A white sphere wears over-the-ear headphones. Asbjoern Andersen


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:  
  • Destruction & Impact Debris – Ambisonic Play Track 110+ sounds included, 17 mins total $90 incl. vat

    Get all sorts of ambisonic debris recordings in this release from Spheric Collection – perfect for earthquakes, landslides, explosions and beyond. Debris is the material you will need for a house and gallery collapsing. From very small stone and dust to large rocks, this collection is a good set of mineral sounds – covering everything from impacts, continuous falling debris, rocks poured from various heights, light and heavy falling debris sounds, a number of falling rock sounds, to rocky explosions and blasts, glass sounds and more. Always immersive all sounds are ambisonic recordings.

    About Ambisonics:
    This is an Ambisonics sound effects library - and by using the free SoundField SurroundZone 2 plugin you can convert the B-format files into your preferred format (stereo, 5.0, 5.1, 6.0, 6.1, 7.0 or 7.1 surround). Note: The library also contains ready-made stereo mixdowns for your convenience.
    Add to cart
  • Drones & Moods Affright Play Track 208 sounds included, 45 mins total $36 $18 incl. vat

    Affright” is a collection of 208 sounds (Wav, 24 Bit / 48 kHz) aimed to induce tension, fear and urgency in horror productions.

    You will find looped percussive elements (clocks, metals, hits, alarms, musical elements and more at 75 bpm), designed rhythmic elements (75 bpm) and fx (atmospheric elements, reverses, noises, risers, drops).

    If you are a musician who wants to define the building blocks of an intense horror track or maybe you are a sound designer who needs to create a musical moment in a scene from a sound design perspective, this library can help you to achieve those things.

    Metals, vinyl noises, voices, ukuleles, flutes, guitars and clocks were used to create this intense pack of 164 loops and 44 Fx.

    Check the main demo!! It was created very quickly using only the sounds of the pack with NO ADDED EFFECTS, only mixing the levels of the sounds and shows you the intensity of what you can create with this library!!

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  • Hum, Buzz & Glitches Vintage Film Tech Effects Play Track 206 sounds included, 5 mins total $144 $118.80 incl. vat

    Vintage Film Tech Effects features Slate claps, Beeps, Bloops, Film leader tone, Static, 2 Pops, digital dropouts, record player noise and much more. We’ve collected these vintage sounds from old Hollywood dailies reels, and film stock. 206 tracks that recreate the sound of the lost art of classic Film, TV and radio production.

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  • City Life Transit: Japan Play Track 40 sounds included, 2.75 hrs mins total $36 $18 incl. vat

    Looking for authentic ambient sounds of Japanese transportation? Look no further! Field recordist and composer Ryan Ayers travelled to Japan in April of 2019 and captured this wonderful collection. His journey took him from Osaka to Tokyo to Fukuoka and all points in-between. Travel aboard the trains of the JR, the famous Shinkansen, the Hanyu Ferry and more! Explore the train platforms and station terminals of Osaka. Get lost in the Kansai International Airport. There is a subway noodle shop as well as specialty food markets. Authentic walla and natural activity give this collection the ear candy necessary to be an integral part of great soundscapes.

    This is a purely recorded sound pack. Nothing is synthetic or layered here. What you hear is exactly what was captured on location. We edited and mastered the files to bring out the best parts of the recordings. Most of the recordings have been ready-made into loops for ease of use. As always, we have embedded the files with detailed metadata for easy database searches.

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  • Foley Wooden Ship Ambiences Play Track 50 sounds included, 85 mins total $179.99 $119.99 incl. vat

    Ahoy Mateys! Step aboard the finest sailing ship sound effects library in the land.

    Whether you’re working on an exciting Pirates of the Caribbean style video game or a relaxing sea-faring romance, the hours of exceptional background loops and additional cutting edge ship sounds contained within this sound pack will set your project on a course to excellence!

    EXPLORE AN ENTIRE SHIP

    Whether your adventure takes place in the MAIN DECK, CABIN, BELOW DECK, atop the CROWS NEST, in a MEDIEVAL PORT, or on a DISTANT SHIP in the HIGH SEAS we’ve got you covered! Each ambience contains MULTIPLE VARIATIONS, ALL WEATHER CONDITIONS, and MULTIPLE INTENSITIES to cover each and every part of the ship, on the rough and calm seas, this sound effects library is perfect for every situation you need.

    A JOURNEY TO REMEMBER

    Our expert team of sound designers have meticulously crafted each ambience into CONTINUOUS, NON-REPETITIVE, DRAG AND DROP-READY LOOPS that will serve as perfect background audio for your game, film, animation, live event, or even as relaxing background audio! We have even included FULL and SIMPLIFIED MIXES, ISOLATED WEATHER, OCEAN and WOOD CRACKING versions, SHORT and LONG non-repetitive variants, and numerous other options for your convenience!

