HUGE voter turnout for this challenge, which I'm very happy to see. It came down to a race between Saro Sahihi and Chris Fox, with Saro edging ahead by a mere 8 votes at the close of the poll! One final thanks to Colin Hart and Hart FX for sponsoring this challenge. Congratulations, Saro. [vimeo]http://vimeo.com/33300151[/vimeo] … [Read more...]
Congratulations to Judge Rice!
[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/29459564[/vimeo] Congratulations to Judge Rice, the winner of Sound Design Challenge #12: Lifeless Howl. It was a fantastic challenge, with so many excellent entries that I quickly lost count. His win was well earned, and it nets him a free copy of the Creatures sound effects library from Boom Library. A big thanks to Boom Library for sponsoring this … [Read more...]
Sound Scavenging Challenge’s Winner
Congratulations to SoundCloud user, Manuel, who won the popular vote for the Sound Scavenging Sound Design Challenge! He wins a copy of the Futzbox plug-in from McDSP (a sincere thank you to McDSP for sponsoring this challenge). Hopefully, there will be a forthcoming interview with Manuel as well. As a reminder, the next Sound Design Challenge will start on September 15th. See … [Read more...]
Interview with Hrishikesh Dani
Since Designing Sound is now the home of the Sound Design Challenge, I thought it only appropriate that the winner's interviews be posted here as well. Here's the interview with Hrishikesh Dani, winner of April's challenge - SDC009: The Game Audio Challenge... Designing Sound: So, why don't you give us a little description of who you are, what you do and how you got into sound … [Read more...]
Waves Sound Design Competition: Finalists and Winner
Waves has published the results of the sound design competition where Designing Sound collaborated. The winner is Toby Hulse, who did a fantastic job on the video. Take a look: [vimeo]http://vimeo.com/20419400[/vimeo] Congratulations, Toby!!! You can read a detailed description of Toby's process and use of the plugins/sounds here. Judges' comments about the video: Charles … [Read more...]
All About the Sound of "The Hurt Locker"
As you may already know, Paul N.J. Ottosson has won the academy award for Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing with Ray Beckett. Need to know why "The Hurt Locker" won the two prizes? Here are some links to the posts previously published, all with info about the sound of this amazing film: “The Hurt Locker” and “Avatar”, Two Different Paths on Sound Editing Thoughts of … [Read more...]
Blastwave FX + Mix Magazine Sound Design Competition Results
Blastwave FX has announced at AES, the results of the Sound Design Competition. The winner is Tobias Poppe of Dusseldorf, Germany. Congratulations, Tobias!! very good job! Poppe and all other participants downloaded 50 free sound effects from www.blastwavefx.com and created a soundtrack to footage of water balloons hitting people in the face. The winning prize was a one-year … [Read more...]