MUSIC AND AUDIO
ABOUT WILL LOCONTO
Will is internationally known as an accomplished music producer, touring musician, and gaming developer; His band T-4-2 was signed to Columbia Records, and he performed with the platinum-selling group, Information Society.
Complimenting his work in popular music he has contributed to many high-profile video game projects including Rayman Raving Rabbids, Aliens vs. Predator 2: Primal Hunt, American McGee's Alice, X-Men: The Official Game, and Big Hero 6: Battle in the Bay. Will’s work has also been heard on television shows including American Ninja Warrior, Building Alaska, NFL Total Access, and Hap and Leonard.
Will has spent over thirty years in the music and software industries. He served as Audio Director at the videogame company Ion Storm and some of the time there is recounted in the book, Masters of Doom by David Kushner and in the PC Gamer Magazine feature The History of Ion Storm by Rick Lane. He was Co-Founder and Audio Director at Third Law Interactive, later moving on to create his own audio production company and has been a featured lecturer at Southern Methodist University’s Guildhall and The Art Institute of Austin.
Will is also highly regarded for his success as a software and digital entrepreneur. He was CEO and Director of 3x5 Health/Argus One Systems Corporation, delivering real-time point-of-care decision support software, enabling private and public health entities to monitor, rapidly detect, and respond to outbreaks and health events.
In 2018, Will formed a joint venture with longtime friend and industry veteran, Christopher Durst, to launch JUXTA Inc, a revolutionary marketing and advertising partner for recording artists and brands. Upon launching, they quickly realized that their diverse professional experience, collective proprietary techniques, and mutual love for helping people, could be offered in a broader, more effective way to drive exposure and revenue for people and businesses…hence the birth of DURST LOCONTO.
Will was one of the top Photon (the first laser tag game) players in the world and in 1986 appeared on ABC’s news show 20/20 and in Seventeen Magazine.
He now lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, Michelle, and their three children.
TESTIMONIALS OVER THE YEARS
“Sound and music are something really special…The music is certainly the best video game music I have heard.”John Romero’s Daikatana Review, Action Trip
Best Original Instrumental, Nominee – “The Heist” – Pictureka Museum Mayhem – Will Loconto2009 Game Audio Network Guild Awards
Contemporary Christian/Gospel, Nominee – “It’s Gonna Be a Good Day” – Drew Haley and Will LocontoThe 14th Annual Independent Music Awards
“The soundtrack rises to the occasion bringing some heroic scores to the mix making the audio the best part of the game.”X-Men: The Official Game DS Review, GameChronicles.com
“Excellent soundtrack really sets the mood of the titular zombie apocalypse.”Zombie Apocalypse Review, IGN
“Oh Will Loconto, your music kicks ass.”KISS Psycho Circus: The Nightmare Child Review, DVD Fever