NJ Sound Design is a creative partnership which was founded in January 2016 and is run by two artistic minds – Nikita Smirnovs and James Denholm, hence the name… and no, we are not from New Jersey.
After many years of productive studies in different educational institutions around Scotland we both decided to join our forces, in order to conquer the world of sound. Over time we managed to find people to work and collaborate with. People that share the same views, dreams and passion we have for all things related to sound. Our forces have grown since and our team has increased in numbers. United and armed with our degrees and years of experience in the audio world, we stand strong and are ready to take on any sound design challenge that may come our way.
We are more than happy to work on any project whether it be film, game, animation or generally anything that requires a unique and immersive sound.
Sound design for Film and Animation, Foley, Music Mastering
HND Certificate from Edinburgh College
Bachelor of Science in Audio Engineering from Perth UHI
Bachelor of Science with Honours in Sound Design from Edinburgh Napier university
Experience using equipment
Mixing Desks: SSL AWS 900+, TOFT ATB24, Behringer x32, Allen and Heath iLive T112.
Microphones: Shure SM58, Shure SM57, Sennheiser MD 421, Audix D6, Neumann U87, SE Electronics Gemini II, AKG C414, AKG D112, Rode NT1-A, Samson CO2, Rode NT5, Rode NTG 1, Rode NTG 2, Zoom H6.
DAW’s: Pro Tools 12, Ableton Live 9 Suite.
Audio software: Waves Gold Bundle, Izotope Ozone 6 Advanced, Izotope RX 5 Advanced, East West, Izotope Insight.
Software for game audio implementation: Unreal Engine 4, Unity, Wwise, FMOD.