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Here are some podcasts both new and long-running to help inspire in your work.

Meet the Sound Perspective Podcast with host Alfred Faber as he interviews director George Miller. Hear from Amos Miller about Microsoft’s Guide Dogs app which uses audio cues to help blind users navigate their cities. Composer Chase Bethea shares his lifelong love for games and game music. Live Sound Engineer Niclas Jeppsson gives his tips for being a calm, cool, and collected freelancer who can ride the waves of life. Voice Actors Victoria Atkin and Patricia Summersett talk about their upcoming projects and what they’ve learned from the industry. Soundgirls hosts a panel with Onnalee Blank, Karol Urban, Kate Finan, and April Tucker about working in television and film. And finally, hear Shuji Kohata’s talk from GDC about real-time processing for spatial audio and reverb in NieR:Automata.

Sound Perspective – Fury Road: From Storyboard to Soundtrack

Episode outline: ‘In this special episode I talked to the Oscar-winning director of the Mad Max franchise, George Miller, as well as many of the people behind the soundtrack of this visceral action film, including David White, Wayne Pashley, Derryn Pasquill, Mark Wasiutak and Andrew Miller. In this comprehensive look at a franchise, I discuss with them how George approaches sound in his his films, the extensive pre-production process of Fury Road, the difficulties of the production sound, creating sonic personalities for cars and how they translated George’s vision into a concrete soundtrack. This debut is not to be missed!’

Hear the episode:


 

Assistive Technology Update – Ep 370: Microsoft’s Soundscape with Amos Miller

Episode outline: ‘Your weekly dose of information that keeps you up to date on the latest developments in the field of technology designed to assist people with disabilities and special needs.

In this interview, hear from Amos Miller, Microsoft’s Soundscape Product Lead, about the development of Guide Dogs app that help guide people with visual impairments navigate their cities.’

Hear the episode:
 

we R1 you R2 Playstation Podcast – Game Sound Design & Audio Composition with Chase Bethea

Episode outline: ‘This week we look at the composition side of gaming with audio composer/sound designer Chase Bethea. We talk inspiration, his beginnings, favorite go to games, smashing a Gameboy, and contemplate the Game Award announcements with him. It’s a fantastic episode with a talent of the industry not to be missed!’

Hear the episode:


 

Sound Design Live – How To Find Work And Become A Freelance Sound Engineer

Episode outline: ‘In this episode of Sound Design Live I talk with Niclas Jeppsson about how to find work and become a freelance sound engineer. We discuss the method he has used to successfully get work at recording studios and live music venues in London through authentic outreach and relationship building.’

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Latest releases:  
  • ORIGINS BUNDLE VOL.1-5
    Dive deep into a musical World Travel captured with the rare instruments of the ORIGINS cosmos. Unfold their pure sound and benefit from the authenticity, these acoustic treasures provide you at your fingertips. Compose using our beautifully matching dream couples or utilize the uniqueness of each solo instrument to complement your overall sound.


    What you get: The Origins Bundle includes 10 wonderful playable solo instruments, combined in 5 instrument-pairs, with beautifully interlocked and entwined pulses, patterns and arpeggios.


    REFINE YOUR SOUND WITH FIVE UNIQUE DREAM COUPLES

    Designed with a focus on user friendliness to facilitate an expedient workflow, the ORIGINS BUNDLE is an excellent solution in the quest for authentic, fresh and captivating musical experiences.

    The ability to play all couples and solo instruments interlocking, independently, with inspiring patterns as well as single notes, chords and rhythms on the fly with full customization options will help you keep an expedient workflow as well as achieve truly unique results.

    You can play all instruments independently or in beautiful concord via the build-in Multi-Arpeggio-Designer (MAD). Choose from numerous tasteful patterns and presets that will kickstart your own creative journey with the instrument and drive your inspiration forward. Also, create your own arpeggios and exchange them within the whole, completely modular ORIGINS Series.


    Important:

    This product requires a FULL version of Native Instruments’ KONTAKT (not included). The free Kontakt player is not sufficient, as it only runs the instrument in DEMO mode.

