Will Loconto Music and Sound

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Across dozens of published titles, Will Loconto Music and Sound has a proven track record of top quality products and on-time delivery.  Our game credits span more than a decade and include titles for the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Wii, Nintendo DS, PC, Mac, PSP, Xbox, Playstation 2, GameCube, and the Gameboy Advance. 

 

Services

 

·         Custom Music Composition and Recording

·         Adaptive Audio/Interactive Music Composition and Implementation

·         Custom Sound Effects Design, Recording, and Editing

·         Handheld/Mobile Audio Design and Implementation

·         Dialogue/Voice-Over Recording and Editing

 

Will Loconto

 

With more than 20 years in the recording and videogame industries, Will Loconto brings a comprehensive body of knowledge, experience, and creativity to his work. He was lead vocalist/songwriter for T42 (Columbia Records) and spent several years with Information Society (Reprise Records). In the game industry, Will has served as Audio Director at two companies (ION Storm and Third Law Interactive). He has been a featured lecturer at Southern Methodist University’s Guildhall, the premiere program for game development. Will is a member of NARAS, ASCAP, the International Game Developers Association, and the Game Audio Network Guild.

 

 

Awards

Best Original Score - Video Game Nominee - "Apophis" and "Ascension" - RAGE (with Assaf Rinde and Rod Abernethy) - 2011 Hollywood Music in Media Awards

Best Original Instrumental Nominee - "The Heist" - Pictureka Museum Mayhem - 2009 Game Audio Network Guild Awards, www.audiogang.org

Best Sound of E3 2004 – Tabula Rasa, www.warcry.com

 

Selected Credits

TITLE

COMPANY

PLATFORM

RAGE Intro (Apophis) and Outro (Ascension) Cinematic Music (with Assaf Rinde)

ID Software/Zenimax

360, PS3, PC

The Ville

Zynga

PC, Mac

X-Men: The Official Game

Activision

NDS

Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance

Interplay

PS2, Xbox, GC

Aliens vs. Predator 2: Primal Hunt 

Fox/Sierra

PC

Rayman Raving Rabbids

Ubisoft

GBA

American McGee’s Alice

Electronic Arts

PC, Mac

The Incredible Hulk

Sega

NDS

Trivie

Trivie Inc.

iOS

Zombie Apocalypse

Konami/Nihilistic

360, PS3

Zombie Apocalypse 2 : Never Die Alone

Konami/Backbone

360, PS3

Treasure World

Aspyr Media

NDS

WWE: Smackdown vs. RAW 2008

THQ

NDS

Our House

Majesco

NDS

Over the Hedge: Hammy Goes Nuts

Activision

NDS

Champions of Norrath

Sony Online Entertainment

PS2

Pictureka Museum Mayhem

Electronic Arts/Pogo.com 

PC, Mac

Poker Pals

Aspyr

iOS

Bratz: Girlz Really Rock

THQ

NDS

Cow Trouble

CosMind and Blue, LLC

iOS

Little Wingels

Dtp Entertainment AG

NDS

futureU: The Prep Game for SAT    

Aspyr Media

NDS, PC, Mac

The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night

Sierra

NDS

Lanfeust of Troy

Atari Europe

NDS, PSP

Fairy Godmother Tycoon

Electronic Arts/Pogo.com

PC, Mac

Pitfall: The Lost Expedition

Activision

PC, Xbox,PS2, GC

No One Lives Forever: GOTY Edition

Fox/Sierra

PC

KISS Psycho Circus: The Nightmare Child

Take 2

PC. Dreamcast

Tin Soldiers: Alexander the Great

Matrix Games

PC

Anachronox

Eidos Interactive

PC

RLH: Run Like Hell

Interplay

PS2, Xbox

Tabula Rasa

ncSoft

PC

Bad Day LA

Enlight

PC

John Romero’s Daikatana

Eidos Interactive

PC

Dominion: Storm Over GiFT 3

Eidos Interactive

PC

WWII: Normandy

Valusoft

PC

WWII: Iwo Jima

Valusoft

PC

Mini Golf Master 2

eGames 

PC

Dr. Fizzwizzle’s Animal Rescue

Replay Games

Wii

Knerten Gifter Seg

Pan Vision

NDS

Mini Golf Megaworld

Real Networks

PC

Bruiser and Scratch

Steel Penny Games

Wii

Arthur’s Quest: Battle for the Kingdom

Valusoft

PC

Austin’s Running

Rogue Running

TV/Radio spots

Vitruvian Park Architectural Tour

m2 Studio

Corporate Video

“Never” - Amongst Friends

New Line Cinema

Film

 

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Testimonials

Best Original Instrumental Nominee - "The Heist" - Pictureka Museum Mayhem

- 2009 Game Audio Network Guild Awards, audiogang.org

 

 

"Excellent soundtrack really sets the mood of the titular zombie apocalypse."

