audio events overview Asbjoern Andersen


Want to grow your network, learn about new sound tools and audio approaches, meet potential customers, find new talent and collaborators – or perhaps simply just hang out with your fellow colleagues in the sound community?

The good news is that there are a huge number of interesting audio conferences, community meetups, masterclasses, industry events and more happening around the world that’ll help you do just that. Trouble is, getting an overview of these events is really hard.

That’s something I’m hoping to change, though. How? I’m really excited to introduce the Audio Events Calendar section here on A Sound Effect, a continuously-updated overview of events that are relevant to those of us who work in sound.

The calendar features more than 40 hand-picked events already + there’s a new calendar widget on the blog, showcasing upcoming events. Be sure to check out the calendar below:

 

View the calendar here

 
Like the Audio Events Calendar? Please share this to spread the word:

 
We need your help:

Any audio related events missing from the list? Please submit your suggestion right here (including event name, time and date, location, description and URL). Thanks in advance for your suggestions, and hope the calendar comes in handy!


 
 
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  • Chicago Ambisonics is a library of B-format city ambiences with “virtual microphone” software.

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    Featuring 35 high-quality urban ambiences (over 3 hours total), Chicago Ambisonics includes SurroundZone2 software by TSL Products that allows you to point “virtual microphones” any direction with a wide range of polar patterns. Unparalleled flexibility lets users match backgrounds with the specific setting of any scene.

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  • RAW CELLO FX features manipulated and mangled cello sound effects designed to provide the full character of the instrument and harmonic richness in order to create a completely unique set of organic samples between music and noise, intimate and vivid bold sounds expanding new possibilities out of this instrument.

    Different techniques and less-than-conventional microphone placement have been used to create gorgeous harmonics and a wide array of interesting sounds. We “played” with fingers and hands, different bows against the strings, objects and kitchen utensils, bowing, scraping or hitting single and multiple strings or parts of the wood body. 

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  • This is a collection of old and modern doors.

    The collection includes wood doors , glass doors and metal doors recorded in an old theater , a cottage and an appartment.
    There are 124 files of slamming doors, doors opening and closing, creaking doors, doors handles and locks.

 
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3 thoughts on “Introducing a brand new way to find audio events around the world:

  1. It would be great if the city and country of each event was listed at the top of the descriptions indeed the dates. Some are obvious because the city is in the name of the event, but others you have to go to the next page just to find out the location of the event. Other then that thanks for this cool resource. I will be checking it frequently.

  2. This is a great resource to help pull the game audio community together onto the same calendar, nice!

    Also relevant is the Worldwide Game Audio Groups map that shows the location and contact information for game audio groups across the globe.

    http://tiny.cc/WorldGameAudioGroups

  3. Nice job to the A Sound Effect team for putting this together! It’s really good to see you guys encouraging community engagement. We’ll definitely refer to this calendar at http://musicblip.com . Thanks for sharing!
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