    Libraries from Sonuscore are covered by a special EULA - read it here.
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  • Smartphone Notification Sounds is, as the name suggests, a collection of short ringtones carefully designed to fit the modern smartphones sonic aesthetic.

    This library focuses on short sounds that will suit your needs for text messages, in-app notifications, instant messaging, social networks UI, etc…

    Please note that all the included sounds are 100% new and original, this library does not contain any pre-existing ringtone, so feel free to use these fresh notification sounds without worrying about rights issue, plus they haven’t been used 1000 times before !

    Every sound includes multiple variations and comes in 4 versions with distinct characteristics  :

    • Original – Dry
    • Speaker A – 6t ( soft coloration )
    • Speaker B – 3t ( medium coloration with a little bit of room/air )
    • Speaker C – P8 ( even more saturated, thinner, “crappier” than A/B )

    The ” speakerized ” variants are made from homemade impulse responses created with 3 different phones and recorded from slightly different perspectives. These are meant to be used alone or combined with the dry version to fit what’s on screen.

    Some ” extra ” sounds are also included such as lock/unlock, keyboard ticks, UI menu sounds, sent/receive confirmation.

    – 1204 files / 301 sounds
    – 973 MB (uncompressed)

    48 kHz / 24 bits

     

    15 %
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  • Mechanical Mechanical Morphs & Mutations Play Track 336 sounds included $39.99 $29.99

    Mechanical Morphs and Mutations is a collection of high quality mechanical sound effects, all of which were recorded with Sennheiser MKH8040, MKH8060 and DPA4060 at 192kHz/24Bit with a Sound Devices recorder.

    Mechanical Morphs and Mutations was created with sound designers and composers in mind. All sounds were recorded at the highest quality possible, therefore allowing you extreme pitch shifting and other processing.

    Library consists of following categories:

    COMPLEX MECHANICAL LOOPS (120BPM x24)
    Complex mechanical loops are perfect for creating all sorts of mechanical rhythms & patterns, steampunk sound design and more. You can chop them em up, re-arrange, pitch up or down and more.

    BONUS COMPLEX MECHANICAL LOOPS (120BPM x18)

    DETAILED MECHANICAL MORPHS & MUTATIONS (x134)
    Morphs, transformations and mutations. Anything from soft transformations to extreme morphs.

    GLITCHY SEQUENCES (x22)
    Broke/Glitch sequences and transformations

    GRANULAR SEQUENCES (x24)
    Futuristic sounding glitchy morphs and transformations

    ONESHOTS (x73)
    Oneshots are perfect for creating rhythms&patterns, short mechanical sound effects, designing sequences or using them as sweeteners.

    RHYTHMICAL (x41)
    Rhythmical sound effects are perfect sounds to start designing your own sequences and patterns.

    All SFX have baked-in Soundminer’s and Soundly’s meta data.

    Download includes:
    96KHZ 24BIT version
    44.1KHZ 16BIT version for Unreal Engine/Other
    RECORDED WITH: Sound Devices MixPre 6 + MKH8040, MKH8060, DPA4060
    EDITED, CREATED AND MASTERED WITH: Pro Tools, Brusfri, Reaktor, Live, Soundtoys, DMG Audio, Fabfilter.

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  • 8-Bit Retro sound library is a collection of retro-sounding beeps, bleeps, loops, and jingles, that all sound like they came straight out of those legendary arcade video games and the time when Nintendo, C64 and Atari ruled The Earth!

    Perfect for games, cartoons, movies, and other projects involving retro game themes, you can use these 8-bit sound effects as they are, or explore vast new sound possibilities by playing around with them, combining, looping, and layering them. If you need a fresh and versatile collection of retro-sounding 8-bit sound effects for your production that will instantly throw your audience back to the 80’s era and the time of classic arcade games and consoles, 8-Bit Retro sound library is a must-have!

    8-Bit Retro sound library contains 672 sound effects (116MB) in 16 Bit / 44.1 kHz Stereo WAV format, embedded with metadata to speed up your workflow, and separated into three categories: 1.Loops 2.Jingles 3.Various

    Add to cart
  • Destruction & Impact Smooth Play Track 140 sounds included $39 $25

    SMOOTH is a collection of 140 24-bit/48khz wave sound effects.

