A short improvisation I played with a musical object called "Beachwood". Processed in real-time with several sound design techniques: resonator, "Rhythmic Processing" http://gum.co/FFS01, "Convolution Processing" http://gum.co/FFS02 with Impulse Responses from my "Rhythmic Convolutions" set http://gum.co/FFSRC, miked with "Creative Miking Techniques" http://gum.co/FFS03.
Diego Stocco explores creative miking techniques in this new video series which you can purchase on his website. From my point of view, even in these days where plugins, controllers and apps have become important tools for music production and sound design, being able to effectively ... More
A short documentary portrait of the adult film foley artist Grant Meyers. "Don't get me wrong -- visuals are important in erotica -- but the true activity is on the aural level." A film by Jack Pearce. Starring Will Stephen and Zhang Qingyun. Cinematography by Kenny Wu. Sound recording by Max Phillips.
BAG MAN is the understated story of a 12 year old African American boy, who takes us on an introspective journey out of the city and into the remote countryside of upstate New York. With a mysterious duffle bag in hand, its contents unknown to us, we journey from the urban hustle of Harlem, into the winter-ravaged woodlands a ... More
This Rhythm Wolf performance video features Richard Devine – acclaimed sound design guru, synth aficionado, and artist. Watch as he integrates two Rhythm Wolf drum machine/bass synthesizers into his sci-fi grade synth rig to create a brooding, hypnotic soundscape. Even more, you can check ... More
OPENING is a visual album created by Christopher Willits. It is a 45 min film, an album released on Ghostly International, a series of photo prints, and live performances. OPENING is best described as an experience, designed to inspire a space of peace and expansion. Willits' music and photographic ... More
Norman is a feature-length sci-fi film about a time traveler and his A.I. companion. Norman becomes trapped and isolated in the past, jeopardizing life in both the past and the future. He must invent a way back to the future before the world collapses. Here is a great featurette showing you how indie filmmaker ... More
It’s easy to believe that outer space is void of sound — a silent, dark existence — but the final frontier is actually filled with noises. NASA space probes used Plasma Wave antennas to record the sounds of space, which are created by charged electromagnetic particles from the Solar Wind, ionisphere ... More
We have a new Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare trailer to share with you today featuring a behind the scenes look at the game's sound design. The Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Sound Design Behind-the-Scenes video is available to view below: The development and delivery of sound is a ... More
Sound Design by Philip Nicolai Flindt and Directed by William Reynish...
In a colorful world, a king goes on a crazy adventure to reconquer his queen and fight his sadness! A movie directed by Charles Lemor, Lisa Fenoll, Anais Gresser, Anna Masquelier Laura Fleischmann Music by: Yann Van Der Cruyssen (www.nurykabe.com) Sound Design by: Fabien Bourbigot and Kamal Ouazene
New Orleans Swamp Donkeys performing the theme song to Game of Thones at the legendary B.B. King's Blues Club in Times Square, New York. The Swamp Donkeys play traditional jazz, blues, jass originals, vaudeville, modern jazz adaptations, and many other jazz and New Orleans-derived styles. They are ... More
Over the past 5 years, Third Man Records has brought to life many ideas that are new to the century-old vinyl format. So, when it came time for the creative hive to discuss the vision for the pressing of Jack White’s Lazaretto, we were keenly aware of what it would take to produce a piece of wax worthy of ... More
At The Music Bed, we're legitimately passionate about sound and all the ways audio contributes to film. We especially love using RØDE mics to capture quality sound... so we took our RØDE gear and a couple comedic pals from Moetic films out for some fun to show you what these microphones are capable of. Music: Watchers • Steven ... More
20 Hz observes a geo-magnetic storm occurring in the Earth's upper atmosphere. Working with data collected from the CARISMA radio array and interpreted as audio, we hear tweeting and rumbles caused by incoming solar wind, captured at the frequency of 20 Hertz. Generated directly ... More
Jon Osborne asks us to listen and ponder the possibility that sound has a shape. He describes how sound moves, works and how it affects our daily unconscious experience, such as how we feel as we ourselves move through space. He believes that it's possible to reintroduce refreshing sounds, like water ... More
Sound designer Jonathan Osborne who is based in Northern Ireland recently worked with Anthill films to bring to life their video spot for Specialized Bicycles. More information on Jonathan's work can be found at www.jettalazza.com
“Whenever I heard his roar, it’s a long roar, a screaming, and to me it almost feels like Godzilla is scolding us for humanity’s foolishness. It’s like Godzilla exists as a symbol of human consciousness. It’s a scream involved with sadness.” So said Ken Watanabe, one of the ... More
Inspiring Creativity is a short film created by Liberatum, directed by Pablo Ganguli and Tomas Auksas, and presented by illy, featuring 20 artists and cultural figures from art, fashion, film, design, technology and music. The film is an insider's perspective on inspiration from the minds of ... More
Design takes many forms, and resonates in unexpected ways. John Blackstone has a case in point: Steven Baber is a designer with a difference. He designs sounds -- coaxing music from some unlikely objects. "Are you listening all the time?" Blackstone asked. "Walking down the street, sitting down in a ... More
Godzilla's roar is one of the most recognizable in film history. How do you update an iconic sound for a new generation? Dolby & Legendary go behind the scenes with Erik Aadahl, sound designer on 'Godzilla', director Gareth Edwards and producer Thomas Tull, to look at how you tackle this historic challenge. An epic ... More
Godzilla’s bark is bigger than its bite. Well, maybe not bigger, but the kaiju’s shriek is every bit as iconic as its atomic breath and Tokyo-tromping. “It’s the most important sound effect in cinema history,” says Erik Aadahl, who may be biased by his job as sound designer on Godzilla, the remake ... More
This is drum & bass piece performed live using an automated drum kit and other percussion, playing together with a selection of vintage and new analog synthesizers. All the sound is being generated in real time, the analog synths coming through the main rack mixer and the robotic percussion being recorded by ... More
Sampling isn't about "hijacking nostalgia wholesale," says Mark Ronson. It's about inserting yourself into the narrative of a song while also pushing that story forward. Watch the DJ scramble 15 TED Talks into an audio-visual omelette, and trace the evolution of "La Di Da Di," Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick's 1984 hit that has been reimagined for every generation since.
Street Musician's Day (Gatvės Muzikos Diena) is an annual music event which was initiated by Lithuanian musician and actor Andrius Mamontovas. Anyone, who plays any instrument, no matter whether one can play several chords or are professional musicians, may become a participant of the festival. To show that anyone can play ... More
Sound Designer Morgan Johnson recently completed sound design and music on a short (proof of concept) animation that was produced by animators at Pixar and Directed by Everett Downing.
It certainly isn't any worse than the original script. Also, Kristen Stewart thinks you have horrible zoo hands and just wants some lettuce.
Star Wars as you've never seen it before: with really terrible sound effects dubbed in.
You can actually see sound waves as they travel through the air thanks to a clever photographic trick.
Establishing a groove on a song is usually the job of the rhythm section, but not always. Sometimes a rhythm guitar part or a percussion track makes the groove and everything is built around it. Quincy Jones once told me that Michael Jackson's sense of time was so good that he could establish the groove with his ... More