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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

Postby N i g e l » Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:11 pm

I have a few outrageously long reverb presets which I have always thought of as just lush sounding equations.
It was nice to find out that there are some actual, accoustically interesting, gigantic spaces in the real world...


Inchindown oil tank + starter pistol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLUcOFwZvyY

This is an old oil storage tank hollowed out from rock and lined with 18" concrete.
Size: 237m x 9m x 13.5m
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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

Postby blinddrew » Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:35 pm

I wonder if anyone has modelled that?
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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

Postby N i g e l » Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:58 pm

For hours of reverb fun, the impulse response is available at freesound, just waiting to be downloaded & popped into a convolving reverb.

https://freesound.org/people/acs272/packs/13598/

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The starter pistol will add its own colouration, so the impulse might need tweeked.
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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

Postby blinddrew » Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:24 pm

oooh, might give that a go when my set up is back up and running.
Thanks :thumbup:
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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

Postby Wonks » Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:17 pm

For all those who say there's no 'arm in owning a synth...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSKBtEBRWi4
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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

Postby blinddrew » Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:01 pm

That's pretty hard core!
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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

Postby Martin Walker » Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:37 pm

It's definitely the time for an update for this inspirational thread. Here's a new product, announced only a few days ago (on 28th March , so it's NOT an April Fool joke), that's so unusual that it merits mentioning here.

The Agnew Analog Vacuum Tube Electrochemical Synthesizer: Type 8001

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"This is a unique electrochemical synthesizer, generating strange sounds through chemical reactions occurring in the built in reactor cell. The reactor cell acts as a miniature galvanic bath, with a selection of different electrode materials offering a wide range of sounds. The generated electrical signals are then amplified by means of vacuum tube electronics, which include inductor filters and feedback loops to further spice thing up."

It looks stunning, and sounds most intriguing too, but it's still unclear whether this unit, “Handcrafted for a harsh noise artist from Slovenia” is a one-off build or going to be available to others.

Have a look and listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIbCc4o ... e=emb_logo

More info here: https://agnewanalog.com/blog/the-vacuum ... -8001.html


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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

Postby Folderol » Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:10 pm

Well that's certainly, ummm, different!
Now if they'd used ECC33, EF39A and 5R4 valves it would look really stunning :lol:

Oh, and definitely with greater warmth :tongue:
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