Call of Duty Composer: Sean Murray on SONAR X3 and Gobbler

Sean Murray


Being projected as one of the biggest selling pieces of media in history is a pretty big deal. On November 9th 2010, Call of Duty®: Black Ops was released and is being labeled as just that; and SONAR was the engine behind the scenes for the score. Even more exciting for one man, Sean Murray (Composer/Producer), is the fact that Activision has simultaneously released his soundtrack on a worldwide basis through an arm of Universal Music Distribution to coincide with the release of the game.

Sean Murray, who dove deep into his intellectual music vocabulary to write the score to the game, is no stranger to professional music composition. While most kids at the age of 8 years old are hanging out with their imaginary friends, Sean was hanging out on the sets of some of the most iconic movies ever made with his father Don Murray who has co-starred with timeless talents such as Marilyn Monroe (“Bus Stop” 1956), Henry Fonda and Steve McQueen. It was in situations like this that gave Sean the wisdom at an early age to realize exactly what he wanted to do in life; compose and create music for media. By the ripe old age of 16 years old he was getting on-the-job training by scoring movies for Brooks Institute of Film, and by 1987 his early vision paid off when he landed his first “real job” composing and scoring for the film “Scorpion.”

Recently we were able to talk with Sean about his workflow with Gobbler and SONAR X3. Check out the video here:

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