Theatre Sound Design for Spongebob Squarepants

There is a good article on the Backstage website discussing what goes into the sound design for “Spongebob Squarepants: The Musical”, which includes live triggered sound effects and Foley work. Read the article at: https://www.backstage.com/interview/tony-nominated-sound-designers-spongebob-musical-had-think-outside-music-box-bring-bikini-bottom-life/

Yet another short video about Foley

There are a stack of short videos about Foley that I have linked to on this site, and here is a recent one from Mashable. It is a fairly straight-forward doco style interview which serves as a good intro to what Foley is.  

Film Sound Tutorials

Michael Cullen has set up a YouTube channel called Film Sound Tutorials with what appears to be some useful tutorials for people starting out the audio post process without the knowledge of workflow and processes. I only really checked out one of the videos to see what his process is like, and it seems like […]

Stereo Widener Plug-in Testing

I was recently having a play around with a stereo widener plug-in on a track and noticed that it was having some issues with causing level drops when monoing the mix, so I decided to have a play around with a few different stereo width plug-ins to see how differently they might treat things. I […]

Rockets are REALLY LOUD!!!

Spacing Out with the Everyday Astronaut have made a cool episode that touches on how loud rockets are and NASA’s Sound Suppression System. Check out the video below:  

Loudness Penalty

Ian Shepherd does plenty of great work on educating people about dynamics and loudness for music, and he has collaborated with MeterPlugs on a website called Loudness Penalty that analyses your music’s loudness to see how much it might get turned down when normalised by the various online platforms such as YouTube, Spotify, etc. Ian […]

Why sports sound better in your living room

Vox have put together a neat little video about what goes into the sound for televised sporting events. It is very American-centric in sports choices, but gives some great insight into what is involved. Check it out below.      

Sound Effects Master Class with Mark Mangini

Soundworks Collection have posted up a neat short masterclass video with sound editor Mark Mangini (Blade Runner 2049, Mad Max: Fury Road) about his process, particularly with regards to choosing sound effects. Check it out below:

Deep Ocean Sounds from 900m

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) is a nonprofit oceanographic research centre that has set up a live stream of audio from a hydrophone set up at 900 metres below the ocean’s surface just outside Monterey Bay, California. You can tune in to an (almost) live stream anytime at the YouTub stream below: MBARI […]

Gordon Hempton 360 Video

The New York Times have published a really neat 360 video featuring Gordon Hempton discussing silence and his work, focussing on the Hoh Rain Forest, in Washington State.  It is really well put together, and although I’m not sure I’m into the 3D treatment on the voice over as you move about, I reckon it is […]