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We have some recommendations for podcasts – with plenty of new shows to check out!

In this roundup, Paul Virostek outlines the common field recording errors we all make while trying to capture meaningful sounds. Rob Bantin, Audio Programmer at Ubisoft, shares his background in game audio development and his thoughts about the industry. Kate Carr and Luca Nasciuti explore the politics and cultures of cities expressed through field recording with ethnographer Benjamin Tausig and radio producer Camilla Hannan.

Re-recording mixer Pete Horner discusses the incredible process of restoring and remixing the 40th anniversary edition of Apocalypse Now: Final Cut that was recently released, marketing Mentor Ilise Benun talks about why she loves to discuss money with clients and her tricks for making it a comfortable conversation.

David Allen, Author of Getting Things Done, shares his five-step process for organizing thoughts into actions, which can be applied almost any area of life. Sean and Liz explore working less and charging more as freelancers, as we become more efficient in our skills. And Dane Sanders, Founder of Fastermind.co, breaks down the difference between freelancers and entrepreneurs in a very informative final chapter of The Six Figure Freelancer audio course.

Creative Field Recording – Ep 2: Common Mistakes and How to Fix Them: Specific Field Recording Tips

Episode outline: ‘Episode 2: common specific errors beginners and pros alike make while recording sounds in the field.’

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The Audio Programmer Podcast – Ep 4: Rob Bantin (Ubisoft Games)

Episode outline: ‘For this episode, we spoke with Rob Bantin, Senior Audio Programmer at Ubisoft. We spoke about his journey into the world of game audio development, his work on Ubisoft’s latest release (The Division 2), and more! The post Audio Programmer Podcast 04 with Guest Rob Bantin (Ubisoft Games) appeared first on The Audio Programmer.’

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The Soundworks Collection – The Sound of Apocalypse Now: Final Cut with Pete Horner

Episode outline: ‘Re-recording mixer Pete Horner discusses the incredible process of restoring and remixing the 40th anniversary edition of Apocalypse Now: Final Cut that was recently released in Dolby Atmos and 4K Ultra HD. Pete shares how he created a new master track, enhanced the LFE with the help of a new Meyer Sound speaker and collaborated with Director Francis Ford Coppola and Walter Murch.’

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The Field Recording Show – Ep 2: Sound and the Politics of Urban Space

Episode outline: ‘The Field Recording Show is a programme exploring the soundscape, recording, listening and composing hosted by Kate Carr and Luca Nasciuti.

The Field Recording Show is a programme exploring the soundscape, recording, listening and composing hosted by Kate Carr and Luca Nasciuti. This episode explores the politics, challenges and excitement of recording in cities. It features interviews with US ethnographer Benjamin Tausig and Australian artist and radio producer Camilla Hannan. Ben discusses his new book Bangkok is Ringing, the ways sound can help us think about politics and his field work in Thailand. Camilla describes a recent trip to Papua New Guinea, discusses the relationship between sound art and radio, and outlines her techniques and approaches to recording.’

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  • Recorded by renowned innovators of film sound design Ann Kroeber and Alan Splet, the Stallion library features an incredible variety of charismatic horse sound effects including movements and vocalizations.

    Intensify your projects with rumbling racing gallops, thumping canters, steady trots, and heavy rhythmic breathing. Bring creatures to life with the emotive whinny and neigh sounds of mustang stallions plus strong snorts, charming grunts, light nickers, and guttural exhales.

    Many of these horse sounds were recorded for major feature films including The Black Stallion, The Horse Whisperer, and Hidalgo. Splet’s work on The Black Stallion won him a Special Achievement Academy Award® for Sound Editing. This recognition was largely due to the quality and depth of the source recordings he and Kroeber created.

    Using a unique custom microphone rig (one mic fastened under the belly, another placed in front of the nose), the galloping sound effects in this library achieve an extraordinary dramatic quality with the horse’s powerful footsteps captured in harmony with its breathing.

    Get an array of horse footsteps at your fingertips – moving at every gait and on various surfaces from gravelly dirt to shallow water, grass, sand, cobblestone and more. The Stallion library also includes miscellaneous sounds like chewing, saddle creaks, stretching leather, and scraping carriage wheels.

    Following the libraries Cinematic Winds and Industrial Sounds with Soul, Stallion is the third exclusive release by Pro Sound Effects curated from Sound Mountain: Kroeber and Splet’s venerable private recording collection created over decades of film sound work with celebrated directors like David Lynch, Carroll Ballard, and Peter Weir. Kroeber has since worked on or supplied sounds for film, TV, and games – including 6 movies that won an Academy Award® in sound, and 7 additional nominations.

    Key Features:

    • 89 sound effects (1.1GB)
    • 24-bit/48kHz broadcast .wav files
    • Descriptive embedded metadata
    • 100% Royalty-Free
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  • Ambisonics Wind Farm Ambiences Play Track 8 sounds included, 48 mins total From: $30

    Mix of ambience recordings, both with and close-ups of wind turbines in a wind farm.

