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Here are new sound design podcasts to help you be inspired and productive.

On Tonebenders, hear a discussion about selling SFX, covering everything from metadata to distribution. On Soundworks, listen to a panel dicussion about VR sound design with pros from Skywalker Sound, Pyramind, Subpac, and Dysonics. On The Mastering Show, Ian and Jon discuss strategies for achieving a clean, clear low end. On The Right Scuff, hear an interview with Kitty Malone, a dancer turned actress turned Foley artist who recreated every step by Joel Grey and Liza Minnelli in Cabaret. She’s also done Foley on classics such as The Exorcist, Star Wars, Apocalypse Now and many more. On the Six Figure Home Studio Podcast, get inspired with a discussion about checklists and how they will transform how you work. And finally, the AudioNowcast features Bret Johns and how he recorded an elephant sound library in Thailand. Happy listening!

Soundworks Collection – VR Sound Design Panel at Pyramind Studios

Episode outline: ‘This week we are featuring a special event hosted by Pyramind studios based in San Francisco who hosted a panel on VR Sound Design.

This panel was moderated by Greg Gordon, CEO and Creative Director of Pyramind and included Sharosh Khuwaja from Subpac, Kevin Bolen from Skywalker Sound, David Grunzweig from Dysonics and Brennan Anderson from Pyramind.’

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The Right Scuff – Ep 17: Kitty Malone Interview

Episode outline: ‘In this episode of The Right Scuff we interview Kitty Malone!’

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Tonebenders Podcast – Ep 79: Selling Sound Effects Roundtable

Episode outline: ‘Timothy and Teresa were recently in Montreal and gathered some of the city’s top SFX recordists and curators to sit down and talk with us. We discuss every aspect of the process of releasing a SFX library for sale, from initially recording the sounds all the way to metadata and distribution strategies. If you were ever thinking about putting out your own SFX library this is a goldmine of information.’

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The Mastering Show PodcastMonthly – Ep 53: Fear Of Bass

Episode outline: ‘We all want great low end – deep, fat, solid and punchy. But it can be one of the hardest things to get right – especially knowing how much of it is needed. Too much bass can sound boomy, flabby, muddy or dull.

And as a result, it’s easy to be scared of bass. It’s easier to be cautious and avoid all those possible problems, right ? Well, maybe. Except if the low end isn’t working in your master, you risk the opposite problem – everything can sound weak, thin and harsh.

In this week’s episode we talk about ways to avoid all these problems, including:

Topics we cover include:

* The one thing you shouldn’t do – and why
* The deceptively simple thing you should always do
* Will a sub-woofer help, or hinder ?
* How EQ for better bass can sometimes make things worse – because phase
* Dynamic EQ versus multiband compression
* How distortion might help
* Ah, duck it’

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    This library will get you all of the powerful sounds of a Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk that has a 707 horsepower, Hellcat 6.2L V8 Engine. Using the onboard, exterior, and interior recordings, it allows you to create any car sound your heart desires to bring your video game, or film to another level.

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    Summer Mountains is a collection of nature sounds captured during several trips in 2017 and 2018.

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    This collection provides more than 2 hours of high quality recordings such as alpines pastures ambiences, forests, wind, streams and waterfalls as well as herds of sheep or cows, birds and distant marmots, all without any human sounds.

    All recorded in 24 bit / 96 kHz and fully tagged with metadatas, Summer Mountains should provide you the essentials of a mountain journey.

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    The Audio Hero Western collection features 200 professionally recorded sound effects, ready for use in your productions.  Included in this library are guns and pistols, horses, stagecoaches, steam trains, jail cell doors and much more!  These sounds are all hand-picked from the Hollywood Edge Burtis Bills' Sounds of the American West sound effects collection.

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The Six Figure Home Studio Podcast – Ep 40: How We Use Checklists To Boost Our Income, Creativity, And Consistency

Episode outline: ‘Checklists may seem dull and boring, but the reality is this:

Checklists help you to systemize tasks in your business which frees you up to focus on the things that actually matter. The things that actually push the needle in your business.

