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Posted by on Mar 29, 2010 | 7 comments

BIG News on Designing Sound: Merger with Filmsound Daily, New Tutorials, Sections and more!

Filmsound Daily is now merged with Designing Sound

I’m proud to announce that “Filmsound Daily” and “Designing Sound” are now the same site. Jake Riehle (owner of Filmsound Daily) and I have been working very hard on this, so now we’re so excited proclaim this new stage for Designing Sound.

Jake: I’m excited to jump aboard such a great and active sound site.  I started Filmsounddaily.com intent on providing a frequently updated film sound blog with short but in-depth interviews all the while posting other related links as I found them. In the last year or so my posting had slowed to a crawl and the thought of ramping back up an acceptable level of activity on the site seemed daunting.  I started reading designingsound.org a few months back and Miguel’s ability to publish a constant level of great sound content was what motivated approaching him with a proposal.  If we combined our efforts, not only would I be able to rely on Miguel’s motivation to keep the site updated, by publishing all posts on one central site we could  help our readers spend their sound blog time a little more efficiently. We both have some great ideas for the future and as stated above I am stoked that we’re joining forces.

Miguel: Filmsound Daily was one of my biggest influences when I started Designing Sound. I really enjoyed all the informative interviews and related articles Jake published there.  I’ve learned so much from this project (Designing Sound) and made a lot of good friends. I believe this merger will be a great thing for all of us. By collaborating together we could reach new territories and imporve the site every day. I’m really excited about this new stage for Designing Sound.

Our Mission

If we want to grow up in the industry, if we want to see the directors, developers, artists giving more importance to sound on their projects, we need to collaborate between us and learn from each other. Sharing knowledge is the best way to improve our skills, learn more, keep abreast and help to make sound as important as the other fields. That’s the reason I run this blog.


New features!

  • New “Exclusive Interviews” Section with more than 50 Interviews on sound for visual media, including films and videogames, with talks to sound designers, editors, mixers, composers, foley artists, and more!
  • Game Audio Tutorials” featuring the most used audio implementation tools. Those tutorials will begin this week with an introduction to the most used middleware and audio tools. We’ll have a new tutorial each week. More info soon ;)
  • UPDATE: The guy who had been working on the tutorials can’t do this series and unfortunately we had to cancel the series.

  • Quotes” Section with quotes and advices form sound guys out there.
  • More content! - With two editors now, we hope to have a lot of daily stuff and also improve the content each day



One more thing

Stay tuned for more stuff coming these days… such as an interview with Randy Thom and the team behind the sound of “How to Train your Dragon”, the first video of the Game Audio Tutorial series, Erik Aadahl readers interview, new surprise on the “Audio Implementation Greats” series, and a new special for April!

Don’t forget to keep updated on the web. We’re on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo and Soundcloud. If you want to say or request something, feel free to write us! We’ll happy to hear from you.

  • General Info: designingsound[at]gmail[dot]com
  • Jake Riehle: jake[at]designingsound[dot]org
  • Miguel Isaza: miguel[at]designingsound[dot]org



Last but not least, I wanted to say thanks to all the people who has participated in this project, including you, the readers. Without you this wouldn’t be the same.

7 Comments

  1. You guys are the best! Searched extensively for a blog with these amazing interviews and articles before I found you! You should know that you are greatly appreciated. Im spreading the word about the blog in Sweden and Scandinavia. 2 thumbs up! And thanks

  2. Wow! An auspicious merger – congrats to you both. You collectively represent some of the most insightful, in-depth sound post-production information available anywhere, period. I’m sure I speak for most in the online sound design community when I wish you both the best of luck. Keep up the good work – can’t wait to see what the future holds!

  3. Great news! An everyday must read blog for both prospective and established sound designers out there. You are definitely THE SOURCE for sound post online. Thanks a lot. Keep up the good work.

  4. Great job both of you. It does make sense to bring together two of the most informative sound websites out there. Kudos and long live the new website!

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