    I’ts delicate, soft, deep, eerie, cinematic. Its sounds are crafted for slow motion shots, abstract film sequences, motion design shots and mysterious, not aggressive, evocative and ethereal projects.
    All sounds are organized into 8 categories:

    • Organic Deepness
    • Subtle Impacts
    • Ethereal Whooshes Swells and Risers
    • Droplets and Splashes
    • Atmospheres and Drones
    • Shine and Bright
    • Tonal

    They are total wet and 100% reverbered, designed with a “light touch”, definitely the opposite of big distorted and punchy sounds.

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The Sound Architect UK – Ep S2E1: Victoria Atkin & Patricia Summersett

Episode outline: ‘That’s right our podcast is back! As we’ve had so many episodes over the years, it’s time for a bit of a reboot, so we’re introducing The Sound Architect Podcast Season 2! In our first episode, Sam Hughes chats with Victoria Atkin and Patricia Summersett about the Video Games Awards, their approaches to learning and growing professionally, as well as their new and upcoming projects! This episode is definitely a great episode to kick off the new new season with so well worth a listen!’

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Tonebenders Podcast – Ep 87: SoundGirlsOrg: Career Paths in Audio Post-Production

Episode outline: ‘In this episode we are re-broadcasting the “Career Paths in Film and TV” panel hosted by Soundgirls.org. The panel features Onnalee Blank (Re-Recording: Mixer Game of Thrones, If Beale Street Could Talk), Karol Urban (Re-Recording Mixer: Grey’s Anatomy, New Girl), Kate Finan (Supervising sound editor: Future-Worm!, Muppet Babies) and April Tucker (Re-recording Mixer: The Bachelor, Alt-Right: Age of Rage). They talk about the work they do and how they got there.’

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GDC – An Interactive Sound Dystopia: Real-Time Audio Processing in NieR:Automata

Episode outline: ‘In this 2018 GDC talk, PlatinumGames’ Shuji Kohata explains the spatial audio techniques used in NieR:Automata’s desolate landscapes and natural environments and the noise and retro effects used to augment its mechanical themes.’

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  • ORIGINS BUNDLE VOL.1-5
    Dive deep into a musical World Travel captured with the rare instruments of the ORIGINS cosmos. Unfold their pure sound and benefit from the authenticity, these acoustic treasures provide you at your fingertips. Compose using our beautifully matching dream couples or utilize the uniqueness of each solo instrument to complement your overall sound.


    What you get: The Origins Bundle includes 10 wonderful playable solo instruments, combined in 5 instrument-pairs, with beautifully interlocked and entwined pulses, patterns and arpeggios.


    REFINE YOUR SOUND WITH FIVE UNIQUE DREAM COUPLES

    Designed with a focus on user friendliness to facilitate an expedient workflow, the ORIGINS BUNDLE is an excellent solution in the quest for authentic, fresh and captivating musical experiences.

    The ability to play all couples and solo instruments interlocking, independently, with inspiring patterns as well as single notes, chords and rhythms on the fly with full customization options will help you keep an expedient workflow as well as achieve truly unique results.

    You can play all instruments independently or in beautiful concord via the build-in Multi-Arpeggio-Designer (MAD). Choose from numerous tasteful patterns and presets that will kickstart your own creative journey with the instrument and drive your inspiration forward. Also, create your own arpeggios and exchange them within the whole, completely modular ORIGINS Series.


    Important:

    This product requires a FULL version of Native Instruments’ KONTAKT (not included). The free Kontakt player is not sufficient, as it only runs the instrument in DEMO mode.

    Libraries from Sonuscore are covered by a special EULA - read it here.
    96 %
    OFF
    Ends 1586469599
    Add to cart
  • Destruction & Impact Smooth Play Track 140 sounds included $39 $25

    SMOOTH is a collection of 140 24-bit/48khz wave sound effects.

