen to the music, I've had the honor of working with dozens of clients around the world and giving talks about my experiences at over 100 game industry events worldwide.

I create an emotional impact

For you and your audience. The point of great audio is to draw your players in and make them feel a sense of wonder and awe that only great games can provide.

Whether you want sound design or someone to speak at your event

Let's make an amazing experience together.

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WHY WORK WITH ME?

 

I’m here to help your game sound great. When it sounds great, it feels great. And when it feels great, people will buy, stream, and play the heck out of it.

​IF YOU ARE

  • A developer in need of custom music, sound design, audio implementation, and/or voice over for your game or VR/AR project.

  • Tired of dealing with per-asset, per-hour, per-minute quotes and just want to know how much great audio will cost you up-front.

  • Fed up with flakey contractors who don’t stay in touch or get things done on time.

Then you've come to the right place!

After spending the last 8 years as a composer/sound designer for games, working on award-winning and best-selling projects like Hyper Light Drifter and Destiny, I’ve learned exactly what it takes for a game to sound incredible.

​IMAGINE


 

  • Having a polished game that impresses new players and publishers, even in the early stages of development.

  • Being invited to show off your game at conferences like PAX, GDC, or Indiecade.

  • Not having to micromanage every aspect of audio development - leaving you with more time and peace of mind.

If you’re ready, just send me an email and tell me about your project. If we’re a good fit for one another, then we’ll create something awesome together.

FOR MY FELLOW AUDIO DESIGNERS & FREELANCERS

 

I can help you have a phenomenal career in the game industry.

​IF YOU ARE

  • Tired of dealing with a constant stream of unpaid work.

  • Looking for clients who respect you, hire you early on in the game design process, and pay you well.

  • Sick of "networking" and just want to be put into a situation where you can make fantastic music/sound for awesome games.

Then rejoice, for salvation lies herein!

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TESTIMONIALS

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“SOME SOUND DESIGNERS MERELY ASK FOR A LIST OF ASSETS TO DELIVER, BUT AKASH WORKED WITH US TO FIGURE OUT WHAT WE NEEDED"

ZACH BARTH / ZACHTRONICS INDUSTRIES

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“I HIGHLY RECOMMEND AKASH AND BELIEVE HIS CREATIVE ENDEAVORS WILL HELP SHAPE OUR INDUSTRY IN THE FUTURE"

MICHAEL SWEET / VIDEO GAME SCORING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC

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“YOUR PANEL WAS THE BEST IN TERMS OF PROVIDING REAL ACTIONABLE ADVICE FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO SINK INTO THE TOPIC"

STACEY ROSS / COMPOSER

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“AKASH IS AN ENGAGING PRESENTER, AND IS EXTREMELY KNOWLEDGABLE ABOUT GAME MUSIC AND SOUND DESIGN"

CHRIS FITZGERALD / SEAWOLF STUDIOS

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“ONE OF THE MOST ENCOURAGING PANELS I'VE EVER BEEN TO AT A PAX CONVENTION... IT'S TALKS LIKE YOURS THAT MAKE ME LEAN IN THE DIRECTION OF AUDIO"

JOHN INGALLS / ARTIST & COMPOSER

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“THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN, FOR INSPIRING ME, AND FOR HELPING ME CONSIDER A CAREER IN GAME AUDIO AS POSSIBLE"

MIKE STANTON / MULTIMEDIA AUDIO DESIGNER

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“NOT ONLY IS AKASH AN AMAZING COMPOSER, HE IS ALSO A GREAT MENTOR AND SO WILLING TO IMPART HIS WISDOM ON ASPIRING COMPOSERS"

A.C. MENES / COMPOSER, PERFORMER, EDUCATOR

 

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