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reviews of gear and software

064 – Fall Reading Guide 2017

In this episode we talk to some authors of recent pro audio related books.  David Weiss tells us about the brand new book he co-wrote called “Music Supervision: The Complete Guide To Selecting Music for Movies, TV, Games & New Media”.  Damian Kastbauer checks in with his two part tome “Game Audio: Tales of a Technical Sound Designer”.   Jay Rose, a noted raconteur, talks up his book “Producing Great Sound for Film & Video: Expert Tips from Production to Final Mix”.  Ric Viers and his son Sean do a reading of the opening chapter from their new book “Make Some Noise: Sound Effects Recording for Teens”.  Finally Gordon Hempton graces us with a reading from his newest book “Earth Is A Solar Powered Jukebox”.  We also review a great book for young kids (ages 3-6) called “Do You Hear What I Hear” that teaches them how to think about the sounds around them.

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LINKS:

Purchase Joy Rose’s Producing Great Sound For Film & Video at Amazon

Purchase David Weiss’ Muisc Supervision Complete Guide at Amazon

Purchase Ric Veirs’ Make Some Noise at Amazon

Purchase Helen Borten’s Do You Hear What I hear at Amazon

Buy Damian Kastbauer’s Tales of a Technical Sound Designer from Blurb

Buy Gordon Hempton’s Earth Is A Solar Powered JukeBox from his site. (Enter Promo Code “Tonebenders” for 20% discount on anything on the site including the excellent Quiet Planet SFX libraries!)

044 – Bob Dziak & Vocal Synth

BOB DZIAKIn this episode Timothy interviews Bob Dziak, a researcher who sent a hydrophone 11kms (7miles) into the oceans deepest known spot so humans could hear what it sounds like down there for the very first time. Plus a quick run through of Izotope’s new VocalSynth software and its possible uses for sound design in audio-post.

 

Show Links:

Soundminer – Tim talks about using this program to clean up the metadata in his personal SFX library

Izotope’s Vocal Synth

030 Tonebenders – Contests, Contact Mics & Captain America

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Michal Fojcik, one of Poland’s top Sound Designers spoke with Timothy about his experiments with different contact mics.

In this eps Timothy announces our biggest contest yet – win a Hybrid SFX Library from ProSoundEffects. Plus we hear from the Sound Designer of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and experiment with the sounds of different contact mics and adhesives with Michał Fojcik.

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LINKS

Our SoundCloud where you can enter to win the Hybrid Library Contest

ProSound Effects Home  Page

Hybrid Library Info

Captain America: The Winter Soldier trailer

Shannon Mills IMDB page

Michał Fojcik’s blog post with his Contact Mic experiments 

026 – A Bunch Of Cool Stuff

In this episode we talk about changes going on with the podcast & we interview Karen Collins on her Kickstarter for a Doc on Game Audio history. Then we test various mic techniques for recording car bys & Rene puts Melted Sounds’ Whoosh thru its paces.

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Links

Our New Website

Tonebenders Soundcloud Page

Tonebenders on Stitcher

Kickstarter for Karen Collins’ Doc on Game Audio

Karen’s Website Gamessound.com

Karen’s Book

Original Episode on Vehicle Recording that sparked car pass tests

Melted Sounds’ Whoosh

WaveWarper from SoundMorph