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Watson Wu’s Biography

Since 2001 Watson Wu (www.watsonwu.com) has been in the multimedia sound business creating content for film, tv, ads, and video games. Watson and his team have worked on AAA titles such as Transformers: War for Cybertron, NCAA Football 12, Madden NFL 12, The Need for Speed franchise, Red Orchestra 2, Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising, Warhawk, and many others. Some of Watson's other credits include Lexus radio and tv commercials in Germany, Guts|Glory|Ram tv commercials, Daniel Craig's A&E Documentary, G4TV, It's Me or The Dog, Australia's Got Talent, NBA, NHL, U.S. Army ad, etc. One unique and outstanding service Watson provides is the field recording of authentic weaponry, vehicles, and hard to find exotic and muscle cars.


Education: Miami-Dade College and Florida International University

Concentration: Composition, Music Education, Choral & Orchestral Conducting, Classical Voice & Piano, Music Technology, Music Theory, Music Business

Membership (current & past): AES (Audio Engineering Society) Technical Committe Member, ASCAP Publisher/Writer, GANG (audiogang.org) Advisor/Moderator, MENC (Music Education National Conference) Vice President, Miami-Dade College Choir President, SCI (Society of Composers Inc) Secretary


Publications and other writings mentioning Watson Wu:

Book: The Complete Guide to Game Audio, by Aaron Marks (pages 68-70, 104, 340, 341, 410)

Book: Game Development Essentials: Game Audio Development, by Jeanne Novak & Aaron Marks (pages 76, 263, 279)

Book: Game Development Essentials: Game Industry Career Guide, by Jeanne Novak (pages 83, 267)

Book: Game Development Essentials 3rd Edition, by Jeanne Novak (pages 287, 450)

Conference: Watson has been an annual guest speaker at SiegeCon.net, a video game conference in Atlanta, Georgia (since 2009)

Magazine: Game Sauce, Fall 2010 Fall Issue (page 61)

Newsletter: Game Audio Network Guild - AudioGang.org Interview (8/2010)

Newsletter: Sweetnotes (featured artist), by pro audio retail giant, Sweetwater.com (September 2011)

Newspaper: Boca Beacon front page interview, by Marcy Shortuse (July 31, 2009)

Radio Broadcast: Live Radio Station Interview (W.E.N.G. June 2010)

Radio Interview: EA Sports Game Changers live internet radio (August 2011)

Video Interview: NHN (Korean publisher) and Red Duck Inc (Korean Game Developer), 2012

Video Interview: Rode Rage, by Ric Viers for Rode Microphones, Australia (2011)

Web Article: EA Goes to the Sources for Madden NFL 12 Sounds (Dan Daley, 9/2011)

Web Article: DesigningSound.org, by Rodney Gates (vehicles in Transformers: War for Cybertron 4/2011)

Web Article: SonicTerrain.com, by Watson Wu (Recording Firearms & Explosions 12/2010)

Web Blob: TrackTimeAudio.com interview, by David Nichols (Thoughts from Watson Wu, 4/2011)


Various quotes from past clients:


“As a studio director of audio for one of the biggest video game companies I know good talent when I see it. Watson Wu is a “Hollywood Grade” Musical composer, Sound Designer and Location Sound Recordist. If you are looking for an audio professional on your next project Watson is a very safe bet.”

~Jesse James Allen, EA Games Studio Audio Director


"Watson's abilities as a field recordist combined with his vast knowledge of cars makes him an essential part of my team. The Dodge Ram campaign featured two new Hemi engines. I needed fresh quality recordings and I needed them fast. Watson made it happen and made me look good!"

~Jay Nierenberg, Sound Supervisor/Owner of Sublime Sound


“I've had the pleasure to work with Watson over this past year. He recorded several vehicles for our game and the results were fantastic! His connections with the exotic car market and private owners willing to "voice" their cars resulted in some extremely satisfying and unique recordings! From the varied "auditioning" stages to meticulously-detailed and sonically-rich completion and file delivery, Watson's communication and professionalism was top-notch, and he delivered precisely what we were looking for, ahead of schedule. A fun part of this experience was being able to show him how we had used his recordings with our game vehicles in a recent trip he made to California. He was impressed, and identified every car correctly even in their altered / designed state! Working with his high-resolution, superbly-recorded cars made our lives much easier when planning the audio for this project. We couldn't have done it better ourselves, had we the time and resources to do it. Not only has Watson been a joy to work with, but he has also become a fast friend with a keen attention to field recording technologies and advancements that we share regularly. I highly, HIGHLY recommend Watson Wu to anyone looking for fantastic multi-channel recordings, sound design, and music.”

~Rodney Gates, Sony Online Entertainment Audio Director (former sound designer at Activision)


“Watson Wu is my ‘go-to’ guy for field recording and is particularly skilled at weapons and vehicles. We’ve been involved in several projects together recording hundreds of pistols, rifles, machine guns, grenade launchers and even mini guns – and because of his knowledge of guns and recording talents, the results have always been of high quality. He also specializes in exotic car recordings and these skills came in quite handy when we turned our sights toward military vehicles, such as the M1A1 Abrams tank, Amphibious Assault Vehicle, Light Armored Vehicle, HumVee and cargo trucks. He has always produced top-notch recordings and is probably one of the most enthusiastic recordists I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with!”

~Aaron Marks, sound designer/field recordist, author, The Complete Guide to Game Audio and Game Audio Development