In this episode, Brian and Chris explain their thought process behind some of the checklists in their business and how you can start implementing them in yours today.’

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AudioNowcast – SPACES Thailand Recording Elephants

Episode outline: ‘AudioNowcast SPACES takes you to Thailand with sound designer Bret Johns to record an elephant sound effects library. You have never seen or heard anything like this before. Join Mike Rodriguez on this incredible Asian adventure of culture, sight and sounds.’

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    Haunted Doors is a collection of 164 carefully recorded and mastered old doors sound effects. Door creaks, knob twists & turns, rattling, squeaking, opens, closes, locks, bolts and more!

    All audio files have been recorded at superb 24 bit, 192 kHz. Multiple mic positions to capture all the little details such as loose lock mechanisms, inner rattling, stuttering creaks and rich natural reverb of empty corridors.
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    This library by Nathan Smith delivers the sounds of 20 guns, 20+ casing/mags/weapon impacting 20 different surfaces, and studio Foley. Files were recorded at 96kHz sample rate (48kHz to 192kHz), 24 bit resolution.

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    Need sound effects for your explainer videos? The EXPLNR sounds series is a collection of sfx libraries designed and produced with the classic 2d animated explainer video in mind. These sounds will give quick and useful coverage to the common moves used in this style.

    Vol 1 is an excellent all-around base library that includes whooshes, clicks, pops, swells, ratchets, slides, rips, drags, flicks, crumples, and dings – all custom designed with the playfulness and clean edges required to match the explainer video style.

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  • Cars Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Play Track 613 sounds included $150 $100

    This library will get you all of the powerful sounds of a Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk that has a 707 horsepower, Hellcat 6.2L V8 Engine. Using the onboard, exterior, and interior recordings, it allows you to create any car sound your heart desires to bring your video game, or film to another level.

    Included Recordings:
    • On Board slow, medium, fast accelerating, shifting, and reversing as well as general driving
    • Exterior Pass bys, take offs, pull ups, and more
    • Interior general driving, speed ups and more

    33 %
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    Ends 1543014000
  • Environments Summer Mountains Play Track 37+ sounds included, 127 mins total $30 $21

    Summer Mountains is a collection of nature sounds captured during several trips in 2017 and 2018.

    This library has been fully recorded at high altitude (over 2000m and more) in the heart of the French Alps in places such as the Vanoise National Park and the Natural Reserves of Aiguilles Rouges, Passy, ​​Carlaveyron and Vallon de Bérard.

    This collection provides more than 2 hours of high quality recordings such as alpines pastures ambiences, forests, wind, streams and waterfalls as well as herds of sheep or cows, birds and distant marmots, all without any human sounds.

    All recorded in 24 bit / 96 kHz and fully tagged with metadatas, Summer Mountains should provide you the essentials of a mountain journey.

    Gear Used: DPA4060 stereo set powered by a Sound Devices 702

    Summer Mountains Photo Cover Copyright © Mathilde Leroy
    30 %
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    Ends 1542668400
  • Ultra-high resolution Sea Doo recordings utilizing on-board microphone techniques, from multiple perspectives (driver perspective (mid-side) exhaust perspective & engine perspective).

    This library provides perfectly seamless loops at every 500RPM interval from IDLE to MAX speed, giving you insanely detailed control for interactive dynamics in game audio, or film sync. Not only that but also start-ups, shut-offs, revs, both dry and wet.

  • Environments Outdoor Ambience Play Track 200+ sounds included $50 $25

    Outdoor Ambience features 200 ambience length sound effects.  Featured in this collection are crowds, cities, forests, jungles, parks, streets, parades, water and more!  All sound effects have been hand-picked from the Sound Ideas HD – Atmospheres & Environments library.

    50 %
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    Ends 1543618800
  • Animals & Creatures Western Play Track 200+ sounds included $50 $25

    The Audio Hero Western collection features 200 professionally recorded sound effects, ready for use in your productions.  Included in this library are guns and pistols, horses, stagecoaches, steam trains, jail cell doors and much more!  These sounds are all hand-picked from the Hollywood Edge Burtis Bills' Sounds of the American West sound effects collection.

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