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063 – Field Recording in South Africa

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In this episode we pass the podcast over to George Vlad and Daan Hendricks who tell us all about their trip to a field recording workshop in Mmabolela Reserve, Limpopo, South Africa.  They discuss everything from the planning and preparations,  getting from their homes in Europe to this remote location, and the gear they used (and how it held up in the extreme weather conditions). They also reminisce on the impressions the trip has left on their lives.  All with fantastic examples of the sounds they recorded while there.

Here are some pictures of the places they were able to record:

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Looking out from the porch of the building they stayed in.
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A gang of baboons at the waterhole.
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Recording the dawn chorus.

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LINKS:

Website for the Mmabolela Recording Workshop

George Vlad’s website

George’s blog post on the trip.

Daan Hendrick’s website

Daan’s blog post on the trip.

SFX Library made from the sounds recorded on this trip.

 

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

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.

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