[[caption-width-right:250:[[OneOfUs Gavin Dunne, video game-themed musician]]]]

An Irish indie musician who produces mostly [[OneOfUs video game themed music.]]

Miracle of Sound began as a hobby during a lull in Gavin Dunne's music career. After playing ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' he began thinking of song lyrics related to Gordon Freeman, the protagonist. He wrote it all down, recorded it and released it on 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 [[Franchise/MassEffect Commander Shepard]] song was released. Soon afterwards, his show was picked up by Website/TheEscapist for a biweekly (then monthly) music video, with a monthly behind-the-scenes article called "Encore". He left The Escapist on good terms in 2015.

The majority of his work until 2015 can be found on [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/miracle-of-sound his Escapist page]], all of his songs are released on his personal [[http://www.youtube.com/user/miracleofsound Youtube page]] and are available for purchase on his [[http://miracleofsound.bandcamp.com/ Bandcamp page]] or [[http://itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/miracle-of-sound/id418956023 iTunes]], Xbox Music, Amazon, mostly everywhere you can buy music, really. For those adverse to digital media, he's also released a CD called ''Press X to Rock'' featuring fifteen songs. [[note]]His biggest hits from 2011, all of which can also be found on his ''Level 1'' album. Windows identifies the genre as "Awesome."[[/note]]

Dunne uploaded a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kVMyZuA-k4 video]] on November 28, 2012, saying he has developed tinnitus.
Songs, sorted by album:


[[folder:Level 1 (2011)]]
* [[VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution The New Black Gold]]
* [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Sovngarde Song]]
* [[Franchise/MassEffect Commander Shepard]]
* [[VideoGame/CallOfDuty Big Ten]]
* [[VideoGame/LANoire Sweet L.A.]]
* [[VideoGame/{{Portal2}} Wheatley's Song]]
* [[VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption Redemption Blues]]
* [[VideoGame/DragonAgeII Age Of The Dragon]]
* [[VideoGame/{{Bioshock1}} Little Sister]]
* [[VideoGame/{{Minecraft}} Mining All Day Long]]
* [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum The Mind Of The Bat]]
* [[Franchise/MassEffect Normandy]]
* [[VideoGame/Left4Dead The Dead Don't Shuffle (They Run)]]
* [[VideoGame/{{Fallout3}} Wasteland Soul]]
* [[Franchise/AssassinsCreed Brothers Of The Creed]]
* [[VideoGame/{{Fallout3}} Beauty Bleak]]
* [[VideoGame/CallOfDuty I Suck At Call Of Duty]]
* [[VideoGame/DeadSpace2 Necromorph Soup]]
* [[VideoGame/HalfLife2 Gordon Freeman Saved My Life]]
* [[SillyLoveSongs She Gonna Teach Ya (How To Rock N Roll)]]
* [[VideoGame/GearsOfWar Santiago's Lament]]
* [[VideoGame/DeadIsland Zombie Holiday]]
* [[VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps Goodbye Black Ops]]
* [[VideoGame/DukeNukemForever Duke, You Used To Be Cool]]
* [[VideoGame/{{Bulletstorm}} Fire In Your Hole]]
* [[VideoGame/{{Battlefield3}} Comin' For Your Tank]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/user/402THUNDER402/ Thunder's Theme]]
* [[VideoGame/GearsOfWar The Grind]]
* [[VideoGame/MortalKombat9 Mortal Kombat Party]]
* [[VideoGame/CallOfDuty Second Chance Song]]
* [[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas Trip To Vegas]]
* [[VideoGame/GearsOfWar The Ballad Of Clay Carmine]]
* Thunder Mountain

