Open AIR Library

Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Open Acoustic Impulse Response (Open AIR) Library is an amazing resource for sound designers to share acoustical data, and most of the content on this site is…

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Auditory Perspective: Putting The Audience In The Scene

Wednesday, August 21, 2013
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  By Karen Collins Adapted from a forthcoming article in Animation: An Interdisciplinary Journal   An often overlooked aspect of sound design is the use of sound to…

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Nightmares and Soundscapes: Implementation of Acoustic Ecology Related Sound Design Techniques to Better Terrify your Players

Thursday, July 25, 2013
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Guest Contribution by Dr Tom Garner This article addresses contemporary concepts regarding how we attune to sound within a fear context and discusses the potential impact of these…

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New Research Initiative Will Dig Deep Into All Things Reverb

Friday, July 19, 2013

A project funded by the EU is taking on the challenge of modelling, synthesizing and analysing acoustic reverberation. The DREAMS (Dereverberation, Reverberation of Audio, Music and Speech) project…

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Review of Zynaptiq’s Reverb Reduction Processor – Unveil

Thursday, March 14, 2013
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Reverb reduction is kind of like the Holy Grail of audio processing. Many people, myself included, have had to rely exclusively on multiband expansion to do things like…

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Thanks to our December Contributors

Monday, December 31, 2012

It’s been a great month here on Designing Sound! We took a gamble in November with the new monthly features format, and it’s been paying off in spectacular fashion….

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Analog Worldization

Monday, December 31, 2012

Guest contribution by Cormac Donnelly I am, at heart, a techno-nostalgiast and I’ve worked with tape machines of one kind or other for most of my career. When I…

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Creating the Spaces of Ambience

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Guest contribution by Michael Theiler (Kpow Audio) Situating an Ambience When creating ambiences for games (this applies equally to film), I am striving to make them blend into the…

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Recording Impulse Responses

Saturday, December 29, 2012

With growing computing power over the last decade, convolution plugins have become commonplace. Some of the most common ones include Audio Ease Altiverb, Logic’s Space Designer, Avid TL…

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New Sound Lab’s Spring Reverb

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Tor Johnson over at New Sound Lab has recently released “NSL009 Spring Reverb.” From Tor’s description: “This library features recordings created using a “Knas Ekdahl Moisturizer“, a boutique…

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