I have been messing around with Virtual ANS (incredible spectral editor by the more incredible Alexander Zolotov) a bit this week thanks to a good mate of mine pointing me in the right direction… how did I not know about it until now??!!
Anyway that led me to some Spectral plugins I haven’t used before that are pretty tasty – developed by Michael Norris. Check out his site – he’s written some beautiful music, and given us easy access to spectral goodness – nice!
Ok it’s been over a year since I last posted… I got married, started a company with two of my favourite sound boys – String and Tins, and then had a baby… he’s seven weeks old. I will try harder I promise!
I have been exploring different mic techniques a bit lately… so while on paternity leave I made a double induction coil microphone – it was easy to make, two coils out of two relays, a bit of stereo cable, bam!!! Oh and the heat shrink etc…
Jez Riley French sells good ones to get you going… amongst other joyful things.
Here are some initial rough recordings – no editing as such, no processing, so be warned this is for soundies not consumers:
Just a quick one – I have had the fortune to spend the last couple of days doing sound effects at Goldcrest’s foley room a for a cool project I am working on – recording various things we could get our hands on: guns, broken glass, metal cogs and wheelbarrows to old indescribable mechanical objects… basically a sound designer’s dream! I just thought I should give Julien the foley engineer there a shout out because him and Mattias were great to work with.
So, if you are in need of anything from an Uzi 9mm to a lovely pair a coconuts, I can tell you Julien is the man… here’s a link to his blog:
Just a quick note to promote a new tune and accompanying video by my mate Max – definitely worth a look and a listen:
…and another while I remember! I love the vocal treatment and the sync in the film is awesome:
Jeez louise I have just heard this for the first time:
Really good work, loving it! Sound design is by a New York based sound designer called Joseph Fraioli. Coincidentally he seems to love modular synths too… ö
My talented friend Adam Jeffcoat (of Studio NX) is involved in an exciting project, a fully animated comic book for ios and android tablets. It’s a smart idea, and what they have created already is pretty awesome.
I did some sound design for the trailer, creating some demon wind, beast noises, power sword blasts, etc etc, and it’s got the booming tones of Lewis McLeod on it to boot, recorded in the boiling heat of my old studio in Marylebone last summer.
Check it out and see if you can pledge any hard cash to help them finish the project, I reckon they are going to make something pretty special:
My scientifically orientated friend Jason Palmer has brought this to my attention… amazing recordings here… turned into dub step, nice! The barking dog experiment is the bit that gets me (the massive tube whoomp):
I am working on something pretty exciting, can’t say much until its finished but it involves circuit boards, a lot of electronics, some computer programmers – anyway here we go:
While I was reading up on this stuff, my mate Biffa told me to check out Trimpin – totally amazing work indeed, google his stuff and in the meantime here’s one of his works:
While we are at it, you should probably check out Tristram Carey, one of the original hackers some say. If you have anything mega worth reading up, let me know!
I have just written a track for a great time lapse project that has been a labour of love for photographers Daniel Alexander and Patrick Dalton for many months. The musical brief was gabba/grindcore but I figured it might be better to write something simple and relaxing to slow down the footage – I went with tape delayed pianos and washed out guitars.
The following info is ripped from their site:
1DAY6CITIES is a global photography project that took place on the 11th November 2011 – 11.11.11, in London, Dubai, Shanghai, Auckland, San Francisco and São Paulo. Using word of mouth, email and social networks we put together an international team of photographers to create a unique twenty-four hour snapshot of this day across six very different cities around the globe. At exactly 00.00 Coordinated Universal Time (world time/GMT) photographers in each of these cities captured their first image in an event that saw photographs being taken every 30 seconds for the following 24 hours. The brief was for the photographers to shoot the most interesting thing happening in their city, at the time they had chosen to shoot. The cities were chosen because they are roughly an equal time difference apart meaning the films show the sun travelling around the earth through the course of the day.
Daniel and Patrick are showing sequences of photos and also the film in various exhibitions around the world, starting with one running currently in Auckland… check the site here, particularly for the image sequences page which is awesome… and have a look at the film to hear my small contribution too:
Just seen this via my mate Gaz (aka. Raw Hedroom) and it’s blown my mind. Footage and composited material edited to a track by Yu Miyashita – it’s not for the faint hearted so mum/dad don’t press play.