award winning music and sounds

June 18, 2015


GLU Mobile/Playfirst recently released Cooking Dash 2016 and it's getting some plenty fine reviews and living up at the top of the charts of both the Apple and Google Play stores. Yahoo named it one of it's 10 best games of June, and both Apple and Google Play...

March 31, 2015

The string quartet arrangement for Grasswalk (Plants Vs. Zombies) from The String Arcade record won a Game Audio Network Guild Award for "Best Game Music Cover" at the 13th annual award ceremony that took place at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. Check...

February 5, 2015

I published three entries about the audio development for the upcoming indie game, Gathering Sky. They go into a LOT of detail about the entire process of my approach to this game, aesthetically and technincally. Go check them out on game industry site, Gamasutra

January 3, 2015


This year I created the audio experience for ELEVATE, a brain development app with loads of daily challenges and motivations. Apple chose the app as 2014's Best App of the Year, which is impressive given that Elevate Labs is a very small company. The app has been do...

November 5, 2014

Here's the trailer for DEATH'S HEAD DEMOLITION, a new music kit I designed for use within Counterstrike: Global Offensive.


You can read more about the kits OVER HERE>>>>Other artists released in this pack include Austin Wintory, Skog, Daneil Sadowsky, Sean Mur...

September 19, 2014



I was honored and excited to be asked by the San Francisco Conservatory of Music to join the Advisory Committee for their new "Technology and Applied Composition" program. I'll join Advisors Leslie Ann Jones, Lennie Moore and Jaron Lanier, in addition to the...

April 12, 2014

I collaborated with Ben Vance (Buffalo Vision, Skulls of the Shogun, Irrational Exuberance), and artist Rob Sato to create a mini-game/experience for the Oakland Museum of California's new show, SUPERAWESOME.


I created a surreal soundscape for this game experience, w...

February 28, 2014

The String Arcade has been released worldwide ( and with that, there have been many wonderful reviews, interviews and podcasts featuring Dren talking about his work on the project.


MPR's Classical Top Score podcast featured Dren in this episode: l...

February 12, 2014

Click here to see all of the reviews for The String Arcade!


Video Game Tribute Album The String Arcade Now Available as Digital Download and CD.

All proceeds will support Alameda Music Project after-school program for underserved children


ALAMEDA, Calif. - February 11,...

August 16, 2013

Skulls of the Shogun is now on STEAM! The “BONE-I-FIDE” Edition has new characters, levels and is on STEAM!! Check it out here!


There's an interview with me at Designing Sound where we talk a lot about Skulls of the Shogun and how I made some of the sounds.


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