[[folder:Level 2 (2012)]]
* [[VideoGame/MassEffect3 Take It Back]]
* [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Nord Mead]]
* [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity Joker's Song]]
* [[Franchise/AssassinsCreed Shadows In The Moonlight]]
* [[FirstPersonShooter Shooter]] [[ThirdPersonShooter Guy]]
* [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Legends Of The Frost]] (Featuring Music/{{Malukah}})
* [[VideoGame/MaxPayne3 Life In Bullet Time]]
* [[VideoGame/MassEffect3 Crucible]]
* [[VideoGame/TheWitcher2 Silver And Steel]]
* [[Film/{{Prometheus}} DNA]]
* [[VideoGame/{{Uncharted}} Keep Drifting]]
* Give Them Hell
* [[VideoGame/DarkSouls You Died]]
* [[VideoGame/MassEffect3 Kalros]]
* [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Khajiit Like To Sneak]]
* [[VideoGame/TheDarkness Binary Divide]]
* Survivorcraft Theme
* [[Franchise/PrinceOfPersia Back In Time]]

[[folder:Level 3 (2013)]]
* [[VideoGame/{{Cyberpunk2077}} City Of Night]]
* [[VideoGame/{{Borderlands2}} Breaking Down The Borders]]
* [[Film/TheDarkKnightRises Rise]]
* [[VideoGame/BioshockInfinite Dream Of The Sky]]
* [[VideoGame/{{Halo4}} Reclaimer]]
* [[Series/GameOfThrones Halfman's Song]]
* [[VideoGame/{{Bastion}} Calamity]]
* [[VideoGame/TombRaider2013 The Savage Side Of Me]]
* [[VideoGame/TheWalkingDead The Best I Can]]
* [[VideoGame/{{Dishonored}} Distant Honor]]
* [[VideoGame/SillyLoveSongs Motor Girl]]
* [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII His Father's Son]]
* [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil6 Wigglesticks]]
* [[VideoGame/CallOfDuty The Call Of Duty Circus]]
* [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII Blood Of The Creed]]
* [[Film/{{Skyfall}} The Spy Who Survived]]
* [[VideoGame/MedalOfHonor Doorfighter]]
* [[VideoGame/DeadSpace3 Hell In The Headspace]]
* [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Roll Out]]
* [[VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution Hengsha]]

[[folder:Level 4 (2013)]]
* [[Film/PacificRim The Crush]]
* [[Videogame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag Beneath The Black Flag]]
* [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsOnline The Call]]
* [[Series/BreakingBad Forever Blue]]
* [[VideoGame/SaintsRowIV Higher Tonight]]
* Kickback
* [[VideoGame/WatchDogs Digital Shadow]]
* [[VideoGame/MetroLastLight The Day The World Died]]
* [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV Drive]]
* [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV Rampage]]
* [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV Hard Cash]]
* [[VideoGame/{{Wasteland2}} Cries Of A Dead World]]
* [[Film/IronMan My Iron Skin]]
* [[Videogame/TheLastOfUs The Best Of Us]]
* Hammers In My Head
* [[VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment Nameless]]
* [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV Niko It's Your Cousin!]]
* [[Podcast/TheCoOptionalPodcast Co-Optional]]
* [[VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution The New Black Gold 2013]]

[[folder:Vistas (2014)]]
* 38th Street
* 4am
* Hitoshio
* Electric Sky
* Manhattan Midnight
* Cosmic Slum
* Gougane Barra
* Downtime
* Kakolukia
* Lover Stone
* Sunny Day Part 1
* Sunny Day Part 2
* Nimbus
* Ocean Hotel
* The Call (Instrumental Version)

