Dallas Taylor Creative Director After cutting his teeth as a sound designer/mixer for networks like NBC, Fox, G4, and Discovery, Dallas launched Defacto Sound, where he’s led thousands of high-profile projects ranging from blockbuster game trailers and advertising campaigns, to Sundance award-winning films. A respected thought leader on the narrative power of sound, Dallas is a sought-after speaker at conferences, a regular contributor to major industry publications, and a host/producer of the podcast Twenty Thousand Hertz.

Dallas Taylor
Creative Director

After cutting his teeth as a sound designer/mixer for networks like NBC, Fox, G4, and Discovery, Dallas launched Defacto Sound, where he’s led thousands of high-profile projects ranging from blockbuster game trailers and advertising campaigns, to Sundance award-winning films. A respected thought leader on the narrative power of sound, Dallas is a sought-after speaker at conferences, a regular contributor to major industry publications, and a host/producer of the podcast Twenty Thousand Hertz.

Sam Schneble Producer Initially inspired by The Magic School Bus episode about sound waves, Sam has spent her life studying the power of sound design, both academically and in the real-world environment of Los Angeles post-production studios. Sam is a devoted fan of films and video games, and she constantly finds inspiration in the noises around her. Whether she’s handling our day-to-day logistics or keeping hectic schedules on track, Sam is the reason why people love working with us. She is the heartbeat of Defacto Sound.

Sam Schneble
Producer

Initially inspired by The Magic School Bus episode about sound waves, Sam has spent her life studying the power of sound design, both academically and in the real-world environment of Los Angeles post-production studios. Sam is a devoted fan of films and video games, and she constantly finds inspiration in the noises around her. Whether she’s handling our day-to-day logistics or keeping hectic schedules on track, Sam is the reason why people love working with us. She is the heartbeat of Defacto Sound.

Colin Devarney Sound Designer Colin came to sound design by way of music and audio engineering. After launching a successful music technology publication, producing albums at an indie music label, and performing as a professional guitarist, Colin devoted himself to the art and science of sound design. His wildly varied experiences and a passion for his craft make him not only one of the most unconventional members of the Defacto team, but also, in his own words, “by far the most likable.”

Colin Devarney
Sound Designer

Colin came to sound design by way of music and audio engineering. After launching a successful music technology publication, producing albums at an indie music label, and performing as a professional guitarist, Colin devoted himself to the art and science of sound design. His wildly varied experiences and a passion for his craft make him not only one of the most unconventional members of the Defacto team, but also, in his own words, “by far the most likable.”

Jai Berger Sound Designer A formally trained sound designer with an MFA from Savannah College of Art and Design and a BA in Communications from Bridgewater State University, Jai approaches his projects with a mix of studied training, deep conceptual thinking, and gut-level improvisation. He is passionate about not only great sound design, but also the collaborative process.

Jai Berger
Sound Designer

A formally trained sound designer with an MFA from Savannah College of Art and Design and a BA in Communications from Bridgewater State University, Jai approaches his projects with a mix of studied training, deep conceptual thinking, and gut-level improvisation. He is passionate about not only great sound design, but also the collaborative process.

Nick Spradlin Sound Designer If you notice a sense of rhythm in Nick’s work, that’s because he’s a classically trained musician with a Master of Music in Percussion Performance. Nick’s experience spans recording studios; drumlines; and apprenticeships at both Chapman Recording & Mastering in Lenexa, Kansas, and the National Music Festival at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland. Following his career as a freelance sound designer, Nick joined Defacto where he brings his focused attention to detail and a big-picture understanding of sound/story to every project he touches.

Nick Spradlin
Sound Designer

If you notice a sense of rhythm in Nick’s work, that’s because he’s a classically trained musician with a Master of Music in Percussion Performance. Nick’s experience spans recording studios; drumlines; and apprenticeships at both Chapman Recording & Mastering in Lenexa, Kansas, and the National Music Festival at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland. Following his career as a freelance sound designer, Nick joined Defacto where he brings his focused attention to detail and a big-picture understanding of sound/story to every project he touches.