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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

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 Designingsound.org 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