The Somatone Solution

Content and Technology for Interactive Media

About

What We Do

We help distinguish our clients’ projects through top quality sound design, original music composition, voice production, and audio implementation. We produce great content on time and within budget— providing our clients with the highest production values, ease of contracting, bundled services, and the benefits of our team’s combined decades of industry experience.

Our History

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Somatone Interactive, Inc. was co-founded in 2003 by fellow Berklee College of Music graduates Nick Thomas and Kane Minkus, whose shared passions for music and video games fueled their vision to create a top-quality, one-stop audio production shop. This innovative pair initially worked on feature films, national ad campaigns and AAA games, eventually concentrating their creative energies on the burgeoning casual games sector of the industry. They gained an early foothold in this rapidly growing arena to become a leading force in casual game audio, eventually branching out across all genres, styles and technical requirements.

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Somatone Today

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Today, Somatone has grown to include 15 full-time team members and several independent contractors. We hold credit to more than 1,000 games, including many top-sellers, across all genres. Because we have worked on a tremendous range of titles from nearly all major publishers and developers, as well as the indies, we have developed the expertise to make our clients’ projects sound great.

With this track record, we are closely attuned to best practices and emerging trends in the industry.

Looking forward, we are working passionately to create more immersive and engrossing experiences through a variety of content and technology solutions in all forms of interactive media.

Our Team

Michael Bross Chief Creative Officer "It’s all about leading a project’s creative vision to reach its greatest potential."

Backed by 20+ years of award-winning work as audio director,...
Adam Levenson Chief Operating Officer "It’s my job to make sure that each of our clients has a positive, seamless, and streamlined customer experience with us, from the moment we first connect and throughout our ongoing business relationship"

Adam brings 23 years+ of experience in virtually every aspect...
Ollie Glatzer Senior Producer "I bring my love of music-making to this industry as well as my love for Ogg Vorbis"

Ollie has a varied background as a classically trained violist,...

PARTNERS

immersion

Immersion is the leading provider of haptics (sensory touch feedback) technology, with an amazing SDK and array of tools for mobile and AAA game developers. After years of collaboration, Somatone has partnered with Immersion to bring this revolutionary experience to the mobile gaming community. As a creative partner in the creation of haptic effects, Somatone not only makes your game sound great, but now can make it feel great too.

www.immersion.com

Dolby

Since the 1960s, Dolby Laboratories has been a world leader in audio innovation. Dolby has developed many pioneering technologies, advancing the science of audio reproduction. Somatone is proud to partner with Dolby Laboratories to bring their breakthrough technology, Dolby Audio, to mobile developers and publishers. Dolby Audio provides a signficant advancement in mobile sound quality and enhanced gameplay experience on mobile devices.

www.dolby.com

SERVICES

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Music

With more than 50 years of collective music experience, our full-time music team brings a combination of advanced music degrees, classical music training, and industry expertise to the creative process. We work with many accomplished composers, performers and instrumentalists. Our music services include recording and producing live musicians, ranging from full orchestras to ensembles and live bands.

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Implementation

While great SFX, immersive music and stellar VO performances make up an important part of a great-sounding project, expert implementation and mixing of these assets are vital steps to make everything sound great. Our team has provided complete implementation support on games of all kinds and sizes. With high-level expertise in Unity, fmod, Wwise, and Unreal, Somatone sound designers oversee the entire audio pipeline, from content design to implementation, mixing, and testing.

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Haptics Production

Somatone has partnered with Immersion Corporation to design and implement multi-sensory effects into Android-based mobile games and apps using Immersion’s haptic technology. By coupling Immersion’s sophisticated tactile effects with our bundled services of premium sound design, original music, voice production and audio implementation, we are bringing heightened immersification to the mobile arena.

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Sound design

We create customized original sound to set it apart from others in its class. Our talented sound designers have the experience and creativity to develop unique sound assets for each project, based upon upfront collaborative work with clients and ongoing project management.

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Voice Production

We draw from a diverse portfolio of union and non-union talent with script-specific auditions, not pre-fab demos, to select voice actors who perfectly fit character roles. We regularly direct live VO sessions in our own recording studios and provide all-inclusive rates on talent and production—including casting, directing, recording, editing and mastering— making voice production as affordable as possible while adhering to high quality standards.

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Dolby Audio

Somatone has partnered with Dolby Laboratories, the world’s leader in audio innovation, to introduce Dolby Audio technology to mobile developers and publishers. Through this groundbreaking partnership, we can offer our clients a significant advancement in mobile sound quality and new opportunities to dramatically enhance games with sound. With the integration of Dolby’s breakthrough technology, Somatone offers assets and/or full game mixes custom-designed to maximize the benefits of Dolby Audio.

pricing

STI PRICING

We offer a flexible alternative to standard per asset pricing that we call Audio Units (AU). AU’s are work credits that can be used for any Somatone service.

OUR WORK

  • ALL
  • AAA-Online
  • Casino
  • Mobile
BierZerkers Sheildbreak
Bierzerkers
ShieldBreak
Delicious Games
Delicious - Emily's New Beginning
Blue Giraffe
VainGlory
Vainglory
SuperEvilMegaCorp
sugar-smash
Book of Life: Sugar Smash
SGN
lord-of-falen
Lords of the Fallen
CI Games
blood-brothers2
Blood Brothers 2
DeNA
Star Wars Galactic Defense
Star Wars - Tower Defense
DeNA
simpsons
The Simpsons Tapped Out
EA
heroes2015
Marvel Heroes
Gazillion
superhero-squad
Super Hero Squad
Gazillion
fates-forever
Fates Forever
Hammer & Chisel
Ratchet and Clank into the Nexus Audio
Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus
Insomniac Games
Jackpot Slots Audio and Sound Design
Slots
GREE
splash
Splash: Underwater Sanctuary
Runaway/DeNa
words
Words on Tour
Zynga
oddworld
Oddworld: News 'N' Tasty
Oddworld Inhabitants, Inc.
endless
Endless Wordplay
Originator
endless-reader
Endless Reader
Originator
panda-pop
Panda Pop
SGN
protocol-zero
Protocol Zero
Skybox
bingo
Bingo
Storm 8
World of Tanks
World of Tanks
Wargaming, Inc.
Duck Dynasty Slots Audio Design
Duck Dynasty Slots
Zynga
Alien Rage Audio Design
Alien Rage
CI Games

DEMOS

Sound Enhances the Gaming Experience.

NEWS

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Dolby Audio: Offering a new sound experience for mobile games

By Jennifer Walden, Post Magazine, May 2015 Most new Android devices are already equipped with Dolby Audio (www.dolby.com) (supporting Dolby Digital... READ MORE
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Dolby Laboratories & Somatone Join Forces

Dolby Laboratories and Somatone Interactive Join Forces Bringing Enhanced Audio Quality to Mobile Developers and Publishers Worldwide with Dolby... READ MORE

CONTACT US

We look forward to the opportunity

to fulfill your audio needs.

Fill out the simple audio needs form below to receive a confidential project estimate.

How many minutes of original music do you need?

How many sound effects?

How many ambient sounds?

How many characters need to be voiced?

How many total lines of voiceover?

Can we help you with Audio Implementation?

What audio engine are you using?

Do you need sound for cutscenes or cinematics; if so, how many?

LOCATE US ON THE MAP

1323 61st Street
Emeryville, CA 94608
(510) 420-0190
(510) 420-0191