Jillian Aversa

Vocalist, Topliner, Lyricist

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Solo vocalist for video game franchises Halo, Destiny, Civilization, God of War, Soulcalibur, Killer Instinct, Katamari Damacy, Crimson Dragon, Honor of Kings, and more.

Styles I specialize in include Cinematic/Soundtrack, Ethereal, Slavic, Celtic, EDM, Classical/Opera, Contemporary, World, and more. I'm well versed in many languages, classically trained at Peabody Conservatory, and I enjoy vocal and lyric writing as well. I also specialize in lush, layered "choir" vocals which can make your track sound truly epic and cinematic. I have a home recording studio and do almost all my work remotely -- and have for almost 15 years!

~ WHAT I'LL NEED ~

In order for us to work together effectively, I'll need the following from you:

• Your instrumental track
• Melody (and optional harmonies) reference track(s)
• The BPM, or a click track if the BPM changes during the song
• Lyrics, if applicable
• Thoughts on what kind of sound you are looking for from me
*** Sheet music is optional, but very much appreciated! It will help me work more efficiently for you. ***

~ TURNAROUND AND SPECS ~

My average delivery time is within 7 business days, but I will be upfront about my schedule if there are any potential delays.

My default file specs (can be modified per your request):

• Dry (no FX)
• Wav
• 24 bit
• 48 kHz
• All vocal takes already edited and combined into one file (or multiple files for additional layers)

~ PRICING ~

Pricing varies based on length and complexity of your project. I am happy to discuss. 🙂

Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.

5 Reviews

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  1. Review by Jeremy Garren
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    Jillian's outstanding vocal talents breathed life and vibrancy into the the score of the Xbox One release title Crimson Dragon I had the honor of working on several years ago. The title theme truly became something special thanks to her voicing the lead, and I could not more highly recommend working with her on future projects!

  2. Review by Geoff Knorr
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    Jillian has been a joy to work with. Her combination of being classically trained, while also composing and producing her own albums of new age/world music and having extensive soundtrack recording experience give her an edge at being very adept to finding the most fitting tone and vocal style for a particular project. I highly recommend her!

  3. Review by Alexander Brandon
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    Jillian’s performance skill is nothing short of jaw dropping. She has the ability to go from operatic to Lisa Gerard in the snap of a finger and flawlessly execute both. I consider her a go to singer for my projects.

  4. Review by Wilbert Roget, II
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    I've hired Jillian for several of my scores and independent albums, including Destiny 2: Forsaken. She's a phenomenal vocalist with expertise in many different genres of both classical and pop, and sings fluently in several languages. She can record herself at top studio quality as well, which has been an invaluable asset for many productions. I highly recommend Jillian's vocal and songwriting talents to any producer, composer, or songwriter!

  5. Review by Tom Salta
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    I can’t say enough about Jillian. She has a rare gift and skill and has been my go-to soprano for over a decade. I know very few vocalists that have the mastery she does in combination with compositional artistry and textural beauty. Her voice has transformed many of my compositions into timeless gems.

Interview with Jillian Aversa

  1. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  2. A: In addition to my recording projects for clients, I am also working on the second volume of my official vocal sample library ("Allura" with Impact Soundworks) and filming music videos for my YouTube channel.

  3. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  4. A: I promise that I will do everything in my power to achieve *your* musical goals. I am meticulous in my recording process, and would never deliver anything sloppy or unfinished. Your satisfaction is my number one priority.

  5. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  6. A: I love giving people goosebumps! 😄

  7. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  8. A: Much of my work is done under NDA (non disclosure agreement), so it isn't always possible for a composter/artist to tell me about the project they are working on in great detail. Still, I love to get as much information as possible about the ideal sound they are looking for, the mood they are trying to achieve, and - if applicable - what may be going on in a story or scene. In terms of workflow, I ask clients for the following: • Their instrumental track • Melody (and optional harmonies) reference track(s) • The BPM, or a click track if the BPM changes during the song • Lyrics, if applicable *** Sheet music is optional, but very much appreciated! It helps me work more efficiently. ***

  9. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  10. A: I started my recording career almost 15 years ago, during college at Peabody Conservatory of Music. My first big credit was singing on the Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword soundtrack in 2007, which I did as a junior student. As someone who has been a fan of video games from a young age, I knew then and there that I wanted to pursue recording for soundtracks rather than a more traditional, classical performance career path (like singing with opera companies). I began networking at the Game Developer's Conference each year, and landed more and more game credits as I went. Simultaneously, I was writing and recording my own vocal New Age/World music albums, of which I have three to date.

