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An indie musician who produces mostly video game themed music.

Miracle Of Sound began as a hobby during a lull in Gavin Dunne's music career. After playing Half-Life 2 he began thinking of song lyrics related to Gordon Freeman, the protagonist. He wrote it all down, recorded it and released it onto the net. After seeing the mild popularity of the song, Dunne wrote and released more. This side project quickly became popular after his well-known Commander Shepard song was released. Soon afterwards, his show was picked up by the Escapist for a music video each-other Thursday, with a monthly behind-the-scenes article called "Encore".

The majority of his work is released on his Escapist page, Call of Duty songs are released on his personal Youtube page and all of his songs are available for purchase on his Bandcamp page or iTunes.


The artist's work includes:


Tropes associated with Gavin 'Miracle of sound' Dunne include:

  • Author Appeal: Loves to layer his vocals, experiment with non-mainstream genres and tends to default to or infuse things with metal. Also Skyrim.
  • Auto-Tune: Averted, in that the artist has never used it and has gone on multiple rants saying that it is one of the biggest problems with today's music industry.
  • Ballad of X: Did one for Clayton Carmine
  • Berserk Button: Do not accuse him of using auto-tune.
  • Book Ends: The song Commander Shepard starts with the lyrics From Omega to Mars. for the third and final installment of the series, Take It Back's ending chorus has From Omega to Mars as background vocals.
  • Drunken Song: He made a song about these for Skyrim, Nord Mead.
  • Evil Laugh: He pulls a particularly magnificent one in Joker's Song. You'd be forgiven for mistaking it to have come from the man himself.
  • Fake Band: As Gavin cannot play the drums well, he imports the notes he needs electronically.
    • Although that's the only instrument that's not recorded "live". If he needs say, a saxophone, he hires a damn guy for the part.
  • Filk Song: He creates songs based on games he loves. One distinguishing aspect of his work is that he uses completely new music, rather than repurposing other music with new lyrics.
  • I Am the Band: He does all work on the music himself, without assistance from other musicians, but for a few exceptions, such as Sweet L.A..
  • Last Note Hilarity: Most notably used in his Fallout: New Vegas song, Trip to Vegas, where it ends with the song stuttering and 'crashing to desktop,' with Gavin saying "God dammit, not again" In Affectionate Parody of how many people, the artist included, experienced many problems like crashes and freezes.
  • Machinima: Uses game footage from the game the song is about as a music video accompaniment to the song.
  • Ode to Intoxication: Nord Mead is essentially an in-character Nord ode to mead.
  • The Rock Star: He used to be one.
  • Self-Backing Vocalist: As a one man band, most of his songs use multiple layers on the vocals. Especially prevalent in Little Sister.
  • Single-Stanza Song: Beauty Bleak features only three lines. Sterile soil will harden. Wasted world, my garden. Beauty bleak in a wasted world
  • Singing Voice Dissonance: He sings with an American accent, but in interviews he speaks with whimsical Irish accent. He has explained this to the fans who think he's putting it on. (Especially after Nord Mead, in which he uses his natural accent.)
  • Title Drop: The majority of his song titles feature in the lyrics, usually the chorus.
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