The Sound Of Captain America: Civil War

The latest videos in the Soundworks series take a look at the sound of the new film, Captain America: Civil War.

The first video, above, features the Skywalker Sound team that handled Captain America: Civil War, including Supervising Sound Editor and Sound Designer Shannon Mills and Supervising Sound Editor Dan Laurie. Of particular note are the scene examples that feature the isolated sound design. Continue reading

Tangerine Dream Documentary Kickstarter Now Live

tangerine-dream-documentaryThe Kickstarter project for a new documentary about Tangerine Dream is now live.

Here’s what the producers TAG/TRAUM have to say about the project:

We want to explore the world of Tangerine Dream for the first time in a feature-length documentary.

Our goal is to uncover the band’s musical evolution, their style and their philosophy behind their art.

For this reason we will depict the musical heritage of this revolutionary band and its visionary founder Edgar Froese. Furthermore we will show previously unpublished footage from Edgar’s private archive.

Here’s the official project intro: Continue reading

Polyend PERC Robotic MIDI Drummer Now Available For Pre-Order

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Polish startup Polyend has announced that the PERC – a MIDI-controlled system for playing acoustic percussion instruments – is now available for pre-order.

The PERC system can be combined with any set of drums to create a robotic virtual drummer, to augment a traditional drum kit or to create live acoustic drumming that explores territory that might be impossible for a human drummer.

Here’s the official intro video: Continue reading

Moogfest Sneak Preview: The Debut Of Neuronics

Organizers of Moogfest 2016 – scheduled for Thursday, May 19 – Sunday, May 22 in Durham, NC – have announced the line up of vendors for the event’s Modular Marketplace.

The Modular Marketplace, which is free and open to the public, will feature product launches, daily demonstrations, sound experiments and other special events. It takes place at the American Tobacco Campus at 318 Blackwell Street, from 10am – 6pm from May 19 – 22.

A new company debuting at the event is Neuronics  – a collaboration of Dewanatron’s Leon Dewan and producer Josh Humphrey. Their sneak preview video is embedded above.  Continue reading