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Specializes in:

Game audio

Other skills

sound design, music composing and direction, game audio implemention

Highlighted references

• Killer Instinct
• Doom
• Sunset Overdrive

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About Zachary Quarles, MPSE

Audio director | USA | Washington

After working in the Doom and Quake mod scenes for several years, I was hired in 2000 by Wisconsin-based developer Raven Software. While at Raven, I worked on titles such as: Star Trek: Elite Force, Jedi Knight: Jedi Outcast, Soldier of Fortune II, X-Men: Legends, X-Men: Legends II, Marvel Ultimate Alliance, and Quake 4.

In 2006, I picked up stakes and moved to Chicago to accept the position of studio audio director for Day 1 Studios. In this position I interacted with the programming staff to incorporate audio within the proprietary Day 1 engine and tool suite, oversaw the audio “vision” for every title, worked with in-house sound personnel, created loads of content, worked with contractors, planned out work schedules and budget requirements, and generally went insane.

In 2009, I was approached by id Software to head up the audio for the latest incarnation in the Doom franchise, so I moved to Texas to create some demon sounds.

In 2012, I decided I hadn’t moved enough; so decided to head to the Pacific Northwest to take an Audio Director position at Microsoft. I’m loving both the organization and the area. I’m excited for the future and excited to make a home here in Seattle.


YearProject nameClientRole
2016 DoomZenimax/id SoftwareAdditional Audio
2016 Killer Instinct: Season 3Microsoft StudiosAudio Director
2015 Killer Instinct: Season 2Microsoft StudiosAudio Director
2014 Sunset OverdriveMicrosoft StudiosSound Designer
2013 Killer Instinct: Season 1Microsoft StudiosSound Supervisor
2014 D4: Dark Dreams Don’t DieMicrosoft StudiosSound Supervisor
2013 Cloud SpinMicrosoft StudiosSound Designer
2013 Ascend: Hand of KulMicrosoft StudiosSound Designer
2013 Galactic ReignMicrosoft StudiosSound Designer
2012 ChapmanChapman FilmsMusical Sound Designer
2011 RAGEZenimax/id SoftwareSound Designer
2011 F.3.A.R.Warner Bros InteractiveSound Designer
2008 FractureLucasartsAudio Director
2009 WolfensteinZenimax/Raven SoftwareSound Designer
2006 Marvel: Ultimate AllianceActivision/Raven SoftwareSound Designer
2005 Quake 4Activision/Raven SoftwareAudio Lead
2004 X-Men LegendsActivision/Raven SoftwareSound Designer
2002 Soldier of Fortune II: Double HelixActivision/Raven SoftwareAudio Lead
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