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Yanni Caldas
Sound Designer based in Toronto, ON 

Hello, my name is Yanni Caldas and I focus on creating storytelling sound design that enhances the user experience.

 

I am passionate about bringing visions to life and helping to push the boundaries on immersion and hyperrealistic sound. Considering myself a generalist, I am eager to aid wherever needed within a team to help finish projects to their highest potential.

 

My career has been an exciting endeavor that has been a rollercoaster. Beginning as a composer for television and advertising, then working as an engineer at a recording studio, and then freelancing as a music mix engineer, producer, and audio quality control lead for audiobooks. Following my love for games and sound, I am now working as a contract sound designer for video-games and hope to transition to working in-house to better help bring stories and experiences to life with the power of sound.

You can find my CV here.

SKILLS

Field Recording, Sound Design, ProTools,

Reaper, Mac & PC Hardware/Software, 

Perforce/SourceControl, JIRA, Excel

PUBLIC WORK

Credits: Cinematic Sound Design

Games I am currently playing

Bear & Breakfast

Deathloop

Deaths Door

It Takes Two

My Favourite Sounding

Games

Returnal

Battlefield 1

God of War (2018)

Death Stranding

Games I am looking forward to playing

Skate 4

God of War: Ragnarok

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Field Recording

Field recording is a deep passion of mine. Like how photographers think of photos as capturing a moment, I like to think of field recording as capturing a feeling. Anything from household objects, animals, vehicles, and even ambiances. Each subject has an expressive emotion that leaves every day full of new surprises. All you have to do is listen to the world around you.

One of my favorite parts of field recording is the number of ways something can be recorded and performed. Anything from choosing different microphone configurations, handling an object slow versus fast, or even performing a doppler effect by swinging the microphone. Pairing all this with how each project requires its own unique sound signature, field recording is a fundamental part of telling a story through sound.

Record the world

Along with 614 other recordists from around the world, I participated in a crowdsourced sound effects library that recorded various ambiences from 6 different countries. All proceeds were donated to The Water Project. In total, we have raised more than $42,000 for 1,250 people to have access to clean, safe water! How cool is that?!

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