About The Recordist and Creative Sound Design, LLC
Creative Sound Design, LLC is an audio production company founded by Frank Bry in 1993 with digital sound sample offerings for Digital Sampling Keyboards. With the success of these libraries, the company expanded by offering digital sample CD-ROMs for the Emu Emulator IIIx, Emulator IV, synthesizer programming for Waldorf Electronics and Emu Systems, and custom sound effects design for video, film, radio and television. He then expanded into custom sound effects design and recording for leading sound effects CD developers.
The Recordist website was introduced in 1998 and has since become one of the largest and most well known boutique sound effects providers for the film, television and video game industries. The Recordist is the ultimate in High Definition Professional Sound Effects.
Frank Bry Bio:
Creative Sound Design evolved from Frank Bry’s beginnings as a musician in rock bands, as a live sound engineer, and as owner of his own recording studio. Frank moved from Massachusetts to Seattle in 1989 and began recording sound effects for sound libraries and doing sound design for video and radio. He also continued to work as a recording and mixing engineer for record projects and to create digital sound sample offerings for digital sampling keyboards. He expanded into custom sound effects design and recording for leading sound effects CD library developers. While working for Starwave Corporation as its lead sound designer, Frank worked on his first game project, Castle Infinity. After leaving Starwave, he did his first independent game sound design for Cavedog’s Total Annihilation.
Using his imagination, creativity, and technical expertise as well as his background in music and sound recording, Frank has recently been the sound designer for THQ’s Supreme Commander, Microsoft’s Dungeon Siege Series, BioWare’s Neverwinter Nights and Nintendo’s Metroid Prime series.
Many internationally known artists and media companies such as Los Lobos, Michael Gettel, Private Music, Narada Media, Microsoft, Valve Software, Starwave Corporation, Cavedog Entertainment, Humongous Entertainment and countless others have included our unique sound elements in their products.
Selected Multimedia and Video Game Titles:
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (2014), Activision. Sound Design, Weapon Recording
Battlefield 4 (2013), DICE/EA. Additional Sound Recordist
Duke Nukem Forever (2011), 2K Games, Inc.
Donkey Kong Country Returns (2010), Nintendo of America Inc.
Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock (2010), Activision Publishing, Inc.
Monday Night Combat (2010), Microsoft Game Studios
Supreme Commander 2 (2010), Square Enix, Inc.
Demigod (2009), Stardock Entertainment, Inc.
Space Siege (2008), SEGA of America, Inc.
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (2007), Nintendo of America Inc.
Supreme Commander (2007), THQ Inc.
Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance (2007), THQ Inc.
Dungeon Siege II: Broken World (2006), 2K Games, Inc.
Dungeon Siege: Throne of Agony (2006), 2K Games, Inc.
Dungeon Siege II (2005), Microsoft Game Studios
Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict (2005), Midway Home Entertainment, Inc.
Armies of Exigo (2004), Electronic Arts, Inc.
Axis & Allies (2004), Atari, Inc.
Kohan II: Kings of War (2004), Gathering, Global Star Software Inc.
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (2004), Nintendo of America Inc.
Unreal Tournament 2004: Editor’s Choice Edition (2004), Atari, Inc.
Dungeon Siege (2002), Microsoft Corporation
Metroid Prime (2002), Nintendo of America Inc.
Neverwinter Nights (2002), Infogrames, Inc.
Unreal Championship (2002), Infogrames, Inc.
Magic Artist Deluxe Cartoon (2001), Disney Interactive
Magic Artist Deluxe (2000), Disney Interactive
Total Annihilation: Kingdoms (1999), Cavedog Entertainment
Total Annihilation: The Core Contingency (1998), Cavedog Entertainment
Total Annihilation (1997), GT Interactive Software Europe Ltd.
Clients & Customers
20th Century Fox
740 Sound Design
Activision – Blizzard Entertainment
Alvernia Studios – Poland
Big Bang Sound Design
Dallas Audio Post Group
DICE (Electronic Arts)
High Moon Studios
Images & Sound – New Zealand
Imagination Games – Australia
Kings Isle Entertainment
Microsoft Game Studios
Milestone (videogame dev.)
Outpost Studios, Inc.
Sony Online Entertainment
Stickmen Studios – New Zealand
The Creative Assembly Limited (SEGA)
TheWorkRoom Studios – South Africa
Turtle Rock Studios
United Front Games
Vigil Games (THQ)
Warner Bros. Games
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