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It’s time for another podcast roundup, and we have some exciting new episodes to share.

Tonebenders celebrates their 100th episode with an epic new theme song, a “freaking amazing giveaway” and interviews with past guests like Ai-Ling Lee, David Whitehead, Mildred Iatrou Morgan, and others! On The Mastering Show, find out what the hosts recommend as their favorite books about mastering and audio. On the Immersive Audio Podcast, learn about designing sound for MR from a panel at Sennheiser during GDC. On the Location Sound Podcast, listen to an interiew with Jennill Park, a Minnesotan production sound mixer. On Sound Perspective, hear from James Mather about his work on the Harry Potter franchise, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Clash of the Titans, and more. On Twenty Thousand Hertz, Gordon Hempton shares his expertise in natural soundscapes and humanity’s effect on it. And finally, hear an interview by Julia Griffley with Ana Monte of DELTA Soundworks for Julia’s upcoming book Introduction to Interactive Digital Media: Concept & Practice.

Twenty Thousand Hertz – Ep 66: Sound Escapes

Episode outline: ‘Over his long career, Gordon Hempton has mastered the art of truly listening. He’s known as the Sound Tracker. Some people call him an acoustic ecologist. His recordings and books have made him an international expert on the beauty and importance of undisturbed, natural soundscapes – and the ways human beings have changed them.

Now, Gordon Hempton is losing his hearing. But with that loss has come an intense urgency to share his life’s work — and his passion — with as many people as are willing to listen. ‘

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Sound Perspective – Harry Potter and the Editor of Sound – James Mather

Episode outline: ‘Whilst on holiday in England, I hopped on the train to Twickenham Studios, just outside London, to have a chat with James Mather, who was sound supervisor of the last four Harry Potter films as well as having worked on Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Clash of the Titans and countless others. James has been working in the British industry for decades now, and he was kind enough to invite me to his studio for an interview on the eve of 2019.

James talked about some really interesting stuff including how they approached the changing tone of the Harry Potter franchise in the soundtrack, his methodology when working on action sequences and how picture editors and the sound department can learn from each other.’

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The Mastering Show Podcast – Ep 61: Learn without listening

Episode outline: ‘You might argue that reading about audio is like dancing about architecture. Or something. But you’d be wrong! In these days of podcasts and YouTube it’s easy to forget how many great books there are about audio, and what a fantastic resource they are for getting inspiration, ideas and learning new topics and techniques. in this show we share some of our favourites, including:

* The book that took Ian several years to read, how to access it’s Secret Bonus Content, and why
* A book that tells you how to use a potato as a filter, amongst other things
* Books about a band that Ian says you NEED to read
* The only two books about mastering (that we know of)
* The books we haven’t read but know we should
* Invaluable writing about audio that isn’t in books
* Several things that aren’t books at all’

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Immersive Audio Podcast – Ep 22: Audio Design For Mixed Reality Panel (Sennheiser, GDC 2019)

Episode outline: ‘In this episode, we bring you the highlights from the “Audio Design for Mixed Reality Applications” panel hosted by Sennheiser during the Game Developers Conference last week in San Francisco.

The panel featured Jean-Marc Jot, a Distinguished Fellow with Magic Leap, Gio Jacuzzi, a 3D Audio Software Engineer with the Sennheiser AMBEO Team, Jack Daniel Gerrard, the Head of Sound at 1RIC, and Orfeas Boteas, the Founder and CEO of Krotos. The panel was moderated by Oliver Kadel, Co-founder and Audio Lead of 1.618 Digital’

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  • Roomtones & Ext. Ambiences British Stately Home Play Track 256 sounds included, 496 mins total $49

    British Stately Home is a collaboration between two award-winning sound designers, Stefan Henrix (Chernobyl, Batman Begins) and Steve Fanagan (Room, Frank). It is a collection of 256 files recorded at 24bit/96kHz, totalling 18.6GB. The recordings are a mixture of mono, stereo, LCR and 5.0 files. In some cases there are multiple perspectives on the same recording (close, mid and wide). There are also Impulse Responses from several of the building's more characterfully reverberant rooms, which have been recorded from different perspectives and edited for use with Altiverb.

    Sounds for this library were recorded over two days in a beautifully maintained rural British Stately Home; a late-18th-century neo-classical mansion. We set out to record any and all aspects of the building and its surroundings. The collection includes doors, windows, fireplaces, clocks, drips, keys and various unusual, period specific props we came across.

    The interior of the building was one of the quietest places either of us have ever recorded and the Roomtones we've captured here are some of the most still and neutral recordings we've both made.

    All of the sounds are authentic and the spaces we recorded in are reverberant, have their own ambience, and have coloured each of the recordings with the natural acoustic of this magnificent building.

    We often set-up with multiple mics to capture different perspectives of the same recordings and these will hopefully offer the user interesting options as they work with these sounds.