    TREASURE APLENTY

    With FREE UPDATES, FOREVER! and FREE BONUS AMBIENCES: MEDIEVAL PORT and isolated, SEA, SAILS and FLAG FLAPPING, Ship’s BELL RINGING, WEATHER and WOOD CRACKING SOUNDS, all supplied in industry standard Hi-Rez WAV and Hi-Quality MP3 formats, there’s no better time to set sail on the high seas with this ONE OF A KIND sound pack!

    So what are you waiting for? Take command of this UNIQUE library and begin your journey on the high seas today!

    KEY FEATURES:

    • Huge variety of Old Wooden Ship Interior and Exterior Ambiences, All Weather Conditions and Additional Useful BONUS Sound Effects for every scene or situation.
    • Multiple variants and intensities for your convenience and additional edit options (lengths, looping versions, stingers, etc.).
    • Ready to use – requires no editing, labelling or splicing. Categorized, organized and individually labeled files for maximum use efficiency
    • All files are included in Hi-Rez WAV, High-Quality WAV and High-Quality MP3 formats
    • FREE Updates to higher versions, FOREVER!

     

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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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  • Animals & Creatures Zombie Play Track 205 sounds included $24 incl. vat

    In a remote research lab in the north-east of England, scientists have been secretly carrying out experiments on a number of human test subjects. There is no record of what these experiments entailed or who authorized them, but one thing we do know is that something went horrendously wrong and transformed these once-innocent, everyday people into something else entirely… Something inherently evil.

    Herein lies an audio documentation of these wretched beasts as they run amok with only one thing on their minds… To feed and to destroy.

    Zombie contains 205 vocal sounds in the following categories:
    Subject A: 67 raw unprocessed vocal sounds
    Subject B: 89 raw unprocessed vocal sounds
    Subject C: Zombie Brat: 18 raw unprocessed vocal sounds
    Processed: 27 vocal sounds with pitch down and reverb fx
    Layered: 4 layered, looping sequences of Subject A & B
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  • Drones & Moods Atmosfear Play Track 50 sounds included, 31 mins total $12 incl. vat

    Featuring sounds taken from lo-fi instrumental recordings, harsh noise experiments and granular synthesis explorations, Atmosfear is a gritty soundscape collection geared towards the horror genre. With a distinctly unpolished production style to bring a rough edge to your scenario, these sounds can be used to invoke feelings of suspense, dread, tension, fear and doom into your characters and environments.

    What does an industrial scale torture chamber in an abandoned asylum sound like? What about a high-voltage electrical possession? Find the answer to these questions and more with Atmosfear. Enter if you dare.

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  • Human Swordfighter Play Track 479 sounds included $30 $24 incl. vat

    Swordfighter is a robust package with sharp sounding swords, heaps of variations and all the extras you need to make a fight come alive. Build unique sword swings with various hits, swooshes, schings, different fighter vocals and impacts on various surfaces. All up there are 137 sword sounds, 93 surface impact sounds, 15 knife throwing sounds, 48 swooshes and 180 fighter vocals.

    This version includes two sub-folders: one optimised for a film & TV workflow and the other optimised for video games workflow. Plus a few bonus sounds of a charging army.

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  • Destruction & Impact Debris – Ambisonic Play Track 110+ sounds included, 17 mins total $90 incl. vat

    Get all sorts of ambisonic debris recordings in this release from Spheric Collection – perfect for earthquakes, landslides, explosions and beyond. Debris is the material you will need for a house and gallery collapsing. From very small stone and dust to large rocks, this collection is a good set of mineral sounds – covering everything from impacts, continuous falling debris, rocks poured from various heights, light and heavy falling debris sounds, a number of falling rock sounds, to rocky explosions and blasts, glass sounds and more. Always immersive all sounds are ambisonic recordings.

    About Ambisonics:
    This is an Ambisonics sound effects library - and by using the free SoundField SurroundZone 2 plugin you can convert the B-format files into your preferred format (stereo, 5.0, 5.1, 6.0, 6.1, 7.0 or 7.1 surround). Note: The library also contains ready-made stereo mixdowns for your convenience.
  • Drones & Moods Affright Play Track 208 sounds included, 45 mins total $36 $18 incl. vat

    Affright” is a collection of 208 sounds (Wav, 24 Bit / 48 kHz) aimed to induce tension, fear and urgency in horror productions.

    You will find looped percussive elements (clocks, metals, hits, alarms, musical elements and more at 75 bpm), designed rhythmic elements (75 bpm) and fx (atmospheric elements, reverses, noises, risers, drops).