  11. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  12. A: My home recording studio includes a GIK Acoustics IsoBooth and paneling for sound isolation, three different microphone options (a Neumann U87ai, an AKC C414 XLS, and a custom modded Octava MK-319), and a UA610 preamp.

  13. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  14. A: Most of my vocal recording work is singing on soundtracks, particularly those from video games - but I love doing film, TV, and trailer music as well. I have some tracks in the EDM scene (namely with artist "zircon"), on classical music projects including a Grammy-winning album (Christopher Tin's "Calling All Dawns"), and I've collaborated with many New Age and World music artists.

  15. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  16. A: In addition to my recording work for clients, I am also working on the second volume of my official vocal sample library, "Allura" with Impact Soundworks.

  17. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  18. A: I promise that I will do everything in my power to achieve *your* musical goals. I am meticulous in my recording process, and would never deliver anything sloppy or unfinished. Your satisfaction is my number one priority.

  19. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  20. A: I love giving people goosebumps! 😄

  21. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  22. A: Much of my work is done under NDA (non disclosure agreement), so it isn't always possible for a composter/artist to tell me about the project they are working on in great detail. Still, I love to get as much information as possible about the ideal sound they are looking for, the mood they are trying to achieve, and - if applicable - what may be going on in a story or scene. In terms of workflow, I ask clients for the following: • Their instrumental track • Melody (and optional harmonies) reference track(s) • The BPM, or a click track if the BPM changes during the song • Lyrics, if applicable *** Sheet music is optional, but very much appreciated! It helps me work more efficiently. ***

  23. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  24. A: I started my recording career almost 15 years ago, during college at Peabody Conservatory of Music. My first big credit was singing on the Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword soundtrack in 2007, which I did as a junior student. As someone who has been a fan of video games from a young age, I knew then and there that I wanted to pursue recording for soundtracks rather than a more traditional, classical performance career path (like singing with opera companies). I began networking at the Game Developer's Conference each year, and landed more and more game credits as I went. Simultaneously, I was writing and recording my own vocal New Age/World music albums, of which I have three to date.

  25. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  26. A: My home recording studio includes a GIK Acoustics IsoBooth and paneling for sound isolation, three different microphone options (a Neumann U87ai, an AKC C414 XLS, and a custom modded Octava MK-319), and a UA610 preamp.

  27. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  28. A: Most of my vocal recording work is singing on soundtracks, particularly those from video games - but I love doing film, TV, and trailer music as well. I have some tracks in the EDM scene (namely with artist "zircon"), on classical music projects including a Grammy-winning album (Christopher Tin's "Calling All Dawns"), and I've collaborated with many New Age and World music artists.

  29. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  30. A: My home recording studio includes a GIK Acoustics IsoBooth and paneling for sound isolation, three different microphone options (a Neumann U87ai, an AKC C414 XLS, and a custom modded Octava MK-319), and a UA610 preamp.

  31. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  32. A: Most of my vocal recording work is singing on soundtracks, particularly those from video games - but I love doing film, TV, and trailer music as well. I have some tracks in the EDM scene (namely with artist "zircon"), on classical music projects including a Grammy-winning album (Christopher Tin's "Calling All Dawns"), and I've collaborated with many New Age and World music artists.

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Jillian Aversa Vocal Demo Reel 2021

I was the singer (and topliner & lyricist for some) in this production

GenresSounds Like
  • Lisa Gerrard
  • Loreena McKennitt
  • Enya
Gear Highlights
  • GIK Acoustics IsoBooth and acoustic panels. Mic options: Neumann U87ai
  • AKC C414 XLS
  • or custom modded Octava MK-319. UA610 preamp. Logic Pro
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