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Douglas Morton

Douglas Morton, President and Founder of Q Up Arts

“Developing audio content is a labor of love. My hope is you will be inspired to create enduring beautiful music with these sounds for years to come.”

Douglas is the president and founder of Q Up Arts. Douglas designs audio content and music for wide variety of clients, products and apps. He has pioneered the use of digital audio samples in music, film and game production.

He's been producing sample and loop collections since the early 1980s. Starting his career at E-Mu Systems in Santa Cruz, California, then Optical Media International (OMI) in Silicon Valley producing the acclaimed Universe of Sounds, the first cd.rom releases that began the sample industry. Douglas’s work at OMI enabled hardware samplers to connect to a Universe of Sounds on cd.roms, an industry first.

He founded Q Up Arts in 1993 in Santa Cruz, California.

His sonic designs have been heard in hundreds of feature films, network television and games including The Patriot , The Sheltering Sky, Portlandia and The X-Files for over three decades. His music for aquariums has immersed millions of people in the underwater worlds of California's Monterey Bay Aquarium and Utah's Loveland Living Planet Aquarium.

Douglas continues his production work in studios in Los Angeles, California and Park City, Utah.