Archive for the ‘Resources’ Category

Hearing is Believing in new Mercedes-AMG cinema ad

The sound of a Mercedes-AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+ Sedan is impressive enough that they have foregone most visuals in favour of acousmatic sound recorded comprehensively and mixed into a 9.1 cinema format for a new ad campaign. You can find out more details and watch the ad at: https://lbbonline.com/news/new-mercedes-amg-campaign-aims-to-prove-hearing-is-believing/

Inside the Pinewood Foley Studio

BAFTA Guru takes us for a tour inside the Pinewood Foley Studio in the UK in a great short video that has been posted online. The video features some discussion of the process from the Foley team, and is one of the better put-together videos for instructional purposes for Foley. Check it out below:  

Sonic degustation anyone?

Everyone has had a meal in a noisy restaurant and struggled to hear the conversation at their table right? Well that is one very good reason to consider the acoustics in restaurants, but another one just might be that sound affects taste! SevenFiftyDaily have published an interesting article discussing “How Sound Affects Taste—and How to […]

Everything You Should Know About Sound

OK, so it doesn’t necessarily include Everything You Should Know About Sound, but Tim Urban’s blog post on his Wait But Why site of that title is a pretty good primer into some of the fundamentals of sound, with some interesting facts. Read the full thing at: Everything You Should Know About Sound

Ira Glass on Perseverance

I was listening to the Tonebenders podcast the other day, which is one of my favourite podcasts, and they discussed an Ira Glass quote which they love about the importance of perseverance when working in creative fields. It is a great one, especially for those just starting out or having doubts about their chosen path. […]

The path to loudness nirvana

BBC Academy posted up a good talk from Florian Camerer discussing loudness standards for broadcasting a few years ago. It provides a good overview of the issues and is a great introduction for people to understanding BS.1770 metering. You can check out the full video below:  

A Conversation with Ben Burtt on Perseverance

Shaun Farley has posted an interview with sound design legend Ben Burtt on the Designing Sound website, which gives some insight into the sound design process and the roles of experimentation, failure and perseverance. Read the full thing at: http://designingsound.org/2017/12/a-conversation-with-ben-burtt-on-perserverance/  

The Longplayer Conversation: Chris Watson and David Attenborough

The British Library have posted up video from their recent 2017 Longplayer Conversation, bringing together long time collaborators, sound recordist Chris Watson and naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough for a discussion of of some of their experiences around nature field recording. It is a fantastic chat between two of the greats of nature documentary […]

For Those About to (Record) Rock

I find myself often answering the same sort of questions from musicians about the recording process so I thought it would make sense to jot down an overview of some things as a reference that I can direct people to… The Process So you’ve written some songs that you’d like to record and release, but […]

Atmosphere and Speed of Sound Calculator

University of Sydney have an online standard atmosphere calculator that can be useful for calculating the speed of sound at different altitudes. Check it out at: http://s6.aeromech.usyd.edu.au/aerodynamics/atmosphere7.php