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Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer new
      #840157 - 15/06/10 11:59 AM
Hi everyone!

There are lots of SOS Forum users involved one way or another in sound design, so I thought it would be helpful to post some inspirational links to keep us all going:

Here are a few to get you started:

www.musicofsound.co.nz/blog
www.musicofsound.co.nz/blog/100-best-posts
www.everydaylistening.com
http://waveformless.blogspot.com
www.motherboard.tv/search/posts?keyword=sound

And here’s one that most musicians find truly stimulating:

http://diegostocco.com/

Enjoy!


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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer new [Re: Martin Walker]
      #840160 - 15/06/10 12:04 PM
Cool links there Myth!

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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer new [Re: Martin Walker]
      #840163 - 15/06/10 12:12 PM
Thanks

Here are a few more that might hit the spot:

www.dblondin.com/index.html
http://windworld.com/features/gallery
www.filmsound.org/cliche
www.oddmusic.com
http://musicmavericks.publicradio.org/features/feature_partch.html


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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer new [Re: Martin Walker]
      #840164 - 15/06/10 12:13 PM
Quote Martin Walker:

And here’s one that most musicians find truly stimulating:

http://diegostocco.com/

Enjoy!



That one was fascinating.

Can you recommend a mic for under £100 to record sand?



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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer new [Re: hollowsun]
      #840166 - 15/06/10 12:34 PM
Glad you enjoyed it

I haven’t met a musician yet who didn’t find that one fascinating. While I was determined to post a link to Diego’s own web site, here’s another containing his video works that’s easier to navigate:

www.behance.net/DiegoStocco

Now I know you’re only jesting about the mics, and that you probably know far more than me about them, but to answer your question Diego uses plenty of relatively inexpensive Rode mics for his sound design work (as do various other SDs). His favourite seem to be the NT6, for its ability to fit in small spaces, but this is over £200.

For recording tiny sounds you really do need a mic with low self-noise, and although I doubt you could find a model under £100 that a professional would recommend, Rode’s NT1A can be bought for around £130 in the UK, has an incredibly low 5dBA self-noise, and although the top end can be harsh in some applications it might be a good choice


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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer new [Re: Martin Walker]
      #840406 - 16/06/10 03:00 PM
OK - here's today's daily dose of inspiration

Noise Jockey - A multi-disciplinary designer’s journey in field recording, sound design, sound effects, and music:

www.noisejockey.net/blog


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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer new [Re: Martin Walker]
      #840722 - 17/06/10 10:49 PM
Hello Sound Designers everywhere - here's your daily dose of sound design inspiration

Based in Baltimore, Neil Feather is the completely singular inventor of an orchestra of original instruments used to create his own unearthly idiom of music:

www.neilfeather.org

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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer new [Re: Martin Walker]
      #840848 - 18/06/10 02:41 PM
OK - here’s your last link for this working week

Dennis Havlena’s web site contains loads of excellent guides on DIY instruments:

www.dennishavlena.com

I hope you’re all finding these links interesting - do let me know


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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer new [Re: Martin Walker]
      #841360 - 21/06/10 11:13 AM
Good links there Myth.

Come on dudes/dudettes, post some links to cool stuff.

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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer new [Re: Martin Walker]
      #841426 - 21/06/10 02:53 PM
Did you chaps see Dieggo Stocco's latest "instrument" ?
It's bloody great! (And just a bit nutty)
http://vimeo.com/12658207

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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer new [Re: ~Paul]
      #841480 - 21/06/10 06:49 PM
Well done Paul - you just beat me to that link (I just finished watching it and was about to post it here )

Many thanks for contributing

Anyone else found any inspirational links for Sound Designers?


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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer new [Re: Martin Walker]
      #841764 - 22/06/10 07:11 PM
Today's daily dose of SD inspiration looks more closely at the sound design of an old classic, but for those who haven't seen it before it's nevertheless a goodie:

www.filmsound.org/starwars


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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer new [Re: Martin Walker]
      #842862 - 28/06/10 02:52 PM
Stumbled onto this yesterday.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRYQEmwPJjQ

Peter Howell shows us how he remade the Doctor Who theme for the 80s.

And further to that

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKPGzX5kZd0

The Alchemists of Sound - Documentary about the Radiophonic Workshop from 2003. Not checked the link though.

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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer new [Re: Richie Royale]
      #843030 - 29/06/10 11:27 AM
Hi Richie, and thank you for contributing to this thread!

The first link was wonderfully stilted in an old-fashioned BBC way, while ‘The Alchemists Of Sound’ series about the BBC Radiophonic Workshop is well worth adding to this list.

Anyone else care to add to this repository of SD inspiration?


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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer new [Re: Martin Walker]
      #843071 - 29/06/10 01:11 PM
Hi Martin,

it is a very old fashioned style clip, but I think that helps it be informative. I was looking for CS80 stuff and that came up. Spotted some nice Vangelis clips on their as well, not really about sound design, but worth a look.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enqSSs8PRmk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoEkyBX7qsg

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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer new [Re: Martin Walker]
      #844039 - 04/07/10 12:02 AM
Thanx Martin, I liked this :- Death Of A Mobile Phone

Interesting but quite un-inspiring though.

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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer new [Re: Martin Walker]
      #844042 - 04/07/10 12:13 AM
I think this article should be appropriate for this post. Amateurish but still inspiring.

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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer new [Re: gryfyx]
      #844346 - 05/07/10 03:10 PM
Quote AuralSerenity:

Thanx Martin, I liked this :- Death Of A Mobile Phone

Interesting but quite un-inspiring though.




