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Nick Peck is a composer/keyboardist/sound designer. He began his formal musical studies in piano at age 8, and became a computer fanatic at 13, at the dawn of the personal computer age. At 18, he bought his first portable tape recorder and began recording the world around him. He holds a Master's degree in Electronic Music (Mills College, 1997), as well as Bachelor's degrees in Psychology (UC Berkeley, 1987) and Electronic Music (SF State, 1992).
Nick divides his time equally between sound design for film and games, and a musical life of independent recording and performing. His jazz/funk quartet, Sycamore Park, performs around the San Francisco Bay Area. He has composed, engineered, and/or performed on over a dozen albums, including Ten Ton Chicken's Just Like in the Old Country and De Cocksdorp, and Indian maestro Ali Akbar Khan's Grammy-nominated CD Passing on the Tradition. His CDs are known throughout the world in progressive rock and avant garde electronic circles, and includes Into the Epicenter, Edge of the Sky, Past Present Future, Progfest '94, and Starlight Tales with the group Episode, and Islands in the Stream, Liminality, Testament, Under the Big Tree, EndID and Positive Signal Flow as a solo artist. Nick is a vintage keyboard fanatic, focusing primarily on the Hammond organ.
Nick just completed sound designing the game X-Men: The Official Game. He is currently serving as Audio Director of Z-Axis, an Activision studio, in Foster City, California. Previous positions include Games Sound Supervisor at Skywalker Sound, and Sound Supervisor at Lucasarts Entertainment Company.
Film audio credits include Adaptation, CQ, Being John Malkovich (which he also composed music for), and Vampire Hunter D.
Game audio credits include LEGO Star Wars, From Russia with Love, Vampire: The Masquerade, Star Wars Battlefront, Star Wars Episode III, Secret Weapons Over Normandy, Clone Wars, and Indiana Jones and the Emporer's Tomb.
Nick is a regular contributor to Electronic Musician magazine, and gives lectures on audio production techniques at industry conferences and schools. He is a member of the music faculty at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, California, and teaches courses on audio production and sound for picture there.
Nick's post-production facility, Perceptive Sound Design, is located in Mill Valley, California. Perceptive is capable of providing a full suite of sound production services, including foley and dialog recording, sound editorial, music production, and film premixing.
Credited on 30 games
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|Grim Fandango: Remastered (2015, Windows)||Sound Designers|
|X-Men: Destiny (2011, Xbox 360)||Cinematic Sound Design / Mixing|
|Highborn (2010, iPhone)||Sound Design|
|Guitar Hero: Van Halen (2009, Wii)||Audio Director and Mixer|
|Enemy Territory: Quake Wars (2008, PlayStation 3)||Audio Director|
|LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (2006, Game Boy Advance)||Sound Design|
|LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (2006, Windows)||Sound Design|
|LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (2006, Nintendo DS)||Sound Design|
|X-Men: The Official Game (2006, Xbox 360)||Audio Director/Lead Sound Designer|
|Star Wars: Empire at War (2006, Windows)||Special Thanks|
|Star Wars: Battlefront II (2005, Windows)||Sound Design|
|Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005, Xbox)||Games Sound Supervisor|
|LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game (2005, Game Boy Advance)||Lead Sound Designer|
|LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game (2005, Windows)||Lead Sound Designer|
|Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction (2005, PlayStation 2)||Additional Sound Recording|
|007: From Russia with Love (2005, PlayStation 2)||Sound Design|
|Star Wars: Battlefront (2004, Xbox)||Sound Design|
|Secret Weapons Over Normandy (2003, Windows)||Lead Sound Designer|
|Gladius (2003, PlayStation 2)||Sound Designers|
|Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb (2003, PlayStation 2)||Lead Sound Designer|
[ full credits ]
- 19 games with George Lucas
- 16 games with Darragh O'Farrell
- 15 games with Seth J. Steinberg
- 14 games with Jay Geraci
- 14 games with Kellie Walker
- 14 games with Greg Robles
- 14 games with Cindy F. Wong
- 13 games with Tom Kane
- 13 games with Jennifer Sloan
- 13 games with William A. Beckman
- 16 games with Lucasfilm Games
- 11 games with Activision Deutschland GmbH
- 10 games with Activision Blizzard UK Ltd.
- 9 games with Activision Publishing, Inc.
- 9 games with NBG EDV Handels- und Verlags GmbH
- 7 games with ATVI France SARL
- 6 games with Epic Games Tools LLC
- 6 games with ak tronic Software & Services GmbH
- 6 games with Electronic Arts K.K.
- 5 games with Electronic Arts, Inc.