Separating Your Signal from the Noise: The Intersection Between Bit Depth and Branding

Monday, August 26, 2013
Finding and removing noise (image display from iZotope's RX 2 Advanced)

As a sound designer, there are many different thoughts that come to mind when considering a topic such as noise.  Everything from using tone generated noise, like white…

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Online Catalogue Of Independent SFX Libraries Launches

Monday, August 19, 2013

Launching today (August 19), A Sound Effect is a brand new website dedicated to cataloguing independent SFX library releases. Created by Asbjoern Andersen of Epic Sound in Denmark,…

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Noise, Storytelling with Sound, and Visuals on the Radio with Radiolab’s Jad Abumrad

Thursday, August 15, 2013
Jad Abumrad at PopTech 2010 - Camden, Maine (Kris Krüg/PopTech via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License)

I recently had the chance to chat with Jad Abumrad, creator and co-host of WNYC’s Radiolab. Each episode of Radiolab explores ideas in science, technology, and the universe at large…

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From Wax to Bits: Dynamics of the Film Sound Medium

Monday, July 1, 2013
Photo by flickr user Carbon Arc, and used under Creative Commons license.

As dynamics month comes to a close, I thought it would be fun to talk about the evolution of film sound mediums and how they impact dynamics. Since the widespread…

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SFX Independence – Early May 2013

Friday, May 3, 2013

Here are all of the libraries of note we’ve spotted since the last round-up back in the beginning of April…in the order of most recent first (working from…

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April 2013 – SFX Independence

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

It’s been a while since we put one of these together…what’s going on in the world of independent sfx right now? Some people appear to have been on…

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Designing Musical Sounds

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
diagram

Guest Contribution by Brendan Hogan Making music from a single household item is hardly an original idea at this point, but if you’re a sound designer or an…

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Review – The Hybrid Library

Thursday, February 21, 2013
Hybrid

There is no shortage of general sound effects libraries on the market, and they come in a number of different sizes. Pro Sound Effects is master licensor and…

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New Libraries from The Soundcatcher, Soundopolis and Boom Library

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

There are a few new libraries out and about town; for instance… Liquid Metal from The Soundcatcher Who knew a “waterphone” was an actual thing?! Apparently it is,…

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Sound Effects for Charity

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Charles Maynes and SoundDogs.com have teamed up for two very special sound effects libraries. “Sounds of Modern Conflict” is two volumes of small arms sound effects in 5.1,…

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