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Posted by on Dec 7, 2014 | 6 comments

Designing Sound Discussion Group – Psychoacoustics for Sound Designers

You can watch today’s webinar here on Designing Sound, or…if you’d like to ask questions…you can join us over on Google Hangouts to participate more directly. If you’d like to ask some follow up questions, please reach out to us through our contact page, ping me on twitter or drop a comment below.

Additional media used during the presentation after the break.

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Posted by on Jan 11, 2014 | 4 comments

Designing Sound Discussion Group – SFX and Freelancing in the Games Industry

Photo by Dennis Beentjes. Used under Creative Commons license.

Photo by Dennis Beentjes. Used under Creative Commons license.

I’m going to be a little quiet on the site this month, but I’m making up for that by putting together a kick-ass virtual panel for you!

Sitting on the panel for the next Designing Sound Discussion Group are Gordon Hempton (The Soundtracker/Quiet Planet), Rodney Gates (Sony Online Entertainment), Matt Piersall (Gl33k) and Douglas Price (Pro Sound Effects). The genesis of this panel is in response to Gordon’s idea of restricting the sale of sfx libraries to indpendent/freelance sound designers with the goal of making the people themselves more desirable…thus giving them a little more job stability. He specifically thinks this is important within the games industry. He and I have spoken in some detail about it already. I’ll spare you my opinions at the moment, but I encourage you to listen to his guest appearance on the Tonebenders podcast and formulate your own opinions before the actual panel.

We’re going to start by touching on Gordon’s idea, talk about the different ways the games industry acquires or licenses their sound effects, and then move on to what makes a successful, gainfully employed, freelancer in the game audio industry. Sound like your kind of panel?

The webcast will be taking place via Google Hangout at 4PM (US Eastern Time) on Saturday, February 1st. You can watch from here on the site, or from the Designing Sound Google+ page…where you’ll be able to interact with us directly. Mark it on your Calendars!

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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 12, 2013 | 1 comment

Designing Sound Discussion Group – Live Acoustics Webinar

The webinar has ended, but a recording will be available in the near future.

Our second acoustics webinar, focusing on room treatments this time, with Dennis Foley of Acoustic Fields. Ask questions through Twitter using the hashtag #dsdgroom, post them directly to our Facebook page, or ask using the comments section at the bottom of this post. We’ll handle Q&A at the end of the presentation.

UPDATE: Another option for asking questions is directly in hangout, right here!

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