My name is Steven McSeveney, also known as Whoosh Wizard.

I'm from central Scotland in the UK and I am a Sound Designer for videogames.

My background is very musical.  I began playing instruments at a young age, including piano, guitar and drums. As a teenager I played in bands and started to write songs and sing.  Playing live in front of a crowd is still one of my favourite things to do.  I have made a career as a working guitarist in wedding and function bands for many years, as well as a live sound engineer for a variety of events.

My real passion started when I began studying sound recording at college.  Falling in love with audio manipulation and creating sonic experiences was my lightbulb moment.  I had to make sound for videogames!

Currently, I am a MSc Sound Design student at Edinburgh Napier University, where I hope to graduate in 2020.   I investigated realism vs. immersion regarding fantasy creature vocalisations, as I have always found this aspect of Sound Design fascinating.  My Master's dissertation is a study on how audio can be used to aid visually impaired gamers to play 3D RPG's. My hope is to make it easier for more people to play more games!  I also hold a BA in Popular Music (Perth UHI), an HND in Music Performance and an HNC in Sound Production (North Glasgow College).

I love animals!  My wife and I live with our cat, Izzy and our dog, Kima.  We are always happy to share pictures of our furry friends.

If you want to talk about Telecasters, Sci-Fi and Fantasy RPG's, or the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan, then feel free to message me any time.  I'm more than happy to nerd out!

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