040 – rollercoasters

I got a huge opportunity to record tons of rollercoasters at a fully locked out six flags park. Full access and high expectations. This is that story.

one way to do the auto panning in reaper
another option


035 – Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadahl

Ethan (L) and Erik (R) on the mix stage. Photo by Greg P Russell.

In this episode we sit down with sound designers Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadahl to talk about their esteemed careers, working philosophies and many of the films they have worked on in the past few years.

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Links from this episode:

Erik’s IMDB  

Ethan’s IMDB 

Mike Hopkin’s IMDB   

eSquared’s website

034 Oliver Machin and Mad Max Fury Road

We were super excited to talk to Mad Max Fury Road vehicle recordist Oliver Machin for this episode.

Oliver gave us tons of great war stories and logistics problems from the set of one of the breakout films of the year.

6 - divebomb

War machines, microphones, and rock n roll on the Doof Wagon.

1 - Doof Wagon


More stuff:

how they built the vehicles for fury road

18 mins of behind the scenes footage

boom library every day cars

Oliver’s rig


and here are a bunch of images from the shoot:


033 – Recording the Porsche 911 GT3

In this episode, we talk about the Porsche recordings that René made in Houston for the latest echo | collective: fields library.


Check out the Porsche library here.

Here’s the prep sheet

And here’s the gear that was mentioned in this episode.

032 – Multimic with one mic – Implosions – Soundsnap giveaway

In ep 32 we breakdown a method for executing a multimic record session with just one mic, we do a postmortem on the recording of the implosion of a Xerox building, and we do another great giveaway, this time in collaboration with soundsnap.com

Here’s the gear used for the implosion recording:

Plus the venerable Line Audio CM3s


Tonebenders on DesigningSound.org

If you are not familiar with www.designingsound.org make sure you head there ASAP and read everything they have.  Each month the site picks a theme and ask the audio community to contribute articles, ideas and experiments that fit the theme.  In the past our podcast has regularly timed episodes to match up with the DS themes.  For January 2015 the theme was “Education”, specifically in relation to professional audio.  Our most recent episode, #31, was part of this theme as we interviewed Brenda Jaskulske from the University of North Texas.

Additionally both of the hosts on Tonebenders wrote articles that are featured on the site as well.  René wrote about different types of learning, and Timothy shared some thoughts on the future of Internships in Audio Post.

Please head over to DesigningSound.org to check them out.

Read René’s article here: http://designingsound.org/2015/01/deep-or-shallow/

and Timothy’s here: http://designingsound.org/2015/02/a-new-approach-to-internships/

Let us know what you think.

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