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J. D. Smith

Also Known As

  • JD Smith

Game Credits


Halo Wars: Definitive Edition (2017)   (Sound)
Orcs Must Die! (2011)   (The Game Sound Smith)
Halo Wars (2009)   (Sound Design)
BattleZone (2006)   (Audio Director)
Terminator 3: The Redemption (2004)   (Audio Director)
Mission: Impossible - Operation Surma (2003)   (Audio Director)
Big Air FreeStyle (2002)   (Audio Director )
The Terminator: Dawn of Fate (2002)   (Audio Director / Senior Sound Designer)
MXrider (2001)   (Audio Director )
Spy Hunter (2001)   (Audio Director)
Indy Racing 2000 (2000)   (Sound Design)
Looney Tunes: Duck Dodgers - Starring Daffy Duck (2000)   (Sound Designer)
Beetle Adventure Racing! (1999)   (Sound Designer )
F-1 World Grand Prix II (1999)   (Sound Designer)


Motor Mayhem (2001)   (Very Serious Sugar goes to:)


Need for Speed: Underground (2003)   ("Get Low")

Developer Biography

Starting his Sound Designer career in 1998, J.D. currently manages the Audio Department for Paradigm Entertainment - Atari.

As the Audio Director J.D. is directly responsible for the Sound Design, Voice Direction and Music Direction for all of Paradigm's games and currently has developed audio for 19 SKUs on multiple platforms.

Prior to working in video games, in 1987 J.D. launched his music career by signing his first record contract as a studio session drummer for Razors Edge Records. When not on the road touring and gaining invaluable experience from location recording, J.D. was in the studio learning the art and science of Audio Engineering. After a chance meeting in 1992 J.D. moved from Las Vegas to Dallas to be with the future Mrs. Smith and In 1995 was hired at as a studio technician. Three years later J.D. was hired by Paradigm Entertainment as a Sound Designer, eventually earning the title Audio Director. During his tenure at Paradigm J.D. some how managed to find the time to become a father and start his family.

Last updated: Aug 19, 2005