[[folder:Level 5 (2013-2014)]]
* [[VideoGame/FarCry4 Welcome Home]]
* [[VideoGame/TheWitcher3WildHunt Wake The White Wolf]]
* Amnesia
* [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedUnity My Revolution]]
* [[VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition All As One]]
* [[VideoGame/TheWolfAmongUs A Dog's Life]]
* [[VideoGame/{{Destiny}} Cataclysm]]
* [[VideoGame/{{Bayonetta2}} Messing With The Best]]
* Perseverance
* [[Website/TheEscapist Uncivil War]]
* [[BioshockInfinite/BurialAtSea Dream Of Goodbye]]
* Every Time You Look Around
* [[VideoGame/MiddleEarthShadowOfMordor Shadow Of The Ash (Hard Vox)]]
* [[VideoGame/DarkSoulsII Fires Far]]
* Jet Black Dress
* [[IntercourseWithYou Breathe]]
* [[VideoGame/TheEvilWithin Into The Mind]]
* [[VideoGame/InfamousSecondSon Fistful Of Concrete]]
* [[Film/TheHobbitTheDesolationOfSmaug Call Of Home]]
* [[VideoGame/WolfensteinTheNewOrder Resistance]]
* [[Series/GameOfThrones When Winter Comes]]
* [[VideoGame/{{Titanfall}} Machine]]
* [[VideoGame/{{Titanfall}} Man And Machine]]
* The Strut
* [[Franchise/TheWitcher Ploughing A Troll]]
* Voice Of A New Age
* [[VideoGame/{{Wasteland2}} Cries Of A Dead World (Wasteland 2 Credits Version)]]
* [[VideoGame/WatchDogs Digital Shadow 2014]]
* [[VideoGame/MiddleEarthShadowOfMordor Shadow Of The Ash (Soft Vox)]]
* [[VideoGame/TheWitcher3WildHunt Wake The White Wolf (Metal Version)]]

[[folder:Metal Up (2015)]]
* Sirona
* I Am Alive (Featuring 331Erock)
* Next Empty Page
* Convalescence
* Celebrate And Rejoice
* Compulsion
* Gráinne Mhaol, Queen Of Pirates
* Get Your Metal On
* Spin The Venn Wheels
* Into The Nothing
* Mother Earth

[[folder:Unsorted (2015)]]
* [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy Friends]]
* [[VideoGame/{{Dota2}} I Am Pudge]]
* [[VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}} Paleblood Moon]]
* [[Music/DireStraits I Want My RPG]]
* [[Film/MadMaxFuryRoad Road Rage]]
* [[VideoGame/TheWitcher3WildHunt Lady Of Worlds]]
* [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight I Am The Night]]
* [[VideoGame/{{Journey}} Stay By My Side]]

