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Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

Postby Martin Walker » Tue Jun 15, 2010 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

Postby Zukan » Tue Jun 15, 2010 12:04 pm

Cool links there Myth!
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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

Postby Martin Walker » Tue Jun 15, 2010 12:12 pm

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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

Postby hollowsun » Tue Jun 15, 2010 12:13 pm

Martin Walker wrote: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

Postby Martin Walker » Tue Jun 15, 2010 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

Postby Martin Walker » Wed Jun 16, 2010 3:00 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

Postby Martin Walker » Thu Jun 17, 2010 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

Postby Martin Walker » Fri Jun 18, 2010 2:41 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

Postby Zukan » Mon Jun 21, 2010 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

Postby forumuser695516 » Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:53 pm

Did you chaps see Dieggo Stocco's latest "instrument" ?
It's bloody great! (And just a bit nutty)


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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

Postby Martin Walker » Mon Jun 21, 2010 6:49 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

Postby Martin Walker » Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:11 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

Postby Richie Royale » Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:52 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

Postby Martin Walker » Tue Jun 29, 2010 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

Postby Richie Royale » Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:11 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

Postby gryfyx » Sun Jul 04, 2010 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

Postby gryfyx » Sun Jul 04, 2010 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

Postby Martin Walker » Mon Jul 05, 2010 3:10 pm

AuralSerenity wrote: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

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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

Postby gryfyx » Sun Jul 11, 2010 1:46 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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Stockhausen: Photographs

Postby gryfyx » Sun Jul 11, 2010 2:02 am

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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

Postby gryfyx » Sun Jul 11, 2010 2:25 am

Oh yeah.
I forgot to mention this.
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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

Postby gryfyx » Tue Jul 13, 2010 7:05 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

Postby forumuser695516 » Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:38 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=5nMjGWNgI_o

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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

Postby Martin Walker » Wed Jul 28, 2010 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

Postby forumuser695516 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:37 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

Postby Martin Walker » Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:59 pm

Now that does work and is truly inspiring - thanks Paul!


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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

Postby gryfyx » Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:29 pm

Beautiful video, Paul.
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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

Postby forumuser695516 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 4:16 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

Postby Zukan » Thu Jul 29, 2010 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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