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dqmedia was founded in 1999. Built on nearly 4 decades of professional experience and achievement in the sonic arts, we offer a full complement of exhibit and media sound design, consulting, and content services. We have unique expertise in wildlife, extreme and remote location work.


Owner, Douglas Quin, is a sound designer, wildlife recordist, music composer, public radio commentator and educator. For the past 30 years he has traveled widely documenting the natural soundscape—from Antarctic ice to Arctic tundra and from African savannah to Amazon rainforest. Past projects include sound design for and mixing Werner Herzog's Academy Award® nominated documentary film about Antarctica, Encounters at the End of the World and he has worked variously on Jurassic Park III, the game Spore, as well as documentaries for television and radio. He has also designed and consulted on exhibits for the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History, American Museum of Natural History and the Polish Academy of Sciences, among others.  (Photo: Ryan Vachon)





  • Art Processors
  • Moment Factory
  • ABQ BioPark, Albuquerque
  • VestAndPage, Germany, STRATA (in production), Spitzwegerich (Plantain) (Best Film Award at the 9th Berlin Independent Film Festival 2018)
  • Soundcrafter, Inc., Richard Linklater’s Where’d You Go Bernadette (2019)
  • Orleans County District Attorney’s Office, New York (Expert witness)
  • Tompkins County District Attorney’s Office, New York (Expert witness)
  • Otsego Public Defender's Office, New York (Expert witness)
  • World Wildlife Fund and the Kagu Recovery Plan, A l'écoute de la forêt Calédonienne
  • Levine Museum of the New South, Charlotte, NC, Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America
  • National Park Service, Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska
  • American Museum of Natural History, Race to the End of the Earth
  • Discovery Films, Werner Herzog's Encounters at the End of the World (Academy Award® nominee)
  • Gibraltar Films, Werner Herzog's Rescue Dawn
  • Electronic Arts/Maxis, Spore
  • Greensboro Historical Museum
  • The Maine Holocaust and Human Rights Center, Were the House Still Standing: Maine Survivors Remember the Holocaust
  • Museum and Institute of Zoology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Killers Without Sin
  • Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site, Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America
  • Brunswick Town Historic Site Visitor's Center
  • Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden (Consultant)
  • National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame
  • Wingnut Films, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  • Skywalker Sound/Lucas Digital, Jurassic Park III
  • Smithsonian Institution (National Museum of the American Indian),
  • Beauty, Honor and Tradition: The Legacy of Plains Indian Shirts
  • Conservation International, Caratinga: Soundscapes from Brazil's Atlantic Rainforest
  • Thirteen/WNET, "Nature", Under Antarctic Ice
  • White Mountain Films (IMAX), Endurance (Consultant)
  • Oceanário de Lisboa/Lisbon Aquarium
  • West Office Exhibit Design
  • CLR Design
  • IKM Architects
  • Earprint Productions
  • Norbert Wu Productions
  • The Millennium: Live from Antarctica




Please contact us: query "at" dqmedia "dot" com