Originally I was a boy from Maine with a dual cassette deck, making cut-up sound collages from what I heard on the radio. Then one thing led to another….
Today, I design sounds to convey information, influence decisions, extend diegetic space, and guide emotions. My most recent sound design and audio editing services have been used in interactive installations, audio branding, prototypes for consumer electronics products, software applications, podcasts, and short films. To this end, I utilize field recordings, found objects, synthesized sounds, and even build my own props and instruments.
I am not just a sound designer. I am also a musician and mastering engineer, as well as a varied background as an illustrator, animator, creative director, and award-winning interface and user experience designer. I have run the Noise Jockey blog on sound design since 2008, and was a cofounder of the cross-disciplinary audio website SonicTerrain.com (now SonicField.org). I’m a member of AES, GANG, and the Interaction Design Association. This “expert generalism” allows me to communicate with any discipline, in their language, and with empathy for their process. And, oddly enough, I’ve designed quite a few logos for other audio companies.
So, let’s tell some stories. Create some experiences. Make people feel. Reach out, and let’s make some noise together.
Notable Interviews AND PROFILES
- Twenty Questions with Nathan Moody, The Music of Sound (background and creative process)
- Communication Arts profile of Stimulant, a firm for which I was design (and audio) director
- Interview with Nathan Moody, Hypnos Audio (creative process)
- Rig Rundown with Nathan Moody, Ben Wilson/DivKid Modular (technical modular synthesis process)
- A Month of Field Recordists: Nathan Moody, CreativeFieldRecording.com (found sound recording)
- Outstanding Sound Blogs: Meet Nathan Moody, A Sound Effect (field recording and sound design)