065 – 5 year Anniversary Special

In episode 34 Oliver Machin told us about recording the motorcycles for the film Mad Max Fury Road.

To celebrate the podcast’s 5 year anniversary, we take a walk down memory lane and play clips from interviews of some of our favorite past guests on the show.  Our new robot assistant 85T4X takes over the hosting duties, so Timothy and René can take a break.  Shoot us a message on Twitter (@tonebenderspodcast) or our Facebook group and let us know what your favourite episodes from the last five years have been.


Dave Whitehead Full Episode

Andy Malcolm Full Episode

Bob Hein Full Interview

Will Files Full Interview

Martin Pinsonnault Full Interview

Nia Hansen Full Interview

Coll Anderson Full Interview

Carlo Guillermo Proto & Pablo Villegas Full Interview

Erik Aadahl (& Ethan Van Der Ryn) Full Interview

Oliver Machin Full Episode

Ann Kroeber Full Interview


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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Ric Veirs

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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!)

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:

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




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.


062 – Abby Savage

In this episode Timothy sits down with sound editor/designer/supervisor Abby Savage in her edit suite in New York City.  Abby talks about her work on documentaries and indie films and how she makes that work along with her successful acting career.



One of the Planes Timothy was recording in the intro to this episode.


Abby Savage’s IMDB for Audio Post

Abby Savage’s IMDB for Acting

Redhook Post where Abby works

Trailers for Films Abby talks about in this episode:


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