Richard Devine is an Atlanta-based electronic musician and sound designer, specializing in music composition, sonic mnemonics, field recording, sound effects and specialized sound design.
From his first experiments using computers for composition in the early 1990s, Devine became known for his layered and heavily processed sound, combining influences from glitch to old and modern electronic music. In more recent years Devine has remixed Aphex Twin and Mike Patton of Faith No More. He has released six full-length albums on Schematic, Warp, Asphodel and Sublight records, and has brought his ear-tearing musical mayhem to audiences worldwide.
In 2007 Devine signed a deal with Sony Media to release two sound effects libraries, Pulse and The Electronic Manuscript, which won Best Sample Library honors from Remix Technology Awards. In 2008, he launched his company Devinesound, which was nominated for the Cannes Lion Award for sound design on the interactive website for Microsoft Gaming.
Devine has been commissioned for film score work by Touchstone Pictures, collaborated with BT (Brian Transeau) on the movie Surveillance, and worked on commercials for Nike, Audi, BMW, Ford, Scion, Coke, LandRover, Peugeot, Dodge, HBO, McDonald's, Sprite, Spike Television network and with Konami gaming division for the irDance-Dance Revolution game. Most recently, Devine created UI Sound Design and Ambisonic Environmental Audio for Google's DayDream VR Platform/Google Earth VR. He will be releasing a new album under his own name on Timesig/Planet-Mu Records in November 2018.
This year at Loop, Devine will share his workflow and tools, as well as outline the mindset behind creating new sounds and textures during a sound design masterclass.