About Audio Epics

Let us tell you a bit about Audio Epics…

How Audio Epics became a company…

Audio Epics was founded in 2014 as a small family business. By then we had built up more than a decade of experience in writing, (voice) acting, audio recording and audio editing as a hobby and as volunteers. It was time to offer those skills to customers. After having given up teaching, my wife started a writing, text editing and translation company. I, Domien, remained a teacher for some time. When her business went well and she couldn’t handle the work on her own anymore, I also quit teaching. I never enjoyed it much anyway. Since my wife and I share our education and roughly have the same skill set, it was only logical I should join her.

An eye for the listener…

Audio Epics bannerThus Audio Epics was officially born. We had been using the name to release our audio stories for years. So by the time we founded our company, it was not hard to pick a brand. The tagline ‘An eye for the listener’ was also something we had been using for some time. It was my brother Maarten De Groot who once came up with it. We liked the sound of it and the idea behind it so we kept it. Because we want to be worthy of this tagline, we have evolved in the direction of dramatized audiobooks with our audio projects instead of audio drama. For some listeners audio drama can be quite confusing. So we decided to keep on creating projects with multiple voice actors and actresses, sound-effects and original music, but with a prominent narrator as well. This tends to make the story more clear without adding clumsy, stilted dialogue. e.g. ‘Look, there’s a mansion over there with a big black gate’ or ‘Oh no! There is a big grey monster with big bloodshot eyes and huge claws trying to eat me!’. It also creates more atmosphere and immersion for the listener. Good narration is hardly noticed. Moreover, it bridges the gap for people who are used to listening to dry audiobooks with just one narrator, little or no sound effects and no music score.

More and more audio…

Audio Epics fantasy audio dramaBecause audio is a niche business we focused on writing and text editing at first. Over time we got more and bigger audio projects, like voice overs and instruction videos, and we hope to grow in that direction in the future. We would love to be able to live 100% from audio projects, preferably our own creations. Creating (dark) fantasy audiobooks is something we do on the side, whenever there is time left. Our biggest dream is to grow this into a fulltime income so we can keep on creating new audio stuff to release online. Witch Hunter is our most popular story and an audio project we are very passionate about. So we are planning to release more stories in that setting primarily. As soon as we can find a good rhythm to regularly release new content, we might try setting up a Patrion.

More about Audio Epics…

Want to find out more about Audio Epics? You can contact us or learn more about our history, the names and faces behind the voices, etc.

History

Here you can learn about the history of Audio Epics: how it came to be from a hobby from a hobby long ago to a company… Long, long ago, in the age of wonders… Once upon a time in a garage somewhere in Belgium, two young friends called Domien and Olivier decided to tell fantasy …

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Mission and vision statement of Audio Epics

Our mission inspired by the classics We are both huge fans of J.R.R. Tolkien and his works. We have been looking for fantasy similar to Tolkien’s ever since, but have never found it. In creating our own epic fantasy audiobooks, we try to bring back a glimpse of the charm of The Lord of the …

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Faces of Audio Epics

Audio Epics was founded as a company in 2014 and has been writing, editing, translating and creating awesome audio projects ever since. It is a small family business managed by Domien De Groot and his wife Eline Hoskens. In 2016, the family business was expanded when their son Ronan was born. No doubt he’s already …

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