Bio

  • Eric Cheng is a composer and sound designer for video games and interactive media. His album releases include the electro sci-fi soundtrack for XGen Studios’ Super Motherload, which appeared on several game critics' best music of 2013 lists, and more recently the psychedelic western soundtrack for The Low Road, a 1970s period espionage point and click adventure. In his own practice, Eric aims to explore interactive potential in musical experience, whether in the realm of audio(/visual) recordings, games, live performance, or any combination of the aforementioned. As a collaborator in the studio, he has over a decade of experience working with recording artists as a producer, engineer and player. In addition to composing music and working with audio in the studio, Eric performs and tours as an instrumentalist for the artists Grimes and Cecil Frena.

Education

  • University of Alberta (Edmonton, AB, Canada)
  • BA in Psychology, Minor in Music with a focus in Electroacoustic Composition and Music Technology (2005)

Selected Work Experience

  • XGen Studios (Edmonton, AB, Canada): 2008-2017
  • Composer and audio lead for a variety of indie games on console, flash and mobile.
  • Serious Labs (Edmonton, AB, Canada): 2014-Present
  • Music composer and sound designer for VR equipment simulators and interactive learning experiences.
  • Funktronic Labs (Pasadena, CA, United States): 2016-2017
  • Music implementation and technical consultant for both auto-generative and user-generated music-making experiences in VR. 

Skills

  • Works at all stages of music writing and production.
  • Can accurately and imaginatively create wide-ranging sound effect palettes using library samples, studio/location recording, foley, musical instruments and editing.
  • Experienced in recording and directing voice sessions and editing dialog.
  • Proficient with Ableton Live, Pro Tools, Logic, Studio One and other DAWs.
  • Over 5 years experience with FMOD Studio and Wwise across multiple projects. 
  • Familiar with audio in Unity as well as Playmaker scripting.
  • Works in-office and remotely and is well-versed in communication and productivity tools like Slack, Google Docs, GitHub and SVN.
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