Although we are halfway into a new topic month here on Designing Sound; listening through Empty Sea’s new Robobiotics library makes me think about last month’s “Noise” topic. Of course not in any negative way mind you, but noise in the way Rob Bridgett described it as: “desirable noise”. If you think about it robot servo motor sounds/foley have become an integral part of … [Read more...]
The Sound of “Transformers: Fall of Cybertron”
Game Informer has published several videos about the sound of "Transformers: Fall of Cybertron". When we decided upon Transformers as a cover story, I started asking around the office looking for ideas for our video coverage. Without a second of hesitation, Game Informer's own Jeff Cork demanded to learn how the team at High Moon Studios recreates the iconic sounds of the … [Read more...]
The Sound of Real Steel
[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/30175507[/vimeo] Who says robot boxing won’t happen in 2020?! “Real Steel” plays out this fantasy as robots have replaced humans in boxing in this Shawn Levy film (“Night at the Museum” franchise and “Date Night”). Charlie Kenton (Hugh Jackman) loses a chance to become a boxing champion when robots take over, and he becomes a small-time promoter. When … [Read more...]
Wired: Designing Sounds for “Transformers: Dark of The Moon”
August issue of Wired magazine has an article on the sound of "Transformers: Dark of the Moon", featuring Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van Der Ryn. The pair decamped to their LA studio and fired up Pro Tools 9 and a range of plugins, including GRM Tools and SoundToys, to warp the pitch and speed of a variety of recordings. The slowed-down squeal of a faulty car window became a deep … [Read more...]
The Sound of “Transformers: Dark of the Moon”
[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/25669979[/vimeo] Director Michael Bay and Producer Steven Speilberg return this summer for the third film in the Transformers franchise, Tranformers: Dark of the Moon. The amazing visual effects in this film are complimented by the talented efforts of the sound team including Re-recording Mixers Greg Russell and Jeff Haboush, and Supervising Sound … [Read more...]
Erick Ocampo Talks About the Sound Design of "Front Mission Evolved"
Square Enix has published on his blog a post by Erick Ocampo, who talks about the sound design of "Front Mission Evolved", talking about his work on the Wanzer robots. He also talks about working with our featured sound designer Erik Aadahl, who participated in the creation of the sounds of the video game. My name is Erick Ocampo, I am the Sound Designer on Front Mission … [Read more...]
Erik Aadahl Special: All About the Sound of "Transformers"
Transformers has been one of the most important titles for Erik Aadahl's career. As we are on his special, I take the opportunity to do a mashup of articles, interviews, and videos, trying to put all the info about Transformers and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen I found in the Internet, including also material from the rest of the crew on the mix, dialogue and foley. Also … [Read more...]