Aubrey Hodges

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Aubrey Hodges
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Born 1966-11-03
Birth Place San Rafael, CA
Nationality American   USA.svg

Aubrey Hodges is an American video game musician, sound designer, and audio director.

He started working on video games in 1990 when he started working for Sierra Entertainment in September. In April 1993, he left Sierra with Orpheus Hanley and started working at Midway Games. There, he scored such works as Doom 64 (N64), Doom (PS1), Quake (N64), and Ready 2 Rumble Boxing. After 10 years at Midway, he left and joined Electronic Arts as their audio director. There, he worked on their NASCAR and Madden NFL series. In September 2008, he moved on to 38 Studios, also serving as an audio director. In May 2012, he started working at Backflip Studios, continuing to serve as an audio director. In May 2017, he left the company and in August 2018, he started working at Splash Damage as an audio director, where he continues to work to this day.

Audio Development

Aubrey said this about developing the soundtrack of Doom:

The main theme was written using Voyetra SP Gold sequencing software triggering a Kurzweil KS2000. I played the guitar tracks on top of the sequence using a Tascam DA88. Which in my opinion was one of the most flaky devices ever built. But, at least it worked long enough to track the guitar...hehe. The digital version of the theme was then cut into small slices and triggered as regions on the N64 at very small sampling rates. 11k I think. Which made the theme sound pretty low fi. But...it seemed to work pretty well for a game that was so dark. The level music was a different thing entirely.

On both the PSX and N64 I wrote directly on the hardware using tools by Sony and Nintendo. They allowed me to create tiny little sample banks of instruments/weird sounds and then trigger them with my sequencer. The programs even allowed me to assign fx to the tracks as well as envelope curves and so on. I sampled every weird thing I could get my hands on including a bee trapped in a coffee can, a laptop with a broken fan and an noisy candy machine in our break room. The samples were bizarre...perfect for the type of compositions I knew would fit the game. The result is what you hear when you play any of those games.