    With every purchase there are some free extra files, linked to some ambience ones,  recorded with shotgun microphones, to get an even closer close-up, ideal also for SFX and sound design.

  • Environments Wind Play Track 68 sounds included, 165 mins total $39 $29

    This comprehensive sound library is where you can find: sounds of wind in urban and nature environment, room tones, wind recorded in car, wind whistling under doors and windows, at the sea-boats mast and hardware, in trees, in buildings corridors, lobby, attic etc. Check the list of sounds for full info. All files are metadata tagged, with detailed description of equipment used object of recording etc.

    Recorded with high end recording equipment: Sennheisers MKHs, mics; Rycote blimps, Sound Devices 744T recorder, Sound Devices MixPre mixer, Mogami cables, etc.

    Maximum peak level on all recordings is -5 dBFS (for great dynamic range, great headroom), originally recorded with great headroom keeping in mind and to maintain great dynamic range of this natural phenomena.

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  • Binaural soundscapes from Grand Central Station – recorded to have plenty of background (and some mid & foreground) voices without anything too recognizable – so you can add your own dialogue in the foreground, OR loop sections you like most without it being obvious. The central concourse soundscapes are fairly static – but others move at walking speed – between different locations from street level entrances, through the concourse to the platform. There’s even a couple of revolving doors and an empty escalator/platform to add your action onto. Recorded on (my) dummy head with high-quality omni mics – listening back in headphones instantly immerses you in the middle of the sound field. Binaural stereo – the next best thing to being there! And all with just two channels. So put your headphones on and take a little trip – with the Audio Ninja.

    Add to cart
  • City Life British Sirens Play Track 48 sounds included, 12 mins total $25

    This library consists of sounds of authentic British sirens recorded during a 3 month period in London including while in Covid-19 lockdown. The sirens source vehicles include ambulances, police cars, and fire trucks. Recoding techniques include recording with a spaced pair of 2 DPA 4060’s in DPA BLM6000 Boundary Layer Mount with wind protection as well as following the source with Sennheiser 8060 shotgun when opportunity allowed. As a result, the library offers 48 sounds recorded in 24bit/96kHz format delivered in 64 files with a total runtime of approximately 12 minutes. The sound was edited in RX7 to remove the occasional sounds of birds.

    Add to cart

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Clients from Hell – How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The Money

Episode outline: ‘Don’t you just hate talking about money with clients? Either you’re quoting WAY too low, or you’re putting out a number that makes you feel like an imposter. Either way, talking budget is a source of incredible anxiety for most freelancers.

Unless, of course, you’re Ilise Benun. Ilise LOVES having the money conversation with clients, and that’s because she’s figured out a great trick for making both her and her clients comfortable discussing budget.

It’s a simple trick, but it’s a mind-blower: she asks “is this a $500 project, a $5000 project, or a $50,000 project?” Find out WHY this amazing trick works in her conversation with Kyle!’

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Accidental Creative – Your Head Is Not For Holding Ideas (with David Allen)

Episode outline: ‘Your mind is brilliant at surfacing potential insights, and connecting dots that help you solve problems. However, many people rely on their mind as the key repository for all of their hunches and ideas, which is not a great system. Too many things slip through the cracks.

On this episode, David Allen shares the five key steps for turning hunches into breakthroughs, and why he’s just released a workbook companionto his bestselling book Getting Things Done.

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The Freelance Web – Working less & charging more

Episode outline: ‘Sean and Liz discuss the concept of working less and charging more. If you’re more efficient with your time, why should you charge less?’

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The Six Figure Freelancer Audio-Course – Ep 12: The Difference Between Freelancers And Entrepreneurs

Episode outline: ‘In this episode, Dane speaks to us about:

Why it is important to know whether you’re a freelancer or an entrepreneur: You have to decide whether you are trading your time for money or creating a business that’s built for scale, because your tactics for growth will be very different based on this.

How to be successful in either career: As a freelancer the only way to make more money if you can’t add more time is to raise your prices; you can do so by really customizing and differentiating your services from other freelancers, and ensuring customers are willing to pay a premium to have access to you.

Why referrals and community matter: How being connected to other freelancers in your space or a similar situation can help you leapfrog and grow.’

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  • Destruction & Impact Cinematic Metal Play Track 200-5096 sounds included From: $109 From: $10

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    Coll Anderson ‘s famed Battle Crowds library is the world’s largest collection of battle crowd sound effects, covering huge crowds as they’re deep in battle, celebrating and cheering, screaming, yelling, protesting, begging, crying and much more, as well as troop movements and marching through fields, forests, and around buildings, individual call-outs, marching and more. If you’re looking for the ultimate collection of battle crowd sounds for huge clashes, civil unrest and protests, or smaller skirmishes – captured from multiple perspectives – this is it!

