Let me just start by making one thing perfectly clear: I have never been a synth head, mostly because I’ve always found that designing with recorded audio is much more immediately satisfying. Rob Papen’s The 4 Element Synth might change that.
I have taken courses, read magazines, looked up tutorials online and otherwise tried very hard to wrap my head around synthesizing my own sounds and with very few exceptions I usually wound up giving up in frustration.
Within 20 minutes of sitting down with The 4 Element Synth, I realised my frustration wasn’t due to my lack of understanding, but because none of my ‘lessons’ explained synthesis very well.Read More
First, to all of those who responded to our survey, we’d like to say, “Thank you!” We’ve poured through all of your responses, and we take your comments and suggestions very seriously. We’re going to do our best to follow up on those ideas that we feel make the most sense for the site. We’re not interested in replicating what’s already available on other sites, and there’s only so much that a site run by volunteers can do. However, you did give us a lot of excellent ideas for features and directions to take the site moving forward. One of them, is our spiffy new Events Calendar.
Its permanent home is under the “Resources” tab at the top of the page. The calendar will only list educational and social opportunities. We’re going to do our best to keep it populated with seminars, conferences, symposiums, web presentations, and professional meetups. So, if you happen to spy something interesting out there in the world (no matter which country it’s in), or you’re putting something together yourself (even if it’s just a gathering for drinks and conversations), then let us know. Hopefully, it will help you keep track of what’s going on in your local and global audio community.Read More
The wise and multitalented Stephan Schutze has announced a wonderful sounding suite of educational tools for the upcoming game audio middleware FMOD Studio. I can’t wait to see it for myself at GDC 2013. Press release below.
Sound Librarian For Immediate Release
Sound Librarian Announces
The Official FMOD Learning Suite
Melbourne, Australia-March 2013: Award winning audio production and educational provider Sound Librarian today announced the launch of The Official FMOD Learning Suite.
Developed in close association with Firelight Technologies, the developers of FMOD the world’s leading audio solution for interactive media, The FMOD Learning Suite is the first and only officially developed training program that includes certified course content specifically tailored to the games industry.
Brett Paterson the CEO of Firelight Technologies stated “We have long felt the need for certified training of our products to support the current generation of audio professionals and to inspire the future generations. As the developers of our training manuals and tutorial video series, Sound Librarian quite literally wrote the book on FMOD Studio and I can think of no better team to entrust this product to”
Sound Librarian has created a total solution package for educators that provides a broad range of training material and resources.Read More
There are a few educational opportunities coming up next year, all around the globe, and now’s a good time to start planning for them.
This will take up a fair bit of real-estate, so follow the jump to see what’s coming up.Read More