About


I'm Ryan Vincent Jaeger, an American sound designer specializing in game audio.

Over the years I've mostly been involved in sci-fi and fantasy themed games, where I've created sound effects and soundscapes, performed Foley, conducted studio and field recordings, asset organization, audio implementation, pipeline development and documentation.

I've been playing video games since the RF modulator days, and have experienced a wide variety of systems and genres. PC games and stylized mobile titles are my preference these days.

If you're currently seeking an audio freelancer to assist your existing audio team, or have a small project that requires someone to handle all of your audio outsourcing needs, please get in touch!

Credits

Games


  • Aliens: Colonial Marines TimeGate Studios SEGA of America Additional Sound Design 2013
  • Section 8: Prejudice TimeGate Studios Additional Sound Design 2011
  • Death Tower Martian Arctic Games Sound Design, Additional Art 2013
  • Rogue Miner Martian Arctic Games Sound Design 2012
  • Gem Goblin Martian Arctic Games Sound Design, Web Design 2011
  • Cyber-Wing Martian Arctic Games Sound Design, Additional Level Design 2009
  • Old World 2 Jwat Games Sound Design, Additional Level Design 2008 (Cancelled)
  • Starsiege: 2845 Clancore Design Group Sierra Entertainment Sound Design, Additional Level Design 2006 (Cancelled)

Music


Albums / EPs

Singles

Demos

Mixing / Recording

  • Unreleased Demo 2009 Come See My Dead Person Unreleased Mixing 2009
  • Demo 2009 Imitation of Nature Self-Released Mixing, Recording Assistant 2009
  • Demo 2008 Jim Jones Jamboree Self-Released Mixing, Recording, Bass, Left Guitars 2008

Performance Only

  • Unreleased Demo 2004 ZooHypoTHEsis Unreleased Right Guitars, Studio Bass 2004
  • Demo 2003 Duro Unfinished CDR Self-Released Right Guitars, Studio Bass 2003
  • Demo 2001 Duro Unfinished CDR Self-Released Right Guitars 2001
  • Unreleased Demo 2000 Luminol Unreleased Guitars, Synth 2000
  • Demo 1999 Luminol Unfinished CDR Self-Released Guitars 1999

Short Film


48 Hour Short Film Festival Entry Credits

  • Le Dent Noire DGC Productions Sound Effects Editor 2009
  • Porter DGC Productions Sound Effects Designer 2008

Web Résumé

Summary


  • Audio designer with a significant amount of experience in game audio
  • Audio credits on two AAA titles as well as numerous indie and mobile games
  • Experienced with recording, editing, mixing, mastering, audio synthesis, field recording, and Foley
  • Professional experience implementing audio utilizing the Unreal Engine 3 audio system and Wwise

Professional Game Audio Experience


Associate Audio Designer

  • TimeGate Studios Sugar Land, Texas June 2010 - July 2011
  • Conducted audio implementation on Section 8: Prejudice and Aliens: Colonial Marines (E3 demo)
  • Built audio soundscapes with Sound Actors/AkEvents and Ambient Zones/Wwise Sound Volumes
  • Scripted audio events in Kismet, as well as populated matinee tracks and AnimSets with audio
  • Ensured audio content was compliant with company nomenclature and department naming schema
  • Imported and authored audio assets within the Unreal audio system and Wwise
  • Assisted with pipeline development and documentation via internal wiki
  • Routinely collaborated with Direction, Game Design, VFX, Level Design, Programming, and QA departments
  • Awarded "Certificate of Excellence" 5 times

Freelance Game Audio Experience


Sound Design, Audio Implementation, Miscellaneous

  • Independent Texas September 2003 - Present
  • Conducts sound effects design, sound effects editorial, dialog editorial, and music production
  • Mixing and mastering of game audio and music, performs Foley, specifics, and location sound recordings
  • Implements audio via editorial of TorqueScript, LuaScript, and various toolsets such as Torque3D, etc.
  • Also a wearer of many hats, assisting in various areas of game development such as: level design, CSG modeling, pixel art, environment art, aesthetic consultation, web design, etc.

Skills


Certifications

  • Certified Wwise-101 End User

Software

  • Audio Production: Ableton Live Suite, Sony Sound Forge Pro, Sound Miner, Protools, and numerous plug-ins
  • Audio Integration: Unreal Engine 3, Wwise, Torque, Hammer, script editorial
  • Development: Windows/OSX/iOS/Android, Perforce, Subversion, Notepad++, OpenOffice, Mantis, and other misc. bug trackers

Soft Skills

  • Able to communicate effectively with producers, directors, leads, programmers, artists, designers, and quality assurance
  • Strong sense of aesthetics and an eye — as well as an ear — for details
  • Ability to give and receive fair, constructive criticism
  • Works well with teams and can complete tasks with minimal supervision... Though, it does get lonely in the audio dungeon
  • Ability to troubleshoot and use all available resources to resolve issues
  • Able to pick up new skills quickly via personal research and hands-on experience

Miscellaneous Information


Affiliations

  • IGDA (International Game Developers Association)
  • BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.)

Gaming

  • Currently Playing: Overwatch, Rocket League, Rust, Minecraft
  • Looking Forward To: Friday The 13th, Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen, Camelot Unchained, Ashes of the Singularity
  • Favorite Games of All-Time: Starsiege: Tribes, Left 4 Dead 2, Dungeon Siege, Mega Man 3, Bubble Bobble, Secret of Mana

Music

  • Current Listening: Gunship, Archspire, Ghost, Artificial Brain, Carpenter Brut, LazerHawk
  • Favorite Artists: Type O Negative, Killing Joke, Mew, Björk, Ulrich Schnauss, Sigur Rós, Tony Mansfield

Other Hobbies

  • Web design, music production, dissecting audio in games and movies, playing guitar/bass, disc golf

Interests

  • Computers, music, the loudness wars, aesthetics, movies, walking

Testimonials


It's hard to say enough good things about Ryan, but in the time he worked for me, he always took initiative and dug right into most technical issues and challenges without hesitation. He was also exceptional at imparting details that may demonstrate risk or complication. Ryan takes direction well and with a great attitude that made my job easier. In managing people, you look for the qualities Ryan possesses. To top it all off, he has a never-ending thirst for knowledge that will amaze. I highly recommend Ryan and hope to work together again in the future.


Bob Strenger (Lead Sound Designer at TimeGate Studios)
Quoted from Ryan's LinkedIn

Praises


...and unlike a lot of indie games, the music and sounds aren't annoying, they're actually pretty pleasant.


Lord Socky
Quoted from Death Tower (Google Play Review)