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It may take a few weeks to get used to the swirly new addition to our 4-digit year, but in the meantime let’s hear about what we should look forward to in 2018.

In this podcast roundup, our favorite hosts celebrate the holidays and talk about new gear, changes in music business, and evolving sound research. You can also hear an interview with the sound team behind The Shape of Water and a conversation with the delightful Sally Kellaway about immersive sound design. Yes, the holidays may be over, but isn’t it great to work in this industry?

 

Voices of VR – Ep. 607: Principles of Immersive Sound Design with Sally Kellaway:

Episode outline: ‘OSSIC’s Jason Riggs told me at CES last year that the future of music is going to be immersive and interactive. Interactive sound design where user agency is considered a part of the experience is a key ingredient to creating fully immersive audio experiences, and the AR & VR tech platforms are creating new opportunities for musicians to explore interactive music experiences.

Sigur Rós’ interactive music collaboration with Magic Leap was recently featured in Rolling Stone, and that interview reminded me of a deep dive discussion that I had with VR immersive audio evangelist Sally Kellaway talking about the fundamental principles of immersive sound design. Kellaway provides an overview for how audio designers for games have been creating demand for toolsets and plug-ins with existing Digital Audio Workstations to help break out of the normal linear, authored paradigms. At the time of my interview, Kellaway was a creative director for OSSIC, but has since moved on and is freelancing as a VR/AR audio designer, strategist, and immersive audio evangelist.’

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The Mastering Show – Ep. 43: The Christmas Episode:

Episode outline: ‘Something a bit different to celebrate the festive season this week – we invited a group of cool audio guests to join us on the show, and asked each of them to bring a “gift” to fill an imaginary “Christmas Stocking” for you. So, you get a pile of cool, interesting and funny little treats to keep you amused in the run-up to christmas – or, just to amuse you, if you don’t celebrate it! There are SO many great bits & pieces in this show, there’s sure to be something for everyone, we hope.’

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Soundworks Collection – The Sound of The Shape of Water:

Episode outline: ‘In this exclusive SoundWorks Collection podcast, we talk with the sound team behind Director Guillermo del Toro’s latest film, The Shape of Water. Featuring re-recording mixers Christian Cooke and Brad Zoern, supervising sound editors Nelson Ferreira and Nathan Robitaille.

Elisa is a mute, isolated woman who works as a cleaning lady in a hidden, high-security government laboratory in 1962 Baltimore. Her life changes forever when she discovers the lab’s classified secret — a mysterious, scaled creature from South America that lives in a water tank. As Elisa develops a unique bond with her new friend, she soon learns that its fate and very survival lies in the hands of a hostile government agent and a marine biologist.’

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Tonebenders Podcast – Ep. 71: Install Postmortem:

Episode outline: ‘Here’s an ep in which René takes a walk in the neighborhood with an SM7b to discuss a recent custom installation project he worked on.’

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Twenty Thousand Hertz – Ep. 31: The Gift:

Episode outline: ‘The science behind sound reproduction has been studied for centuries. But what will research uncover in the centuries to come? One man made it his life’s mission to find out, and a gift he made to the world will continue that mission for the foreseeable future. Explore the extraordinary life of Dr. Amar Bose in this special holiday episode of Twenty Thousand Hertz. Featuring Ken Jacob from Bose.’

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Bobby O’s Inner Circle Podcast – Ep. 193: Annual Look Back At 2017 And Look Ahead To Next Year

Episode outline: ‘In this show, music industry guru Bobby Owsinski gives you his personal insights into the industry of music covering industry news, reviews, analysis and tips as well as offering an amazing interviews with prominent industry movers and shakers every show! In this episode, he gives us a look back at the music, audio and music business events of 2017 and a look ahead to what might happen next year.’

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Soundbytes – Ep. 14: Holiday Special

Episode outline: ‘Hello! Welcome back to episode thirteen of our monthly podcast about games and game audio. This month we talk about Derek’s first indie title, games we’re playing, some recording we’ve been doing, and we announce the winners of our holiday competition! This month we decided to do our own little segments about our recent recording adventures, Derek discussing his homemade Elektrosluch, and Barney talking about some wind recordings he’s made recently.

The winners of our holiday competition ARE:
Nich Mebane (@Sweet_Niche) has won any library from A Sound Effect worth up to $100!
Willy McCarter (@WillyMcCarter) has won Ringing Rocks by Thomas Rex Beverly!
Villem Rootalu (@Vileem) has won rOtation by Collected Transients!
And all three will receive a copy of Barney’s AND Derek’s libraries! (when we finish them)

A HUGE thanks to all who tweeted with answers, and an extra special thanks to A Sound Effect, Thomas Rex Beverly and Collected Transients for supporting us and the podcast by supplying some fantastic prizes.’

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