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The Mangle - Granular Synthesizer Plugin. Andy Farnell talks about Procedural Audio at AES. ‎ Game Audio: 4 Golden Rules For Technical Sound Design. Damian Kastbauer has worked with technical game sound design for seven years as a freelancer, on titles such as Uncharted 3, Dead Space 3, Tales of Monkey Island and countless others.

Game Audio: 4 Golden Rules For Technical Sound Design

About a month ago, he became the Technical Audio Lead at PopCap Games – and in this exclusive post, he shares his golden rules for technical sound design: There’s a gap between the creation of a sound and its playback. From creation to reproduction, from microphone to speaker, there are countless steps that must be taken in order to realize our craft as sound designers. Whether you’re doing the field recording, pulling from sound libraries and layering in a DAW, or working to play back sounds as part of a game, there is always a process that must be followed to get between the start and final execution of an idea. As a technical sound designer, my interest lies primarily in the final aspect of bringing a sound recorded in the field or designed in a DAW and getting it to play back in a game appropriately. 1.

Procedural Audio Papers. “From here on in, absolute silence.” If we break down a modern film sound track into its component parts, traditionally we’d have three indispensable units: dialog, music, and effects.

“From here on in, absolute silence.”

Each of these elements can be further sub-divided into types of dialog (voice-over narration or diegetic speech), music (source or score), and effects (footfalls, gunfire, or ambiences). But there’s a fourth component that often goes unnoticed, mainly because of its muted presence on the sound track. I am talking about silence. As filmmakers and audiences continue to complain that modern films are too loud, relying on heavy doses of ear-splitting passages to convey the intensity of an action sequence or dramatic moment, it’s worth noting some impressive forays into sonic silences.

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Apps & Games

Acoustics. Chuck Russom Special: Gun Sound Design. Posted by Miguel Isaza on Thursday, April 29, 2010 · 11 Comments I work on a lot of games that are filled with guns.

Chuck Russom Special: Gun Sound Design

Over the years, through experimentation, screwing up, listening to movies/games with great guns sounds, and tips from other sounds designers, I’ve been able to create a process that works well for me. The biggest influence on my gun sound design has not come in the studio, but on the gun range. Transformers Sound Design in Massive. Today's juiciest game video: Fruit-for-blood sound effects. The Guide To Sound Effects. I like to think of such sounds as having two general components: a ‘defining’ one, and an ‘impact’ one.

The Guide To Sound Effects

The defining one is what sounds up front and tells the listener what the sound is, especially if combined with picture. The impact one can be anything at all, designed only to pump up the sound to hyper-real. Sound Design: Contact Mic Recording and Water Foley. The Sounds of Realism in 'Master and Commander' Art and technique of sound design Designing Sound. SoundWorks Collection. Keep It Calibrated! Learn How and Why You Should Calibrate Your Studio Monitors for Video Game Audio. An important skill to learn is how to calibrate the levels of your studio monitors.

Keep It Calibrated! Learn How and Why You Should Calibrate Your Studio Monitors for Video Game Audio

Most of the pros and professional studios have their systems properly calibrated. If you haven’t taken the time to learn how, or why you should calibrate your studio monitors then you have found the right article! The good news is that calibrating your system is actually a very simple process. This article is written for people in video games, tv, and film. None of this is intended for mixing music since the loudness wars destroyed that medium’s dynamic range already… I think it’s important to mention that calibrated systems are only best for checking sounds at mix level and mixing. When working on individual assets, doing sound design, or other tasks it’s important to save your hearing and turn down the volume from where it will be calibrated.

Ok, let’s get started. #1 Headroom By calibrating your system you will give yourself headroom in your mixes. . #2 Standardization.

Public Sound

The best Impulse Response [IR] sites. This is a list of free Impulse Responses I started on an older thread which pre-dated this one.

The best Impulse Response [IR] sites

I've added all from that thread, this thread and a few more finds ..... Since this thread has been stickied, perhaps LIMITAPROACHINGINFINITY can add these in the first post, so it's not lost on page 7? Hi there, I've recently been collecting free reverb Impulse Response files. Here's the ones I've found, anyone got other FREE ones? Thanks! Game Audio. Gravity - The Audio Production Network. Details Category: Post Production Published: 08 November 2013 Could Gravity be the biggest audio event since that tree fell in the woods?

Gravity - The Audio Production Network

Gordon Hempton on Designing Rain and Thunderstorms. Charles Maynes’ 10 Inspiring Notions For Great Sound Design. Sound designer Charles Maynes has worked on blockbusters like the Spider-Man series, Total Recall, After Earth and a myriad of others.

Charles Maynes’ 10 Inspiring Notions For Great Sound Design

He’s also a noted sound effects recordist for film and video games such as Call of Duty, Metal of Honor, BLACK and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon series. Today, I’m delighted to present this guest post from him here on A Sound Effect, where he shares the 10 notions he finds essential to great sound design. Asbjoern asked me to contribute a musing about the concept of ‘Sound Design’ and what I thought were important considerations for the A Sound Effect visitors. After reflecting on what I might think was valuable – and what my heroes think about the idea – I came up with the following notions or suggestions for all of us in the world of the sonic arts.

It was good fun, and I hope it is of some interest. I have to thank so sincerely all of those folks who have provided me both mentoring and inspiration. The Sound of Tearaway. Media Molecule’s Head of Audio, Kenny Young, gives us an insight into bringing the papercraft world of Tearaway to life with sound.

The Sound of Tearaway

Tearaway is an adventure game exclusive to the Sony PlayStation Vita handheld system. The player is tasked with guiding their little paper messenger buddy on a mission to deliver the message that is trapped inside their envelope head by escaping the paper world and reaching the player out in the real world. 4th wall-breaking madness ensues. Here’s a trailer to help get your head around that! I was fortunate enough to be involved with Tearaway from its beginnings as a small team of six people working on its prototype some three years ago.

This is the holy grail for interactive audio designers, analogous perhaps to having input on a film’s script albeit with regards to the experience-led rather than narrative-led games that Media Molecule makes. This is nonetheless an important role even if it is utilitarian, humbling, relentless and, at times, depressing. Events Presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Hosted by Craig Barron and Ben Burtt A celebration of the technology behind "Forbidden Planet" which featured a screening and a three-week display highlighting the production methods used to create the sci-fi classic.

Events Presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

In the 1950s, when science fiction films were usually cheaply produced B-movies, one production was light-years ahead: "Forbidden Planet. " The 1956 release, MGM’s first major venture into science fiction, was a big-budget production directed by Fred M.


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