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After a bit of a hiatus, the podcasts roundups are coming back – and to kick it off we’d like to feature Black sound designers, composers, and audio engineers in the film, music and video games industries.

In part one of this roundup, industry veteran Front of House Engineer Fela Davis talks about her beginnings in live sound and her two studios, 23dB Productions and One of One Productions. Composer Will Roget, II details his compositions for Mortal Kombat 11, networking at GDC, and working with orchestras at LucasArts. Leonard Paul, founder of The School of Video Game Audio, recalls his early years as a programmer and shares how he wrote the soundtracks for Beep: A Documentary History of Game Sound and Retro City Rampage. Voice Actor Marion Toro talks about her career in animation and games and explains why voice actors who share the identities of their characters bring valuable intuition and authenticity to games. Composer Chase Bethea shares his processes for composing and performing as well as his personal methods for dealing with writing block. And Game Developer and Professor Jarryd Huntley breaks down how to effectively network in creative industries at last year’s GDC.

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, and stay tuned for part 2.

Recording Studio Rockstars – Ep 248: Fela Davis – How To Run A Podcast Studio Business

Episode outline: My guest today is Fela Davis a graduate and recent Hall of Fame inductee at Full Sail University with almost 20 years of experience in audio engineering, working for clients like Clair Global and House of Blues. Fela also has experience mixing live shows for the likes of Ron Carter, Brian Blade, Jose Feliciano, Meshell Ndegeocello and Bilal. She’s currently front of house engineer for 6-time Grammy Award winner Christian McBride, mixing sold out shows across Asia, Europe, Canada and America.

When not on the road, she’s recording and creating new projects at 23dB Productions & One of One Productions Studio.

23dB Productions specializes in live mixing, recording, producing original music, podcasts, creating video and social media content for businesses and offers mobile recording services for Live Nation NYC venues like Music Hall of Williamsburg and Bowery Ballroom and SiriusXM’s Real Jazz The Lowdown.

23dB records, mixes, and edits at their One of One Productions Studio located 5 minutes from NYC in Fort Lee, NJ specializing in podcast recordings for clients as well as Fela and cohost Denis Orynbekov’s own The Art of Music Tech Podcast.

Fela’s podcast highlights the latest in audio gear, mixing techniques and interviews with top audio engineers, musicians, and producers like Leslie Ann Jones, Jeff Bova, Jett Galindo, and Patrick Smith about their journey in audio. You can find The Art Of Music Tech on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, iHeart Radio and YouTube.

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VGM Academy – Interview with Composer Wilbert Roget, II (Mortal Kombat 11)

Episode outline: In this video, I ask Will about his work on Mortal Kombat 11’s soundtrack, how he made his initial entrance on the game music scene into LucasArts, and much more. His perspective is insanely valuable, so if you’re looking to work as a composer in the field, listen up!

Want to see more content from Will? Join us for the upcoming virtual conference: VGM Academy LIVE! Will is one of many fantastic industry experts who will be joining us to bring free, live content to the game music community.

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Ehtonal Canada – Leonard Paul, game composer, sound designer interview for Beep: Game Sound Documentary

Episode outline: Leonard Paul talks about procedural audio, composition and sound for games. beepmovie.com

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Speaking of Voice Acting – Ep 8: Marion Toro (with Chibuzo)

Episode outline: An interview with Marion Toro, lead actor in Dot’s Diner, You’ve Got Mail, and other voices for Tales from the Commonwealth, as well as her friend and musician Chibuzo.

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Composer Code Podcast – Ep 15: Connecting with your Instrument and Crushing Writer’s Block (Chase Bethea)

Episode outline: Chase Bethea is a video game and film composer with a unique blend of styles and an intriguing creative philosophy.

We talked about how he got into video game music, how he practices “connecting” with his instrument, and he shared some incredible techniques for beating writer’s block. Seriously, every creative person needs to hear this.

