Casey Merhige, Video Game Audio Designer

Casey Merhige

Phone: (716) 597-6381 • E-mail: casey@caseymerhige.com • Portfolio: www.caseymerhige.com

Education

Berklee College of Music- Boston, MA (2007-2011)
B.Mus., Magna Cum Laude - Cumulative GPA: 3.768
Major: Electronic Production and Design | Minor: Video Game Scoring

Scholarships and Honors
• Wendy Carlos Sound Design Award (2011)
• Berklee World Scholarship Tour & Berklee Achievement Scholarship (2007-2011)
• Composition released on Berklee Music Technology CD (2011)
• Arrangement released on digital album "Astroslugs and Friends" (2010)
• Composition released on Berklee's Video Game Music Club Website (2008)
• Dean's List 8 consecutive semesters (Berklee '07, '08, '09, '10, '11)
• Interdepartmental Recognition Program- Berklee's Office of Human Resources (2009)

Audio and Music Experience

Audio
• DAWs: Logic, ProTools, Digital Performer, Reason, GarageBand
• Additional Software: Kontakt, PeakPro, Wwise, FMOD, MilkyTracker, Keymap Pro, Traktor, Audacity, Finale, Max/MSP

Music
Performing Harpist:
• Video Game Orchestra- (2008-2011)
• Video Game Music Choir Concerts (2010)
• Annual "Berklee Harp Extravaganza" ('07, '08, '09)
• Annual "Writing for Harp" Clinic ('07, '08, '09)
Studio Harpist:
• Commercially released Video Game Orchestra CD
• Commercially released CD "Joyful Willow" by Shomon Daniel
• Berklee released CD "Music Technology Division CD 2010"
• Further studio recordings for various projects available upon request
Additional Musical Experience:
• Harp Instructor- (Fall 2009-present)
• Secondary Instruments- Ukulele, Bass, Piano/Keyboard, Turntables, Drum Set, Guitar

Work Experience

Berklee College of Music- Degree Completion Advisor
(October 2015- present)
• Develop plans for alumni to complete their degrees remotely
• Correspond and connect alumni with appropriate faculty to assist in Degree Completion

Cinesamples- Library Programmer
(June 2014- present)
• Cut, map and process audio samples for Kontakt sample libraries
• Test and configure Kontakt instrument patches
• Website upkeep and various administrative tasks
• Provide Customer Tech support

Freelance- Interactive Audio Designer
(January 2012- present)
QatQi: iOS video game released in Nov.'12 (produced sfx, co-produced music)
Sandwich Kingdom: Sifteo Cubes video game released in Nov.'12 (contributed musical tracks)
• Third independent online game in progress (producing music)
• To be commercially released next year

Berklee College of Music- Online Course Developer
(September 2011- present)
• Build and edit online courses for Inside Berklee with a team of managers, designers, and instructors
• Media asset preparation and placement, including audio editing, designing and processing
• Course content text editing
• HTML webpage layout editing

Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab- Audio Designer
(June 2011- August 2011)
A Closed World: flash-based video game (produced sfx and music)
• IndieCade '12: Finalist, Serious Play '12: Bronze Medal, Meaningful Play '12: Featured
• Function as Audio Lead on a team developing a research-based video game
• Create and produce all music and sound effects as assets put through game’s audio pipeline
• Creative contribution to game design
• Collaborate with development team to ensure quality and completion of the game on-time

The Red Room @ Berklee's Café 939- Box Office Supervisor and Liaison
(January 2009- May 2011)
• Keep accurate and organized records of sales, ticket counts, turnouts, etc.
• Report records to promoters, talent buyers, band managers and TicketMaster database
• Build shows for public interaction on the TicketMaster website
• Manage and answer e-mails and phone calls regarding the Berklee Box Office and Café 939
• Sell tickets for Café 939 shows on-sight through TicketMaster

Berklee Performance Center Box Office- Box Office Clerk
(September 2008- May 2011)
• Sell tickets and handle Will Call for Professional and College shows through TicketMaster
• Arrange accommodations for patrons requiring accessible seating
• General customer services

Righteous Babe Records- Intern: Sales, Promotion & Marketing
(January-May 2007)
• Kept tour date information and mailing list up-to-date on label website
• Prepared promotional packages for record stores around the globe
• Took stock of label's store

Additional Software Training
Perforce and other version control software, Adobe Illustrator, Sibelius, Filemaker, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint


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