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Posted by on Dec 27, 2013 | 0 comments

2013 : Our Top Posts

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It has been another great year at Designing Sound. This site wouldn’t be what it is if it wasn’t for you — whether you read, retweet our tweets, comment on posts or contribute with your articles. We are glad Designing Sound has grown to become an important resource, with over 1,600 articles on sound design.

Thank you.

Here’s a quick recap of 2013 with our most read posts:

  1. Recording Impulse Responses
  2. Loudness & Metering Part 1
  3. Transient Enhancement With Explosions
  4. Capcom Audio Director Tomoya Kishi Interview
  5. Pure Data Wavetable Synth – Part 1
  6. Sound Forge Pro MAC Review
  7. A Plug-in Vector Matrix
  8. Loudness & Metering Part 2
  9. Creating the Spaces of Ambience
  10. Unlimited Dialog “AIRFILL” to Fill your Every Need
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Posted by on Dec 24, 2013 | 3 comments

Our Favorite Sounds Of 2013

Photo by: Chris Phutully

Photo by: Chris Phutully

The year 2013 has been one of changes, additions, and collaboration here at Designing Sound and we want to thank all of our readers for their attention, suggestions, contributions, and overwhelming support. There have been so many great films, shows, games and events this year that we thought we would share some of our favorites for you to go back and check in case you missed them!

This post is full of links and youtube videos, so please be patient on the loading. I assure you it is worth it!

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Posted by on Sep 1, 2013 | 2 comments

SFX Roundup August 2013

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 in this month’s roundup.


New Sound Labs

New Sound Lab – L.A. Freeways

A comprehensive collection of freeway traffic sounds, recorded in Los Angeles along the US-101, I-405, I-5, I-10, I-110, SR-134, and SR-2 Freeways. The sound pack includes everything from vehicle close ups to general traffic ambience.

For more information, or to purchase, go to New Sound Lab.



Airborne Sound

Airborne Sound – Jet Fighter, Race Car, and Steam Train

Three high quality vehicle sound collections from the team at Airborne Sound. The Jet Fighter and Steam Train packs feature about 40 sounds each, while the Race Car pack contains over 200. They also continue to offer their Crowd and Ambience collections for free.

For more information, or to purchase, go to Airborne Sound.




SoundMorph – Solar Sky Presale

If you’re in need of interstellar travel sounds, SoundMorph is offering a presale on their Solar Sky collection. Their Robotic Lifeforms and Users of Tomorrow packs will also help round out your science fiction library.

For more information, or to purchase, go to SoundMorph.

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Posted by on Nov 19, 2012 | 0 comments

Music & Sound Awards 2013 – Call for Entry

On 8th October, the entry window opened for the Music+Sound Awards 2013, an awards event that celebrates sound design and music in the creative industries.

Gaming, Film, TV and Advertising professionals are invited to become part of a music and sound celebration, which offers this incredible wealth of talent their moment in the limelight.
There will be awards for Best Original Composition, Best Sound Design and Best Sync across the entire audio and visual media industries. A thirty strong panel of industry authorities such as Duncan Smith and John Broomhall will judge the categories. With past winners including Best Original Composition in Gaming: James Bond 007 Blood Stone.

2013 follows on from the phenomenal success of the inaugural Music+Sound Awards. Once again the music and sound design industries have given their support to this event with sponsorship coming from heavyweights such as PRS for Music and Universal Music Publishing Group.

Tom Foster (now at Universal Music Publishing) says: “It is wonderful to be part of such a ground-breaking and unique event again. Last year we were blown away by the amount of talent in one room – the list of nominees was like a who’s who of the industry.” Nick Payne & Dan Neale, founders of the Music+Sound Awards say: “We were overwhelmed by the response to the first awards, this was in no small way down to the incredibly high standard of entries. This year’s body of work is already extremely strong and we are looking forward to giving the music and sound design industries another night to remember.”

A stunning line up of artists took to the stage at last year’s ceremony, which featured performances from the likes of The Noisettes, Newton Faulkner, The Phenomenal Handclap Band and a DJ set from Gary Numan and Ade Fenton. The Music+Sound Awards 2013 will yet again put the black ties and three course meals to one side and celebrate music and sound the way it should be done.

The Music+Sound Awards 2012 attracted worldwide interest, so much so that an international competition has also been launched for 2013. All entrants in the UK competition will automatically be entered into the International Music+Sound Awards free of charge.

Entry window opens on 8th October 2012 and will close on 30th November 2012
· Entries can be made at
· The work must have been broadcast, published or released between 1st October 2011 and 31st
October 2012

· Entry costs £125 + VAT per entry per category or £90 + VAT with an eligible discount
· The Music+Sound Awards will be held on 21st February 2013 @ Troxy

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