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Posted by on Oct 23, 2013 | 5 comments

Field Recording and Music

 Guest Contribution by Dan Lyth

pianoThe story of the ‘bedroom producer’ recording music at home has been told often and I myself have happily been that character for many years. But recently, a love of field recording (and my day job as a sound designer) tempted me towards doing something a bit different. What would it be like to leave the studio and record an entire album outdoors? What happens when you attempt to perform and record music in such uncontrollable environments? And would it be possible to weave together the unpredictable sounds of these environments with more traditional performances to create a cohesive whole? I found these questions fascinating. I have also always been drawn to creative work that has taken a considerable amount of effort and recording an album outdoors whilst living in Scotland with its devious climate seemed to fit the bill…

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Posted by on Oct 12, 2013 | 0 comments

Small Room Acoustics – Absorption and Diffusion

The recording for today’s webinar is now available. A big thanks to Dennis Foley and Acoustic Fields for putting on both this, and our previous acoustics webinar. Keep an eye out for future Designing Sound Discussion Groups for free presentations on topics you might be interested in. Check out some of our previous ones while you’re at it…you might just find something interesting in there. ;)

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Posted by on Oct 7, 2013 | 0 comments

Designing Sound Discussion Group – Room Acoustics Webinar Rescheduled!

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It took a little while, but we’ve finally been able to get this follow up webinar rescheduled for this Saturday!

If you’ve attended any of our previous Designing Sound Discussion Group presentation in the past (and have been anxiously awaiting the follow up presentation to last month’s with Dennis Foley from Acoustic Fields), you may be wondering where the registration link is. We believe we’ve ironed out the kings for the Google Hangout OnAir, and we’ve rescheduled it for this Saturday, at 1PM (U.S. Eastern Time). The webinar is still free, and you’ll be able to watch it right here on Designing Sound!

If you haven’t attended a Discussion Group before, this is a great one to start with! Dennis will be building on the presentation he gave in July, and helping us understand how to choose and place room treatments. This is a vital skill for any of us who don’t have the luxury of working directly with acousticians or acoustic architects. So, come right here this Saturday and be ready to learn. There will be time for Q&A at the end, which we’ll handle via comments in the presentation post and Twitter hashtags. As with all previous Discussion Groups, a recording will be available shortly after the presentation has ended. If you missed the first one, why not check it out right now?

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Posted by on Aug 22, 2013 | 0 comments

Designing Sound Discussion Group – Acoustics Webinar #2 (Room Treatment)

Acoustic_Fields_LogoIf you’ve attended any of our previous Designing Sound Discussion Group presentation in the past (and have been anxiously awaiting the follow up presentation to last month’s with Dennis Foley from Acoustic Fields), you may be wondering where the registration link is. We’re going to try out something a little different this time…Google Hangout OnAir. What does that mean exactly? Well, no need to register for one thing. The big difference is that you’ll be able to come right here and watch the presentation directly on Designing Sound!

If you haven’t attended a Discussion Group before, this is a great one to start with! Dennis will be building on the presentation he gave last month, and helping us understand out to choose and place room treatments. This is a vital skill for any of us who don’t have the luxury of working directly with acousticians or acoustic architects. So, come right here this Saturday (August 24th) at 1PM Eastern/10AM Pacific (U.S.A.) and be ready to learn. There will be time for Q&A at the end, which we’ll handle via comments in the presentation post and Twitter hashtags. As with all previous Discussion Groups, a recording will be available shortly after the presentation has ended. If you missed the first one, why not check it out right now?

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