Paul and Rene sit down and discuss the new Sound Devices mixpre 3 and 6, and they wax philosophical about the thought process you go through when buying and learning new gear.
Tonebenders co-host René Coronado recently wrote an article that appeared on designingsound.org as part of their “Audio Hardware” theme for the month (March 2017). The article covers the importance of “accessories” when field recording in addition to the big ticket items like microphones and recorders.
When evaluating the role that hardware accessories play in your work, think about how they affect the *decisions* that you make. So often, recording is about where you’re able to place the mic rather than which mic you’ve chosen, and accessories can have a dramatic impact on the options available to you. Really stop and evaluate the *way* that you want to record, then design your kit to facilitate that.
Read the entire article here.
This episode features a great conversation about the ins and outs of sound design in radio and podcasting. Our guest are Dylan Keefe, (Director of Sound Design for RadioLab), Jeff Emtman (Co-Producer of KCRW’s Here Be Monsters), Ann Jones (host and producer of Off Track for Australian Broadcasting Corporation), Dan Powell (Sound Designer for Archive 81 podcast) and Jeremy Bloom (Sound Designer / Technical Producer for WNYC Studios). Between them all, we have a very wide swath of the kinds of radio and podcast content out there. They do everything from audio drama to journalism to documentary to storytelling. We dig in deep on gear, mixing levels, where to get started and lots more.
Ann Jones Off Track Podcast
Dan Powell’s Archive 81
Dylan Keefe’s RadioLab
Jeff Emtman’s Here Be Monsters
Jeremy Bloom’s WNYC Studios
Sound Particles website
Tonebenders Sound Particles walk through episode
Pete Lee is a location recordist that specializes in recording in extreme environments. He has recorded on volcanos and the frozen tundra, in rain soaked jungles, steep mountain sides and alligator filled swamps just name a few. As Bear Grylls’ go to sound man Pete has travelled the world with a mic on his shoulders. He has some great gear advice and crazy stories – so listen up!
Pete Lee’s website (go check it out for all the awesome pics of the places he has been!)
Here’s an interview with Polyphonic Spree member, Tripping Daisy member, owner of Placid Audio and inventor of the Copperphone – Mark Pirro.
We hooked up his mics along side our normal podcasting mics for this one and kind of freestyle switched between them all as the interview wore on. It was great fun – enjoy!