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Game Audio Vets Found Audio Hive

New audio production company takes aim at video games.

Los Angeles, CA. (August 21, 2019)—Multi award-winning composer Cris Velasco and CEO and composer Jose Varon have launched The Audio Hive, a new globally-focused full-service audio production company specializing in music, sound design, voiceover and implementation for video games.

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Velasco and Varon boast a combined experience of over 300 game titles, including Borderlands, The Witcher 3, Horizon Zero Dawn, Overwatch, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Mass Effect 3 and God of War. The Audio Hive’s first announced project includes sound design for Remnant: From the Ashes, Gunfire Games’ upcoming third-person survival action shooter set in a post-apocalyptic world.

“The Audio Hive was the group for Remnant: From the Ashes,” attested Gunfire Games’ audio team. “The sound work we needed to outsource was plenty and the timeline condensed. Not only were we able to source all of the work to The Audio Hive but we were able to do so within budget. Deliveries were on time every time and iteration was almost zero. Just professionals hitting the marks. Nice to know we can count on them.”

The Audio Hive has also enlisted A-list game audio veterans sound designer and audio director Rodney Gates and voice director and casting director Rob King. Other key staff include business development manager Koyo Sonae, who has been instrumental in managing talent for AAA video game projects such as Red Dead Redemption 2, Devil May Cry 5 and Resident Evil 7.

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“Our team achieves unique results by understanding our clients’ visions and adding our expertise, fresh approach and cutting-edge tactics to the final project,” says The Audio Hive’s CEO, Jose Varon. “To us, being creative, transparent and interdependable is the only way we know how to do business.”

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