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 Morton, president
and founder of Q Up Arts
Douglas is the president and founder of Q Up
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 cd.rom drives, 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.