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About:

Hello! My name is Abbie Howard (sometimes under the pseudonym Abieo!). I currently work as a Junior Audio Designer for 
Double Elevenbased 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.

























 Implementation:

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! 



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         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.

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1st:

Sumo Digital Award

for Game Design

1st:

Rebellion North Award

for Art and Animation

3rd:

Rockstar Leeds Award for Best Team

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Big Bad Bunnies From Another Dimension

Sound Designer

Made in 12 weeks, audio for a 

twin-stick shooter, creating sfx for several weapons, enemies, and character abilities. 

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Mira's Tale

Sound Designer

Audio for an action adventure puzzle game, creating sfx for interactives, character vox and enemies, environments, destructives, grapples/abilities.

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3rd:

Sumo Digital Award for Game Design

A Reminder Of Home
Green Avenue
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A Reminder Of Home

Composer (Orchestral)

Romantic and wistful orchestral tracks with a twinkle of optimism. Made for production/TV library music.

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World From A Window
Blossom Park
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Country Life

Composer (Orchestral)

The bucolic beauty of an English village... fêtes, green fields & happy bumble bees. Made for production/TV library music.

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3 cups

Blueberries

3 cups

Flour

1 cup

Sugar

1½ cups

Butter

Audio-Technica M40x

Zoom-H5

Portable Recorder

Nintendo Switch

Acorn Masterkey 49

Pedal

Gameboy Color

Canon 750-D

50mm 1:1.4

Foley Tools 

EFS 18-55mm

Macro 0.25m/0.8ft

SM-58

Polaroid

Originals 600

Blue Yeti +

Popshield

Stylophone

Windshield

Violin

Psst... I'm interactive. Hover over me..

Get In Touch

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abieohoward(at)gmail(dot)com