Hello! My name is Abbie Howard (sometimes under the pseudonym Abieo!). I currently work as a Junior Audio Designer for Double Eleven, based in Middlesbrough, UK.
I'm a recent graduate of The University of Huddersfield, studying a BA(Hons) in Music and Sound for The Moving Image (2018-2021) being awarded a First Class Honours (1:1).
Additionally, I have a background in Creative Media Production, being awarded a Dist*Dist*Dist*, which helped familiarise me with audio operating/field recording, and post-production editing/techniques in Adobe Premiere Pro.
I have experience working with linear sound (trailers, short films, redesigns) as well as in-game assets.
Throughout the years I have dipped my toes in different audio avenues, freelancing podcast editing; creating orchestral library music for TV, and alongside my university studies I worked as an Audio Designer for Canalside Studios on "Mira's Tale".
I was also the Audio Designer for "Big Bad Bunnies From Another Dimension", a student final year project which won 3 awards at the 2021 Game Republic.
In my second year of University I created an adaptive soundtrack in Unity and FMOD in the module 'Music for The Moving Image' that would change when the character encounters an enemy. I achieved this using box colliders and assigning different intensities to the music layerings I created.
For my final year project in University, I created my own video game level in UE4 and implemented my sound design audio assets using in-engine blueprints (occlusion, attenuation, audio splines, box colliders, on-action). I also took an audio programming module which allowed me to learn visual programming in MaxMsp. I have also completed AudioKinetic's Wwise 101 certification.
Equipment + Proficiencies:
Logic Pro, Reaper, Unity, FMOD, UE4 blueprinting, MaxMSP, Izotope RX 8, video/audio editing in Adobe Premiere Pro, Wwise 101 certified. I primarily use my Zoom H5, AT-875r shotgun, Shure SM7B, and contact microphone for recording. Dual boot Mac OS and Windows.
I love creating orchestral music. In my spare time I have previously created albums for The Nerve, ready to be synced on TV/Productions.
Some recent placements include BBC1's Antiques Roadshow, Channel 5's Escape to the Farm with Kate Humble, and More4's Prue's Great Garden Plot. I also have some rescores above in my full portfolio!
Top 5 Favourite Games: Games I'm Currently Playing:
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild, It Takes Two,
Halo: Reach, Little Nightmares 2,
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt,
Portal 2, Spyro Reignited Trilogy,
Spyro: A Hero's Tail. Game Builder Garage.
Sumo Digital Award
for Game Design
Rebellion North Award
for Art and Animation
Rockstar Leeds Award for Best Team
Big Bad Bunnies From Another Dimension
Made in 12 weeks, audio for a
twin-stick shooter, creating sfx for several weapons, enemies, and character abilities.
Audio for an action adventure puzzle game, creating sfx for interactives, character vox and enemies, environments, destructives, grapples/abilities.
Sumo Digital Award for Game Design
A Reminder Of Home
Romantic and wistful orchestral tracks with a twinkle of optimism. Made for production/TV library music.
The bucolic beauty of an English village... fêtes, green fields & happy bumble bees. Made for production/TV library music.
Acorn Masterkey 49
Blue Yeti +
Psst... I'm interactive. Hover over me..
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