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How to create evolving ambient pads with oscillator stacking

<b>The key to working real size, density and motion into any synthesised pad sound lies in oscillator layering and modulation.</b><p>By stacking multiple …

Ripplemaker launched as West Coast-inspired synth for iOS

The mobile production revolution continues …<p>Ripplemaker has been developed by Bram Bos as a West Coast-flavoured synth for the iOS platform.<p>The synth …

7 of the best new free VST/AU plugin synths to download in 2017

Free and easy<p>Times change, however, and the releases have kept on coming. What follows is a round-up of some of the best new free synth plugins to …

Synthesizers

Everything you hear on film is a lie

Sound design is built on deception -- when you watch a movie or TV show, nearly all of the sounds you hear are fake. In this audio-rich talk, Tasos …

Free Oberheim OB-X Emulation Synth for Mac

DiscoDSP released OB-Xd – a free emulation synth of the Oberheim OB-X, OB-Xa and OB-8 synthesizers.Oberheim OB-X Emulation SynthFrom DiscoDSP:The …

Music Production

Taking Sound Design Concepts to Project Planning and Philosophy

<b>From Design to realisation. Sound Design concepts should exist throughout.</b> <b>Photo: Pexels</b>Sound design in VR presents any practising professional with a …

Sound Design

8 Artists Making Brilliant Exploratory Music Using Modular Synths

My love of synthesis is well documented here on <i>Flypaper</i>. There’s just so much to explore, from digital to analog, computer-based to modular. Today, …

Synthesizers

Read Best of Interviews with Sound Designers

Read the best of interviews with some of the top Sound Designers in the movies today:<p>You spend so much time with every film that they are so much a …

Final Cut

5 Basic Audio-Mixing Techniques for Editing Video

For a video producer, so much time and attention can be paid to the camera, lighting, subject, and background — the mise-en-scène, if you will. Audio …

The 10 most valuable audio tips for video editors [Sponsored]

1. Get Decent Headphones<p>Before you can seriously edit the audio in your video projects, you’ll need to invest in some quality headphones. There are a …

Facebook acquires Two Big Ears; will launch VR and 360-degree sound design tools

Facebook has acquired a spatial audio technology company named Two Big Ears for an undisclosed amount. In a statement, the company said, “Our mission …

Skywalker Sound's Matthew Wood on the sound design of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Taking a break from all the rumour and speculation surrounding the reshoots on <b>Rogue One: A Star Wars Story</b>, IGN caught up with Skywalker Sound’s …

Using Time Stretching As An Effective Sound Design Tool

Time stretching is often only thought of as a purely functional tool. It can be perfect for getting our loops in time or changing the tempo of a …

5 Tips For Novice Sound Designers

1. Start Using Your Ears Now!<p>We live in a world that is rife with amazing sounds that occur all the time, every minute, all over the place. It …

Sound Design Tips for Film Editors

Sound Design Tips for Film EditorsSound design is a hugely important topic for any editor to increase their knowledge of. There’s a whole category on …

Videography

Sound Design Tutorial List

Used under a Creative Commons license. Click image to view source. These days, resources to improve your audio craft are widely available on the …

Tutorials

DOOM - Gore session - The Sound Design Of DOOM – Exclusive Q&A

Monthly Theme: Pure Sound Design

click to view sourceThe word “audience” is derived from the Latin word “audire”, which means “hear”. From musique concrète to pop music, radio …

Sound Design

Academy Award Winning Sound Designer Mark Mangini - Pensado's Place #274

How To Use A Contact Mic For Sound Design

<b>Chris Randall</b> (Analog Industries) shared this video that looks at how to use a contact mic for sound design.<p>“I think I struck a happy medium here …

SoundRadix 32 Lives V2 Now Has VST Plug-ins Support

SoundRadix recently announced the availability of the 32 Lives V2 public beta. The new version of the 32- to 64-bit plug-in adapter now supports VST …

Music Production

Logic Pro X 10.2.4 Is On The Streets

Logic Pro X has been updated to version 10.2.4.Logic Pro X 10.2.4Compared to the 10.2.3 update that was released on June 9th, the 10.2.4 update seems …

Toned Ear Trains Your Ear for Better Musical Ability

I always thought I had “a good ear” for music. I guess I was wrong. The Toned Ear site’s ear training practices can test your musical hearing and …

Strange Dichotomy: Unity Gain & Impedance Matching

This paper discusses the pitfalls (often subtle) of our industry’s failure to define and standardize what “unity gain” means, and the conditions …

Watch Dogs 2 ad leaks before official reveal livestream

A Trailer for Watch Dogs 2 seems to have leaked on Twitch ahead of the official reveal later today.

Watch Dogs (Video Game)

Sega's Warehouse-Sized VR Shooter Looks Neat

Oh, you can use the Oculus Rift in one spot? And you can walk around a little square with the Vive? Sega, with plans for a virtual reality shooter …

Rainbow Six Siege Is Banning Cheaters on Their First Offense

Ubisoft today announced that it's taking serious measures against Rainbow Six Siege cheaters. As of today, June 7, Ubisoft will permanently ban people on their first offense for cheating or hacking.<p>"The presence of cheating in the game is something we take very seriously, and is a priority on the …

Lethal weapon: does this synth open up a "new world of sound"?

<b>While some people love designing their own sounds, others just want an instrument that gives them a wide range of high-quality presets right out of</b> …

Synthesizers

Free PG-8X 2 plugin synth emulates Roland's JX-8P

<b>Martin Lüders has just updated PG-8X - his plugin emulation of Roland's JX-8P synth - to version 2.</b><p>This includes a complete rewrite of the code and …

Movement is a Swiss Army plug-in that adds chaos to sound

<i>The best plug-ins are always the ones that fill some kind of niche function you never knew you needed. As Scott Wilson discovers, the first effects</i> …