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Specializes in:

Film audio

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Sound Design, Audio editing, Field Recording.

Highlighted references

• Having composed all 3 of the theme songs for the national indoor waterpart resort chain the Kalahari Resorts
• I created the music for the Illinois State Lottery for 3 consecutive years doing the general market, urban market and hispanic market music.
• I also create positive and socially award music that I produce and release myself. My latest is called SAME and can be heard here

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About Darryl Duncan

Composer | GameBeat Studios, LLC | USA | Illinois

Darryl is an accomplished veteran songwriter & producer. He’s been involved in the music industry professionally since 1980. Darryl began composing original songs when he was 14 years old. His songs began to gain considerable recognition in Hollywood leading to his first big break when he received a major music publishing contract from A&M records in 1986. He then went on to sign with Warner Brothers Music in 1991. Darryl has written and/or produced music for artists such as Jeffrey Osborne, Michael Jackson, Chaka Khan,
Earth Wind & Fire and R. Kelly to name a few. Darryl was also himself a solo artist on Motown in 1987. He’s had several charting singles and a #1 record to his credit. His music has also been featured in major motion pictures.

Today Darryl is the Founder, President & CEO of GameBeat Studios, LLC. GameBeat is an established provider of original music production and sound design services for the commercial advertising, gaming and digital media industries. GameBeat, known for their unique versatility and creativity has been responsible for the music and/or sound effects in some of the gaming industries biggest selling titles, including John Madden Football, Dance Dance Revolutions and Microsoft’s Zoo Tycoon. Today GameBeat’s clients are primarily in the advertising industry. Their portfolio includes TV and radio commercials for McDonald’s, Wal-Mart, Charmin, Motorola, Burger King, Altoids, Toyota, Sears, The Illinois State Lottery and others. GameBeat has won numerous advertising industry awards for their work including 8 Telly awards, 3 Addy awards and 2 Millennium awards.


Year Project name Client Role
2009 What Would You Do? Illinois State Lottery Composer
2004 Kalahari Getaway Kalahari Resorts Composer
2008 TV commercial Walmart (ad agency) Composer
2005 Zoo Tycoon Game Microsoft Games Composer & Sound Designer
2012 Staycation Toyota (ad agency) Composer
2000 John Madden Football Video Game Electronic Arts Composer & Sound Designer


Year Award Awarded for
2008 8 Telly and Addy Awards Original Music


Year School Course
1981 American Conservatory of Music Electronic Music & Jazz Piano

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