We’ve got a location! We’ll be meeting at Alfie’s at 8:30PM Thursday night. Alfie’s can be found at 800 9th Ave. between 53rd and 54th. The nearest subway station is “50th St.” on the A, C and E line, but it might be just as fast to walk (from the Javits Center that is). It takes about a 20 minutes on foot from the Javits Center (map below), but they have craft beers and a space that they’re setting aside just for us. Please continue to sign up using the Google form, as we’ll need to keep an updated headcount.
Hope to see you there!
If you haven’t heard of Gordon Hempton before…aka The Soundtracker, documentary subject, author of One Square Inch of Silence, field recordist…we’ll be remedying that this week. We’ll be posting an interview with the man himself later this week. For now, why not check out some of his thoughts on recording wind and decoding its characteristics based on the time of day and season.
Wind is one of the primal sounds of nature. Whenever we see a blade of grass bend, or a leaf turn, or pine boughs sway, we know that wind is present. While storms make it into headlines less dramatic winds facilitate richer, subtler and more compelling listening experiences.
Continue Reading “How to Record Winds” on the Quiet Planet blog.
While you’re at it, why not read his two part post on using Winds in sound design?
Tim Prebble recently launched the first in a series of field recording competitions via his blog – a neat coincidence given that here at Designing Sound we’ve dedicated October to all things field recording.
The premise is of the competition is simple: one month, one subject, one recording. Competition hopefuls are invited to upload their best recording of a cardboard box by 30th October. Dextrous and ingenious creations will serve you better than shiny and expensive recording gear, so do check Tim’s blog for full details and make sure you read the submission details carefully for a chance to win from a range of HISSandaROAR products.
Full competition details here.
Designing Sound readers in the vicinity of Edinburgh, Scotland should take note of the University of Edinburgh’s first symposium on sound, coming up on November 27th, 28th, and 29th.
The event, titled “What is sound design…?,” aims to ask more questions than it answers, bringing together speakers from the domains of film sound, games, performance, forensics, social geography, industrial audio, location sound and experimental technologies. Each day will feature lectures, a panel discussion, a keynote speaker, and a concert.
Contributors include: Joe Banks, Jamie Bullock, Marco Donnarumma, Andy Farnell, David Hendy, Adam Linson, Philippa Lovatt, Garry Taylor, Simon Waters and Chris Watson. Recordings of each day will be released after the symposium.
There is no charge to attend the event, but advance registration is required. More information is available at the symposium’s website.
August has come and gone, and we didn’t want to get to September without mentioning another handful of great sound libraries released this past month. Travel figures prominently…
Launching today (August 19), A Sound Effect is a brand new website dedicated to cataloguing independent SFX library releases. Created by Asbjoern Andersen of Epic Sound in Denmark,…
Tim Prebble releases a ‘making of’ for his new HISSandROAR sound library FRICTION.
The 3rd International FilmSoundHamburg will take place from August 17th to 25th, 2013 in Hamburg, Germany. This 7-day summer academy for Film Music, Games Music and Sound Design…