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The audio industry is a multi-disciplinary one, and it’s great to hear audio pros from all walks of life share their stories.

This week you can hear from field recordist Chris Watson about his twenty-year career in TV documentaries; learn about auralization in civil engineering with Dr. Alex Southern; hear Nathan Moody talk about synths, mixing and mastering; and hear trumpeter and vocalist Mark “The Loveman” Pender talk about his 25-year career on Late Night with Conan O’Brien and Conan.

Plus, hear 7 talks from GameSoundCon 2018 from speakers like Marty O’Donnell, Tom Salta, and Paul Lipson.

ABC Radio – Conversations – Ears wide open: master field recordist Chris Watson

Episode outline: ‘Chris’s love of listening began when he was given a reel-to-reel tape recorder as a child. He made his first field recordings in the wilds of the Peak District, near his home in the north of England. Later, Chris and some friends founded influential art-rock band Cabaret Voltaire, incorporating found sounds in their performances and recordings.

Eventually leaving music to train as a TV field recordist, Chris pioneered up-close recording, capturing sounds from ‘places our ears can’t go’: from the jaws of sleeping cheetahs, to creaking glaciers, and seals swimming under the Arctic ice.

For twenty years, Chris worked alongside David Attenborough on BBC documentaries including The Life of Birds, The Life of Mammals, Life in the Undergrowth and Frozen Planet. He now creates sound for all media – games, film, albums, television, radio, installations, apps, hospitals, and art galleries.’

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Immersive Audio Podcast – Ep 18: Alex Southern (AECOM)

Episode outline: ‘This week on the Immersive Audio Podcast, Oliver is joined by Dr Alex Southern, a Principal Consultant and the Auralisation Lead for the engineering and construction consultancy company AECOM.

Alex is also a former Royal Society Industry Fellow and the most recent winner of the Institute of Acoustics Young Person Innovation Award in Acoustical Engineering for his work in Auralisation as well as recently winning an award for his work on the A303 Stonehenge project.

Today, Oliver and Alex cover the topics of the role of audio in architecture and engineering, auralisation for civil-engineering projects, and how academia and research drive the future of audio in engineering, and the challenges within the Acoustics Industry.’

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  • Environments Worldwide Rivers & Waterfalls Play Track 99 sounds included, 140 mins total $39 $24

    Worldwide Rivers & Waterfalls is a thorough collection of 99 sound recordings made around the world. It comprises ‘loopeable’ sounds of a wide variety of water streams from tiny small to broad wide rivers.

    They were recorded in mountains, countryside, on bridges, under bridges, in caves, in tunnel, underwater (hydrophones), and throughout various geological features, as narrow canyon, mighty rivers, shallow streams running on Pebbles, Icy cold flow from melted snow, or hot boiling streams from active geothermal terrains.

    Most of the captures are declined with various perspectives and distances from the sound source, allowing better integration in movie scenes or games. The library was recorded in these countries: Spain, Switzerland, Iceland, Georgia, France, Canada, Thailand, Ecuador, and Slovakia.


    WHAT’S INSIDE:

    – Diverse Geological Features: boiling hot spring, icy cold stream, narrow canyon, wide, shallow,…
    – Various Distances & Perspectives
    – Highly focused and meticulously edited sounds
    – Ready to use Loop

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  • Get the perfect bundle for trailer sound, featuring all 3 libraries in the Trailer Elements series – with modern sound design sounds inspired by the new trailers on Hollywood movies. The bundle includes Kontakt 5.6.6 instruments and WAV Versions.

    Trailer Elements 1:
    The Trailer Elements library delivers 136 cinematic sounds for movies, trailers, video gams and others. Includes files for Kontakt 5.6.6 (17 instruments in total – full Kontakt version required) and regular WAV Files.


    Sounds include:
    Big Metal Hits • Metal Sounds • Hits • Darkness Hits • Rises • Reverse • Braams • Drones • Booms • long and Percussive Pulsations and more.

    Trailer Elements 2:
    Cinematic Trailer Elements 2 is a cinematic toolkit library, packed with 84 minutes of heavy and powerful sounds. It features 53 instruments for Kontakt 5 (full version required – not included), as well as 354 wav files that can be used without Kontakt.