!!Tropes associated with Gavin 'Miracle of Sound' Dunne include:
* AffectionateParody: "Shooter Guy" is one to the entire FirstPersonShooter genre and the people who play it.
* ArcWords: For his Assassin's Creed songs he has "Justice runs in crimson rivers" as a running phrase across all songs. For his Bioshock songs he has "And I dream of the (blank)".
* AuthorAppeal: Loves to layer his vocals, experiment with non-mainstream genres and tends to default to or infuse things with metal. Also Skyrim. More specifically, for "Life in Bullet Time", he took cues from Music/FaithNoMore, to the point of him admitting that he basically ripped them off. In an appreciative way.
* AutoTune: 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.
* BalladOfX: Did one for [[VideoGame/GearsOfWar Clayton Carmine]]
* BerserkButton: Do ''not'' accuse him of using Auto-Tune.
* BilingualBonus:
** In "The Day The World Died", there's a brief verse in slightly broken Russian, saying: День, когда умер мир; which translates to: "The Day The World Died".
** Similarly, "Silver and Steel" has the lines with the [[TitleDrop song title]] sung both in English and Polish, the original language of the Witcher novels. According to his blog, he found out later that the pronunciation is completely wrong.
** "Sirona," and "Gráinne Mhaol, Queen Of Pirates" from ''Metal Up'' have verses in Irish.
** The ''Skyrim'' song "Legends of the Frost" has a verse in the dragon language from the game.
* {{Blog}}: He occasionally produces vlogs, often talking about what he's working on next, or doing things like [[Heartwarming/MiracleOfSound thanking everybody who got him to where he is now]].
* CallToAdventure: "The Call" is about this, specifically about the people of Tamriel to rise up and answer the threats of Molag Bal's invasion and the civil war for the Empire's throne.
* CallBack: Gavin really likes this trope:
** "Take it Back", a song made for ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', has a bridge that includes the first line from "Commander Shepard", his first ''Franchise/MassEffect'' song, and a line similar to the chorus from "Normandy" , his second.
** "Blood Of The Creed" ends with the verse "Musket guns and silver slivers/Justice runs in crimson rivers/Words of ancient truth we follow/Bleed these veins into tomorrow". The exact same verse turns up in "His Father's Son". The first part ("Justice Runs In Crimson Rivers..") turns up yet again in "Beneath The Black Flag," as well as an instrumental nod to "His Father's Son." "My Revolution" contains the verse "La justice est une rivičre rouge", French for "Justice is a red river."
** Also shows up in Ballad of Clay Carmine and The Grind ("We won't stop because we're brothers in blood now/We'll meet again at the end of the line")
** "Hengsha" shares part of its melody with "The New Black Gold".
** "Joker's Song" references "Mind of the Bat" ("I have studied the mind of this bat").
** "Dream of the Sky" has this call back to "Little Sister" towards the end: "And I dream of the sky/Broken clouds drifting by/And I dream of the sky/My utopian lie".
*** "Dream of Goodbye" has a similar call back at the end: "And I dream of goodbye/Sinking sea falling sky/And I dream of goodbye/No more tears well's run dry".
** "The Call" has a clear instrumental callback to "Nord Mead", and according to Gavin, it also has a hint of "Legends of the Frost" in the chorus and "Sovngarde Song" in the harp and verses.
*** Similarly, "Winter Still" reprises some of "Sovngarde Song" in instrumental form.
** All of his [[Videogame/GrandTheftAutoV GTA V]] songs ("Drive", "Rampage", and "Hard Cash") contain the line "Get in my car and drive", or some variant thereof, which was part of the chorus of "Drive". "Hard Cash" also ends with the same lyrics as "Drive" ("Gonna drive my blues away/just another sunny day").
** His ''Videogame/DarkSoulsII'' "Fires Far" ends with a melodic call-back to "You Died", his first Dark Souls song.
** Part of the chorus of "Shadow Of The Ash" is a lyrical call back to "Call Of Home" his previous LordOfTheRings related song: "Through rubble, rock and stone/The ashes are my home/The silver sting of hatred/It creeps into my bones".
** "All As One" has a couple of musical call backs to "Age of the Dragon" and actually uses a slightly modified version of its chorus towards the end.
** "Lady of Worlds" has several lyrical callbacks to Gavin's earlier Witcher 3 song "Wake the White Wolf", such as the words "hatred's sails" to describe the Wild Hunt, and the line "Wake the wolf with a distant roar" appearing in one of Geralt's parts.
** "I am the Night", released to celbrate the release of ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'', calls back to almost all of his previous Batman-related songs. One set of lines and a short melody change calls back to "Mind of the Bat", while the general feel calls back to "Rise" (which isn't even related to the Arkham series but the Dark Knight trilogy!).
* TheCameo: "Second Chance Song" features backup vocals from YouTube's 402THUNDER402 raging at the titular perk.
