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Posted by on Jan 29, 2014 | 1 comment

Echo Collective: Fields – Pro Hockey Ambiences

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Guest Contribution by René Coronado

I’m very proud to announce the launch of the new sister site to echo | collective - echo | collective: fields!

The fields project will take me out of the comfortable confines of the studio and have me in the real world gathering ambiences and other sounds in high res surround.

We launched with three libraries: pro hockey ambiences, hospital ambiences, and Texas rodeos and ranches.

I’d love to talk a bit about the biggest of the three libraries – Pro Hockey Ambiences.

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Posted by on Jun 26, 2013 | 1 comment

Tonebenders Ep.11 – Big Gun Design Case Study

Tonebenders Ep.11 - Big Gun Design Case Study

Episode 11 starts with the hosts answering a backlog of listener questions, including inquiries on recording fire, large file transfers and more. Then we try something new as Rene builds a huge laser cannon blast on the fly while the creative process behind a sound effects is explored. Plus, we announce the first Tonebenders homework assignment…

Check the podcast at Tonebenders.

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Posted by on Feb 1, 2013 | 0 comments

Thanks to our January Contributors

We’d like to thank our guest contributors for January’s plug-in features:

Thanks for making January fun! Today is the start of “Loudness” month, and we’ll be posting a run-down of what that means a little later today

Guest contributions are always welcome here. So, if you think you have something you’d like to share with the community contact

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Posted by on Jan 10, 2012 | 4 comments

Design Toolbox #2 – Kontakt

For this second post of the Design Toolbox series, I thought it would be nice to explore a sampler and it’s application in sound design. Kontakt has been around for a long time and is widely used by musicians, and lately amongst more sound designers too. I haven’t used it since version 2 (years ago), and my MIDI editing skills in Pro Tools are not the best. I thought it would be a good idea to get René Coronado to collaborate, especially since his recent independent sound effects libraries also include Kontakt instruments.

I had a Pro Tools session setup with an instance of Kontakt that had some of the Echo Collective samples installed. I was connected to René through iChat with screen sharing enabled so he could give me feedback in real time. More on how this was done at the end of this post.

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