About UsCelebrating 13 Years Together!
Composer, Sound Designer, Voice Actor
Dale is a veteran video game composer based in Northern California with over 20 years experience in the video game industry. As founder and Audio Director of Gryphondale Studios, he is a prolific composer and writer. He is also a sound designer and voice over actor for video games.
Dale has developed video games and music for Disney, Sony Entertainment, THQ, Electronic Arts, ESPN, FOX Sports and Mattel to name a few.
He began studying the piano at an early age, and by the age of 14 was performing Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2. Dale has continued his music education throughout his life by taking courses at Berklee College of Music and Berkeley Jazz School. He has studied with Grammy Award winner Gary Burton, and jazz pianist and author of the definitive book on jazz theory, Mark Levine.
Prior to founding Gryphondale Studios, Dale was a pioneer of mobile games, having developed the very first mobile versions of Bejeweled, Tetris, Space Invaders, Civilization, Spider-Man, and dozens of games for Disney including games for Mickey Mouse, The Lion King, and The Little Mermaid.
He has been both a speaker at the Game Developer Conference and E3, and was a speaker at numerous mobile conferences such as CTIA and a Mobile Summit in Austria given to CEO’s of the top wireless carriers in Europe. He has also appeared on CNN Headline News discussing video games.
He is also been a C and C++ programmer working for Mind Control Software, AOL Games and Psygnosis, and now programs in C# for Unity3D projects. He is an expert in FMOD, WWISE, Elias and Unity.
Dale has traveled the world gathering influences of music from China, South East Asia, and Europe. On those travels, he even lived as a Zen Buddhist Monk in China for several years. He has a degree in Physics from Purdue University, worked on satellite technology at General Electric Aerospace, and has done high energy particle physics research at Stanford Linear Accelerator.
Dale’s current musical project is The Mystic Poets Society which is made up of fabulous musicians from around the world who are all collaborating for charity. He also founded The Upanishad Project which was made up of more than 30 fellow musicians from around the world who came together to create songs based on the Upanishads, also for charity.
He has published two solo albums on which are both available on CD Baby, Spotify, Rhapsody, iTunes and many other music outlets.
Voice Acting, Vocals, Songwriting
AnnaLyn has been in the entertainment industry all of her working life. Discovered by Playboy at age 19 in Atlanta, and shortly thereafter moving to Los Angeles to pursue film, television, and commercials. She had the great fortune to sing, dance and act in over 50 productions. Besides singing, acting and dancing, she has voiced hundreds of spots for radio, as well as, hosting a drive time radio segment. She now brings all of her experience to Gryphondale Studios. Her amazing voice and vocals can be heard on songs, voice overs, and the voices of dozens of characters featured here on this website.