    I’ts delicate, soft, deep, eerie, cinematic. Its sounds are crafted for slow motion shots, abstract film sequences, motion design shots and mysterious, not aggressive, evocative and ethereal projects.
    All sounds are organized into 8 categories:

    • Organic Deepness
    • Subtle Impacts
    • Ethereal Whooshes Swells and Risers
    • Droplets and Splashes
    • Atmospheres and Drones
    • Shine and Bright
    • Tonal

    They are total wet and 100% reverbered, designed with a “light touch”, definitely the opposite of big distorted and punchy sounds.

    36 %
    OFF
    Ends 1586728799
    Add to cart
  • Smartphone Notification Sounds is, as the name suggests, a collection of short ringtones carefully designed to fit the modern smartphones sonic aesthetic.

    This library focuses on short sounds that will suit your needs for text messages, in-app notifications, instant messaging, social networks UI, etc…

    Please note that all the included sounds are 100% new and original, this library does not contain any pre-existing ringtone, so feel free to use these fresh notification sounds without worrying about rights issue, plus they haven’t been used 1000 times before !

    Every sound includes multiple variations and comes in 4 versions with distinct characteristics  :

    • Original – Dry
    • Speaker A – 6t ( soft coloration )
    • Speaker B – 3t ( medium coloration with a little bit of room/air )
    • Speaker C – P8 ( even more saturated, thinner, “crappier” than A/B )

    The ” speakerized ” variants are made from homemade impulse responses created with 3 different phones and recorded from slightly different perspectives. These are meant to be used alone or combined with the dry version to fit what’s on screen.

    Some ” extra ” sounds are also included such as lock/unlock, keyboard ticks, UI menu sounds, sent/receive confirmation.

    – 1204 files / 301 sounds
    – 973 MB (uncompressed)

    48 kHz / 24 bits

     

    15 %
    OFF
    Ends 1586555999
    Add to cart
 
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  • ORIGINS BUNDLE VOL.1-5
    Dive deep into a musical World Travel captured with the rare instruments of the ORIGINS cosmos. Unfold their pure sound and benefit from the authenticity, these acoustic treasures provide you at your fingertips. Compose using our beautifully matching dream couples or utilize the uniqueness of each solo instrument to complement your overall sound.


    What you get: The Origins Bundle includes 10 wonderful playable solo instruments, combined in 5 instrument-pairs, with beautifully interlocked and entwined pulses, patterns and arpeggios.


    REFINE YOUR SOUND WITH FIVE UNIQUE DREAM COUPLES

    Designed with a focus on user friendliness to facilitate an expedient workflow, the ORIGINS BUNDLE is an excellent solution in the quest for authentic, fresh and captivating musical experiences.

    The ability to play all couples and solo instruments interlocking, independently, with inspiring patterns as well as single notes, chords and rhythms on the fly with full customization options will help you keep an expedient workflow as well as achieve truly unique results.

    You can play all instruments independently or in beautiful concord via the build-in Multi-Arpeggio-Designer (MAD). Choose from numerous tasteful patterns and presets that will kickstart your own creative journey with the instrument and drive your inspiration forward. Also, create your own arpeggios and exchange them within the whole, completely modular ORIGINS Series.


    Important:

    This product requires a FULL version of Native Instruments’ KONTAKT (not included). The free Kontakt player is not sufficient, as it only runs the instrument in DEMO mode.

    Libraries from Sonuscore are covered by a special EULA - read it here.
    96 %
    OFF
    Ends 1586469599
  • Smartphone Notification Sounds is, as the name suggests, a collection of short ringtones carefully designed to fit the modern smartphones sonic aesthetic.

    This library focuses on short sounds that will suit your needs for text messages, in-app notifications, instant messaging, social networks UI, etc…

    Please note that all the included sounds are 100% new and original, this library does not contain any pre-existing ringtone, so feel free to use these fresh notification sounds without worrying about rights issue, plus they haven’t been used 1000 times before !

    Every sound includes multiple variations and comes in 4 versions with distinct characteristics  :

    • Original – Dry
    • Speaker A – 6t ( soft coloration )
    • Speaker B – 3t ( medium coloration with a little bit of room/air )
    • Speaker C – P8 ( even more saturated, thinner, “crappier” than A/B )

    The ” speakerized ” variants are made from homemade impulse responses created with 3 different phones and recorded from slightly different perspectives. These are meant to be used alone or combined with the dry version to fit what’s on screen.