* ChewBubblegum: Referenced when commenting on Duke Nukem's BadassDecay.
--> Shit- I guess you found more gum.
* CircusOfFear: "Call of Duty Circus" portrays ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'' as one of these.
* CreepyCircusMusic: "Joker's Song" opens like the theme for a CircusOfFear and keeps to that tune while Joker invites Batman to his "Fortress of Fun."
** "Call of Duty Circus" also uses this trope.
* CurseCutShort: In "Rampage". He has no problem with swearing, but prefers to keep his songs PG-13.
* DancinInTheRuins: The lyrics of "Higher Tonight!" allude to this.
--> And when the world is comin' down around me... I'm just gonna keep on dancin'... I'm just gonna keep on dancin'!
* DeadpanSnarker: His responses to some of the more idiotic comments on his videos.
--> '''Youtube Comment:''' I [[VideoGame/CallOfDuty master prestige]] so f all of u
--> '''Gavin:''' You don't need to tell us, we can already tell by your social skills.
* {{Determinator}}: Gavin developed tinnitus, which is a condition that causes you to [[HellIsThatNoise constantly hear a high pitched ringing]]. He has yet to allow it to stop him from making music, although it's a significant obstacle when it comes to live performances.
* DrunkenSong: He made a song about these for [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]], "Nord Mead".
* EvenTheSubtitlerIsStumped: In the video for "Niko It's Your Cousin!", when the song gets to a brief segment of [[TheUnintelligible Little Jacob]] singing, the subtitles give up and go "Uhhhh..." before Niko takes over again.
* EvilLaugh: He pulls a particularly magnificent one in "Joker's Song". You'd be forgiven for mistaking it to have come from [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker the man]] [[Creator/MarkHamill himself.]]
* FakeBand: As Gavin can't play the drums very well, his percussion is entirely sampled. Since Internet Musician isn't the highest paying profession, other instruments like the very prevalent strings are handled the same way.
** Averted gloriously in "Sweet L.A.", though, where he had guest artists on piano and saxophone.
* FanDumb: According to his Encore articles, this is the reason that the Escapist and Bandcamp versions of Brothers Of The Creed are different is because some fans took offence to the lyrics "And I kill for good/Under my white hood," due to the belief about assassin in white hoods was a reference to the Ku Klux Klan. This is also potentially the reason why the revised version of the song sounds a little awkward and bitter.
* FilkSong: He creates songs based on games he loves. One distinguishing aspect of his work is that he uses completely new music, rather than re-purposing other music with new lyrics.
* {{Glamour}}: From "A Dog's Life"
--> No glamour or garb can hide the animal heart inside of me
* HeavyMithril: The metal version of "Wake The White Wolf" takes ''VideoGame/TheWitcher3WildHunt'' and infuses electric guitar and pedals with the original [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bouzouki bouzouki]]-using piece.
* IAmTheBand: He does all work on the music himself, without assistance from other musicians, with a few exceptions, such as [[VideoGame/LANoire "Sweet L.A."]].
* IAmSong: "[[VideoGame/{{Dota2}} I Am Pudge]]", [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin naturally]], though a somewhat less obvious example is "Half-Man's Song", which is one for [[Series/GameOfThrones Tyrion Lannister]]
* {{Instrumentals}}: ''Vistas'' is an entire album of them.
** "The Strut", described as "Music to rob banks to."
** "Winter Still" reminiscent of the ambient themes from the actual ''Skyrim'' soundtrack. Compare with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2Q28EyCa1A "Far Horizons"]] from Bethesda.
* InterspeciesRomance: "PLOUGHING A TROLL" is about relationship between a human and a troll. This being [[CrapsackWorld the Witcher-verse]], it ends badly.
* LastNoteHilarity: Most notably used in his ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' song, ''Trip to Vegas'', where it ends with the song stuttering and '[[GameBreakingBug crashing to desktop]],' with Gavin saying "God dammit, not again" In AffectionateParody of how many people, the artist included, experienced many [[GameBreakingBug problems like crashes and freezes]].
