Category Archives: Interview

Interviews with people in the industry

003 – Shaun Farley and Valhalla Shimmer

In Episode 3 – ‘iPads, Reverb & AES’, Tonebenders has its first guest sit in for the show. Shaun Farley joins regular hosts Rene, Dustin and Timothy with his memories of AES 2012 in San Francisco. Shaun is also a contributing editor at and talks about the recent changes taking place on the site. We also interview composer and sound designer David Burns about how he uses his iPad in his daily audio workflow and Dustin checks in with a review of ValhallaDSP’s ValhallaShimmer reverb plug-in. All this and a spirited discussion on loudness specs.

Diego Stocco – Music from a Tree
Liine’s Lemur for iOS
Rene’s post on the Slate Audio Raven
Auria for iOS
ValhallaShimmer Dolby Atmos review
November Issue of Game Developer Magazine featuring Shaun Farley’s Loudness Article

002 – Getting Out and Recording

In Episode 2, titled Getting Out & Recording, the podcast rolls out its first 2 pre-produced feature stories. Up first is “Building Your Own Field Recording Kit”, where co-host Rene Coronado looks at what makes a good kit and what gear is best to splurge on and where it can be smart to be frugal. The next feature, by Timothy Muirhead, covers techniques used in recording animals in the wild, as well as domesticated pets. Both feature stories are followed with Q&A sessions that go into further depth on these topics.

Finally, we wrap the show up with highlights of recent news stories that affect the worlds of sound design and audio post production. Topics include the shutdown of operations at Sound One in New York, the new release of Sound Forge for Macintosh, and a few others as well.

Links from the show:

Sony Field Recorders
Line Audio Line Audio
CM3 Thread via Gearslutz
Sony Soundforge
Digital Domain Bankruptcy
Audiofile Engineering WaveEditor/Triumph
Sound One Closure

001 – Origin Stories

Tonebenders premier episode, titled Origin Stories, takes the opportunity to introduce listeners to the show’s hosts.

Through in depth discussions each host tells the story of how they ended up working in audio and the mistakes and triumphs the experienced along the way.

Also Dustin Camilleri talks about his recent trip to St. Cloud (Minnesota), for the 2012 Kyma International Sound Symposium (K.I.S.S.). Dustin tells listeners about the basics of the Kyma software/hardware system and his take on the conference.

Jean Eduard Miclot Kyma whooshes
The Texas Stadium implosion
The Sound Technology program at South Plains College
Kyma International Sound Symposium 2012 on Facebook Machine Head