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Rick Allen

Rick Allen Creative Services, Inc.
Owner/ Sound Designer at RICK ALLEN CREATIVE SERVICES, INC., Instructor at CRAS, Creative Sound Designer & Instructor at The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Science
Rick Allen’s sounds and music have been licensed by hundreds of production facilities internationally. His award-winning work in sound design has grabbed the attention of millions around the world.
His credits include projects for Disney, Sony Pictures, HBO, American Express, Hulu, The United Nations, CBS, Nike, Starz Network, MasterCard, Hewlett Packard, Target, LogiTech and Coca-Cola. He created the sounds for Sample Logic’s innovative software instrument, Assault. An instrument that top Hollywood film composer, Harry Gregson-Williams called “A relentless tornado of industrial brutality, beauty and chaos...”  Rick’s sounds were utilized in Grand Theft Auto V and the promotional launch of the iHeart Radio Festival. Over the years, Rick's audio has branded broadcast stations worldwide including KIIS FM, Power 106 in LA, Hot 97, WPLJ in New York, Capital FM in the UK, RTL in Germany, FM Tokyo in Japan and hundreds more. He has received gold and platinum records from major labels for his editing and remixing.
He is sharply focused on creating sounds that, in a unique way, are designed to cut through the clutter and get noticed… rooted in organic sounds manipulated with an extensive array of cutting-edge technology. You can sense Rick’s excitement and passion as he talks about his work: “I’ve done a lot of crazy things while recording raw audio to use in creating new sound design elements. I’ve set fire to a guitar in the middle of the desert with a flame-thrower, I’ve climbed a mile into an underground cave in total darkness to record unique reverb sounds. I’ve shattered over 300 liquor bottles at one time to capture the sound of breaking glass impacts (I must admit emptying over 300 liquor bottles was even more fun than breaking them). I’ve climbed under huge heavy construction equipment that was operating in 110-degree heat to record their roaring engines and gears. I’ve recorded an acetylene tank that had been cut in half and stuffed with gun powder and diesel fuel, a bowling ball dropped into it and a fuse lit. Recording that huge explosion of the bowling ball being launched 300 feet in the air was a blast… literally.”
Rick Allen thinks outside the box and hears the world differently. His sound design elements make projects stand out and sound a bit different than all the others.

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Sunday, January 19

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