    If you are a musician who wants to define the building blocks of an intense horror track or maybe you are a sound designer who needs to create a musical moment in a scene from a sound design perspective, this library can help you to achieve those things.

    Metals, vinyl noises, voices, ukuleles, flutes, guitars and clocks were used to create this intense pack of 164 loops and 44 Fx.

    Check the main demo!! It was created very quickly using only the sounds of the pack with NO ADDED EFFECTS, only mixing the levels of the sounds and shows you the intensity of what you can create with this library!!

    50 %
    OFF
    Ends 1569707999
  • Hum, Buzz & Glitches Vintage Film Tech Effects Play Track 206 sounds included, 5 mins total $144 $118.80 incl. vat

    Vintage Film Tech Effects features Slate claps, Beeps, Bloops, Film leader tone, Static, 2 Pops, digital dropouts, record player noise and much more. We’ve collected these vintage sounds from old Hollywood dailies reels, and film stock. 206 tracks that recreate the sound of the lost art of classic Film, TV and radio production.

    18 %
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  • City Life Transit: Japan Play Track 40 sounds included, 2.75 hrs mins total $36 $18 incl. vat

    Looking for authentic ambient sounds of Japanese transportation? Look no further! Field recordist and composer Ryan Ayers travelled to Japan in April of 2019 and captured this wonderful collection. His journey took him from Osaka to Tokyo to Fukuoka and all points in-between. Travel aboard the trains of the JR, the famous Shinkansen, the Hanyu Ferry and more! Explore the train platforms and station terminals of Osaka. Get lost in the Kansai International Airport. There is a subway noodle shop as well as specialty food markets. Authentic walla and natural activity give this collection the ear candy necessary to be an integral part of great soundscapes.

    This is a purely recorded sound pack. Nothing is synthetic or layered here. What you hear is exactly what was captured on location. We edited and mastered the files to bring out the best parts of the recordings. Most of the recordings have been ready-made into loops for ease of use. As always, we have embedded the files with detailed metadata for easy database searches.

    50 %
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    Ends 1569967199
  • Foley Wooden Ship Ambiences Play Track 50 sounds included, 85 mins total $179.99 $119.99 incl. vat

    Ahoy Mateys! Step aboard the finest sailing ship sound effects library in the land.

    Whether you’re working on an exciting Pirates of the Caribbean style video game or a relaxing sea-faring romance, the hours of exceptional background loops and additional cutting edge ship sounds contained within this sound pack will set your project on a course to excellence!

    EXPLORE AN ENTIRE SHIP

    Whether your adventure takes place in the MAIN DECK, CABIN, BELOW DECK, atop the CROWS NEST, in a MEDIEVAL PORT, or on a DISTANT SHIP in the HIGH SEAS we’ve got you covered! Each ambience contains MULTIPLE VARIATIONS, ALL WEATHER CONDITIONS, and MULTIPLE INTENSITIES to cover each and every part of the ship, on the rough and calm seas, this sound effects library is perfect for every situation you need.

    A JOURNEY TO REMEMBER

    Our expert team of sound designers have meticulously crafted each ambience into CONTINUOUS, NON-REPETITIVE, DRAG AND DROP-READY LOOPS that will serve as perfect background audio for your game, film, animation, live event, or even as relaxing background audio! We have even included FULL and SIMPLIFIED MIXES, ISOLATED WEATHER, OCEAN and WOOD CRACKING versions, SHORT and LONG non-repetitive variants, and numerous other options for your convenience!

    TREASURE APLENTY

    With FREE UPDATES, FOREVER! and FREE BONUS AMBIENCES: MEDIEVAL PORT and isolated, SEA, SAILS and FLAG FLAPPING, Ship’s BELL RINGING, WEATHER and WOOD CRACKING SOUNDS, all supplied in industry standard Hi-Rez WAV and Hi-Quality MP3 formats, there’s no better time to set sail on the high seas with this ONE OF A KIND sound pack!

    So what are you waiting for? Take command of this UNIQUE library and begin your journey on the high seas today!

    KEY FEATURES:

    • Huge variety of Old Wooden Ship Interior and Exterior Ambiences, All Weather Conditions and Additional Useful BONUS Sound Effects for every scene or situation.
    • Multiple variants and intensities for your convenience and additional edit options (lengths, looping versions, stingers, etc.).
    • Ready to use – requires no editing, labelling or splicing. Categorized, organized and individually labeled files for maximum use efficiency
    • All files are included in Hi-Rez WAV, High-Quality WAV and High-Quality MP3 formats
    • FREE Updates to higher versions, FOREVER!

     

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