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As we delve further into sound design podcasts, the range of topics just keeps growing – and this roundup proves it!

In these episodes you can learn about a documentary that opens up the world of autism through Gilbert Gottfried imitations, the joys and frustrations of mixing Superbowl commercials and big-budget mobile games, how to work on and finish personal projects and master your audio for online streaming services, and what it’s like to buy and test your first MS mic.

Featuring topics for hobbyists and pros alike, the insight found in these episodes will remind you that sound design really is a big, evolving world.

Tonebenders: Ep. 049.5 – A Walk In The Woods:

In this mini episode of ‘Tonebenders’, Timothy Muirhead takes us on a special walk in the woods to introduce his newly purchased MS mics. In this ASMR-inducing episode, Tim tests out his Sennheiser MKH 416 and MKH 30 in his first Mid-Side session. During the recording he not only shows off the professionalism of the mics and tranquility of the Northern Canadian forests around him, he also gives us a short look into his life as a sound designer and father. Though the episode is a quick 10 minutes, it is a delightful break for those of us who love to nerd out about pro mics, field recording, and enjoying life (plus, you might get a few cerebral goosebumps).

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Smart Post Sound’s Smartcast: Ep. 031 – Loren Silber – Post production mixer and co-owner of Lime Studios Santa Monica:

In the new episode of Smart Post Sound’s Smartcast, Larry Benjamin speaks with Loren Silber of Lime Studios in Santa Monica, CA. Loren talks about the beginnings of developing a studio and how sometimes creature comforts (free breakfast, a bar) can be just as important to clients as production quality. They also discuss workflow for games and commercials, mixing in 5.1, the loudness wars of Superbowl ads, and how when it comes to creative collaboration between client and studio or stubborn lead designers, communicators are irreplaceable.

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  • Destruction & Impact The Vault Play Track 12743 sounds included, 1249 mins total $599.99

    The whole 9 yards.

     

    Comprised of five heavy hitting libraries, this bundle includes GEARBOXSORCERYHEROBROKEN, and MELEE. Save by bundling all FIVE in a single library.

    GEARBOX:

    Boutique analog mechanical contraptions, steampunk gadgetry, gizmos and machines big and small.


    SORCERY

    Spells, deflects, casts, blocks, beams, and more. Unrivaled wizardry at your fingertips.


    BROKEN:

    Car crashes, explosions, crumbling buildings, earthquakes, ripping earth and metal, to debris, and more.


    HERO:

    HERO – Sword fights, stabbing, guillotines, impaling, battle cries, shields, drawbridges, armor, foley and more.


    MELEE:

    Punches, kicks, blocks, bodyfalls, grabs, slaps, bone breaks, blood splatters, and more.


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  • Mechanical Gearbox Play Track 3551 sounds included, 279 mins total $149.99

    We've ventured to obscure boutiques, prop houses and vintage shops to capture mechanical contraptions from around the world. Ranging from bizarre creations, to steampunk gadgetry, gizmos and machines, GEARBOX clocks in at over 10 GB of high definition, precision mastered sounds spanning across 2987 construction kit sounds and 584 designed sounds.

    GEARBOX equips Sound Designers with a literal toolbox of mechanical gadgetry. Ranging from tiny to huge, GEARBOX's machines and gizmos provide coverage for interacts, mechanism, machine or device in your scene or game.

    INTRODUCING BUILDING BLOCKS

    In addition to CONSTRUCTION KIT and DESIGNED SOUND content, GEARBOX features BUILDING BLOCKS. This category of sound consists of designed phrases and oneshots utilized for our designed machinery, empowering Sound Designers with maximum flexibility when trying to get that particular phrase from an existing DESIGNED SOUND. GEARBOX features over 468 BUILDING BLOCKS ranging from levers, hits, grinds, snaps, and more.

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  • Military M16 Halftrack Play Track 313 sounds included $299

    The World War II American M16 Halftrack anti-aircraft sound library features 313 sound effects in 18.86 gigabytes of audio. Based on the M3 Halftrack, this “multiple gun motor carriage” showcases 20 takes of up to 42 channels of performances from a White 160AX, 6-cylinder, 128 horsepower engine.

    Twelve onboard perspectives present the vintage vehicle in slow, medium, and fast speeds with steady idles and ramps. The twelve exterior perspectives include 26 channels of the halftrack starting, departing, passing, reversing, and arriving. Includes over 18 fields of Soundminer, BWAV, and MacOS spotlight metadata.

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  • Cars VW Polo 2003 Play Track 228 sounds included $249

    Recording of a Volkswagen Polo from 2003 with a 1.4L straight 4 cylinder, 16-valve petrol (79 horsepower) engine.

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  • Cars Volvo P1800S 1966 Play Track 363 sounds included $249

    The 1966 Volvo P1800S sound fx collection features hours of recordings of a vintage Swedish sports car. 16 perspectives detail the B18 in-line 4 cylinder ohv 115 horsepower engine also similar to the models 1800S, 1800E and 1800ES.

    The sound library includes 363 sounds from 17 exterior and 12 onboard channels totalling over 15 gigabytes of audio. The performances include departure, passes, and approaches at slow, medium, and fast speeds while accelerating, with ramps, gear shifts, and at constant RPMs. The collection also has idles, horns, an Altiverb impulse response and an extensive range of performed effects.