    Sounds include:
    Booms • Long Booms • Braams • Dark Hits • High Hits • Short Metal Hits • Mega Horns • Big Metal Whooshes • Metal Whooshes • Pads • Pianos • Pulsations • Pulse Clocks • Pulse Low • Pulse Mid • Rises • Reverse sounds • Soft Whooshes • Stutter Whooshes • Stutter FX + Epic Vocals by Bulgarian vocalist Vladislava Hristozov

    Trailer Elements 3:
    TH Studio Production presents you our new sample library, the ‘Trailer Elements 3’ Sound FX Toolkit Library. Fresh new sound design sounds for trailers , video games and movies. Inspired by the sound of the latest Hollywood trailers, the library delivers 3 GB Content of (712 sounds), custom-made for trailers. It also features a version for Kontakt 5.6.6 (with 38 Kontakt instruments), as well as a WAV version.


    Sounds include:
    Boom • Bass • Braams • Braams pulse • Clocks pulse • Downers • Guitars • Dark Hits • Hits • Short Hits • Kicks • Low pulse, Mid Pulse • Pads • Pianos • Pings, Rises • Synth Pulse + a Legato Vocal instrument, featuring the voice of Bulgarian singer Vladislava Hristozova

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  • Environments Christmas & Holiday Play Track 944 sounds included, 100 mins total $59 $29

    The elves have been busy in the Epic Stock Media sound effects workshop this holiday season. And just in time for Christmas, they’ve outdone themselves by crafting the shiny all new Christmas & Holiday Sound Effects Library.  It’s a complete collection of Christmas and winter holiday sound effects that’s perfect for YouTube videos, games, home videos, films, app games, podcasts, theatrical performances, explainer videos or any multi-media production.

    Professional or novice, sound engineer or hobbyist can save a stocking full of time and immediately boost the quality of any production. Sounds of Jingle Bells, sleigh bells, Santa Claus and character voiceovers, Christmas magic sounds, whooshes and transitions, Santa’s sleigh fly-bys, fire and fireplace sound, toys and wrapping presents, tree decorating and background loops. Over 900 sound effects, loops, source and designed sounds. Premixed and mastered, everything is ready to use out of the box.

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  • User Interface (UI) App Maker Bundle Play Track 1168 sounds included $49 $29.40

    APP MAKER is a sound effects bundle consisting of the App FX and UI FX sound collections. This bundle was put together with the aim of providing a complete solution to the needs of general app development and user interface design, with sounds for just about every event and interaction. From general alerts to messaging, swipes, backgrounds, scans, clicks and many more.

    This collection contains 1168 audio elements, and is divided into 28 folders across two collections, according the type of sound:

    UI FX:
    • Alarms: 9
    • Alerts: 105
    • Blip and Bleep: 29
    • Button and Click: 68
    • Buzz: 13
    • Calculate and Scan: 31
    • Chord Chime and Tone: 20
    • Confirm Accept Error: 23
    • Counters: 24
    • General Notifications: 220
    • Hover and Hologram: 24
    • Messaging: 18
    • Other: 20
    • PopUp: 7
    • Power: 8
    • Swell: 71
    • Swipe and Zoom: 33

    App FX:
    • Alarms: 34
    • Alert General: 214
    • Alert Negative: 18
    • Alert Positive: 24
    • Buttons and Clicks: 15
    • Game FX: 51
    • Interface: 16
    • Messaging: 11
    • Retro: 20
    • Swell Alerts: 9
    • Tones and Beeps: 33

    All sounds were programmed, designed, processed and edited at 24-bit / 96kHz, with embedded meta data and accompanying spreadsheet.
    Wav and Mp3 versions included with every purchase.

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  • Ambisonics Fireworks 2018 Play Track 1 sounds included, 20+ mins total $25

    Last September we celebrated holidays in our new town, and we recorded more than 20 minutes of the firework night show from a close position. We recorded it in ambisonic (Zoom F8 and Sennheiser Ambeo VR Mic), and decoded and mixed in Dolby ATMOS at AdHoc Studios.

