Montreal-based video game voiceover leader Game On Audio expands to L.A. with industry player Amanda Wyatt

Jun 09, 2010, 15:38 ET from Game On Audio

MONTREAL, June 9 /PRNewswire/ - In response to the overwhelming demand for high-quality voiceover recording and editorial for video games, Montreal-based sound studios Game On Audio will officially open their Los Angeles studio facility in September 2010. Well-known voiceover director Amanda Wyatt will coordinate the expansion and act as the company's new Los Angeles Studio Director and Lead Voice Director.

As an eight-year outsource provider to publishers such as Ubisoft, Atari and Electronic Arts, Game On Audio has recorded dialogue and produced the audio post-production on over 100 popular titles, ranging from Electronic Arts' Army of Two to Ubisoft's Prince of Persia and Assassins Creed.

Ms. Wyatt's previous credits include most notably Halo Wars and Crackdown 2 from Microsoft Game Studios, as well as Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands and Assassin's Creed 1 & 2 from Ubisoft.

Prior to her career in casting and directing voice over for games, Ms. Wyatt served as the Voiceover Business Manager at Soundelux DMG for over six years.

"In just eight years Game On Audio has gone from one of the first video game sound specialists in Montreal to worldwide audio production with partner studios around the world," said Samuel Girardin, Game On Audio's CEO. "Reflecting the synergies of video game production between Montreal and Los Angeles, we're now proud to welcome Amanda Wyatt to our team. With more than 50 games under her belt, Amanda understands how critical it is to ensure that the sound, music, and voiceover assets work together to create a cohesive soundtrack for the game. With this L.A. announcement, we're positioning ourselves to become the leading voiceover 'one-stop shop' for the gaming industry."

Ms. Wyatt added: "I am very excited to join the Game On Audio team, and to be part of building something truly innovative from the ground up here in L.A. Both Samuel and I believe that voice in video games is the most human element the player identifies with. This is why we go to great lengths to ensure the player has the ability to become emotionally connected and invested in the characters."

About Game On Audio

With studios in Montreal and Los Angeles, Game On Audio (previously branded as Point d'orgue) is a recognized leader in voice recording, casting, direction, facial motion capture, mixing and post-production for the global video game industry. In addition, through a network of partner studios in New York, Paris, Toronto and Vancouver, the company provides clients with access to the most diverse pool of talent in the industry. Featuring a portfolio of over 100 titles for 15 different development studios to date, Game On Audio sets the standard in gaming audio technology.

                           Game On Audio factsheet


    - Years in operation: 8 (one of the first video game sound specialists in
      Canada)

    - Studios: Montreal and Los Angeles

    - Partner studios: New York, Paris, Toronto and Vancouver

    - Team members: Samuel Girardin, Founder and CEO; Amanda Wyatt, Los
      Angeles Studio Director and Lead Voice Director; Olivier Germain,
      Technical Director and Lead Audio Mixer; Vincent Martinez, Sound
      Engineer; Allan Beaupré, Sound Technician; Adam James Broughton,
      Business Development

    - Value-added expertise: Standardized sound recording acoustics; access
      to a diverse pool of voice talent; proprietary technologies to ensure
      high level of workflow

    - Services: Voice recording, voice casting, voice direction, facial
      motion capture, script translation, localization, in-game mixing and
      post-production

    - Portfolio: Over 100 titles for 15 studios, ranging from Electronic
      Arts' Army of Two to Ubisoft's Prince of Persia and Assassins Creed
      representing total product sales in the hundreds of millions of dollars

    - Audio technology: Solid State Logic consoles, Avid Pro Tools HD,
      Euphonix, proprietary audio technologies

SOURCE Game On Audio