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YouTube comment about misfitted music

A YouTube comment for a video game that crowdfunded over $800,000.00. 

Another YouTube comment about misfitted royalty-free music

A YouTube comment for a video game that has over 8 million downloads and 15,000 active players on Steam. 

A YouTube comment complaining about cheap, royalty-free sound FX

A YouTube comment for a for a video game being played by a well-known streamer. The video got 3m+ views.

A funny YouTube comment complaining about the music sounding bad

The comment that prompted a video game developer to reach out to us. 

The "royalty-free trap" refers to the problem that most video game developers have faced. Either a sound has already been used multiple times by someone else, it is low quality, or it does not fit.

We understand the appeal of using royalty-free sounds or music. But your customers are getting smarter. If you have found it, chances are, others have too. 

OVERUSED

THE

ROYALTY-FREE TRAP

LOW QUALITY

DOES NOT FIT

MUSIC

"We used Native Darkness Productions to compose all the music for 7 Days to Die and not only did they do fantastic job of creating compelling content they went to great lengths to play the game and understand the product and our goals. The system we designed creates dynamic music sections from loops so this project would challenge the most technical of audio designers."

Richard Huenink, creator of 7 Days to Die

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SOUND DESIGN

"My company used Native Darkness for the composition and sound design on our upcoming game "Hexzle". They were extremely easy to work with and thorough with their process. I couldn't be happier with the results and I find myself constantly recommending them to all of my fellow developers."

Christopher Walka, Owner of Brutiful Games

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OUR PROCESS

OUR PRODUCT

  • Modular Team

  • Highly Delegative
  • The Highest Standard

TOTAL SOUND DESIGN

  • Snapshot Prototyping

  • Modern Revision Requesting

  • Virtual Studio Sessions​​

  • Streamlined Communication

  • Modular Team

  • Highly Delegative

  • The Highest Standard

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Hunter Shaw

Co-Founder

Composer & Sound Designer

As a veteran in the interactive sound space, I am proficient in bringing ideas to life. 

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Sam Striker

Co-Founder

CEO & Project Manager

You will always have a direct line to me. Communication is my number-one priority.

ABOUT US

Sam Striker

Co-Founder

CEO & Project Manager

Hunter Shaw 

Co-Founder

Composer & Sound Designer

Sam and Hunter both began cultivating their passions for music in the mid-2000s. Hunter, being a performing artist in Dallas, crossed paths with Sam, who was a full-time producer. Working together they quickly found they had common convictions about the current state and direction of the music and gaming industry. The two decided to break away from the mold of mediocrity and change the process.

 

They have since brought many projects to life while working with clientele of all sizes. Continuing in the spirit of making the process fun and enjoyable for everyone.

Let’s make what’s in your head come out of your speakers. Let’s make music.

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