How Tim Wynn used SONAR X1 to Create the Music for THE DARKNESS II

SONAR X1 user Tim Wynn is the Quintessential modern day composer/producer, and a rising Hollywood name whose diverse portfolio includes feature films, television series, documentaries and video games for major clients such as ABC, Activision, Electronic Arts, Fox, Fuji, Marvel, Sony, THQ, Universal and Warner Bros.

With several globally successful franchises already to his credit ranging from blockbuster video games such as Command & Conquer, Dungeon Siege, GUN, The Punisher, Red Faction, The Simpsons and Warhawk to adding to the sound of the hit television series Supernatural, Tim Wynn is gaining international recognition as a leader in a new generation of highly talented and versatile composers.  His recent releases include Fox Digital’s debut release, the comedy-horror web series Wolfpack of Reseda; the world’s first 3D television series Tokyo Control; the hit drama series Lucky Seven for Fuji TV, and 2K’s The Darkness II, the action-horror video game based on the best-selling Top Cow comics.

The Darkness II is the sequel to the critically acclaimed 2007 release The Darkness. Inspired by the popular comic book series produced by Top Cow Productions, Inc., The Darkness II is an intense first person shooter that puts you in the role of Jackie Estacado, don of a New York crime family and wielder of an ancient force of chaos known as The Darkness.

Tim said that he had a blast creating the music for this game and the experience was quite a ride.  He wrote all the music for the game in SONAR X1 at his studio Sonic Fuel, but then had the experience of a lifetime to record his creation in Prague with an entire orchestra.  That recording was then imported back into SONAR X1 where Tim then finished and delivered the masterpiece.

“It was quite an interesting and exciting creative ride,” Tim stated.  “The music alone was very complex and I had the challenge of combining many themes, layers, sounds and genres in one massive composition.  And then having the opportunity to record in Prague was something I will never forget, and having SONAR X1 along with me for the ride was imperative.”

Tim’s talent, intelligence, work ethic and demeanor all play an authentic key part in his recipe for success.  We recently caught up with Tim in his SONAR X1 studio in Los Angeles and got a chance to see him work first hand.  In this exclusive interview, Tim talks about creating the music for The Darkness II.

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