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Beards, Cats and Indie Game Audio: Ep. 34:

In ‘BCAIGA’, Matthew Marteinsson and Gordon McGladdery discuss personal projects and how you can work on them effectively even when you think you have no spare time. They talk about scope and focusing on small victories, whether they be milestones or hours, to finish projects without deadlines. They also bring up the wisdom in understanding that finished is always better than perfect (since it’s difficult to evaluate progress on unfinished projects). Plus, they mention field recording workflows, stories about recording in scary places, the ever-growing role of audio in directing players in games, and in the memory of Saki Kaskas, to not forget to thank those in your life who have helped you move forward.

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Soundworks: Life Animated with Director Roger Ross Williams:

In the new episode of ‘Soundworks Collection’, Michael Coleman gets an opportunity to talk to Academy Award-winning director Roger Ross Williams about his recent film Life, Animated. This documentary tells the story of Owen Suskind, who as a child was diagnosed with autism and unable to speak – that is, until his father honed his inner Iago and discovered a new way for them to communicate social understanding and empathy through Disney characters. In this interview you will hear about the development of the film from the studios of Skywalker Sound to the legal offices of indie film-supporting Disney. If you like the interview, be sure to check out the film on iTunes.

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The Mastering Show: Ep. 24 – Mastering for online streaming (including Mastered for iTunes):

In this episode of ‘Soundworks Collection’, Ian Shepherd and Jon Tidey talk about optimizing tracks for online streaming. They talk about the different services available, such as SoundCloud and iTunes, and what format the file should be before you provide it to them. They also go into specifications and automatic compression from these services, loudness standards, what “Mastered for iTunes” means, the sins of the mp3 format, and much more. If the words ‘standards’ and ‘conversion’ make you timid, learn the ropes in this episode!

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  • Destruction & Impact The Vault Play Track 12743 sounds included, 1249 mins total $599.99

    The whole 9 yards.

     

    Comprised of five heavy hitting libraries, this bundle includes GEARBOXSORCERYHEROBROKEN, and MELEE. Save by bundling all FIVE in a single library.

    GEARBOX:

    Boutique analog mechanical contraptions, steampunk gadgetry, gizmos and machines big and small.


    SORCERY

    Spells, deflects, casts, blocks, beams, and more. Unrivaled wizardry at your fingertips.


    BROKEN:

    Car crashes, explosions, crumbling buildings, earthquakes, ripping earth and metal, to debris, and more.


    HERO:

    HERO – Sword fights, stabbing, guillotines, impaling, battle cries, shields, drawbridges, armor, foley and more.


    MELEE:

    Punches, kicks, blocks, bodyfalls, grabs, slaps, bone breaks, blood splatters, and more.


  • Mechanical Gearbox Play Track 3551 sounds included, 279 mins total $149.99

    We've ventured to obscure boutiques, prop houses and vintage shops to capture mechanical contraptions from around the world. Ranging from bizarre creations, to steampunk gadgetry, gizmos and machines, GEARBOX clocks in at over 10 GB of high definition, precision mastered sounds spanning across 2987 construction kit sounds and 584 designed sounds.

    GEARBOX equips Sound Designers with a literal toolbox of mechanical gadgetry. Ranging from tiny to huge, GEARBOX's machines and gizmos provide coverage for interacts, mechanism, machine or device in your scene or game.

    INTRODUCING BUILDING BLOCKS

    In addition to CONSTRUCTION KIT and DESIGNED SOUND content, GEARBOX features BUILDING BLOCKS. This category of sound consists of designed phrases and oneshots utilized for our designed machinery, empowering Sound Designers with maximum flexibility when trying to get that particular phrase from an existing DESIGNED SOUND. GEARBOX features over 468 BUILDING BLOCKS ranging from levers, hits, grinds, snaps, and more.

    Video Thumbnail
  • Military M16 Halftrack Play Track 313 sounds included $299

    The World War II American M16 Halftrack anti-aircraft sound library features 313 sound effects in 18.86 gigabytes of audio. Based on the M3 Halftrack, this “multiple gun motor carriage” showcases 20 takes of up to 42 channels of performances from a White 160AX, 6-cylinder, 128 horsepower engine.

    Twelve onboard perspectives present the vintage vehicle in slow, medium, and fast speeds with steady idles and ramps. The twelve exterior perspectives include 26 channels of the halftrack starting, departing, passing, reversing, and arriving. Includes over 18 fields of Soundminer, BWAV, and MacOS spotlight metadata.

  • Cars VW Polo 2003 Play Track 228 sounds included $249

    Recording of a Volkswagen Polo from 2003 with a 1.4L straight 4 cylinder, 16-valve petrol (79 horsepower) engine.

  • Cars Volvo P1800S 1966 Play Track 363 sounds included $249

    The 1966 Volvo P1800S sound fx collection features hours of recordings of a vintage Swedish sports car. 16 perspectives detail the B18 in-line 4 cylinder ohv 115 horsepower engine also similar to the models 1800S, 1800E and 1800ES.

    The sound library includes 363 sounds from 17 exterior and 12 onboard channels totalling over 15 gigabytes of audio. The performances include departure, passes, and approaches at slow, medium, and fast speeds while accelerating, with ramps, gear shifts, and at constant RPMs. The collection also has idles, horns, an Altiverb impulse response and an extensive range of performed effects.

 
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