** [[FlipFlopOfGod Despite Gavin doing a 180 on the Mass Effect 3 ending controversy in interviews]], "Crucible"'s ending represents the game's pre-extended cut ending- all buildup, no resolution.
* {{Machinima}}: Uses game footage from the game the song is about as a music video accompaniment to the song.
* MonsterClown: "Joker's Song" is sung from the perspective of [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker Mr. J himself]].
** In "Call of Duty Circus", he compares that one player who is constantly sneaking around to a clown.
* NotSoDifferent: From "Joker's Song"
--> [[ThouShaltNotKill But you'll not make it end]], [[JokerImmunity 'cause I'm your only friend]]. We are opposites, but we're the same.
* OdeToIntoxication: [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/miracle-of-sound/5350-Nord-Mead-Skyrim Nord Mead]] is essentially an in-character [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Nordic]] ode to [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin mead]].
* OurLawyersAdvisedThisTrope: The video for "Higher Tonight" has been rated "W for [[DubStep Wubs.]] Unplanned exposure to wubs [[SideEffectsInclude may cause]] erratic bouts of rhythmic head nodding and/or dancing and in some cases feelings of extreme rage and betrayal towards your favorite musicians."
* RealMenWearPink: When asked about having a lot of pink customized cars and weapons in GTAV, gave this:
--> '''Gavin:''' I like the idea of such hyper-masculine, aggressively macho characters having pink cars & weapons, I think it's funny.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: [[VideoGame/MetroLastLight "The Day The World Died"]] is one to humanity as a whole. In his words, it's "A tribute to man's eternal folly". The chorus ends with "The day the world died, nothing was learned".
* RepulsiveRingmaster: ''Call of Duty Circus'' is sung from the point of view of one of these, presenting the people who play ''Call of Duty'' as freaks at a CircusOfFear.
* TheRockStar: He used to be one in the band Lotus Lullaby.
* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: He's comin' for your tank, bitch!
* SelfBackingVocalist: As a one man band, most of his songs use multiple layers on the vocals. Especially prevalent in [[Franchise/BioShock Little Sister]].
* SingleStanzaSong: [[http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebF6Fqhq1P4 Beauty Bleak]] features only three lines. ''Sterile soil will harden/Wasted world, my garden/Beauty bleak in a wasted world''
* SingingVoiceDissonance: 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 [[FakeIrish putting it on]]. (Especially after ''Nord Mead'', in which he uses his natural accent.)
* SongStyleShift: Dream of The Sky is a mish-mash of musical styles emulating the [[spoiler:alternate realities]] and anachronistic music featured heavily in [[VideoGame/BioShockInfinite its inspiration.]]
* TakeThat: "Roll Out" features a line in its chorus that says "we're making a bigger [[Film/TransformersFilmSeries mess]] than Creator/MichaelBay".
** "Trip to Vegas" ends with ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' crashing.
** The Call of Duty Circus is essentially one long take that towards the various types of players in ''Call of Duty''. For example:
--> Roll up and see the amazing moving statue! SNEAK ATTACK!\\
He waits in corners till you pass then shoots you in the back. (Ha ha!)\\
He never moves or shoot so he will always blow.\\
For all he cares about in life's his Kill/Death ratio!
** "Doorfighter" is a short song dedicated to directing one of these at the bizarre trend of smashing down and destroying doors.
* TitleDrop: The majority of his song titles feature in the lyrics, usually the chorus.
* UpdatedRerelease:
** Gavin re-released ''The New Black Gold'', his ''Human Revolution'' song, for his 100th video, completely re-recording the song in the process.
** ''Take it Back'', his ''Mass Effect 3'' song, got an updated version with better layer balancing to celebrate the release of the 'Extended Cut' patch for the game.
** ''Digital Shadow'' has an updated version with different balancing, called "Digital Shadow 2014".
* UpToEleven: Ladies and gentlemen, the [[http://miracleofsound.bandcamp.com/track/reclaimer-everything-up-to-eleven-mix "Everything Up To Eleven Mix"]] of [[{{VideoGame/Halo4}} Reclaimer]].
* VisualPun: In the video for "My Iron Skin," the lyrics, ''I been tryin' to take a detour from these patriotic roads'', play over a picture of War Machine, real name James "Rhodey" Rhodes.
* WomanScorned: In "PLOUGHING A TROLL", the she-troll eats the farmer once he grows tired of her.
* YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry: From "A Dog's Life," about werewolf protagonist Bigby from ''VideoGame/TheWolfAmongUs''
-->Don't shake me/Don't make me bare my teeth/You really don't wanna meet that guy