Music is, and always has been at the core of my passion to create. My musical background is founded in a solid mix of genres and instruments. I am a classically trained pianist, guitarist, and violinist. I also sing, play the banjo and the ukulele, and I am well versed as a synthesizer programmer.
My love of music as a child was rivaled only by my fascination and passion for an industry that exploded in popularity and came of age in the 1980’s… video games. I devoured them with a ferocity and dedication that was paralleled only by the time I invested into my music. At nine years of age I placed second in the Nintendo State Championships. My game of choice, Tetris.
My musical talent garnered acclaim and attention, and I was awarded a scholarship to the DU Lamont School of Music for my skill at classical piano. But my love for video games pulled me in a new direction. I left to pursue my true calling, a career where I could marry the two worlds together and mix my two passions, gaming and music. I went on to earn dual degrees in Music Technology and Music Business from the University of Colorado Denver.
Since then I’ve had the opportunity work with industry juggernauts including LucasArts, Disney, Playful (Oculus VR Launch Title), Electronic Arts, Activision, Naughty Dog, Retro, and notable mobile application and gaming developers. During my career I have been fortunate enough to have contributed my skills to a few video games that have won audio awards including Uncharted 3 and The Force Unleashed 2.
Along with my career I also feel a strong need to give back. I want to help others navigate through the murky waters of becoming a professional in the audio industry by sharing everything I’ve learned over the course of my career. I currently teach Game Audio Production with Wwise online through the Berklee College of Music. I also started and run two blogs that are designed to help people walking into this world make better sense of it. AaronBrownSound.com is an audio blog and PlayDotSound.com is a game audio blog.
Linked In Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/aaronbrownsound
Resume: Aaron Brown Resume