    At times we have left our own movements at the beginning and end of recordings, as they captured something of the building's unique acoustic and have proven useful to both of us in our own film work with this library. This is a diverse and versatile library and the recordings take well to pitch and time shifting, and to other plugin manipulation.

    Equipment Used: Sanken CMS-7S, DPA4060, Sennheiser MKH60, Rode NT4, Sound Devices 702T, Sound Devices USB Pre-2, Roland R26

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  • Destruction & Impact Shockwave Play Track 153 sounds included $55 $44

    SHOCKWAVE is a collection of aggressive and destructive sound effects for modern sci-fi, industrial cinematic music, soundtracks and hybrid sound design creation.

    The sound pack contains explosive heavy hitting sounds, digital glitch, dirty blast, heavy ping, electric shock, flash, buzz, stutters and source recordings – a total of 150+ WAV Samples in 24 bit / 48 kHz.

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  • Trains Vintage Tram Play Track 28+ sounds included, 40 mins total $29 $24

    Vintage Tram features sounds of a fully working light rail vehicle in small valley near Dresden/Germany. The 2-axle railcars were built from 1957 until 1967 with reference to concepts from the 1930s.
    The recorded tram drives along an 8 kilometer track through a small valley that is surrounded by reverberant rock faces of various intensity.

    The Library contains recordings from the driver´s seat, from several positions in the wagon, both with and without passengers. Also included are exterior recordings of squeaky approaches and pass-bys, couplings, doorbells, and door openings/closings.

    Recorded in 192 kHz the material allows for extensive downsampling to generate versatile soundscapes far beyond the original. Please listen to Audio Demo No.2

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  • Weather Rain & Thunder Play Track 53 + sounds included, 162 mins total $40 $30

    The Rain & Thunder sound library features 53 files covering different types of rain, from light showers to heavy falls. Files were recorded in different locations, like open space, forest, under the plastic or metal roofs and some experiments like rain recorded inside metal grill or bucket. There are also few thunder recordings, mostly subtle and long ones. It’s 5.31 GB 96kHz pack with total length of 162 minutes.

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  • Ambisonics Madrid Ambisonic City Life Play Track 40 sounds included, 180 mins total $120 $75

    We recorded Madrid last winter, capturing 40 beautiful tracks in ambisonic format, 48Khz and 24 bits HD. As always, top quality recordings specially designed for film audio projects. The library was decoded and mixed in Dolby ATMOS.

    Included Ambix Ambisonic, 7.1.2 Atmos Bed, 5.1 and ST versions.

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Location Sound Podcast – Ep 40: Jennilee Park – Production Sound Mixer based out of Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota

Episode outline: ‘Jennilee Park is a production sound mixer based out of Minneapolis-Saint Paul in Minnesota. She uses a Sound Devices 633 mixer/recorder, Lectrosonics SRc wireless receivers, SMDWB wireless transmitters and Wideband LTs. Sennheiser 2000 wireless hops, Tentacle Sync for timecode and Schoeps mini CMIT shotgun mics. Sanken COS-11Ds for lav mics.’

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Tonebenders Podcast – Ep 100: Tonebender’s 100 w Mark Mangini & Our Biggest Give-A-Way Ever!

Episode outline: ‘Life Death and a Box of Sound Effects! René, Teresa & Timothy sit down with Mark Mangini to listen to clips sent in by some of our favorite past guests. Ai-Ling Lee, David Whitehead, Erik Aadahl, Ethan Van Der Ryn, John Warhurst, Mildred Iatrou Morgan, Nina Hartstone, Paul Davies, Richard King and Sylvain Bellemare, all contribute stories about some of their best days on the job.’

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Julia Griffey – Interview with Ana Monte: Sound Designer and CEO of DELTA Soundworks

Episode outline: ‘Ana Monte is the co-founder of DELTA Soundworks, a sound design company based in Sandhausen, Germany that does audio post-production for virtual reality and other immersive experiences. One of their recent projects has been to create sound for the Stanford Virtual Heart, an innovative interactive virtual reality training tool that takes the medical trainee inside and around a virtual heart, helping them to better understand pediatric heart problems and learn how to treat them. This interview is excerpted in: Introduction to Interactive Digital Media: Concept & Practice will be published by Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group in February 2020. More info? see: www.juliagriffey.com/idmbook’

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    Gizmo is a mechanism library for designing mechanical actions in machinery without the engines. This library covers the gambit of steam, ronks, clicks, clanks, clunks, servos and all sorts of mechanical actions from various props.

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    Animal Hyperrealism Vol II is a library containing sounds themed animal vocalisations, from real to designed creatures totaling more than 2000 individual sounds in 283 files.

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    • In Nature Roomtones: Deserts, get a collection of ambiences with zero wildlife and barely audible wind. Hear the nothingness of desert plains and open sparseness of mountain valleys resonated by barely audible wind. Hear wildlife-free, natural roomtones from 44 different locations perfect for your post-apocalyptic productions or as atmospheric beds for any type of environment.