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  • Foley Just Chains Play Track 973 sounds included $35 $10.50

    As you’ve probably guessed from the title, this SFX library is all about metal chain sound effects. Various sizes of chains were pulled, dropped, shaken, rattled, whipped, hung, dangled and jingled.

    These sounds could come in handy for a wide range of purposes like morning star swings / whips, coin ringing, chain metal armor movements, hoists, addons for footstep movements and many more.

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  • Recorded by renowned innovators of film sound design Ann Kroeber and Alan Splet, the Stallion library features an incredible variety of charismatic horse sound effects including movements and vocalizations.

    Intensify your projects with rumbling racing gallops, thumping canters, steady trots, and heavy rhythmic breathing. Bring creatures to life with the emotive whinny and neigh sounds of mustang stallions plus strong snorts, charming grunts, light nickers, and guttural exhales.

    Many of these horse sounds were recorded for major feature films including The Black Stallion, The Horse Whisperer, and Hidalgo. Splet’s work on The Black Stallion won him a Special Achievement Academy Award® for Sound Editing. This recognition was largely due to the quality and depth of the source recordings he and Kroeber created.

    Using a unique custom microphone rig (one mic fastened under the belly, another placed in front of the nose), the galloping sound effects in this library achieve an extraordinary dramatic quality with the horse’s powerful footsteps captured in harmony with its breathing.

    Get an array of horse footsteps at your fingertips – moving at every gait and on various surfaces from gravelly dirt to shallow water, grass, sand, cobblestone and more. The Stallion library also includes miscellaneous sounds like chewing, saddle creaks, stretching leather, and scraping carriage wheels.

    Following the libraries Cinematic Winds and Industrial Sounds with Soul, Stallion is the third exclusive release by Pro Sound Effects curated from Sound Mountain: Kroeber and Splet’s venerable private recording collection created over decades of film sound work with celebrated directors like David Lynch, Carroll Ballard, and Peter Weir. Kroeber has since worked on or supplied sounds for film, TV, and games – including 6 movies that won an Academy Award® in sound, and 7 additional nominations.

    Key Features:

    • 89 sound effects (1.1GB)
    • 24-bit/48kHz broadcast .wav files
    • Descriptive embedded metadata
    • 100% Royalty-Free
    20 %
    OFF
    Ends 1596232800
  • Ambisonics Wind Farm Ambiences Play Track 8 sounds included, 48 mins total From: $30

    Mix of ambience recordings, both with and close-ups of wind turbines in a wind farm.

    With every purchase there are some free extra files, linked to some ambience ones,  recorded with shotgun microphones, to get an even closer close-up, ideal also for SFX and sound design.

  • Environments Wind Play Track 68 sounds included, 165 mins total $39 $29

    This comprehensive sound library is where you can find: sounds of wind in urban and nature environment, room tones, wind recorded in car, wind whistling under doors and windows, at the sea-boats mast and hardware, in trees, in buildings corridors, lobby, attic etc. Check the list of sounds for full info. All files are metadata tagged, with detailed description of equipment used object of recording etc.

    Recorded with high end recording equipment: Sennheisers MKHs, mics; Rycote blimps, Sound Devices 744T recorder, Sound Devices MixPre mixer, Mogami cables, etc.

    Maximum peak level on all recordings is -5 dBFS (for great dynamic range, great headroom), originally recorded with great headroom keeping in mind and to maintain great dynamic range of this natural phenomena.

    26 %
    OFF
    Ends 1595368799
  • Binaural soundscapes from Grand Central Station – recorded to have plenty of background (and some mid & foreground) voices without anything too recognizable – so you can add your own dialogue in the foreground, OR loop sections you like most without it being obvious. The central concourse soundscapes are fairly static – but others move at walking speed – between different locations from street level entrances, through the concourse to the platform. There’s even a couple of revolving doors and an empty escalator/platform to add your action onto. Recorded on (my) dummy head with high-quality omni mics – listening back in headphones instantly immerses you in the middle of the sound field. Binaural stereo – the next best thing to being there! And all with just two channels. So put your headphones on and take a little trip – with the Audio Ninja.

  • City Life British Sirens Play Track 48 sounds included, 12 mins total $25

    This library consists of sounds of authentic British sirens recorded during a 3 month period in London including while in Covid-19 lockdown. The sirens source vehicles include ambulances, police cars, and fire trucks. Recoding techniques include recording with a spaced pair of 2 DPA 4060’s in DPA BLM6000 Boundary Layer Mount with wind protection as well as following the source with Sennheiser 8060 shotgun when opportunity allowed. As a result, the library offers 48 sounds recorded in 24bit/96kHz format delivered in 64 files with a total runtime of approximately 12 minutes. The sound was edited in RX7 to remove the occasional sounds of birds.

 
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