    Another way to get this library:
    Also included in the Surround Sound LAB Complete Bundle, featuring 25+ SFX libraries at a huge discount.
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Bobby Owsinski’s Inner Circle – Ep 241: EU Article 13, Top 20 DAWs, and Conan Trumpet Player Mark Pender

Episode outline: ‘NEWS: What is Article 13 and the effect it will have on your videos? The Top 20 DAWs according to Music Radar.

GUEST: Conan trumpet player and vocalist Mark Pender.’

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Magic Leap – Panel: Creating Spatial Audio for Magic Leap:

Episode outline: ‘Developing soundscapes for spatial computing experiences presents new challenges and opportunities. This L.E.A.P. Conference 2018 panel discussion brings together audio creators from very different backgrounds working on four different experiences for Magic Leap One: Create, Tónandi, Dr. Grordbort’s Invaders, and System UI. They share first-hand insights to help creators jump-start audio design in this new medium.

Presenters: Magic Leap: Anastasia Devana, Dave Shumway, Stephen Mangiat Weta Workshop: Stephanie Engelbrecht Sigur Ros: Paul Corley Skywalker Sound: Bill Rudolph.’

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Soundworks Collection – GameSoundCon 2018:

Episode outline: ‘Two Days of intensive sessions, panels and masterclasses on the business, creative and technical challenges of game music and sound, designed for those coming from Film, TV, music and other more traditional media.’

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Podular Modcast – Episode 35: Nathan Moody

Episode outline: ‘Nathan Moody is a jack of all trades and he probably mastered a few of your favorite modular albums. In this episode of the Podular Modcast, we talk synths, music, mixing, and mastering. Tips and advice abound, along with a Buchla patch challenge!’

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  • Environments Worldwide Rivers & Waterfalls Play Track 99 sounds included, 140 mins total $39 $24

    Worldwide Rivers & Waterfalls is a thorough collection of 99 sound recordings made around the world. It comprises ‘loopeable’ sounds of a wide variety of water streams from tiny small to broad wide rivers.

    They were recorded in mountains, countryside, on bridges, under bridges, in caves, in tunnel, underwater (hydrophones), and throughout various geological features, as narrow canyon, mighty rivers, shallow streams running on Pebbles, Icy cold flow from melted snow, or hot boiling streams from active geothermal terrains.

    Most of the captures are declined with various perspectives and distances from the sound source, allowing better integration in movie scenes or games. The library was recorded in these countries: Spain, Switzerland, Iceland, Georgia, France, Canada, Thailand, Ecuador, and Slovakia.


    WHAT’S INSIDE:

    – Diverse Geological Features: boiling hot spring, icy cold stream, narrow canyon, wide, shallow,…
    – Various Distances & Perspectives
    – Highly focused and meticulously edited sounds
    – Ready to use Loop

    38 %
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    Ends 1546210800
  • Get the perfect bundle for trailer sound, featuring all 3 libraries in the Trailer Elements series – with modern sound design sounds inspired by the new trailers on Hollywood movies. The bundle includes Kontakt 5.6.6 instruments and WAV Versions.

    Trailer Elements 1:
    The Trailer Elements library delivers 136 cinematic sounds for movies, trailers, video gams and others. Includes files for Kontakt 5.6.6 (17 instruments in total – full Kontakt version required) and regular WAV Files.


    Sounds include:
    Big Metal Hits • Metal Sounds • Hits • Darkness Hits • Rises • Reverse • Braams • Drones • Booms • long and Percussive Pulsations and more.

    Trailer Elements 2:
    Cinematic Trailer Elements 2 is a cinematic toolkit library, packed with 84 minutes of heavy and powerful sounds. It features 53 instruments for Kontakt 5 (full version required – not included), as well as 354 wav files that can be used without Kontakt.