Gameography

Released Title Sample Notes
1987-??-?? Roberta Williams' Mixed-Up Mother Goose (DOS) Sound Effects with Ken Allen and Mark Seibert.
1991-??-?? Conquests of the Longbow: The Legend of Robin Hood (DOS) With Ken Allen, Christopher Braymen, and Orpheus Hanley.
1991-??-?? EcoQuest: The Search for Cetus (DOS) With Christopher Braymen, Mark Seibert, Dan Kehler, and Orpheus Hanley.
1992-??-?? Quest for Glory I: So You Want to Be a Hero (DOS) With Mark Seibert and Spike Jones.
1993-??-?? Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist (DOS)
1993-??-?? Hoyle Classic Card Games (DOS) With Rudy Helm.
1993-??-?? Quest for Glory IV: Shadows of Darkness (DOS)
1993-??-?? Shadow of Yserbius (DOS) With Russell Lieblich.
1995-02-17 Fun 'n Games (3DO) (ファン・ゲーム ソフトのおもちゃばこ)
1995-11-16 Doom (PS1) (ドゥーム)
1995-??-?? Kyle Petty's No Fear Racing (SNES) (サーキットUSA)
1996-10-01 Final DOOM (PS1) (ファイナルドゥーム)
1997-03-31 Doom 64 (N64) (ドゥーム64)
1997-??-?? Robotron X (W16) With Danny Lewis.
1998-01-06 Robotron 64 (N64) With Orpheus Hanley and Danny Lewis.
1998-03-24 Quake (N64)
1998-04-30 Bio FREAKS (PS1)
1998-05-31 Bio FREAKS (N64)
1998-09-12 NFL Blitz (PS1)
1999-03-?? Rampage 2: Universal Tour (N64)
1999-09-08 Ready 2 Rumble Boxing (DC) (レディ・トゥ・ランブル・ボクシング ~打ち込め笑いのメガトンパンチ!!~)
1999-10-31 Ready 2 Rumble Boxing (N64) Composer
Sound Conversion with Orpheus Hanley.
1999-10-31 Ready 2 Rumble Boxing (PS1)
2000-10-23 Ready 2 Rumble Boxing: Round 2 (PS2) Music Development Manager
2000-11-13 Ready 2 Rumble Boxing: Round 2 (N64) Music Development Manager
2001-09-24 Spy Hunter (PS2) With Dale Stump, Leonard Rankins, and Leonard Bedoian.
Music Development Manager
2002-03-12 Spy Hunter (GC) With Dale Stump, Leonard Rankins, and Leonard Bedoian.
Music Development Manager
2002-03-14 Spy Hunter (XBOX) With Dale Stump, Leonard Rankins, and Leonard Bedoian.
Music Development Manager
2002-06-16 Fire Blade (PS2) Various audio roles.
2002-06-18 Legion: The Legend of Excalibur (PS2) Various audio roles.
2002-11-17 Haven: Call of the King (PS2) Various audio roles.
2002-12-29 Fire Blade (GC) Various audio roles.
2003-07-16 NCAA Football 2004 (GC) Pre-Game Intro Music by Edd Kalehoff and Sergei Kossenko.
2003-08-12 Madden NFL 2004 (PS2) Additional Audio Support with Michael Reed and Eric LeBlanc.
2003-08-12 Madden NFL 2004 (W32) Additional Audio Support with Michael Reed.
2003-08-27 Spy Hunter (W32) With Dale Stump, Leonard Rankins, and Leonard Bedoian.
Music Development Manager
2003-09-16 NASCAR Thunder 2004 (PS2) Supporting Audio with Sergei Kossenko and Michael Reed.
2003-09-16 NASCAR Thunder 2004 (XBOX) Supporting Audio with Sergei Kossenko and Michael Reed.
2003-12-10 NCAA Football 2004 (NGAGE) Audio Support
2004-01-13 NFL Street (PS2) Central Services: Audio Director
2004-08-09 Madden NFL 2005 (PS2) (Madden NFL 2005 スーパーボウル) Central Services (UK Release): Audio Director
2004-09-04 NASCAR 2005: Chase for the Cup (GC) Central Services: Audio Director
2004-12-22 NFL Street 2 (PS2) Central Services: Audio Director
2005-02-15 NASCAR SimRacing (W32) Central Services: Audio Director
2005-08-08 Madden NFL 06 (PS2) (マッデンNFL06) Central Services: Audio Director
2005-08-17 Madden NFL 06 (W32) Central Services: Audio Director
2005-08-30 NASCAR 06: Total Team Control (PS2) Central Services: Audio Director
2005-09-20 Madden NFL 06 (PSP) Central Services: Audio Director
2006-02-07 Arena Football (PS2) Central Services: Audio Director
2006-07-18 NCAA Football 07 (PS2) Central Services: Audio Director
2006-08-22 Madden NFL 07 (PS2) Central Services: Audio Director
2006-09-06 NASCAR 07 (PS2) Central Services: Audio Director
2006-11-14 NFL Street 3 (PS2) Audio: Audio Director
2006-11-20 Superman Returns (PS2) Central Services: Audio Director
2007-07-23 NASCAR 08 (PS2) Central Services: Audio Director
2007-08-14 Madden NFL 08 (GC) Audio/Video: Audio Director
2007-08-14 Madden NFL 08 (W64) Audio/Video: Audio Director
2007-08-28 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 (PS3) Audio/Video: Audio Director
2007-08-28 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 (W64) Electronic Arts Tiburon - Audio Video
2008-06-10 NASCAR 09 (PS2) Audio/Video: Audio Director
2008-08-12 Madden NFL 09 (PS2) Audio/Video: Audio Director
2008-09-03 NFL Head Coach 09 (PS3) Audio/Video: Audio Director
2010-08-12 NinJump (IOS)
2011-03-22 Madden NFL Football (3DS) Madden Theme with Peter Lehman.
2011-05-12 Army of Darkness: Defense (IOS)
2012-05-24 Fieldrunners (W64)
2012-10-03 Paper Toss Friends (IOS) With Ben Long.
2012-10-18 NinJump Deluxe (AND)
2014-08-14 Spellfall - Puzzle Adventure (AND)
2020-03-19 Doom 64 (W64)
2020-03-20 Doom 64 (SW)
2020-03-20 DOOM Eternal (W64) Poster Tracks with various otters.
2020-04-28 Gears Tactics (W64) Splash Damage: Audio: Additional Audio with Lewis Gregory Williams and Matteo Cerquone.

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