Asbjoern Andersen


Over the past few weeks, you’ve heard podcasts about film, television, games, and even VR audio and mastering. Now it’s time to delve into the evolving world of radio and audio dramas. In these episodes you will learn about what separates radio production from the rest, from audio branding and imaging to collaborating with storytellers and musicians.

Also, a big congratulations to The Producers Podcast and the Audio Drama Production Podcast for reaching their centennial episode and to Tonebenders for making it to episode 50! In these special episodes you will hear loads of great advice from over 80 professionals of all disciplines across the world. Get ready to be inspired.

Audio Drama Production Podcast: Ep. 100 – Ultimate Advice For Making Audio Drama | Part 1

In the 100th episode of the ‘Audio Drama Production Podcast’, Matthew and Robert ask their panel of twenty creators: what advice would you give yourself before you started making Audio Drama? Their contributors answer with genuine reflection and advice that will inspire you to rethink how you approach sound and story. Whether you own a studio and are unsure of how to maintain morale or you are a sound designer struggling to manage tedium or fear – or even if you have no interest in audio dramas – these stories will show you someone’s been where you are and embolden you to embrace the “F-it” factor and just do it.

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Tonebenders: Ep. 50 – Stories of Audio Glory:

‘Tonebenders’ has its 50th episode, and René Coronado and Timothy Muirhead decided to do something special: they reached out to listeners and industry vets to hear about their best days on the job. This hour-long compilation features sound designers, audio directors and freelancers who share stories about modernizing cartoon sounds, creating explosive blockbuster scenes, helping a director get out of analysis paralysis, recording dung beetles in a cow patty, etc. – you know, the kind of out-of-the-box thinking and collaboration that assures us we are truly doing our life’s work.

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The Producers Podcast: Ep. 100 – The 100th Show:

For the 100th episode of ‘The Producers Podcast’, Ryan Drean celebrates by giving himself quite the task: interviewing 40 radio pros from 14 countries about radio imaging. In this collection, professionals from Brazil, Holland, Kenya and more share where they think the radio industry is heading, and what they do well and how they can improve. They also talk about the audio tools they prefer, words to live by, and what they’d do if money wasn’t an issue. If you don’t know much about radio production, this episode is a great introduction to the culture of audio branding and radio imaging which, like other sound communities, values collaboration, curiosity and small egos.

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  • Featuring over 100 high-quality drones and pads, this sound library evokes unsettling and gloomy feelings – perfect to create spooky atmospheres and tension building soundscapes for your project.

    This package contains layers of mallets, strings, metals, glasses, synthetic and bass sounds, giving your audience the creeps.

     

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    Drones & Pads  – Creepy, Spooky, Horror, Mysterious

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  • Introducing MOTION GRAPHICS, a complete Motion Graphics sound effects library from SoundMorph!

    Motion Graphics focuses on all the elements you might need for sound design on a trailer, a cinematic scene or a visual that is heavy with motion graphics, whether it be abstract or straight forward, Motion Graphics has all the elements and textures you could think of. Motion Graphics are something all of us sound designers run into at one point or another, so this library is an excellent addition to your sound effects tool box.

    Motion Graphics was created by and in collaboration with sound designer Rostislav Trifonov (SoundMorph Elemental library contributor).

    Motion Graphics features 650 24bit/96 kHz .wav files, all meticulously embedded with Soundminer & Basehead metadata.

    The library features:

    • 450 + designed sound effects
    • 190 + source audio files
    • Whooshes
    • Impacts
    • Risers
    • Stingers
    • Low end and Sub Bass
    • Impulse Responses
    • Passbys
    • Textures – noise, grit, glitch
    • Ambiences
    • Buttons and Clicks
    • Mechanical Elements
    • Granular effects
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  • A library of designed ambiences, drones and background textures. Includes designed winds, underwater sounds and more abstract backgrounds.

    Ideal to help bring your horror or sci-fi productions to life or for any other scenario where you need interesting, moody, dark background textures.
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  • City Life California Ambisonic Play Track 158 sounds included, 120+ mins total $120 $90

    Last Summer we visited California State for 2 weeks. We visited and recorded Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Santa Barbara, Morro Bay, Monterey, Carmel, Yosemite and finally San Francisco.

    We recorded in each place, just to save the beautiful soundscapes from the marvelous Route 1, capturing around 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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  • City Life Baltic Quad Surroundings Play Track 33 sounds included, 155 mins total $69 $49

    Baltic Quad Surroundings captures the urban sounds of Riga city and its adjacent suburban and rural areas, located in the Baltics, Northern Europe. A Quadraphonic library for your next surround work. Takes are approximately 4 to 5 minutes long or even longer, so that should cover the majority of movie scenes. Please listen to the stereo samples, or download the Quad samples to hear full potential of these recordings here: Quad Recordings Demo

    Since this is our first release, we are also adding a free bonus micro library with quad recordings of passing trains that we encountered during the recording sessions. Enjoy!

    Recorded with a spaced Quadraphonic omni setup.

    The recordings were done in early spring when vegetation has not yet grown leaves, to avoid unnecessary noise pollution. Some recordings are made at night to keep bird activity to a minimum.

    This is the first library that results from a steady need for authentic and realistic surround backgrounds.

    The most common problem we have with surround sound libraries is that they are too exotic, or have too much activity. So, we took matters into our own hands and started to explore different surround recording techniques. Our recordings can be used as a surround soundscape “beds” or layers. This allows controlled additions of other elements to build up the scene and keep the viewer’s focus on the storyline.

    The goal was to record diffused sound field atmospheres and that is where a spaced Quadraphonic Omni setup shines. Human hearing does not rely only on level differences across the frequency spectrum – in fact, our auditory system heavily relies on the difference of sound wave arrival time to each ear. This is especially important with frequencies below 800 hertz.