He was also heavily influenced by a very obscure soundtrack on the Gameboy…

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GDC – Networking Etiquette for the Modern Games Industry Professional

Episode outline: In this 2019 GDC talk, Polytundra’s Jarryd Huntley dives into the complex art of professional networking, with tips for aspiring developers looking to make professional connections.

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    ADDITIONAL FEATURES:

    • Easy to use, drag and drop ready
    • AAA mixing and mastering
    • High Definition, Standard Quality WAV and High Quality MP3 formats
    • Meticulously labelled and easily searchable files, including keywords/tags
    • FREE Updates to higher versions, FOREVER!
  • Bring your creature designs to life with a ferocious edge using the beastly power of Wildlife Collection: Leopards. Containing more than 200 exotic leopard sound effects, this library delivers a wide variety of recordings that are ready for naturalistic use or manipulation for sound design applications.

    Featuring the sounds of both spotted leopards and black leopards, recordist and sound designer Chris Diebold (Spider-Man: Homecoming, Transformers: The Last Knight) captured this collection at 24-bit/192kHz using multiple microphones, including the Sanken CO-100K, which captures and maintains up to 100kHz (rather than 20kHz from other microphones), making these natural and characteristic leopard recordings ripe for pitch processing and control over your sound design. Use the high-quality recordings of monstrous growls, threatening snarls, and ornery groans to design your beasts, creatures, and more.

    In addition to the raw recordings, this collection also contains designed and “hyped” sounds, ready to drag-and-drop directly into your projects. Each sound file is embedded with rich, descriptive metadata for fast, intuitive search results to help increase efficiency and sustain creativity.

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    Many of these horse sounds were recorded for major feature films including The Black Stallion, The Horse Whisperer, and Hidalgo. Splet’s work on The Black Stallion won him a Special Achievement Academy Award® for Sound Editing. This recognition was largely due to the quality and depth of the source recordings he and Kroeber created.

    Using a unique custom microphone rig (one mic fastened under the belly, another placed in front of the nose), the galloping sound effects in this library achieve an extraordinary dramatic quality with the horse’s powerful footsteps captured in harmony with its breathing.

    Get an array of horse footsteps at your fingertips – moving at every gait and on various surfaces from gravelly dirt to shallow water, grass, sand, cobblestone and more. The Stallion library also includes miscellaneous sounds like chewing, saddle creaks, stretching leather, and scraping carriage wheels.

    Following the libraries Cinematic Winds and Industrial Sounds with Soul, Stallion is the third exclusive release by Pro Sound Effects curated from Sound Mountain: Kroeber and Splet’s venerable private recording collection created over decades of film sound work with celebrated directors like David Lynch, Carroll Ballard, and Peter Weir. Kroeber has since worked on or supplied sounds for film, TV, and games – including 6 movies that won an Academy Award® in sound, and 7 additional nominations.

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    Mix of ambience recordings, both with and close-ups of wind turbines in a wind farm.

    With every purchase there are some free extra files, linked to some ambience ones,  recorded with shotgun microphones, to get an even closer close-up, ideal also for SFX and sound design.

  • Environments Wind Play Track 68 sounds included, 165 mins total $39 $29

    This comprehensive sound library is where you can find: sounds of wind in urban and nature environment, room tones, wind recorded in car, wind whistling under doors and windows, at the sea-boats mast and hardware, in trees, in buildings corridors, lobby, attic etc. Check the list of sounds for full info. All files are metadata tagged, with detailed description of equipment used object of recording etc.

    Recorded with high end recording equipment: Sennheisers MKHs, mics; Rycote blimps, Sound Devices 744T recorder, Sound Devices MixPre mixer, Mogami cables, etc.

    Maximum peak level on all recordings is -5 dBFS (for great dynamic range, great headroom), originally recorded with great headroom keeping in mind and to maintain great dynamic range of this natural phenomena.

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