    Some ” extra ” sounds are also included such as lock/unlock, keyboard ticks, UI menu sounds, sent/receive confirmation.

    – 1204 files / 301 sounds
    – 973 MB (uncompressed)

    48 kHz / 24 bits

     

    15 %
    OFF
    Ends 1586555999
  • Mechanical Mechanical Morphs & Mutations Play Track 336 sounds included $39.99 $29.99

    Mechanical Morphs and Mutations is a collection of high quality mechanical sound effects, all of which were recorded with Sennheiser MKH8040, MKH8060 and DPA4060 at 192kHz/24Bit with a Sound Devices recorder.

    Mechanical Morphs and Mutations was created with sound designers and composers in mind. All sounds were recorded at the highest quality possible, therefore allowing you extreme pitch shifting and other processing.

    Library consists of following categories:

    COMPLEX MECHANICAL LOOPS (120BPM x24)
    Complex mechanical loops are perfect for creating all sorts of mechanical rhythms & patterns, steampunk sound design and more. You can chop them em up, re-arrange, pitch up or down and more.

    BONUS COMPLEX MECHANICAL LOOPS (120BPM x18)

    DETAILED MECHANICAL MORPHS & MUTATIONS (x134)
    Morphs, transformations and mutations. Anything from soft transformations to extreme morphs.

    GLITCHY SEQUENCES (x22)
    Broke/Glitch sequences and transformations

    GRANULAR SEQUENCES (x24)
    Futuristic sounding glitchy morphs and transformations

    ONESHOTS (x73)
    Oneshots are perfect for creating rhythms&patterns, short mechanical sound effects, designing sequences or using them as sweeteners.

    RHYTHMICAL (x41)
    Rhythmical sound effects are perfect sounds to start designing your own sequences and patterns.

    All SFX have baked-in Soundminer’s and Soundly’s meta data.

    Download includes:
    96KHZ 24BIT version
    44.1KHZ 16BIT version for Unreal Engine/Other
    RECORDED WITH: Sound Devices MixPre 6 + MKH8040, MKH8060, DPA4060
    EDITED, CREATED AND MASTERED WITH: Pro Tools, Brusfri, Reaktor, Live, Soundtoys, DMG Audio, Fabfilter.

    25 %
    OFF
    Ends 1586901599
  • 8-Bit Retro sound library is a collection of retro-sounding beeps, bleeps, loops, and jingles, that all sound like they came straight out of those legendary arcade video games and the time when Nintendo, C64 and Atari ruled The Earth!

    Perfect for games, cartoons, movies, and other projects involving retro game themes, you can use these 8-bit sound effects as they are, or explore vast new sound possibilities by playing around with them, combining, looping, and layering them. If you need a fresh and versatile collection of retro-sounding 8-bit sound effects for your production that will instantly throw your audience back to the 80’s era and the time of classic arcade games and consoles, 8-Bit Retro sound library is a must-have!

    8-Bit Retro sound library contains 672 sound effects (116MB) in 16 Bit / 44.1 kHz Stereo WAV format, embedded with metadata to speed up your workflow, and separated into three categories: 1.Loops 2.Jingles 3.Various

  • Destruction & Impact Smooth Play Track 140 sounds included $39 $25

    SMOOTH is a collection of 140 24-bit/48khz wave sound effects.

    I’ts delicate, soft, deep, eerie, cinematic. Its sounds are crafted for slow motion shots, abstract film sequences, motion design shots and mysterious, not aggressive, evocative and ethereal projects.
    All sounds are organized into 8 categories:

    • Organic Deepness
    • Subtle Impacts
    • Ethereal Whooshes Swells and Risers
    • Droplets and Splashes
    • Atmospheres and Drones
    • Shine and Bright
    • Tonal

    They are total wet and 100% reverbered, designed with a “light touch”, definitely the opposite of big distorted and punchy sounds.

    36 %
    OFF
    Ends 1586728799
 
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