    • This library offers you an extensive collection of ambiences with sparse flora and zero fauna from winter nights in the desert. Hear the majestic sparseness of desert nights perfect for your dystopian adventure story.

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    What's the different between “nature roomtones” and “quiet nature” sound libraries? 

    Nature Roomtones: These are natural soundscapes with zero fauna, sparse flora, and sparse water. These recordings are location nonspecific because there is zero wildlife. As a result, these sounds can be used as a foundation for any natural environment you create.
    Quiet Nature: These are natural soundscapes with sparse fauna, sparse flora, and sparse water. These recordings are geographically linked to a place because of the wildlife present in the recordings.

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  • Roomtones & Ext. Ambiences British Stately Home Play Track 256 sounds included, 496 mins total $49

    British Stately Home is a collaboration between two award-winning sound designers, Stefan Henrix (Chernobyl, Batman Begins) and Steve Fanagan (Room, Frank). It is a collection of 256 files recorded at 24bit/96kHz, totalling 18.6GB. The recordings are a mixture of mono, stereo, LCR and 5.0 files. In some cases there are multiple perspectives on the same recording (close, mid and wide). There are also Impulse Responses from several of the building's more characterfully reverberant rooms, which have been recorded from different perspectives and edited for use with Altiverb.

    Sounds for this library were recorded over two days in a beautifully maintained rural British Stately Home; a late-18th-century neo-classical mansion. We set out to record any and all aspects of the building and its surroundings. The collection includes doors, windows, fireplaces, clocks, drips, keys and various unusual, period specific props we came across.

    The interior of the building was one of the quietest places either of us have ever recorded and the Roomtones we've captured here are some of the most still and neutral recordings we've both made.

    All of the sounds are authentic and the spaces we recorded in are reverberant, have their own ambience, and have coloured each of the recordings with the natural acoustic of this magnificent building.

    We often set-up with multiple mics to capture different perspectives of the same recordings and these will hopefully offer the user interesting options as they work with these sounds.

    At times we have left our own movements at the beginning and end of recordings, as they captured something of the building's unique acoustic and have proven useful to both of us in our own film work with this library. This is a diverse and versatile library and the recordings take well to pitch and time shifting, and to other plugin manipulation.

    Equipment Used: Sanken CMS-7S, DPA4060, Sennheiser MKH60, Rode NT4, Sound Devices 702T, Sound Devices USB Pre-2, Roland R26

  • Destruction & Impact Shockwave Play Track 153 sounds included $55 $44

    SHOCKWAVE is a collection of aggressive and destructive sound effects for modern sci-fi, industrial cinematic music, soundtracks and hybrid sound design creation.

    The sound pack contains explosive heavy hitting sounds, digital glitch, dirty blast, heavy ping, electric shock, flash, buzz, stutters and source recordings – a total of 150+ WAV Samples in 24 bit / 48 kHz.

    20 %
    OFF
    Ends 1560981600
  • Trains Vintage Tram Play Track 28+ sounds included, 40 mins total $29 $24

    Vintage Tram features sounds of a fully working light rail vehicle in small valley near Dresden/Germany. The 2-axle railcars were built from 1957 until 1967 with reference to concepts from the 1930s.
    The recorded tram drives along an 8 kilometer track through a small valley that is surrounded by reverberant rock faces of various intensity.

    The Library contains recordings from the driver´s seat, from several positions in the wagon, both with and without passengers. Also included are exterior recordings of squeaky approaches and pass-bys, couplings, doorbells, and door openings/closings.

    Recorded in 192 kHz the material allows for extensive downsampling to generate versatile soundscapes far beyond the original. Please listen to Audio Demo No.2

    17 %
    OFF
    Ends 1561845600
  • Weather Rain & Thunder Play Track 53 + sounds included, 162 mins total $40 $30

    The Rain & Thunder sound library features 53 files covering different types of rain, from light showers to heavy falls. Files were recorded in different locations, like open space, forest, under the plastic or metal roofs and some experiments like rain recorded inside metal grill or bucket. There are also few thunder recordings, mostly subtle and long ones. It’s 5.31 GB 96kHz pack with total length of 162 minutes.

    25 %
    OFF
    Ends 1560981600
  • Ambisonics Madrid Ambisonic City Life Play Track 40 sounds included, 180 mins total $120 $75

    We recorded Madrid last winter, capturing 40 beautiful tracks in ambisonic format, 48Khz and 24 bits HD. As always, top quality recordings specially designed for film audio projects. The library was decoded and mixed in Dolby ATMOS.

    Included Ambix Ambisonic, 7.1.2 Atmos Bed, 5.1 and ST versions.

    Another way to get this library:
    Also included in the Surround Sound LAB Complete Bundle, featuring 25+ SFX libraries at a huge discount.
    38 %
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