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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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    Take a 2000 mile aural road trip across the Midwest and west.

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    Mini pack of natural snow foley! Frozen type, individual sounds. Cleaned and gated, ready for fast usage.

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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 Head West Play Track 57+ sounds included, 133 mins total $29.99

    Nature and ambiance recordings across Ohio, Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota and Wyoming.

    Including the Great Lakes, meadows, the Dakota Badlands (Both North and South) Wyoming mountains, Yellowstone geysers and mud pots, Bison, Prairie dogs, and birds.

    Take a 2000 mile aural road trip across the Midwest and west.

    Gear Used: Recorded with a Sound Devices 702, Tascam DR680, and Zoom H1, using Sennheiser MKH 30/40 Mid Side, Sennheiser MKH 20 spaced omnis, Sennheiser MKH8040 ORTF and XY, Sanken CSS5.

  • Environments Singapore City Soundscapes Play Track 122 sounds included, 327 mins total $50 $39

    Welcome to A Sound Effect first ever Singapore Sound Effects library!

    Explore Singapore as you've never heard it before! This massive library includes ambisonic sounds recorded with the new Zoom H3 VR, binaural recordings with the Soundman OKM II Rock Studio and stereo soundscapes recorded with the Zoom F8n, DPA 4060 and several LOM microphones.

    The diversity of Singapore makes this library unique with lush sounds from busy highways, crowded food markets/ hawker centers in many different languages, neighborhood basketball games at night, skateparks, horse races, city rain sounds, the countries super efficient underground train station (MRT), and even loud military fighter jets and helicopters.

    Perhaps you're wanting nature sounds? No problem! This library features sounds from a variety of cicadas recorded at night and birds from the famous Javan Mynah near Mount Faber.

    With nearly six hours of recordings throughout Singapore, we suggest reviewing the metadata and discovering sounds you may not have expected!

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  • The first in a series of WW Audio SFX Sample Packs. This is Volume 1 – General SFX and contains 90 high quality, professional random, sometimes eclectic sound effects for your theatre or film projects.

    Sounds include, Airbus A380 flying overhead, ancient well handle, audience applause, bar bell, bbq, fireworks, spooky walking with chains, various sound design elements, footsteps, various birds, wind and rain, motor bike starting and driving off, metal door unlocking and opening, police helicopter, radio interference, sledging, comedy farts and burps, various domestic foley sounds, footsteps and much more.

    All files include Soundminer, ID3v2.3.0 and Riff Info metadata embedded into the files to make for easy searching in your database of choice.

  • Foley Realistic Snow Footsteps Play Track 347 sounds included, 4 mins total $30

    Mini pack of natural snow foley! Frozen type, individual sounds. Cleaned and gated, ready for fast usage.

    Few useful sound effects sets of realistic snow footsteps. Non-classic sounding, frozen type snow of ski slopes and paths. Included bonus walking on the snowy wooden bridge. Individual, cleaned and gated footsteps with clarity. Sounds are fully without clothing noises, usage with people moving foley is recomended, so it is pretty universal and elastic.

    Recorded with Sennheiser MKH 416 from 40cm distance. Great usage for foley sampling, midi, game audio and more.

  • Red Libraries teamed up with the sound designers Frederic Devanlay and Thibault Csukonyi to create the new “Mutant Insects” collection

    The library gathers a wide range of oversized wings for equally-oversized designed flying insects, along with an extremely rich toolbox. It allows you to quickly and easily create every flying creatures and mutants you have in mind, but also sweeten or emphasize details with natural layers for real-life documentaries, games or feature films.

    These insects are more impressive than in real life by their size and the noise made when flying.
    So we called them “MUTANT Insects”.
    And why not also use it for bird wings…

    8 different species are featured : Fly, Hornet, Grasshopper, Beetle, Moth, Gnat, Rhino Beetle, Dragonfly.

    The movements offered are Idles (loop), Passes by, Swirling Evolutions (loop), Swarms (loop), Abrupt Movements (take flights, attacks, spasms…)

    These evolutions have been created with the help of the Traveler plugin by Tonsturm, and the Sound Particles software by Sound Particles.

    Presets for Sound Particles and Traveler are included in the pack. Many thanks to Tilman Hahn and Nuno Fonseca.

    The toolbox will allow to imagine your own mutants or to just simply create real insects, With natural layers such as hummings or different appearances to made wing strokes.

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