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 later Co-Founder and Audio Director at Third Law Interactive, as well as running his own audio production company for over a decade. Will 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,
In early 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.
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.
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 now lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, Michelle, and their three children.
TESTIMONIALS OVER THE YEARS
“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
“Oh Will Loconto, your music kicks ass.”KISS Psycho Circus: The Nightmare Child Review, DVD Fever
Will has provided high quality voice, music, and sound for various projects for me and has been fantastic to work with. Not only the quality of the work but his ability to make everything happen quickly and adapt to production hurdles on my end make working with him that much better. Highly recommend Will for both quality and professionalism.Matt Hooper, Director of Development, Oculus
“I can honestly say that including Will on our team was the best decision we could have ever made. Not only is he great to work with in all regards, but he has an unmatched ability to take a core vision, flesh it out, and substantially enhance it. His music really solidifies the game. I hope that the future holds many opportunities for us to create with Will on the team again.”Justin Leingang, Lead Designer, Amaze Entertainment
Best Original Score – Video Game, Nominee – “Apophis” and “Ascension” – RAGE (with Assaf Rinde and Rod Abernethy)2011 Hollywood Music in Media Awards
“The very first thing I noticed when I booted up Zombie Apocalypse was the soundtrack. The music in the game has a very lonely, dark feeling to it, and I felt that it set the mood perfectly…The game’s soundtrack also sounded like they came straight from a horror movie.”Zombie Apocalypse Review, Kombo.com