    Sounds include:
    Booms • Long Booms • Braams • Dark Hits • High Hits • Short Metal Hits • Mega Horns • Big Metal Whooshes • Metal Whooshes • Pads • Pianos • Pulsations • Pulse Clocks • Pulse Low • Pulse Mid • Rises • Reverse sounds • Soft Whooshes • Stutter Whooshes • Stutter FX + Epic Vocals by Bulgarian vocalist Vladislava Hristozov

    Trailer Elements 3:
    TH Studio Production presents you our new sample library, the ‘Trailer Elements 3’ Sound FX Toolkit Library. Fresh new sound design sounds for trailers , video games and movies. Inspired by the sound of the latest Hollywood trailers, the library delivers 3 GB Content of (712 sounds), custom-made for trailers. It also features a version for Kontakt 5.6.6 (with 38 Kontakt instruments), as well as a WAV version.


    Sounds include:
    Boom • Bass • Braams • Braams pulse • Clocks pulse • Downers • Guitars • Dark Hits • Hits • Short Hits • Kicks • Low pulse, Mid Pulse • Pads • Pianos • Pings, Rises • Synth Pulse + a Legato Vocal instrument, featuring the voice of Bulgarian singer Vladislava Hristozova

    14 %
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  • Environments Christmas & Holiday Play Track 944 sounds included, 100 mins total $59 $29

    The elves have been busy in the Epic Stock Media sound effects workshop this holiday season. And just in time for Christmas, they’ve outdone themselves by crafting the shiny all new Christmas & Holiday Sound Effects Library.  It’s a complete collection of Christmas and winter holiday sound effects that’s perfect for YouTube videos, games, home videos, films, app games, podcasts, theatrical performances, explainer videos or any multi-media production.

    Professional or novice, sound engineer or hobbyist can save a stocking full of time and immediately boost the quality of any production. Sounds of Jingle Bells, sleigh bells, Santa Claus and character voiceovers, Christmas magic sounds, whooshes and transitions, Santa’s sleigh fly-bys, fire and fireplace sound, toys and wrapping presents, tree decorating and background loops. Over 900 sound effects, loops, source and designed sounds. Premixed and mastered, everything is ready to use out of the box.

    51 %
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    Ends 1546210800
  • User Interface (UI) App Maker Bundle Play Track 1168 sounds included $49 $29.40

    APP MAKER is a sound effects bundle consisting of the App FX and UI FX sound collections. This bundle was put together with the aim of providing a complete solution to the needs of general app development and user interface design, with sounds for just about every event and interaction. From general alerts to messaging, swipes, backgrounds, scans, clicks and many more.

    This collection contains 1168 audio elements, and is divided into 28 folders across two collections, according the type of sound:

    UI FX:
    • Alarms: 9
    • Alerts: 105
    • Blip and Bleep: 29
    • Button and Click: 68
    • Buzz: 13
    • Calculate and Scan: 31
    • Chord Chime and Tone: 20
    • Confirm Accept Error: 23
    • Counters: 24
    • General Notifications: 220
    • Hover and Hologram: 24
    • Messaging: 18
    • Other: 20
    • PopUp: 7
    • Power: 8
    • Swell: 71
    • Swipe and Zoom: 33

    App FX:
    • Alarms: 34
    • Alert General: 214
    • Alert Negative: 18
    • Alert Positive: 24
    • Buttons and Clicks: 15
    • Game FX: 51
    • Interface: 16
    • Messaging: 11
    • Retro: 20
    • Swell Alerts: 9
    • Tones and Beeps: 33

    All sounds were programmed, designed, processed and edited at 24-bit / 96kHz, with embedded meta data and accompanying spreadsheet.
    Wav and Mp3 versions included with every purchase.

    40 %
    OFF
    Ends 1545778800
  • Ambisonics Fireworks 2018 Play Track 1 sounds included, 20+ mins total $25

    Last September we celebrated holidays in our new town, and we recorded more than 20 minutes of the firework night show from a close position. We recorded it in ambisonic (Zoom F8 and Sennheiser Ambeo VR Mic), and decoded and mixed in Dolby ATMOS at AdHoc Studios.

    Another way to get this library:
    Also included in the Surround Sound LAB Complete Bundle, featuring 25+ SFX libraries at a huge discount.
 
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