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2007-03-28 - Film/Video Composer Scores Major Award Utilizing GigaStudio

Jesper Kyd's Original Game Soundtrack for Hitman:Contracts Wins British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award for best "Original Score"

Award-winning Danish film/video game composer, Jesper Kyd, adds one more accolade to his already plump resume upon scoring a BAFTA Games award (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) in early 2005 for "Original Music" on HITMAN: CONTRACTS (Eidos Interactive). His software of choice? TASCAM's GigaStudio.

"GigaStudio makes for a new level of realism in sampled instruments," explains Kyd. "These instruments have been sampled to take full advantage of the seemingly limitless file size that Giga can handle. This kind of technology would have seemed science fiction only a couple of years ago." Jesper utilizes GigaStudio to help bridge the gap between his style that encompasses both edgy electronic music and classic symphonic styles. His rich soundscapes and cinematic productions have gained him attention from many of the leading game development studios, entertainment press and consumers worldwide.

Best known for his epic music in the #1 selling HITMAN series and FREEDOM FIGHTERS, Kyd won the 2003 GameSpot award for "Best Original Music in a Game Award," and was Billboard 2004 Digital Entertainment Award finalist for "Best Use of Sound in a Game." For more credits and contact info, log onto www.jesperkyd.com.

TASCAM GigaStudio 3 GigaStudio is the most powerful software-sampling program dozens of new features including disk streaming, the lowest latency of any sampler and the best sound libraries in the world. For more information, go to www.tascamgiga.com.

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