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Welcome to part two of our podcast roundup featuring Black sound designers, composers, and audio engineers in the film, music and video games industries.

In this roundup, Front of House Engineer Amanda Davis shares her set up, mixing techniques, and story about how she started working with Janelle Monáe. Composer Chase Bethea and the rest of the Game Audio Hour crew talk about how they’ve been doing (and of course workflows and Reaper!). Designer and Composer Akinlabi Akinbulumo offers great advice about how he came to understand his own feelings of shyness and imposter syndrome by recognizing fear, ego and the scarcity mindset. Composer Calbert Warner (Schematist) shares his process for creating retro boss themes and composes one for a client on the spot. Leslie Gaston-Bird AMPS, M.P.S.E. talks about motherhood and shares advice from the other mothers in audio she has interviewed for her book Women in Audio. For the Game Devs of Color Expo 2019, Game Developer Shawn Alexander Allen hosts a panel with Davionne Gooden, Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo, Mike Eagle and Raheem Jarbo about the influence of hip hop on video games.

As we mentioned in the last roundup, this is part of an ongoing effort to feature more conference talks and podcasts hosted by or featuring Black professionals in sound and music. If you have any recent episodes, shows or presentations to recommend for future recaps, we’d love to hear them! Please comment below or email Adriane at ak (at) asoundeffect (dot) com.

Chrissy Tignor – Data Child Music – VLOG: Janelle Monáe soundcheck with FOH Engineer Amanda Davis

Episode outline: Thank you Amanda Davis and Women in Music for making this happen!!

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Game Audio Hour – Episode 188

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Lumination Tribe – Imposter Syndrome, Ego, and The Creative Process | Akinlabi Akinbulumo On Lumination

Episode outline: On this episode of The Lumination Show, Akinlabi Akinbulumo, Dreamterpreter, Brand Developer, and Visual Artist, talks about the Imposter Syndrome, Ego and the Creative Process. He explores various principles that have worked for him on his creative journey. The myth of competition, the mistakes that people make with their brands, how the brain works, and the nature of fear.

1. Ego is self-protection. Everytime your ego is being displayed, it is you trying to preserve an image that people have of who you are.

2. The only way to move things to your long memory is by repetition. Once your brain can see patterns, it makes it easier to save in our long term memory.

3. You don’t have to try and get attention at the detriment of others.

4. You will learn faster, if you learn how to learn. There is a method to learning.

5. Competition is for the most part, a scarcity mind-set.

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    A collection of gardening related sounds. Most of the sounds, such as digging soil, pruning roses, raking leaves, mowing grass and leaf blowing are recorded in a domestic garden. There are also some larger scale public garden sounds such as wood chipping, a sprinkler and chainsaws and there are also some ambiences of a garden centre store.
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  • Crowd Sounds From A British Soccer Match


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  • Beirut, the capital of Lebanon is where East-meets-West. Fast-paced, crowded and congested with traffic, it’s filled with car honks and city noise. Among all the destroyed buildings, you will find its deep and rich history. Beirut has also a more relaxed side, filled with cafes, restaurants and never-ending nightlife. This library features a small glimpse into this multicultural Arabic-speaking city.

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Schematist – Game of Tones – Ep 16: Retro Boss Tactics

Episode outline: On this episode, we will be exploring ideas for creating music for a retro themed boss fight.

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Leslie Gaston-Bird – Women in Audio Book: Audio Moms

Episode outline: To celebrate Mother’s Day in the UK, author Leslie Gaston-Bird shares a section from her book about motherhood in the audio profession. Learn more at WomenInAudioBook.com … and please subscribe, thank you.

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Game Devs of Color Expo – 2019 GDoC Expo Panel – Hip Hop and Video Games

Episode outline: “Hip Hop and Video Games” features 3 amazing rappers – Open Mike Eagle, co-host of The New Negroes on Comedy Central, Sammus, and Mega Ran, in discussion with 2 game developers, Davionne Gooden, and Shawn Alexander Allen. Together they explore the complicated relationship between the two art forms over their parallel growth.

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  • Household Gardening Play Track 57 sounds included, 62 mins total $40

    A collection of gardening related sounds. Most of the sounds, such as digging soil, pruning roses, raking leaves, mowing grass and leaf blowing are recorded in a domestic garden. There are also some larger scale public garden sounds such as wood chipping, a sprinkler and chainsaws and there are also some ambiences of a garden centre store.
    All recorded in England.

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    Crowd sounds recorded at a smaller London Football Club match. Cheers, groans, chants and quite a lot of swearing.

    [Includes Adult Content]

    40 %
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    Ends 1598133599
  • Beirut, the capital of Lebanon is where East-meets-West. Fast-paced, crowded and congested with traffic, it’s filled with car honks and city noise. Among all the destroyed buildings, you will find its deep and rich history. Beirut has also a more relaxed side, filled with cafes, restaurants and never-ending nightlife. This library features a small glimpse into this multicultural Arabic-speaking city.

  • Beast / Animals Sounds Volume 1

    130 High-Quality animal and beast sounds divided in:

    – Spiders
    – Wolfs
    – Pigs
    – Rats
    – Lions
    – Horses
    – Cows
    – Dogs
    – Bats
    – Bears
    – Snakes
    – Gorillas


    This pack can be complemented with:

    Big Monster Voice


    More about the pack:

    – Variety of animals and actions (attacks, injuries, deaths, aware, etc…)
    – Intuitive file naming
    – Add life into your game with this sounds
    – The sounds inside the pack are easy to add into your game


    [Format]
    All files are in:

    WAV – Stereo  44.1 Khz, 16bit

    OGG – Stereo  44.1 Khz, 16bit


    [Authors]

    Dmitrii Volkov

    Contact: tovarishvolkov@gmail.com

    Audio Alchemist

    Contact: audioalchemiststore@gmail.com

    [Use them again & again]

    Use the sound effects over and over, in any of your projects or productions, forever without any additional fees or royalties. Use the SFX in your game, in your trailer, in a Kickstarter campaign, wherever you need to, as much as you want to.

    [Professional audio services]

    For custom music, sound design, sound engineering or any other game audio services, please send a mail to: audioalchemiststore@gmail.com

    25 %
    OFF
    Ends 1597787999
  • Woman power of all ages and styles!

    Here we have 2227 sounds of female vocalizations for fighting, action, pain, basic reactions, emotions, general gibberish speech and many English words. Less extreme than Beastie Girls 192, you’ll get brand new screaming, shouting, talking, gibbering, hoarsing, whispering, laughing, crying, choking, wheezing, yelping, yawning, moaning, groaning, panting, cheering, breathing, coughing and more.

    4 different voice characters including English kid girl, English adult woman, 2 non-native speaking women + 2 more extra subcharacters – Cartoon and Creepy Whisper
    2227 files, start and end without silence gaps for immediate implementation
    192 kHz / 24 bit file resolution with ultrasonics, 1.58GB unpacked
    source files – cleaned, with equalisation contour
    – volume normalized to around -18 lufs

    contact the library creator to order more exclusive vocalizations for your project if needed

    30 %
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    Ends 1597787999
 
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