    So spaced microphones result in more believable sound field recordings than point source recording techniques like MS or other compact systems. The phase is also not an issue, it even decreases as microphones get placed even further apart. The only downside to this technique is the big and bulky rig and that it requires individual wind protection for each microphone.

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The Crawl with Radio Silence: Ep. 3 – Supervising Sound Editors: Warren Hendriks & Owen Granich-Young:

In this episode of ‘The Crawl with Radio Silence’, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett and Chad Villella welcome supervising sound editors Warren Hendriks (Deadpool, Tropic Thunder, X-Men: Apocalypse) and Owen Granich-Young (Constantine, Minority Report, Southbound) to the show. They discuss the projects that fill them with both pride and dread, and they break down how they individually approach sound design. They also talk about their beginnings, inspirations, growing pains, metaphorical stories, and changes they’ve seen within the industry. If you get a sudden feeling of déjà vu, don’t worry, one of their stories is also featured in the Tonebenders compilation.

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HowSound: Ep. 30 – Composing Music for Stories On This American Life:

‘HowSound’ by Rob Rosenthal is a podcast that focuses on “the backstory to great radio storytelling”. No, it isn’t by definition a sound design podcast, but it covers the making of radio and podcasts, which are dominantly consumed by our ears. In this episode, Rob talks about creating music for stories with Jonathan Menjivar, producer for This American Life. Though not a musician, Jonathan communicates with composers who, much like sound designers, use their black art to support the “posts” and “motion” of a story without being too melodic or melodramatic. If you are someone who loves to learn about structure, whether it be in sound, music, or story, be sure to check out all these insightful and educational 15-30 minute episodes.

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  • Featuring over 100 high-quality drones and pads, this sound library evokes unsettling and gloomy feelings – perfect to create spooky atmospheres and tension building soundscapes for your project.

    This package contains layers of mallets, strings, metals, glasses, synthetic and bass sounds, giving your audience the creeps.

     

    The Library includes:

    Drones & Pads  – Creepy, Spooky, Horror, Mysterious

  • Introducing MOTION GRAPHICS, a complete Motion Graphics sound effects library from SoundMorph!

    Motion Graphics focuses on all the elements you might need for sound design on a trailer, a cinematic scene or a visual that is heavy with motion graphics, whether it be abstract or straight forward, Motion Graphics has all the elements and textures you could think of. Motion Graphics are something all of us sound designers run into at one point or another, so this library is an excellent addition to your sound effects tool box.

    Motion Graphics was created by and in collaboration with sound designer Rostislav Trifonov (SoundMorph Elemental library contributor).

    Motion Graphics features 650 24bit/96 kHz .wav files, all meticulously embedded with Soundminer & Basehead metadata.

    The library features:

    • 450 + designed sound effects
    • 190 + source audio files
    • Whooshes
    • Impacts
    • Risers
    • Stingers
    • Low end and Sub Bass
    • Impulse Responses
    • Passbys
    • Textures – noise, grit, glitch
    • Ambiences
    • Buttons and Clicks
    • Mechanical Elements
    • Granular effects
  • A library of designed ambiences, drones and background textures. Includes designed winds, underwater sounds and more abstract backgrounds.

    Ideal to help bring your horror or sci-fi productions to life or for any other scenario where you need interesting, moody, dark background textures.
    All files contain extensive metadata embedded in soundminer and broadcast wave formats for easy finding!
    38 %
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  • City Life California Ambisonic Play Track 158 sounds included, 120+ mins total $120 $90

    Last Summer we visited California State for 2 weeks. We visited and recorded Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Santa Barbara, Morro Bay, Monterey, Carmel, Yosemite and finally San Francisco.

    We recorded in each place, just to save the beautiful soundscapes from the marvelous Route 1, capturing around 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.
    25 %
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    Ends 1572476399
  • City Life Baltic Quad Surroundings Play Track 33 sounds included, 155 mins total $69 $49

    Baltic Quad Surroundings captures the urban sounds of Riga city and its adjacent suburban and rural areas, located in the Baltics, Northern Europe. A Quadraphonic library for your next surround work. Takes are approximately 4 to 5 minutes long or even longer, so that should cover the majority of movie scenes. Please listen to the stereo samples, or download the Quad samples to hear full potential of these recordings here: Quad Recordings Demo

    Since this is our first release, we are also adding a free bonus micro library with quad recordings of passing trains that we encountered during the recording sessions. Enjoy!

    Recorded with a spaced Quadraphonic omni setup.

    The recordings were done in early spring when vegetation has not yet grown leaves, to avoid unnecessary noise pollution. Some recordings are made at night to keep bird activity to a minimum.

    This is the first library that results from a steady need for authentic and realistic surround backgrounds.

    The most common problem we have with surround sound libraries is that they are too exotic, or have too much activity. So, we took matters into our own hands and started to explore different surround recording techniques. Our recordings can be used as a surround soundscape “beds” or layers. This allows controlled additions of other elements to build up the scene and keep the viewer’s focus on the storyline.

    The goal was to record diffused sound field atmospheres and that is where a spaced Quadraphonic Omni setup shines. Human hearing does not rely only on level differences across the frequency spectrum – in fact, our auditory system heavily relies on the difference of sound wave arrival time to each ear. This is especially important with frequencies below 800 hertz.

    So spaced microphones result in more believable sound field recordings than point source recording techniques like MS or other compact systems. The phase is also not an issue, it even decreases as microphones get placed even further apart. The only downside to this technique is the big and bulky rig and that it requires individual wind protection for each microphone.

    Our future goal is to add a dedicated center channel to the recording rig and to start building up way bigger and more sophisticated libraries. Stay tuned for future releases!

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