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Posted by on Dec 11, 2014 | 0 comments

The Field Recordist

A short film about a lifetime of field recording from Lawrence Barker.

Best heard with headphones to appreciate the full stereo field.

This film is a personal reflection of my own passion for audio field recording over the past 45 years.

“Audio field recordings act as a powerful trigger, transporting me back to the original place they were captured………they are more powerful than any image captured on camera and even surpass those caught on video – they are quite magical!”

Lawrence Barker.

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Posted by on Dec 9, 2014 | 1 comment

Soundsnap gets a makeover

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Online sound effects library Soundsnap has unveiled a brand new website. Whilst the main objective was to refresh a website design that had undergone only hairline changes since launching in 2007, the cosmetic overhaul also boasts a new user interface for searching and downloading sounds. Some of the improvements that users can benefit from include bigger and more detailed waveform graphics, a more intuitive presentation of file metadata, and an increase in the number of search results per page.

The redesign also coincides with a big effort that the company has recently put into driving new content onto the site, with new sounds and custom libraries being added to Soundsnap’s portfolio.

Soundsnap.com

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Posted by on Dec 2, 2014 | 0 comments

The Sound of Story: Workshop – 5 & 6 December 2014

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A two-day sound event will take place in Brighton, England later this week, 5-6 December. Presented by Lighthouse and Creative Skillset, The Sound of Story will feature talks and workshops from from of the UK’s top sound practitioners including Ray Beckett and Stuart McCowan, plus many others.

For more information and to buy tickets, go to: http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/programme/the-sound-of-story

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Posted by on Dec 1, 2014 | 1 comment

It’s All in Your Head…

Image from Flickr user Allan Ajifo, used under a Creative Commons license. Click image to view source.

Image from Flickr user Allan Ajifo, used under a Creative Commons license. Click image to view source.

Have you ever stopped to consider the fact that all of the sounds we hear in our life are actually the result of post-processing in our brains? That what you hear might not actually be what the person next to you hears? The combination and coordination of organs that goes into the interpretation of fluctuations in atmospheric pressure is truly a marvel. We’ve given ourselves a pretty hefty challenge this month; we’re going to be focusing on Psychoacoustics. It’s not an easy subject to approach from a sound designer’s perspective, but we’re going to attempt it anyways.

…and rather than put together a separate announcement post…

This coming Sunday (December 7th), at 3:30PM U.S. Eastern, I’ll be hosting a webinar version of my AES “Psychoacoustics for Sound Designers” presentation. So, mark it on your calendars, and come to the site to watch…or go directly to our Google+ page so you can interact and ask questions during the presentation.

Next month’s featured topic will be Education. As always, we encourage contributions from the community. If you would like to contribute to this or next month’s discussions, or have something off-topic that you would like to share with the community, contact shaun {at} this website.

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Posted by on Nov 21, 2014 | 2 comments

PSE Hybrid Library offer with Soundminer discount added to the mix

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Pro Sound Effects are making available 100 copies of their newly Soundminer-enhanced Hybrid Library for USD 1500, until 31 December 2014. Two expansion libraries are also available at USD 500 each, and are designed to provide users with a free upgrade path as library content gets refreshed over time.

As an extra sweetener, Pro Sound Effects are bundling different versions of the asset management software Soundminer, at a reduced price:

- Soundminer HD (Win/Mac) USD 129
- Soundminer HD Plus (Win/Mac) USD 279
- Soundminer v4.5pro (Win/Mac) USD 599

These prices are only available when buying the Hybrid Library at the same time.

This Hybrid Library offer is available to qualifying freelance sound designers and media content creators.

Watch the trailer here.

Hybrid Library
Library Add-ons
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Posted by on Nov 19, 2014 | 0 comments

The School Of Sound International Symposium 2015

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The School of Sound has announced part of the lineup for the 2015 edition of the International Symposium. A unique series of masterclasses exploring the art of sound in film, the arts and media. We explore what sound does, how audiences listen.

Wednesday – Saturday
8-11 April 2015
Purcell Room, Southbank Centre
London

Speakers include

Choreographer SIOBHAN DAVIES in conversation with composer/performer MATTEO FARGION
Opera and theatre director PETER SELLARS
Sound artist and Foley specialist NICOLAS BECKER
Artist, filmmaker and writer JOHN AKOMFRAH
Installation artist IMOGEN STIDWORTHY
Radio producer PIERS PLOWRIGHT
Performance artist DICKIE BEAU
Sound/music composer GERHARD ECKEL
Filmmaker and composer NADIM MISHLAWI
Sound designer RANA EID
Interactive games sound designers MARTIN STIG ANDERSEN, JOANNA ORLAND with composer, audio director and consultant JOHN BROOMHALL
and yoiker ÁNDE SOMBY …
with more participants to be announced in the coming weeks.

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