Articles Archive for February 2010
This YouTube video was uploaded back in 2008 and somehow I missed it. Check it out, it’s pretty funny. It’s a satire piece about Foley artists.
You might have heard of Bleep Labs from their analog VCO, Thingamagoop but now hear this. They are back with the PicaPaso! “The Pico Paso is a stepped tone noise noise synth by Dr. Bleep. It uses two triangle wave oscillators that can be combined or used separately. A wave shaper and square wave LFO [...]
Designing Sound is running a series of posts with Charles Deenen where he goes over multiple design practices. He talks about his work recording vehicles for the Need for Speed series along with ways of simplifying your workflow. There’s some great posts, check them out! Source: http://designingsound.org/tag/charles-deenen-special/
Chuck Russom runs a great blog with postings of recent recordings. His latest are a Slinky recorded with a contact mic and metal on dry ice. What’s great about the dry ice recording is it’s recorded at 192K with a Sennheiser MKH800 microphone, which can reach frequencies up to 50K. Hit the jump to hear [...]
DTS, Inc. has announced today that they will be partnering with Samsung to start encoding for their digital television sets. Source: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/dts-partners-with-samsung-to-deliver-superior-audio-to-digital-televisions-worldwide-2010-02-26?reflink=MW_news_stmp
Chime is a musical puzzle game on Xbox live that is played exactly the opposite way of Tetris. The goal here is to fill the entire screen with the block pieces before time runs out. While doing so, each piece will play a sample or piece of music in relation to where it’s placed. Chime [...]
Machinima has posted a video with 2K Marin’s Audio Lead, Michael Kamper on his work for BioShock 2. Hit the jump to watch.
The L.A. Times has a neat article up talking to ‘The Wolfman’ director, Joe Johnston about the concepts for what a ‘wolfman’ would sound like while howling. Among Simmons, other rock stars including David Lee Roth were recorded. Source: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/herocomplex/2010/02/gene-simmons-and-david-lee-roth-howled-for-wolfman-sound-effects.html
Hurt Locker continues to expand its press and people can’t stop talking about the soundtrack. Reuters reports through The Hollywood Reporter and now I report to you a good read on some of the concepts Sound Designer/Editor, Paul N.J. Ottosson had. He talks about the battles of creating an organic landscape and why the musical [...]
It is being reported that the cassette deck is finally being dropped (at least as a standard option) by it’s final auto manufacturer, Lexus. It’s surprising automakers have supported the medium for this long. Source: http://www.detnews.com/article/20100225/AUTO03/2250378/1148/AUTO01/Mix-tapes-for-drives-defined-era–teen-culture