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Richard Devine recognized for producing a hybrid of digitally layered and heavily processed sounds, combining influences from hip-hop, avant garde, electro acoustic, to old and modern electronic music. Devine made is mark in the early 90s for the Miami-based Schematic Records, which was founded by Josh Kay of Phoenecia. He later then released his first full length album "Lipswitch" on Warp records, as a result of praise of his music from Autechre as well as a remix of Aphex Twin's Come To Daddy, More recently he released "RiSP" on detroit underground records (http://vimeo.com/30154663).Which is his 5th full length album. Just last year he released his first all modular record on MakeNoise Records entitled Creature I" & "Creature II" EP. His is currently working on his 6th album "Disturbances" which will comprise of new tracks based completely around modular patches. He has released music on Asphodel, and Sublight records and has performed his own ear-tearing music mayhem worldwide.
He recently signed a deal with Sony Media to release his first two premium sound effects libraries, "Pulse" and "The Electronic Manuscript" which won best sample library by Remix Technology Awards. Following the success of these new releases Richard launched a new sound design company "Devinesound" which was nominated the Cannes Lions Award for the work with Microsoft Gaming division for the Halo Believe Campaign. In 2010 he worked for Microsoft in designing the Windows 7 Theme system sounds for Epic and Bungie creators of the video game "Gears of War". Most recently Richard released "Mechanical Morph" sound effects collection with Hollywood Edge/Sound Deluxe. This immense collection containing over 1300 new sounds designed for film, TV, and multi-media projects has won him world wide recognition as one of the most cutting edge sound designers today.
His work has done film score work for Touchstone Pictures (with John Hues & Kyle Cooper). He has also collaborated with BT (Brian Transeau on movie "Surveillance" Directed by Adam Rifkin, Wieden & Kennedy, AKQA Inc., and have done sound mangling/programming for Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, composed and designed commercials for the Nike Shoe Company and worked with various companies doing sound design for Apple Computers, Audi, BMW, Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Scion, Coke, LandRover, Lexus, Peugeot, Dodge, HBO, Nestle, Nike Japan, McDonald's, Sprite, Sony, Spike Television network and XBOX (Halo2 and 3 for Microsoft International Websites. He has also worked with Konami gaming division for the Dance-Dance Revolution game.
In conjunction with TV and film work Richard also has done synthesis programming and sound design work with some of the biggest audio companies in the world. His work has been featured on new software and hardware titles from many innovative companies such as: Alesis, Access Virus Keyboards, Akai, Ableton Live, Apple Computers, Arturia, CamelAudio, Native Instruments, Izotope software, WayOutware Softare,Eventide Effects Company, GRM tools, Korg, Clavia Nord, DigiDesign, Openlabs, Universal Audio, Hartmann Neuron synthesizers, Stanton Magnetics DJ Company, Spectrasonics, Roland, Propellerheads, Yamaha and M-Audio Division.