Satsuma Audio - Professional Sound Design and Composition

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Hi there!

Lawrence Steele here and I run Satsuma Audio, a provider of high quality music and sound effects for video games.
I have no particular sentimental affinity for the satsuma, just thought it was a catchy name Smile

I have experience creating audio for numerous titles in a wide variety of styles. I've been into computer games and music pretty much my entire life so to combine the two to make a living is pretty damn awesome. I am extremely passionate about my work and strive to create something outstanding for every project I work on.
(I'm also not good at starting sentences that don't begin with "I" ...)

More about me and my work on my website, alternatively read on...

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One thing I love about writing music for games is you never know what style you will end up writing in next.

Over the years I have composed everything from orchestral to chiptunes, gangsta beats, spooky jazz, happy puzzle themes, fast-paced bluegrass and of course... dubstep!

For a wider selection of my work you can check out the audio page of my website. Or also the spiffy video showreel that should be located directly underneath this sentence.

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I was first drawn to game audio by my love of writing music but soon discovered the wonders of sound design and now find it just as enjoyable and creatively rewarding as music composition.

I've created SFX for a whole bunch of different games, most notable would be browser based MMORPG SideQuest which saw me create many hundreds of sounds for monsters, spells, skills etc.
Another recent SFX project is upcoming iOS turn based strategy title WarBits for which I created a nice mix of retro interface sounds and big explosions! (WarBits trailer here)

I also have experience and knowledge of the latest in game audio software packages and middleware, including Unity, FMOD and WWise. Now that FMOD, WWise and Fabric are all free to use for indies, if anyone's working on a project which could be enhanced by one of these programs, let me know, I would love to be involved!

Here's the SFX showreel video...

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When it comes to pricing I try and be as flexible and affordable as possible. My rates are 'indie-friendly' and I am always open for negotiation and willing to adjust to suit budgets of varying sizes.

I always consider revenue share options and other payment methods too if the project seems like it will be fun or creatively rewarding to work on.

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So if you have any sound or music needs for your projects please get in touch, no job too big or small!

You can reach me at:

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TL;DR - I make sounds, maybe I make sounds for you?
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Wow, been nearly a year since that last post! What a busy year it's been Smile

Currently on the lookout for new projects so please get in touch if you need music and/or sounds for your upcoming projects.

Soundcloud link here with a bunch of my latest works:

Website currently undergoing redesign, just got this new logo + banner through, I reckon it looks pretty awesome myself.

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Lawrence Steele
Satsuma Audio - - @SatsumaAudio
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Updated main post with new demo materials and stuff.

Also, check out this trailer I recently score for upcoming iOS turn-based strategy title 'WarBits':
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Been v.busy for a while now but it looks like my pile of work is beginning to clear so I'm looking to get it filled up again! If you are on the lookout for audio for your upcoming game projects please get in touch Smile

I'm pleased to announce that I have been working on the sound design for upcoming cow themed (yes cow themed) turn based strategy game 'Cow Kapow!' - check out the site here:

Also, check out Tabletop Simulator which is out now on Steam Early Access, it's a multiplayer physics based tabletop game which I did the sound design for!
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Hey all,

I am currently on the lookout for new projects to get involved with, however I will be away (on my honeymoon!) for the first 2 weeks of September so won't be able to do anything then.


I recently worked on the music for the Engauge Kickstarter video. It's an indie "2-D action platformer set in a vibrant world of buzzing machinery."

Anyway, I think the game looks really cool and I had a lot of fun making the music for it, I hope it succeeds so I can write more Grin

Please check it out and support it if you like what you see by clicking the shiny image below.

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New track for upcoming endless runner game 'Crazy Seahorses. I call this musical genre 'Zany Calypso' Grin

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Still available for new work... !
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