Welcome back AS - I’d seen that, but refrained from posting it as inspiration for the sound designer

It IS a good clip though


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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer new [Re: Martin Walker]
      #845049 - 07/07/10 07:41 PM
Find the music player and play it

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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer new [Re: Martin Walker]
      #845796 - 11/07/10 01:46 AM
Karlheinz Stockhausen. I think many would already be aware about this visionary who influenced Kraftwerk and many other masters of electronic music of our generation and will continue to do the favor for a very very long time. He died of cardiac arrest in 2007. Check these videos, can be a Zen experience for you.

Video # One

Video # Two

Video # Three

Video # Four

Video # Five

For any electronic artist who had never heard about this late sound master must not waste any further time and should find more dope about Karlheinz Stockhausen.

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      #845797 - 11/07/10 02:02 AM


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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer new [Re: Martin Walker]
      #845798 - 11/07/10 02:25 AM
Oh yeah.
I forgot to mention this.

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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer new [Re: Martin Walker]
      #846424 - 13/07/10 07:05 PM
Project Mission Control: Original NASA audio recordings mixed with ambient music, is an online radio channel by SomaFM. Its very unusual, but quite inspiring.

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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer new [Re: Martin Walker]
      #849384 - 27/07/10 01:38 PM
A new classic already from Kutiman. As usual, it is as much about the video as it is the audio, but it is inspiring none the less!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGWPvhmTD_c&feature=sub&videos=5nMj GWNgI_o

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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer [Re: ~Paul]
      #849591 - 28/07/10 10:58 AM
Thanks for that Paul, although when I clicked on that link it gave me a ‘This video is private.’ error

Anyone else have any more luck?


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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer new [Re: Martin Walker]
      #849642 - 28/07/10 01:37 PM
Ok, weird! It looks like he locked that upload, then upped another one.
I can't edit my post now, so here's a (currently) working link
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-cbqv-Vfm8

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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer new [Re: ~Paul]
      #849676 - 28/07/10 02:59 PM
Now that does work and is truly inspiring - thanks Paul!


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      #849685 - 28/07/10 03:29 PM
Beautiful video, Paul.

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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer new [Re: Martin Walker]
      #849696 - 28/07/10 04:16 PM
Glad that worked! I made a post last year (In the music tech forum) about his Thru-you series of videos. So if you have not seen those yet, be sure to check those out too http://thru-you.com/
I think this guy is a genius! I wish I could do what he did just with sound, never mind doing it with the nifty matching vid as well..

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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer new [Re: Martin Walker]
      #849890 - 29/07/10 12:40 PM
Kutiman's well 'ard. Been a fan of his for a while.

Takes me back to the early Art of Noise days.
'Pure' sampling and innovative use of the samples.

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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer new [Re: ~Paul]
      #849925 - 29/07/10 02:07 PM
Thank you for that link Paul.

Loved http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vch-Z9ccHTk&feature=channel upon first hearing 2009.



I'm with Zuke ... reminds me also of Zoolook by JMJarre.



On ThruYou
"It took me two months, but it was really intense. I barely eat, I just worked on a computer and went to sleep...day and night, and night and day...didn't see any friends, no family...not even the sun."


That is where it is ... just him and his Lady creativity.


If i may be forgiven ... being on forums lots hinders our intimacy with this Lady ... She will leave us if we take a second glance at another.



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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer new [Re: table for two]
      #850205 - 30/07/10 03:12 PM
We need to impose a little forum self-rationing.

No more than four hours a day for example


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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer new [Re: Martin Walker]
      #850251 - 30/07/10 05:59 PM
I'm in.

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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer new [Re: Martin Walker]
      #851690 - 05/08/10 01:34 PM
http://www.raymondscott.com/ Raymond rarely seems to get a mention, but for those who don't know he was an electronic music pioneer.

He created the Electronium; some video here of a restoration project: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otc6yRRK5WA (not viewed, I'm at work!)



Among other things as well: http://www.keyboardmuseum.com/pre60/1950/clavivox.html

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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer new [Re: Martin Walker]
      #851842 - 06/08/10 01:19 AM
Here's another daily dose of inspiration - nothing particularly new in this, but I found it inspiring nevertheless:

Amon Tobin - Foley Room part 1

www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFWgJjKQ2Jo


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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer new [Re: Martin Walker]
      #851855 - 06/08/10 05:48 AM
Quote Martin Walker:

Here's another daily dose of inspiration - nothing particularly new in this, but I found it inspiring nevertheless:

Amon Tobin - Foley Room part 1

www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFWgJjKQ2Jo
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Absolutely amazing.

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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer new [Re: gryfyx]
      #851950 - 06/08/10 12:22 PM
Yeah - considering Amon claims to have never used a microphone before (his previous work was apparently all using ‘captured’ samples from old vinyl sources) he comes up with plenty of imaginative ways to use the sounds that were captured


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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer new [Re: Martin Walker]
      #852066 - 06/08/10 09:00 PM
Any idea which MIC did he use while recording in San-Francisco. He used couple of them.

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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer new [Re: Martin Walker]
      #854471 - 18/08/10 08:37 PM
Many of you might have seen this already.

Follow through the first video among the three, its titled "Minimonsta Tutorial - LFO".

Its a 22 minute long video but definitely a very captivating one.

Link : First Video: LFO

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      #854626 - 19/08/10 01:10 PM
Thanks for the link AS

That front panel does look extremely familiar though, so I’ll be surprised if I learn much that’s new about its LFO capabilities unless the Minimonsta does stuff that the inspirational original didn’t


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