At Power Up Audio, teamwork divides the task and doubles the success, without compromising your budget. We don’t assign only one sound generalist to your project; we employ a specialized and cooperative team of dedicated designers, composers, voice-over engineers, actors, and pipeline managers. By doing so, you're assured the assets you receive are of the highest quality, and produced by world-class professionals - not only experts in their respective field, but with a lifetime of video gaming to back it up.
Our team works closely with one another to create a natural affinity between mix levels, key signatures, and thematic vision. This harmonized audio package ensures that your sound effects, music, and voice-over will not only sound fantastic on their own, but even better when played together. Once we are ready to ship, we provide personalized access to our private FTP server for immediate retrieval of your audio assets. Every package we deliver is structured to minimize implementation time.
Just drop it in, and watch your project come to life.
The experienced designers at Power Up have produced tens of thousands of sound effects across games, movies, and web media. Our custom sound libraries and innovative synthesis techniques create a unique and memorable sonic palette for each and every project. With endless ways of producing the custom sound effects you need, your final product will earn an extra boost in immersive quality.
Music will always be one of the most effective tools in delivering an emotional impact, and no one knows that better than the composers at Power Up. In addition to providing music tracks for in-game environments, our team is also well versed in strengthening the presentation of your menus, cutscenes, and logo branding. Regardless of musical direction, our diverse and international team of composers means access to the right person for the job, every time.
Voice-over is essential in propelling a narrative, immersing the player in your product and adding greater depth to your characters. Power Up’s voice-over production service consists of a full suite of professionals, including a director, engineer, and editor to allow the highest level of output with quick turnover. The state-of-the-art studios we work with in Vancouver, Canada, and San Francisco, USA allow us access to top-tier, multilingual talent at reasonable prices.
Power Up’s leadership program offers to involve us in your development cycle as early and as often as you would like. Put us in charge of audio from day one, bring us on board for audio-related meetings, or request a corporate primer to tighten up your audio pipeline. Our experience in revision management systems and middleware guarantees both a streamlined working relationship with your team, as well as a great sounding final product.
All audio is original and exists for demonstration purposes only!
As a lifelong gamer and audiophile, Kevin's day-to-day work at Power Up Audio comes as little surprise. While working at SomaTone Interactive Vancouver, he played a contributing role in almost 200 projects, ranging casual, midcore and AAA. As Co-Founder and Creative Director at Power Up Audio, he brings a wealth of experience to the table regarding music, design, implementation, and voice-over. An ardent completionist off-hours, his gaming interests lie in platforming, puzzling, stealth, permanent death and unreasonably difficult achievements.
As a kid, Jeff learned how to navigate Heat Man’s “disappearing block” sections in Megaman 2 long before he learned to eat competently with a spoon and fork. Years later, after graduating with honours in both the Carleton University Music program and the Vancouver Film School’s Sound Design program, Jeff funnels that same passion as a full-time audio producer in the games industry. His work can be heard in the near 200 projects he was involved in during his tenure as principal sound designer at SomaTone Interactive's Canadian division - titles spanning multiple genres and platforms. On his downtime, Jeff enjoys jRPGs, 2D side-scrollers, and NHL 95 round robin tournaments (Penguins, home team, Genesis preferred).
Games have always played an important role in Riley's life, with Starcraft LAN parties being commonplace growing up. His fervour for music in games lead him to Berklee College of Music and studying with Emmy award-winning composer, Hummie Mann. Film credits include Green Earth Films, Theatre Encounter, and Universal Publishing. He continues to push boundaries with original concepts and ideas. Riley enjoys pwning newbs in Warsong Gulch, and competitive outdoor ping pong in the sun.
Ben is the mastermind behind Bass Treble Music, an APRA nominated, internationally-based music production studio. His experience spans all sectors of the entertainment industry, from traditional game production with East Side Games, to elaborate corporate productions for Facebook, Plenty of Fish, and the Westfield Group of Australia. He also loves producing dance music and recently had a remix selected by Kimbra for official release. Ben looks forward to bringing the highest quality service and product to every project in his partnership with Power Up Audio. In his free time, Ben loves pretending to knife people in Counterstrike: Global Offensive, and strolling the plains of Tyria in Guild Wars 2.
In addition to Vancouver-based studios, Power Up Audio is also partnered with Jory K. Prum, principal engineer, and owner of Studio Jory, a game production facility located in Fairfax, California. With 19 years of audio production experience, Jory has focused primarily on interactive audio since 1999, when he joined the LucasArts sound team to work on all of the "Star Wars: Episode I" release titles. Since departing LucasArts in 2001, Jory has worked as a gun-for-hire, creating sound effects, recording and manipulating voice & music, and mixing cutscenes for more than 100 games such as LucasArts’ “Knights of the Old Republic”, TellTale Games’ “The Walking Dead” and “Sam & Max” episodic games, and Double Fine’s “Brütal Legend”.
