an award winning composer with a unique sound

Known for.

Daniel James is known for melodic orchestral middle section composing with big builds - a sound that lends itself well to video games and movies with suspense and action.

Below is a selection of Daniel's most known work.

  • Terminator Genisys (2015)

    PG-13 | 126 minutes | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 1 July 2015 (USA)

    Daniel James' role in this blockbuster was adding sound design, synth and programming parts to main cues to achieve a very unique sound tone for which he is known.

  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (2015)

    Video Game | Action, Adventure, Crime | 1 September 2015 (USA)

    Daniel James was awarded the "Best Composer for Video Games" Award at The Games Awards in Los Angeles for his work on this project. He created both ingame and cutscene music using unique bespoke musical sample instruments for the entire music department to use on the project.

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops III (2015)

    Action, Drama, Sci-Fi | Video game released 6 November 2015

    The third installment of the Call of Duty: Black Ops franchise brings the player to a dark twisted future with a built-up war storyline.

  • Ride Along 2 (2016)

    Action | Comedy

    Daniel James took themes and elements from the films main composer Chris Lennertz and arranged music to the picture.

  • Killer Instinct (2013)

    Action | Video game released 22 November 2013

    Created original music for single player story mode.

  • Volume (2015)

    Action | Video game

    Wrote additional music and provided my hybrid production skills to the overall score.

  • Proximity (2013)

    11 min | Short, Action, Sci-Fi | 5 December 2013 (USA)

    Daniel James wrote and recorded the original score for this short movie by Triune Films.

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  • Tell (2012)

    33 min | Short, Horror, Thriller | 23 May 2012 (USA)

    Daniel James composed and recorded the original score for Ryan Connolly’s horror Tell.

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Daniel James is an award-winning composer best known for his work on Metal Gear V: The Phantom Pain. His unique scores are the culmination of integrating musical sound design into a compositional sound and have featured in movies such as Terminator Genisys, Ride Along 2 as well as Proximity and Tell.

Daniel has won the “Best Composer Award” at The Game Awards in Los Angeles in 2015 for his work on Metal Gear V and has also composed for Call of Duty Black Ops 3, Killer Instinct and Mass Effect 3. It was in his work on Mass Effect 3 that he pioneered the sound of hybrid production, which resulted in his setting up Hybrid Two - a commercial sample library.

“ The latest thing I write is the thing I’m proud of the most because it’s the culmination of everything I’ve learned up until that point ”

Daniel James


Below is a list of Daniel James’ recent game, movie and trailer scores. Some of these have been recorded during a Live Stream.



Album releases.

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