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Posted by on Oct 31, 2012 | 0 comments

What’s Happening in November

There are a few interesting things coming up in the month of November.

  • David Sonnenschein is once again running his Sound Design for Pros webinar series. It begins Monday, November 5th. Full details and registration links can be found here.
  • Bernie Krause will be presenting at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco on Tuesday, November 13th at 7PM. Tickets can be purchased through the JCCSF website.
  • Zynaptiq will finally be releasing RTAS and AAX versions of Unveil; their fancy reverb removal/balancing plug-in I’ve been itching to test out for a while now. It releases on the 15th.

Also, don’t forget that there are some cool new videos out on the web related to some recent high profile releases. ;)

Watson Wu’s video diary of his weapons work for Assassin’s Creed 3. Available on 360 & PS3 (and on PC shortly)!

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The final entry in the “Making Of” series for the Zombie Apocalypse Library, now available from Blastwave FX!

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Posted by on Oct 31, 2012 | 9 comments

Changes to the Site

We (the editors) sat down recently to talk about the site…how it’s been over the past few months, what its strengths are, where it’s weak, and what we need to do keep the site at its full potential. So, we’re going to be rolling out some changes, and I want to give you an idea of where we’re going…because this is, first and foremost, a community site.

First, allow me to reintroduce the editorial team: Jack Menhorn (primary site admin), Varun Nair, Peter Albrechtsen, Michael Taylor, and new to the team…Colin Hart. [Right…forgot to mention myself. ;)]

Now, let me talk about what we’re doing and why.

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Posted by on Oct 25, 2012 | 0 comments

SoundWorks Collection – The Sound of Chasing Mavericks in Dolby Atmos

The SoundWorks Collection talks with the sound team of Director Michael Apted’s Chasing Mavericks including Craig Henighan (Sound Re-recording Mixer) Paul Massey (Sound Re-recording Mixer), Bryan Pennington (Dolby Atmos Sound Consultant), and Erin Rettig (Post Production Sound Services, 20th Century Fox Studios) to discuss the process of mixing this film in Dolby Atmos.

A young surfing prodigy enlists the expertise of an old pro in order to conquer a truly epic wave in this drama detailing the incredible true story of surfer Jay Moriarity (Jonny Weston). A Santa Cruz teen with a natural born talent for surfing, Moriarty can’t resist the temptation to conquer the mountainous Mavericks surf break. Moriarty realizes that his lack of experience could spell doom while attempting such a formidable feat, so in order to ensure that he’s well prepared he seeks the wisdom of veteran surfer Frosty Hesson (Gerard Butler). Meanwhile, as Hesson teaches Moriarty how to stay balanced and focused in the face of danger, the two surfers establish a close bond that gives them the strength to face any challenge.

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Posted by on Oct 16, 2012 | 0 comments

Mid-October SFX Library Roundup

Let’s dive in to some October SFX news:

Benjie Freund, Sound Designer at Hi-Rez Studios has started his own SFX Library site

We are very excited to announce that today is the official launch of  The #1 place to get royalty free sound effects.We offer a wide variety of sounds effects and are continuously adding new sounds every week!  From alien spaceship alarms, to thunder and rain recordings.  Have an idea for a sound effect bundle that you would like to see sold?  Send us a message and we will create it!  You can even custom order unique sound effects for all your project needs!Whether you need sound effects that are already designed and ready to be plugged into your project or custom foley recordings to design yourself we have them!In honor of our official launch and this years Southern Interactive Entertainment & Game Expo we are offering a 20% discount on your entire purchase!  visit today and enter the promo code ‘SIEGE2012’ during checkout to receive your instant discount.  Offer expires 10/14/2012.Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date on all the new content that we add.

JM Sound+Music is currently running a contest to win a copy of his SHIFT Sound Effects Library:

On November 15th I will be giving away a copy of the SHIFT Sound Effects Library to one lucky winner – To enter, all you have to do is LIKE JM Sound+Music on Facebook!

The SHIFT Sound Effects Library from JM Sound+Music features over 40 sounds of high performance race cars such as: pass-bys, distant race ambiences, revving, slowing down, accelerating, heavy downshifting, and more.

The Recordist Frank Bry has started up a new SoundVault series:

Presenting the SoundVault series from The Recordist. These sound effects collections are from over 23 years of recording mayhem. The source material is from original 16-Bit 48kHz DAT and up to 24-Bit 96kHz recordings. Mastered and delivered at 24-Bit 48kHz, these highly focused libraries contain rare and sometimes very difficult to obtain categories including ambiences, airplanes, vehicles, nature, foley and more.

The first SoundVault release is Jet Airliner Interior. This collection contains sounds from inside four airplanes during flight. Most were recorded in the mid 1990s when flights were many and people were few (those were the days!). Three of the interiors were recorded with the Sonic Studios DSM head worn microphones to a PDR-1000 DAT machine at 16-Bit 48kHz. The fourth was recorded in 2009 on a PCM D-50. All the sounds were edited and mastered at 24-Bit 48kHz.

The aircraft recorded are: Boeing 737, Boeing 757, Mcdonnell Douglas DC-10 and a Mcdonnell Douglas MD-80. I was lucky enough to be on flights with very few travelers so the voice activity is minimal. There are sections that contain voices from the pilots, flight attendants and passengers.

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