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NZ On-Line Sound Effects Shop Opening February


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New Zealand Based On-Line Sound Effects Shop Opening February 2004.

Friday, 16 January 2004

Gisborne based audio production company Castles Music Productions announces the opening of a new online audio shop and library next month.

Castles Music Productions (CMP) is noted for creating the music and sound effects for the hit computer game "Rugby League" (known as Stacey Jones Rugby League in New Zealand) released on 12 December 2003. CMP's new on-line audio sound effects shop and library will offer a range of affordable sound byte sets with royalty free music to be added later in 2004.

"After years of recording custom sounds for various projects we have created a huge original sound effects library," says Simon Castles, Director of Castles Music Productions.

The on-line shop and library is aimed at website producers and developers and will offer a variety of regularly requested sound effects for use in Flash, Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, computer games, TV, film and radio programs.

"This is a great opportunity for anyone who needs professionally recorded royalty-free sound effects for their projects," says Mr Castles.

Included in the on-line shop are audio effects unique to New Zealand such as native bird sounds formatted for use in menu screens or Flash presentations. There are also plans for a range of sound effects designed especially for game developers which will include: pick-ups, power-ups and weapon sounds.

Castles Music - total audio development service to the audio/visual community.

Editors please note: A demonstration of the interface sound effects can be downloaded:

PC Users: http://www.castlesmusic.com/demo/CMPInterfaceTest_Metal_PC.zip
MAC Users: http://www.castlesmusic.com/demo/CMPInterfaceTest_Metal_MAC.zip

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Castles Music Productions

Original Music, Sound Design, Voice Production

http://www.castlesmusic.com/

Based in Gisborne New Zealand, Castles Music Productions (CMP) is New Zealand's premiere game audio specialist with a growing list of international clients. In September 2003, CMP finished work on the audio for the highly anticipated PC and Console game - Rugby League. Rugby League released in Australasia and Europe and has spent 4 weeks at the top of the Australasian game charts over the 2003/2004 holiday period.

CMP is currently finishing work with Korean developer Delphieye on their First Person Shooter - Nitro Family. CMP created the original sound effects, provided the voice overs, and facilitated the music licensing for this project.

Recently Castles Music has expanded it's production capability by affiliating with selected audio professionals and other specialist audio teams in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, USA and UK. CMP is a member of IGDA, NZGDA and the Audio GANG network.

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