“What Is Sound Design…?” Symposium

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Designing Sound readers in the vicinity of Edinburgh, Scotland should take note of the University of Edinburgh’s first symposium on sound, coming up on November 27th, 28th, and…

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Sound Librarian Recording Workshop

Friday, October 11, 2013

DS readers in and around Melbourne, Australia should check out the upcoming Sound Librarian Recording Workshop at Docklands Studio. This FREE, all-day event, headed by noted Sound Designer…

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Tunes and Tones: A Writer/Director’s Perspective on Sound

Thursday, September 26, 2013
Pierce O'Toole, photo by Kosuke Haga

Guest Contribution by Pierce O’Toole Writer/Director Pierce O’Toole shares his thoughts on music and sound design, and how they play into his creative process.   As a writer and…

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SFX Roundup August 2013

Sunday, September 1, 2013

August has come and gone, and we didn’t want to get to September without mentioning another handful of great sound libraries released this past month. Travel figures prominently…

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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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Airborne Sound Offering Free Sound Libraries

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Last month, we told you that Airborne Sound was offering their Victory Vegas Motorcycle Sound Effect Bundle for free as part of their redesigned website’s beta test. Well,…

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inSPIRE, The Distance Music Experiment: Acoustic Explorations in Composition

Monday, August 5, 2013
inSPIRE for 22 Brass, Carillons, Church Bell and Distance.

Guest Contribution by Keith Lay A special thank you to Keith Lay for this contribution which explores acoustics from the unique perspective of a musical composition and performance. Keith is…

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Alternative Reality Sound: Acoustic Remodeling of a City

Thursday, August 1, 2013
Our project, other, takes place in the city of Dundee. We sourced this atmospheric old map from the Dundee archives (they kindly gave us permission to use it for the game and associated content).

Guest contribution by Tom deMajo A special thanks to co-founder Tom deMajo of the game studio Quartic Llama. Tom is an artist and sound designer who currently resides…

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Can’t We All Just Get Along? Arguments about acoustics and design

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Guest Contribution by Steven Klein There are many reasons for conflicting viewpoints and misinformation on studio design / acoustics. This article will examine components contributing to the confusion…

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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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