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PJ Belcher is a freelance audio producer working in Video games, Film, the Music Industry, TV & Radio, Live event and Freestyle Dressage.

Whatever your audio requirements:

PJ Belcher
pjb@pjbelcher.com
07787341642 (UK)
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Based in Cambridge, UK he offers services that include:

Sound Design: From, Bespoke production, editing, mastering, ambience production, dialogue recording and mastering, front end to audio indents.

Music Composition: From full scores of Feature Films to a short ‘ditty’ PJ Belcher can compose in a variety of styles, offering live guitar, piano and drum performances, plus a wide skill set in electronic production.

Experience in developing fully generative sound systems for event driven sound design and music. This includes in-game procedural music systems.

Full audio production management including, composing, performing, producing, editing, mixing, mastering, refinement and optimisation. Sourcing, casting, budgeting, artist production and game testing.

To view past work and projects please visit the portfolio.

Please feel free to get in contact if you have any questions. In the mean time you may wish to view the blog below.

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PJ Belcher Featured in Cambridge Business Magazine

Very kindly got a 3 page spread in the Cambridge Business magazine after an interview talking about what I’ve been up to on the Cambridge scene.

You can pick up a free copy (in print!) or read the digital one below.

Cambridge Business Magazine April

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National Radio Advert for Tap Tile Mobile

I was recently approached by talented freelance app designer Andy Thomas about producing a radio ad for his latest business venture Tap Tile Mobile.

Currently being aired on Planet Rock and will continue to do so for the next 2 weeks you can check out Andy’s bespoke app creation and get in contact via his website.

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PJ Belcher to feature in the Cambridge Business Magazine

I was recently approached by journalist Mike Scialom of the Cambridge Evening News about doing a piece for the Business Magazine.

Due to be printed in their April edition, if you fancy learning a little about what I do then pick yourself up a free copy! Or you can read it online if you’re digitally inclined.

 

 

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Private Music Tuition Now Available

A new year and a start to new ventures!

For a few hours a week I have started to offer private music lessons from my home studio here in Suffolk. Spaces are going fast so if you’re interested or know anyone that may be get in touch!

https://www.facebook.com/pjbelchermusictuition

Large Advert

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Words Ink from Chitralekha Productions get released.

I was approached by CLK Productions to produce full sound design for their game Words Ink.

A nicely made word puzzle game that required a full round of sounds.

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Kids Music Groups, Musikidz

To kick start the new year I spent some time helping out local CIC, Muzikidz. They run after school clubs where kids aged 5-14 attend in large groups and learn to play drums, guitar, keyboards and sing. The emphasis is on social and emotional development, while learning to play instruments as part of a group and there’s an encouragement for children with disabilities and learning difficulties to attend.

I helped out at these clubs for a few weeks as 1 part of the 2 man team running them.

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Now a member of the VxM Videogames Podcast

I was invited on the show during the Kickstarter Pond campaign to chat Pond and consequently offered a full time slot on their panel of videogame aficionados!

The show airs every other week and covers a whole host of topics on thin pretense of talking games.

The panel consists of:

Rob Gisbey – Show host and videogames journalist @RobGisbeyTom Kewell – Games Designer @TKewellDesign
Ant Pring – Freelance concept artist @antpolaroids

You can listen to previous episodes on demand and each coming episode via the following sources:

https://www.youtube.com/user/vxmpodcast

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/vxm-videogames-podcast/id603109009

And you can catch up on all the latest on their Facebook and Twitter:

@VxMPodCast

https://www.facebook.com/VxmVideoGamesPodcast

 

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Dolby Release, Dolby® Digital Plus™ Audio API

At the end of last year I had the honour of being asked if I would sit in on a conference call with Dolby. This later turned out to be with several heads of department and them each asking my opinion on mobile audio.

Although at the time I was unaware, this was in fact late stage talks for what would be Dolby’s, Dolby® Digital Plus™ (DDP) Audio API that they are rolling out across all mobile devices. As a developer you can get more information here.

The technology looks to enhance audio on mobile devices with a tool that’s easy for developers to use and in most cases, 100% free!

In the long chat I had with Dolby it was very clear that they felt it was time audio had some help. Focus in digital development is often drawn away from audio, and recent technological innovation has always had an emphasis on other items, such as visual quality. Since most of those items have peaked Dolby feel it’s audio’s turn, and so has added an extra tool to the developers audio toolbox.

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Chef’s Story the new game from Belprog

I was approached by talented app designers Belprog to produce the full sound design and animation audio for their latest game Chef’s Story.

I also enlisted the help of the guys over at Ithaca Audio to make sure we hit the tight deadline.

The sound design for this particular game was largely inspired by the sounds of a kitchen itself, with over 100 bespoke recordings transformed into the sounds and music you hear in game.

 

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Games for Life – Focus Pocus

At the end of last year I was approached by CIC ‘Games for Life’ to help bring to market their ADHD training game ‘Focus Pocus’.

This rather unique product promises to help reduce the symptoms of ADHD through gaming and a bio-sensory headset that augments the experience.

My role involved the setting up and running of all social media pages, a complete website overhaul, various marketing outreaches, and the running of a social media campaign to spread the word and offer special discounts in the run up to Christmas 2013.

 

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