Power Up Audio are likeable, engaged professionals who are ready to throw their time and energy into projects at a moment's notice. We were very fortunate to have their services and I look forward to working with them again very soon.- Matt Toner, Partner, Zeros 2 Heroes
I was struck by Power Up Audio's immediate professionalism. They had obviously done this before! They took the time to really understand what my game needed, and delivered a perfectly tailored, custom-made audio track that enhanced my game in wonderful ways.-Ryan Henson Creighton, President, Untold Entertainment
The guys at Power Up are quite simply top-notch creative collaborators. They consistently come to the table with enthusiasm and an energy that is refreshing and rarely seen among external partners. But more importantly, they reliably deliver assets that meet and always exceed our expectations. Their energy is infectious; doubled up with their attention to detail and creative input, they bring our products to life with audio that has to be heard to be believed. PowerUp is an absolute joy to work with, and we encourage anyone needing audio content to give them a try - you won't be disappointed!-Ted Nugent, President, Genius Factor
"We had a really nice experience collaborating with Power Up Audio. They understood exactly what we were looking for. All members of the team are very efficient and creative. The result sounds PROFESSIONAL, plus they brought a special touch to our UI effects so our game is more fun to play! We highly recommend their services!"-Nathalie Gaulthier, R&D Project Manager, Seven Academy
Power Up Audio is, hands-down, my first choice whenever I need game audio. They hit every beat of a good production company - high quality, professional attitude, fair and respectful price, extremely fast production and straight-up wonderful people to work with. They know their craft inside and out, and it shows. I know I will definitely continue collaborating with Power Up on future projects, and I would strongly recommend you do the same.-Nick Yonge, Founder/Director/MCS-EOOEJ, krangGAMES Inc.
"We met Power Up Audio through a chance meeting at GDC and Jeff and Kevin's professionalism and extensive experience convinced us to sign with them over other studios for our new game. Plus, as a startup, we wanted to support other startups. They are a pleasure to work with and their turnaround is reliable and fast. They put in the extra time and effort to give suggestions but are never pushy and also receptive to feedback. We would highly recommend working with them and have been referring them to people left and right."-Carol Liaw, Product Manager, Quark Games Inc.
"Jeff and his Power Up Audio team were the only audio group we worked with that dove into the project in a hands-on manner, fully understanding our influences for audio and adding to our direction in ways we never thought of. Power Up Audio doesn't just mail it in with sound libraries, they'll custom create something that fits the personality of the game or app, then spend the time to tweak it to get implementation totally right. I was blown away by the level of quality we received from Power Up - so much so that I won't consider using anyone else in the future for our audio needs."-Adrian Crook, CEO, Adrian Crook + Associates
"The guys at Power Up Audio not only quickly hammered out assets that made me giddy as an art director, they were more than willing to engage in the creative process to make work, as a whole, better. Don't just have them make sounds for you, get them involved in your creative process. Power Up are capable sound-shapers and truly care about the medium of games. They appreciate the finer points of the art of game-making and can be a creative force every step of the way."-Matt Marshall, Art Director, Leaping Coyote Interactive
"I used to do all my own audio without a second thought. After working with Power Up Audio, seeing (or hearing, rather!) true pros in action, I can never go back."-Chevy Ray Johnston, Programmer
"Power Up Audio is a team of insanely talented professionals who know their craft and the industry inside and out. On site at the Vancouver Global Game Jam this year, they produced a phenomenal array of tailored, quality tracks for the participants with an amazing turnaround rate. Power Up Audio has a terrific ability to get to the heart of what a project needs to sound awesome!"-Kimberley Voll, Professor, Centre for Digital Media Vancouver
Power Up Audio has been amazing to work with. They always come through delivering work of the highest quality. They help us hit our every deadline, putting in overtime and going the extra mile, whatever it takes - to deliver something amazing, on time and on budget. They are the best post audio house I've ever worked with.-Gerrit Van Woudenberg, Director, Trackstar Media
There's professional and then there's the guys at Power Up. They care about our projects as much as we do and it shows in the exceptional value they deliver.-Nathan Lusignan, CEO, Point Blank Creative
Working with Power Up Audio has been an incredibly smooth process. They're friendly, professional, and open to criticism. They're gamers who love making game audio and it shows in the quality of their work.- Matt Thorson, Lead Programmer, Matt Makes Games Inc.
Every game designer would like to think they could do sound and maybe they can, but the truth is they can never do it as good as guys like Power Up Audio. They know their stuff, can actually understand a designer's vision for a game and its sound, then improve upon it. We had a very Spartan, functional sound plan for Sword of the Stars: The Pit, and PUA came in, worked with our plan, and made it so much more than what we had in mind. The proof is in the player feedback - people love every sound in the game, from the interface, to the characters to the music. Power Up Audio is the whole package.-Chris Stewart, Producer, Kerberos Productions
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