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Game Contractor Profile

Clean Cuts Music & Sound Design

4100 Wisconsin Ave. N.W.
First Floor
Washington DC 20016
United States
Phone: 202-237-8884
Fax: 202-237-5455

Category: Music Composition
Sound Effects Creation
Voice Acting

Description: Clean Cuts is a world-class audio facility with over 25 years of experience in the industry. Our award-winning audio team holds a strong reputation
for high-quality work, reliability, and adaptability, making us a valuable working partner for your project. Clean Cuts staffs a full-time team of composers, creative sound designers, and implementers, and provides full project management and creative services to clients across the world. Our team is renowned for our reputable client service, allowing them to entrust us with management of the entirety of the audio, giving our clients the ability to focus on game-play and design. We would love to talk with you about your project and what we can provide for you as our client!
Year Founded: 1992
President/CEO: Jack Heyrman
Willing to Travel? Yes
Can Work Onsite? Yes
Tax Status: 1099
Availability: Whatever the schedule, our delivery is on-time and on-point. We have the capability and capacity to accommodate the needs of any size projects, working with a variety of budgets and alleviating the stress of tight turnaround deadlines. Our 16 sound designers and team produce and create from our 3 facilities in the Washington, DC and Baltimore areas, allowing us to dedicate ourselves to each project as if it is the only one we’re working on. Our flexible environment allows for immediate communication and ease as you will be working with only one project producer instead of dealing with multiple contractors. Our experienced staff is all in-house, giving our clients peace of mind in always knowing exactly who they’re working with, as well as the knowledge we will always have someone in office ready to work for your project. We schedule our sound designers on your time to make deliveries and communication as smooth and quick as possible.
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Skills: • Original Music Composition • Custom Sound Design • Audio Implementation • Casting: Union and Non-Union Talent • Can provide a signatory • VO editing, direction, and mixing • Foley • Mixing in 5.1 and Stereo • Location sound recording • FMOD • WWISE • Unity • Highest level of client service and support

Tools: •14 Audio Suites running Pro Tools 10 HD w/ numerous plug-ins. • Booths for recording VO, instruments, and foley • 16 on-staff Sound Designers • On-staff Audio Implementers • 3 on-staff Composition Team • Vast array of virtual instruments, live instruments, and instrumentalists on hand • Terabytes of SFX Libraries and Custom SFX • Custom Music Library with over 1000 tracks • ISDN and Source Connect capabilities to connect around the world • Professional microphones, high end microphone preamps, and studio monitors

Platform Experience: Windows PC, Flash Browser Based, Nintendo Wii, Mac OS X, Nintendo DS, Cell Phone/WAP, Other

Project Preferences: No matter the scale of the project, our clients always receive creative,
top-notch work, as we encompass the whole audio process from vision
to product completion. Our clients love our attention to detail, superb
communication, and the fact that we’re part of their team as opposed to just a vendor. We are willing to travel to on-site locations to meet with you, professionalism and collaboration are the keys to a successful partnership in creating game-perfect audio! No revision is too small or beneath our notice; the project isn’t complete until you’re satisfied. We work with studios and teams of all sizes and platforms; each is a fun and unique experience for all involved. We treat each game as if it is our own, and are attentive and reliable throughout the entire process.

Ideal Client Size: We work with all varieties of companies, ranging from indie to AAA. We manage the project so no matter the budget, the end result is always top of-the-line. We work with some companies to supplement their own team’s work, while other clients give us full creative freedom to produce a great product. Our clients appreciate our resolve and dedication to giving the same attention and quality no matter the scale of project. From a VO-record to full-fledged game audio, no job is too small or too large!