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This month, we have many podcasts that are new or have never been featured in these roundups.

Hear from Eyal Amir from Waves Audio about his career and plugins in a brand new audio programmer podcast. Listen to Nakhane explain his life experiences and creative processes that inspire his music. Listen to the first episode of The Audio Round Table by Audio Pizza and iBlindTech, where the hosts talk about their careers in sound. Sound Designer Gary Rydstrom shares his long relationship with Steven Spielberg and involvement with beloved films like Saving Private Ryan, Jurassic Park, and Toy Story. Learn about designing Voice User Interfaces, from prototyping to handling errors. Hear from sound designer and sound healer Torkom Ji about spatial audio and ambient soundscapes in VR. Barney and Derek speaks with Alex Previty on the audio for Spider-Man for PS4, and Sam Huges talks with Anthony Hales from SIDE about voice-over for games. And finally, hear an interview with Travis Stewart aka Machinedrum where he talks about his career and process of creating electronic music.

Soundstage Access – Ep 16: Gary Rydstrom, Sound Designer (‘Jurassic Park’, ‘Ready Player One’)

Episode outline: ‘What an honor to share this conversation with legendary Sound Designer/Editor/Mixer Gary Rydstrom, who has been collaborating to create the soundscape of Steven Spielberg films for over 25 years and whose credits include ‘Jurassic Park,’ ‘Toy Story’ and ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ among many others.

In our conversation, we discuss Gary’s creative relationship with Steven Spielberg, working in animation on many beloved Pixar movies, the bone-shaking experience of recreating the battle sounds in ‘Saving Private Ryan,’ the thrilling NYC car chase from ‘Ready Player One’ and much more!’

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The Audio Programmer Podcast – Ep 1: w/ guest Eyal Amir (Software Engineer, Waves)

Episode outline: ‘In this episode of The Audio Programmer Podcast, we go back to a great conversation I had with Eyal Amir from Waves Audio, discussing his amazing transition from musician to software, some of the plug-ins he’s built, and more! ‘

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The Sound Architect Podcast – S02E03: Anthony Hales – Technical Director, Global Audio at SIDE, Pole To Win

Episode outline: ‘Sam chats to Anthony Hales about the casting process, working on blockbuster video games, advice for actors auditioning for or recording at SIDE and more!’

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Audio Pizza/The Audio Round Table Promo – Meeting the TARTs – TART01

Episode outline: ‘Introducing the first Session of a new show on Audio Pizza, The Audio Round Table. Kid friendly sessions for TART will continue to appear on Audio Pizza however if you want to subscribe separately to The Audio Round Table, here’s the RSS and Apple Podcast links.

New sessions will come out first on the direct feed but you may occasionally need to put up with Scott’s and Matt’s potty mouthes.

One runs their mouth for a living, and another helps people look like they love their job. Someone thinks their old band sucks and that they should tell them exactly why, and the other one just wants to be regular. Welcome to the TARTs.’

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Latest releases:  
  • 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.

    26 %
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    Ends 1595368799
    Add to cart
  • 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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UX Podcast – Ep 207: Designing voice interfaces with Ben Sauer

Episode outline: ‘We have high expectations for voice interfaces, after all we’ve been talking since birth. It’s natural and nuanced. Ben Sauer joins us to help us navigate the complex world of designing for voice.

Multimodal – listening and replying, designing voice first, touch free design, error handling, prototyping voice interfaces – we cover a great deal in this episode. There’s even a mention of fermented Swedish herring.’

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Soundbytes Podcast – EP 29 – Interview with Alex Previty

Episode outline: ‘Welcome back to episode twenty-nine of our monthly podcast about games and game audio. We were at GDC this month, and we took the opportunity during the week to sit down with our friend, Alex Previty, for an interview. Alex is an audio designer at Insomniac Games, and recently worked on their 2018 title, ‘Spider-Man’ for the PS4. We talked about Alex’s background in games, about his entry into the world of sound design, and about some of his work on Spider-Man. A huge thanks to Alex for taking some time out of a very busy week to chat with us, it was a very interesting and inspiring interview!’

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Song Exploder – Ep 155: Nakhane

Episode outline: ‘Nakhane is a singer and songwriter from Johannesburg, South Africa. His first album, Brave Confusion, won the South African Music Award for best alternative album in 2014. He starred in the award-winning film “The Wound,” which was shortlisted for the Oscar for Best Foreign Film.

Nakhane’s second album was originally released in 2018, and then released in the US in 2019, as a deluxe version. The deluxe version includes this song, “New Brighton,” featuring guest vocals from Anohni. In this episode, as Nakhane breaks the song down, he talks about his complicated relationship with Christianity, why the song wasn’t on the original version of the album, and what it was like to work with one of his musical heroes.’

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Voices of VR Podcast – Ep 749: Using VR Horror as Fear Resistance Training + Sound Healing & Psychedelic Culture

Episode outline: ‘Torkom Ji tells the story of how he used Resident Evil 7 VR as a form of fear resistance training, and transformational shadow work to overcome his fears. He’s also a co-founder of Visual Reality, which is bringing psychedelic culture and visionary art into virtual reality. He’s a sound healer & music producer who has been performing his Quantum Harmonics for the last couple of years in the Visual Reality section of VRLA, and he tells me about the process of cultivating ambient soundscapes that explore aspects of time, and how cycles of nature can be experienced through the polarities of expansion/compression, rise/fall, and a tonal field of basic harmonics in the overtone series. I found this to be a fascinating exploration of remediating fear through virtual simulations of the horror genre, how psychedelic culture is blurring the boundaries of reality, and the trends of spatial audio and ambient soundscapes that are able to create contextual layers of augmentation.’

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hanging out with audiophiles – Ep 40: MACHINE DRUM

Episode outline: ‘Episode 40 welcomes Travis Stewart aka Machine Drum to the pod!

Travis is a badass I’ve know for some time now and is someone I’m lucky to call a friend at this point. We made it to brunching status !

I’ve had him over to the house in Nashville and we jammed once which makes me think

We really need to do that again!

I’ve also sung on a JETS track U.N.I. which was a real rush.

Travis is one of those characters that gets the magic side of music.

He gets the fact that the presentation of ideas is important. To DREEEEAAAAMMMM

He gets that you don’t need much kit to make amazing shit (you can quote me on that)

He also gets that it’s good to share.

So enjoy our ramble back in time. Yes!

We get into some Machinedrum time travel. How did a kid from small town USA get to wander so free?

The man is prolific and talented having pushed quality sounds through labels of distinction such as:

Ninja Tune

LuckyMe

Merck Records

Planet Mu

Producing work for Theophilus London, Jesse Boykins III, Azealia Banks, and oh so many more!

YUP

He’s legit!!

This chat was from August 2018 so it’s been stewing somewhat and yet it’s as fresh as ever!

Great timing as JETS have a brilliant LP coming May 24 through Innovative Leisure’

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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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