Sound Designer / Composer
Philadelphia, PA | www.TomCrokeMusic.com | 610.639.7017 | Tom@TomCrokeMusic.com | Skype: TomSoundNWI
Skills and Technological Proficiencies:
• Sound design and music creation for games, film, TV, and radio • Linear and interactive sound design • Dialogue/general audio clean up and leveling • Source recording and soundscape creation • Adapt at emulating a vast variety of genres both musically and production-wise • Expert percussion programming • Proficient mixing on large format consoles and in the box (PC and Mac) • Pro Tools, Waves, Reaktor, Kontakt, Battery, Reason • Some Source Engine, Hammer, FMOD, Unity, and Blender.
Composer for game dev Morgondag: BunnyMoon Dec ’16
Created music track. Free on Google Play store.
Sound Design for short animation by Patrick McCarthy: Doom Of Valyria May ’16 – present
Full audio mix including dialogue leveling, background ambiances, and sfx.
Composer and Sound Designer for game dev Morgondag: Imrint-X Feb ’16 – Jan ’17
Created the musical score for in game background music, custom scored
and designed sound for the trailer. General audio advising. Steam Greenlit.
Sound Designer and Composer for Brief Productions short film: Quarter Turn May ’15 – Present
Cleaned up dialogue tracks, designed sounds, recorded foley, composed score,
wrote incidental background music.
Sound Designer and Composer for NurFACE Games’: Mystery of Malfaxus April ’15 – May 15
Designed custom sound assets for in-game events and composed “Town Tune” (https://soundcloud.com/tom-croke/mystery-of-malfaxus-soundtrack-town-theme)
Composer for Everture’s game: Mask of the Mountain Jun ’14 – Jan ’15
Composed a handful of background tracks inspired by traditional Japanese
music and instrumentation.
Sound Designer for Sandy Sanchez’s (SVA NYC) animation: El Pulgarcito Sep ’14 – Oct ’14
Cleaned up dialogue, designed sounds and recorded foley (footsteps,
background ambience, intense gun shootout, etc.) and final mix.
Sound Designer and Composer for for sitcom demo: Bound By June ’14 (one week)
Cleaned up dialogue, recorded foley, designed sounds, composed
a sarcastic action cinematic score, and final mix.
Composer and Sound Designer for Brief Productions short film:Center Pedal Feb ’14 – May ’14
Cleaned up dialogue using noise remover plug-ins, EQ, compression/gates,
room tone, reverb, and background ambience. Designed and edited sound
effects from foley and sample banks. Also composed a quirky ambient score
featuring piano and a variety of pads.
Composer and Sound Designer for mobile game:RymdResa Dec ’13 – Present
Collaborated on an ambient/orchestral score, designed voice cues and other
sound assets, did sound and music for the intro movie.
Composer and Sound Designer for mobile game:Vemdel Mar ’13 – Present
Composed cute 8-bit techno music for levels, bosses, and menu screens as
well as contributed a handful of sound assets.
Sound Designer for short film: A Matter of Priority Feb ’13 – Dec ’13
Cleaned and synced dialogue, recorded foley, and designed sfx/ambience.
Sound Designer and Composer with game developer: New World Interactive Dec ’11 – June ’13
Collected source recordings, designed and implemented sound assets
and soundscapes, uploaded assets to the server over VPN with P4, worked
with the Source sound API, programmed DSP effects, troubleshot
problems/console spam, and composed music for the alpha and beta trailers.
Also coordinated my efforts with the game directors, programmers, level
designers, the other sound designer, and the community.
Supplemental Rhythm Programmer and remixer: Goyopod-A Child Can Play August 2012
Helped realize Goyo Aranaga’s vision of his album by assisting
with the drum programming on a handful of tracks.
Composer at Shady Dawn Pictures for films: The Watchers (Jan 2013),Dec ’10 – Jan ’13
Cursed 2: Sheol (May 2011),Minikin Capital Nights(Dec 2010)
Composed the scores using a variety of techniques ranging from traditional
orchestration to generative music processes.
Composer for two Trump Casinos TV spots. February 2010
Composed energetic electronic music to that were used for a 30 sec TV spot for
Trump Marina and a 30 sec TV spot for Trump Plaza Casinos.
Intern at The Grooveyard run by Bobby Eli in Upper Darby, PA Fall 2010
Assisted during tracking and mixing sessions.
Intern at The Star Group/Media & Marketing Group in Voorhees, NJ Spring 2010
Edited and mixed audio for 30-60 second radio and TV spots, composed music,
chose appropriate library music, timed scripts, recorded voice overs, coordinated
with copywriters, production managers, and voice talents to meet deadlines
Intern at Yessian Music in New York City Summer 2009
Chose song candidates for upcoming advertisements, organized music libraries,
and had practice composing jingles for KLM and Bounty TV Spots (not aired).
DJ at Lebanon Valley College’s Underground dance club. 2007-2009
DJed pop and dance music on Saturday nights.
DJ at Fuji Mountain Sushi Restaurant Summer 2006
Bar DJ, spinning relaxed, atmospheric grooves and took requests.
Midi Orchestration of Beauty and the Beast for community play Spring 2005
Used the piano sheet music to recreate the entire soundtrack eliminating the vocals
and slowing down the music so the children could sing to it.
Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA
Bachelor of Music in Music Recording Technology
• Recording Engineering • Music Mastering • Digital Audio • Electronic Music • Acoustics • Ear Training • Music Theory • Aural Theory • Vocal Training • Private percussion lessons • Percussion Ensemble • Piano Proficiency classes • Form and Analysis • Music History • Music Business • Physics • Electronics.