Portfolio

Check out my Sound Design & Music work for film, TV & more!

Audio Editing and Music Composition

NQ Reporter Pilot Episode

This is the pilot episode of a ‘man on the street’ show about the Northern Quarter in Manchester. This episode covers the grand launch of the restaurant Mash Tun.

I was the sound engineer on the shoot and in post production. I also composed all the featured music.


Contemporary Dance Soundtrack

Entangled

Soundtrack to the live exhibition of ‘Entangled’ in Hong Kong on women’s day 2019. I explored ambient textures that morphed in and out of existence to create a moving and spiritual soundtrack. It was a departure for the style of music I’m more familiar with producing but I embraced the challenge and thoroughly enjoyed the process.

Full track can be found here: https://soundcloud.com/maxcarrey/entangled-full-track

Threaded Heart Creations
Designer and Artist: Marsha Roddy
Choreographer and Dancer: Giselle Liu Guests
Spoken Word: Bhavini Ravalx
Photography: Dennis Lo


Contemporary Dance Soundtrack

APAC Dance Performance

A contemporary dance piece performed by APAC students at the Shanghai American School, choreographed by Jun Mabaquiao and Giselle Liu.

I composed the soundtrack to this performance to reflect the topic of man-made water pollution as an environmental issue. Featuring heavy hitting industrial percussion and sinister basslines, it captures the destructive force that threatens our plant’s oceans.

Listen to the full soundtrack here: https://soundcloud.com/maxcarrey/apac-dance-performance-soundtrack


Stylised Music

Outrun – Synthwave track

A short synthwave track made to reflect the style of music from the 80’s where analogue synthesizers were hugely popular.

Visuals: https://www.reddit.com/user/zrowny


Audio for Visual Media

Hong Kong Serenity- Ambient soundscape

This is a short montage of slow motion footage captured in Hong Kong set to an ambient soundscape composed by myself. I used an Organelle- a synthesizer/computer and a granular patch I wrote from scratch for the composition.

Granular patch: https://patchstorage.com/grainstorm-ver1-0/

Music Composition

Appalachian Stream Beat

This pads in this short composition were made by running my granular synthesis patch on the Organelle through the Mood pedal by Chase Bliss. I found this combination produced some amazing textures. The percussion is made entirely from organic natural sounds like sticks breaking, striking rocks. etc.


Audio for Visual Media

Oblivion – Sound Design, Foley & Music

This 12 minute section from the 2013 movie ‘Oblivion’ was the subject for my final year project whilst studying at the University of York. I created the entire soundtrack including the sound effects, ambience, Foley, music and ADR from scratch using the preexisting audio only as reference.

My initial goal was to use my knowledge of audio synthesis to create appropriate sound effects for the futuristic technology depicted in the film. Realistic ambience was another focus, ambient noise for the outdoor scenes was recorded with a wide stereo image to enhance immersion. The music pieces were composed with a focus on electronic instruments to create a cohesive tone for the film.

Excluding a handful of sourced sound effects, all the sounds were recorded, edited and mixed myself and the voices of Jack and Victoria were played by Fergus Piper and Amy Pezet respectively.


Audio for Visual Media

The Iron Giant – SFX

This project was a collaboration between me and three course mates. We sourced a short clip from the 1999 movie ‘The Iron Giant’ and recreated the audio track from the ground up, adding supplementary elements where appropriate. Dialogue, SFX, ambience, foley and music were all redone from scratch. This clip is the last minute of our project where I did most of my work.

I was responsible for the robot SFX and the nightmare scene. The mechanical servo sounds were created by recording sliding fingers along an acoustic guitar’s strings and applying a ring modulation effect. As for the eye movement sounds, the same effect was applied to the sound of an SLR camera focusing.


A remix of the theme from ‘Knight Rider’.

This track was recorded, mixed and mastered in Logic Pro X using mostly stock plugins. All melodic sounds were made from scratch using a range of techniques like FM, sampling, deductive and additive synthesis.

More projects coming soon…