Sound Experiments

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The Secret Number - Short Student Film

"The Secret Number" is a short sci-fi (ish) psychological drama that was created over a period of two years by a team of young filmmakers from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Based on the short story by Igor Teper, THE SECRET NUMBER is about a man whose world is thrown into question. Psychiatrist Simon Tomlin ... More

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BBC News Visits an Anechoic chamber

What is it like to spend time in one of the quietest rooms in the world? For The Why Factor on the BBC World Service, the BBC's Mike Williams set out to investigate what role silence plays in our increasingly noisy lives. As part of his research he went into an anechoic chamber at the University College of London ... More

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FLIGHT. A short film featuring great sound design

/flīt/ 1. the movement or trajectory of a projectile or object through the air 2. the action of fleeing or attempting to escape 3. an extravagant or far-fetched idea ###CREDITS. Writer/Director: TWiN (Jonathan & Josh Baker) Actor: The Tapp Brothers, www.tappbrothers.com ... More

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Paint on a Speaker at 2500fps - The Slow Mo Guys

Gav and Dan ruin a perfectly good speaker by pouring paint all over it. But hey, at least it looks pretty in slow motion.

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Sound installation brings Quequechan River indoors

Fall River —The sounds of the Quequechan River can be heard in an unexpected location this month: the Grimshaw Gudewicz Art Gallery at Bristol Community College. The gallery’s first sound installation, “per/serverance,” by sound artist and composer Mary Edwards, brings the river into the gallery through ... More

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Janis Joplin's final interview, animated

PBS Digital Studios have created a series of hand-drawn animations to accompany classic interviews with worthy personages; here is their accompaniment to Janis Joplin's final interview, recorded four days before her death. It is a poignant, bitter and defiant speech on rejection, self-determination, gender and ... More

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Sounds Good to Me: Remastering the Sting

Sound Designer Barnaby G. Price (Bill Hader) discusses his methods for recreating the audio for the 30th anniversary of The Sting in this parody of DVD featurettes. Directed by Nicholas Jasenovec.

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Turning Weapons Into Instruments | Pedro Reyes 'Disarm'

Pedro Reyes creates second generation instruments from dismantled guns. With a team of musicians and new media studio, Cocolab, Reyes has made mechanized instruments from these one-time harmful weapons.

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Beardyman: The polyphonic me

Frustrated by not being able to sing two notes at the same time, musical inventor Beardyman built a machine to allow him to create loops and layers from just the sounds he makes with his voice. Given that he can effortlessly conjure the sound of everything from crying babies to buzzing flies, not to mention mimic pretty much any ... More

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IBM 1401, A User's Manual

Forma Arts and Media Presents: IBM 1401, a User's Manual A new film/concert by Bill Morrison and Jóhann Jóhannsson Performed by the Calder Quartet The IBM 1401 was a variable wordlength decimal computer that was announced by IBM on October 5, 1959. The first member of the highly successful IBM 1400 series, it was ... More

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How to get sound effects in your indie game

I'm not a sound designer, but I need sound in my game. This is part 1 in a series of articles describing how I approached each aspect of creating Immortal Empire as an independent developer. When it came down to adding sound effects to the game, I started down what seemed like the most logical path for ... More

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Bernie Krause: The voice of the natural world

Bernie Krause has been recording wild soundscapes -- the wind in the trees, the chirping of birds, the subtle sounds of insect larvae -- for 45 years. In that time, he has seen many environments radically altered by humans, sometimes even by practices thought to be environmentally safe. A surprising look at what ... More

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The Butterfly Effect

A patch inspired by Chaos Theories "The Butterfly Effect". The idea was to create a patch that with very slight changes at the source of events, would produce very drastic changes to the outcome. Patch basics are Pamela's Workout sending two trigger signals with differently programmed parameters to the Intellijel Planar X and Y ... More

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8-bit Cinema: Star Trek in 90 Seconds

We present for your enjoyment: Star Trek retold in 90 seconds via old-school 8-bit game tech. 8-bit Cinema "gamifies" your favorite Hollywood Blockbusters into 60 to 120 seconds of 80's arcade and NES inspired action! Today we present: JJ Abrams' 2009 Star Trek in the form of an 8 bit video game! 8 Bit ... More

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Open hardware effects pedal on Kickstarter

Martin sez, "Rebel Technology launches a Kickstarter to fund the OWL reprogrammable effects pedal: an open hardware, open source effects stompbox with a potentially unlimited library of effects written in C++ and powered by a powerful ARM Cortex M4 processor. It allows musicians to load any available effect or ... More

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Composer Bear McCreary and the music of Da Vinici's Demons

Sparks & Shadows, a new boutique record label founded by composer Bear McCreary, announces the release of the Da Vinci’s Demons Original Television Soundtrack. The album, containing 26 tracks, over 90 minutes of original music from the first season of the hit Starz Original series produced ... More

