Our Mission & What We Do
We create music and design sound that stands alone as a worthy contribution to art and aural enjoyment. We strive for constant musical improvement, excellence and understanding internally and throughout the industry.
We are focused on providing high quality, original, artistic, and thoughtful music, sound design and voiceovers for casual, social, AAA, and mobile game developers. We also work with other media such as artists' CD albums, websites, film, TV and live applications.
Please visit the artist page to learn more about our musicians and voice talent.
Aaron M. Walz, is a composer and sound designer for mobile, social, AAA and casual games with a BA in Music. He runs Walz Music & Sound, is a co-founder and managing partner of the Game Audio Alliance, LLC, and is a long-term on-site contractor at Kabam, where he works on titles like Heroes of Camelot, Dragons of Atlantis and Wartune. He wrote the theme song for Ravenwood Fair (John Romero), is the composer of the RPG series Aveyond, and produced voice overs and music for Cherry Credits’ regional releases of Dragon Nest and SD Gundam Capsule Fighter. In addition to audio creation, Aaron is also experienced with implementation and middleware.
Aaron has received several awards for his work including “Best Game” at Microsoft’s Independent Games Festival (for Hardwood Hearts) and Game Tunnel’s “Best Sound” for Aveyond. Ravenwood Fair was also nominated for Best Audio at the GDC Online Awards..
Additionally, Aaron sings and records with several projects and performs with the Golden Gate Men’s Chorus, where he serves on the Board of Directors as the Marketing Chair. Aaron strives to create music for media that stands alone as a worthy contribution to art. He is the audio speaker content adviser of the Casual Connect game conference for the Casual Game Association. His biggest influences are the great Japanese game composers. He also enjoys tennis, bowling, cooking and wine tasting.
Read more about Aaron on the Artists Page
Cyndi is a first generation Californian, currently hanging her hat in the Vancouver, BC. She is a graduate of Sonoma State University where she received her BA in English Literature. In May of 2012, she received a masters in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University. Cyndi has voiced numerous characters for Walz Music including Stella from Aveyond 3, and Merchant May and Lily from Dragon Nest.
Matthew enjoys taking things apart, even when they're in good repair, in order to try and figure out how they work. He can sometimes be found putting things together, though not in their original form. He's been an engineering intern at Make Labs, and has worked for Instructables as their Community Manager. He is currently working towards a masters degreen in Interactive Art and Design from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. Matthew is also the voice of Galahad from Aveyond 3.
Julie Casson is a talented physical and digital artist and an organized project manager. She works at Viz Media, creating all their online design collateral, and maintaining their online communities and communication. She has been involved with Walz Music & Sound from the beginning, helping to choose virtually all visual artistic decisions, including the company colors and even created our first logo.
Michael Chan is Chinese-American, born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and studied Computer Science at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California. He has lived and worked in Japan since 2001.
He is an IT professional doing development at a consulting firm in Tokyo. In addition, he is a sound engineer for a local non-profit organization as well as for Walz Music & Sound. His weapons of choice are a D-Show board, Venue software and ProTools.
An incredible asset to our team, as he is fluent in Japanese and is himself a die-hard lover of almost all games, as well as being a proficient player of piano and trumpet. He is able to represent us and accomplish work on our behalf in Japan, for the video game Shangri-La.
His favorite music is of course game music, and classical music.
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As for the music in the Aveyond series, it was truly absorbing & added so much to the game. Thank you for your work. It is truly appreciated amongst fans of the game.
"Awesome sound drop! This first milestone has made me extremely excited."
We met only once to discuss the music and in only about three iterations, he was able to nail the tune we were hoping for. We were thoroughly impressed by his work.
"Yesterday I checked the audio you send me, and I must say that I'm very happy with the result. Great!"
"Walz Music melodies are the best there are!! Every one I hear gets stuck in my head (in a good way) and everyone I know agrees!"
Epic, that's the single word I would use to describe the soundtrack.
Clearly a lot of work went into making the game sound great and it really shows in the finished product.
The music. . . makes you really get into the mood of the game so I give it 5/5.
Wonderful music, sounds that are expertly executed.
My favorite things about Walz Music are the epic scores, catchy tunes, and decent pricing. It's like Christmas every time I check my inbox.
It's the best music I've heard to date in reviewing titles for Game Tunnel.
Dragon Nest SEA has very good voice overs. I really like some NPCs just because of their voices.
He did an excellent job, as the song can be played infinitely without annoyance - the true test of a great composition.
Last night I found myself humming one of the tunes as I fell asleep
Wonderful music, sounds that are expertly executed