Articles Archive for March 2010
GameSoundCon is starting to announce their dates and Seattle has been added to the list. A quick quote from their website on what to expect from the show: “We’re hitting more cities with new formats in 2010! In addition to the larger 2-day GameSoundCon conferences, we’re adding concentrated, 1-day seminars in Seattle, Washington and other [...]
Randy Thom is set to speak at the 2010 NAB show about his work on How To Train Your Dragon on Monday, April 12th from 5PM-6PM with a group of other panelist from the film Check out the NAB Show live in Las Vegas, April 10th through the 15th. Source(s): National Associate of Broadcasters MarketWatch.com
Randy Thom has a chat with the SoundWorks guys about Dreamwork’s latest film, How To Train Your Dragon.
Mark Mothersbaugh (Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, The Royal Tenenbaums) has a video up of him messing around with some cool synths. It doesn’t look like he’s trying to too hard but those that like his work will probably get a kick out of the video. Check it out after the jump.
Music, Unfiltered »
The 2010 Musikmesse Internation Press Awards have been announced and here are the winners: SPECIAL CATEGORY: Most Innovative Product: TC Electronic PolyTune Lifetime Achievement Award: Hartley Peavey STUDIO GEAR: Studio Microphone:Neumann TLM 102 Studio Monitor (Near-Field): Focal CMS 65 Recording Software: Steinberg Cubase 5 Recording Hardware: Cakewalk SONAR V-Studio 100 Mixing Desk (Project Studio): PreSonus [...]
Erik Aadahl’s guest blogging spot at Designing Sound is coming to an end, finishing with a great interview about his work and experiences through the production of the Transformer films. Source: http://designingsound.org/2010/03/erik-aadahl-special-the-sound-design-of-transformers-exclusive-interview/
The University of Iowa and Professor Don Gurnett have been collecting sounds from space over the last 40 years. One type of sound that has been collected over the years are “whistlers”. A description on how they are produced can be found below: Whistlers are produced by lightning and travel along Earth’s magnetic field line [...]
Film, Unfiltered »
Designing Sound has some exclusive videos up from some of Erik Aadahl’s recording sessions during Kung Fu Panda and Transformers. There’s a great whoosh in this video near the end from a bungee cord stretched across their studio and released.
Want to know how Apple’s Mac start up “chime” came to fruition? In this lengthy interview, Jim Reekes talks about the creation of the sound and what factors played into it’s design. It’s actually pretty interesting. Reekes talks about many overlooked things – like how Apple’s contract with The Beatles played a role in developing [...]