Room Tone = Emotional Tone: The Importance of Hearing Ambience

Thursday, November 15, 2012

  am·bi·ence noun /ˈambēəns/ ambiances, plural; ambiences, plural The character and atmosphere of a place                     – the relaxed ambience of…

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Using a Zoom H4n in Ghost Recon: Future Soldier

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Guest Contribution by Chris Groegler Hi, my name is Chris Groegler and I am a Senior Sound Designer at Ubisoft-Red Storm Entertainment. Our latest project was Ghost Recon:…

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And November’s Theme Is…

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Welcome to Ambiences month here on Designing Sound. Often referred to as Atmospheres or Backgrounds as well, this element of a program mix deserves more attention than it…

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Sonic Salute: Factory Machinery Ambiences

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

I had the recent pleasure to receive a copy of Factory Machinery Ambiences from Mikkel Nielsen over at Sonic Salute. It’s a pretty cool atmospheric selection of engines and…

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SFX News 12.03.12

Monday, March 12, 2012

The Recordist released Ultimate Ice 2.5 HD Pro Ultimate Ice 2.5 HD Pro Sound Effects Library is a small 24-Bit 96kHz addition to Ultimate Ice 2.0 with some…

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Recording Mountain Air, TONSTURM’s New Library

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

TONSTURM‘s first ambience library Mountain Air is available now at $99 (Introductory offer until Dec 24th. Regular price is $119) This ambience sound pack features surround sound recordings…

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HISS and a ROAR Releases BEACHES

Thursday, November 24, 2011

HISS and a ROAR has released BEACHES, an ambience library recorded by sound designer Tim Prebble. If you’ve ever had to sync waves to picture then you will…

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SFX News: Ambiences, Animal Bells, Drones, Swishes

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Two new ambience libraries are on the way. HISSandaROAR Beaches: and TONSTURM Mountain Air: Rabbit Ears Audio has an Animal Bells Library on the way, “for sheep, goats,…

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Tim Nielsen Special: Interview on Backgrounds

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

DS: I know you’re quite of fan of background sounds for movies. What is it that fascinates you about this part of the soundtrack? Tim: First, backgrounds are…

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Peter Albrechtsen Special: Backgrounds in the Foreground

Monday, February 28, 2011

[Written by Peter Albrechtsen for Designing Sound] Let’s start with talking not about choice of sounds but choice of words. In the US, background ambiences are called backgrounds…

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