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A-Bit of Daft Punk

Joe Jeremiah transforms every song from Daft Punk's newest album Random Access Memories into an 8-bit masterpiece. ###Sound DAW: Avid Pro Tools Plugin: Plogue Chipsounds Keyboard: Korg R3 (Only used as MIDI controller) Headphones: Sennheiser HD 380 Pro ###Visuals Camera: Canon 550D Video editing software: ... More

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Electronic band Pigeon perform a medley of DAFT PUNK

Electronic band Pigeon perform a medley of DAFT PUNK tunes live in the studio using a microKORG, NORD lead 2x, KORG microsampler, Roland SPD-SX, T.C HELICON Voice Live Touch, Rocktron Banshee Talkbox, Bass, Gibson SG Guitar, Tambourine and a 3 piece horn section. With all the hype surrounding the new Daft Punk album "Random Access ... More

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Astronaut records first music video from space

Last December, astronaut Chris Hadfield recorded the first song in space aboard the International Space Station, and he's back today with the first music video from space: a cover of David Bowie's "Space Oddity." Hadfield is set to return home to Earth in a Soyuz craft on the morning of May 14th, after a ... More

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Controlling Sound With Your Face (And Vice Versa)

Daito Manabe uses electrical impulses as an artistic medium, creating music through reactions of the human nervous and muscular systems. For more information: www.thecreatorsproject.com/blog/actualizing-the-digital-meet-daito-manabe The Creators Project is a partnership between Intel and VICE: www.thecreatorsproject.com/

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Google Glass Ensemble: Viola Composition Made in Glass Videos

Alexander Chen is turning into Google’s resident composer. In his latest experiment, he uses the controversial-but-buzzed-about Google Glass wearable tech as a video source for making music. Layering together a series of loops of his solo viola playing, he weaves a contemplative, modal ... More

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“Evil Dead” The Original Motion Picture Score - Music by Roque Baños

La-La Land Records, Tri-Star Pictures and Ghost House Pictures present the original motion picture score to the 2013 feature film EVIL DEAD, starring Jane Levy, Jessica Lucas and Shiloh Fernandez, and directed by Fede Alvarez. Acclaimed composer Roque Baños (THE MACHINIST, SEXY BEAST) creates ... More

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Hey Jude reworked in a minor scale

Ukrainian engineer Oleg Berg has done the major-minor switch on several pop songs, but he says his favorite is this rendition of The Beatles' "Hey Jude." Take a sad song, and make it sadder.

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Documentary on Don Buchla at Kickstarter

Don Buchla is a legendary instrument maker whose inventions were part of the greatest musical transformation of the 20th century. His pioneering work laid the basis for what electronic music was to become by creating a unique analog synthesizer which completely changed the way people think about, compose, and ... More

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New Sound effects Library: TONSTURM 10 | The Fight is released!

TONSTURM 10 | The Fight features smacking hits, bloody punches, heavy kicks, slaps, massive body falls and lots of cloth whooshes. We captured these raw and meaty sounds during eleven extensive recording sessions in different studios and in the field. We also added additional analog processed ... More

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Game Theory: A 19 track live mashup performed on re-wired video game controllers

A 19 track live mashup performed on re-wired video game controllers. We took a look back at 35 years of video game music (Space Invaders, released in 1978 was the first game to have a continuous soundtrack), picked some of our favourites and mashed them with other tracks we love. Download the free mp3 on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ithacaaudio

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Tuning Fork at 1600fps - The Slow Mo Guys

No flames. No explosions. Just the simple vibrations of a tuning fork at 1,600 frames per second. ###About the Slow Mo Guys: The Slow Mo Guys, featuring slow motion footage of various pranks and stunts, garnering millions of views since starting it on August 15, 2010. In April 2011 the channel was voted the ... More

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Creating the Music and Sound Effects of Forbidden Planet

Great piece from a documentary on 1955 b-movie classic "Forbidden Planet" detailing the ground-breaking work done by husband and wife composers Louis and Bebe Barron. Bebe Barron (16 June 1925 – 20 April 2008) and Louis Barron (23 April 1920 – 1 November 1989) were two American pioneers in the ... More

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Make Your Own Vocal Gobo Easily and Cheaply

I've seen mic GOBOs for sale at $100 or more and happened to find a couple of items at Walmart to make one for only $10. It only took 15 minutes and a pair of pliers.

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Elektron Analog Four Sound Pack: The Richard Devine Collection

128 experimental, haunting and outright bizarre Analog Four Sounds. Created by sound designer Richard Devine. “I wanted to create a collection of abstract sounds that took advantage of the Analog Four’s extensive modulation capabilities. I hope these sounds inspire new ideas and offer ... More