- Zombie Apocalypse Review, IGN

 

 

"Menu music features an eerie piano melody that seems as if it were plucked right out of a quality horror film."

- Zombie Apocalypse Review, Cheat Code Central (cheatcc.com)

 

 

"The very first thing I noticed when I booted up Zombie Apocalypse was the soundtrack. The music in the game has a very lonely, dark feeling to it, and I felt that it set the mood perfectly...The game's soundtrack also sounded like they came straight from a horror movie."

- Zombie Apocalypse Review, Kombo.com

 

 

"...an impressive mix of well-detailed environments, over-the-top gore and eerie audio work."

- Zombie Apocalypse Review, TeamXbox.com

 

 

"X-Men: The Official Game's soundtrack is by far the coolest aspect of the game.  Whether it's the sound engine or simply Amaze hiring a good soundtrack composer, X-Men's tunes shine through the rest of the game's mediocrity."

 - X-Men: The Official Game DS Review, IGN

 

 

"The composer has scored the game almost perfectly."

 - X-Men: The Official Game DS Review, ztGameDomain.com

 

 

"The soundtrack rises to the occasion bringing some heroic scores to the mix making the audio the best part of the game."

 - X-Men: The Official Game DS Review, GameChronicles.com

 

 

"Now let's move onto the sound which is probably the one decent point of the whole game."

- Spyro: The Eternal Night DS Review, DenofWii.com

 

 

"The sound fares better than the graphics with a very nice soundtrack, offering up a crisp, orchestral score that sounds quite impressive on the DS given the space constraints."

 - X-Men: The Official Game DS Review, GameZone.com

 

 

"The audio is great..."

- The Incredible Hulk DS Review, Amazon.com

 

 

"I can honestly say that including Will on our team was the best decision we could have ever made.  Not only is he great to work with in all regards, but he has an unmatched ability to take a core vision, flesh it out, and substantially enhance it.  His music really solidifies the game.  I hope that the future holds many opportunities for us to create with Will on the team again."

 - Justin Leingang, Lead Designer, X-Men: The Official Game DS, Amaze Entertainment

 

 

Best Sound of E3 2004 - Tabula Rasa

 - Warcry.com

 

 

"Similarly top-notch is the soundtrack, a good percentage of which was composed by the also-invisible Will Loconto."

 - John Romero's Daikatana Review, PC Gamer Magazine

 

 

"Sound and music are something really special. All the sound has been packed up into MP3 files so you can listen to the ending sequence if you are too impatient. The music is certainly the best video game music I have heard."

 - John Romero's Daikatana Review, Action Trip

 

 

"The sound is probably some of the best I've heard in a game."

 - American McGee's Alice Review, GameOver

 

 

"Will was an absolute pleasure to work with.  His music is memorable, it always hits the right mood and I never get tired of hearing his scores. He quickly adapts to any technical limitations and is a true professional. If I have my choice I would choose to use him on all of my projects."

 - Scott White, Creative Director, Amaze Entertainment

 

 

"It hasn't been since Mario 64 that I have heard such an effectively interactive soundtrack."

 - KISS Psycho Circus: The Nightmare Child Review, PVC

 

 

"The music is, as with the graphics, perfectly complimentary to the mood of the game. I could have done without some of it, as it adds to the fear factor tremendously."

 - Aliens vs. Predator 2: Primal Hunt  Review, The Wargamer

 

 

"The sound and music effects are  again superbly done, and make a great accompaniment to the suspense and atmosphere for the game. The music matches well with the settings, and will quickly race to a fast tempo with increased volume when danger lurks close by"

 - Aliens vs. Predator 2: Primal Hunt Review, GameSurge

 

 

"...the sound effects, especially the gunfire, background noise and music, create the brooding atmosphere unique to this game."

 - Aliens vs. Predator 2: Primal Hunt Review, Gamespot AU

 

 

"This excellence extends into the overall sound design with the sound effects and soundtrack itself building half the atmosphere alone."   "Sound:10/10"

 - American McGee's Alice Review, Inside Mac Games

 

 

"The in-game sound though, is the main facet which genuinely reflects the ambience from the movies 'Aliens' and 'Predator'.  The music adds to the tension and suspense...Excellent sounds from where I'm standing."

 - Aliens vs. Predator 2: Primal Hunt Review, Action Trip

 

 

"Oh Will Loconto, your music kicks ass."

 - KISS Psycho Circus: The Nightmare Child Review, DVD Fever

 

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