Who We Are

Since 1994, WaterDog Studio has been creating music and sound design for performance, video, theater, dance, animation, games and installation.  

WaterDog Studio is a commercial sound and music production studio headed by composer, musician and sound artist Heather Perkins, a lifelong student and creator of music and sound. Heather has been in love with music and sound all her life, from the analog 1970s to the digital wonderland of the 21st Century, and holds an MFA in Electronic Music and Recording from Oakland’s Mills College. 

In addition to music and sound design, WaterDog Studio also offers production services, audio archiving and restoration, consulting and education, and “creative facilitation” for those who want to work on their music without the technology getting in the way. And new for 2020 are “Pet Themes,” custom short, fully orchestrated pet theme songs. (Sing silly songs to your cat? Let us record them!)

WaterDog has been lucky enough to work with clients on projects big and small, with formats and venues ranging from web-based cartoons to warehouse performances to cavernous arenas to games for handheld devices. From our first major success scoring (and helping to develop) the first web-based animated “E-greetings” greeting cards during the dot-com boom of the late 1990s, we’ve worked on animations, video games, dance scores, short educational films, TV and web-based ads, theatrical sound, animation, interactive installations and large arena ceremonies (2002 Winter Olympics, U of O Homecoming game, San Antonio Spurs).

We’ve also helped many local musicians and artists with recording, producing and remixing their work, assisted with sound and music art installations, and presented programs on digital music and sound design to local classes (PNCA, Art Institute, PSU).

Contact us today to see how we might help you sonify your project, or unlock your own creative potential.