New Patch Library Travels To The Omniverse

Plugin Guruspectrasonics-omnisphere has introduced Omniverse III: Aurora – a patch library for Spectrasonics Omnisphere that has its own sci-fi backstory.

Creator John “Skippy” Lehmkuhl decided to something a little different with Omniverse III: Aurora.

The patch library is based around a sci-fi concept story and comes with a 4-page comic of the ‘Omniverse Chronicles’.

The audio demos include tracks by film and TV composer Amin Bhatia and others: Continue reading

Kurt Stenzel & The Score To Jodorowsky’s Dune

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Science fiction & synth sounds combine in the soundtrack to Jodorowsky’s Dune – a new documentary that tells the story of “the greatest science fiction movie never made”.

The documentary looks at filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky’s failed attempt to bring Frank Herbert’s sci-fi classic Dune to the screen. Jodorowsky enlisted an elite group of artists to flesh out his vision, who would go on to contribute to films like Star Wars & Alien. Jodorowsky’s take on Dune never got made.

In the new documentary, director Frank Pavich presents a look at what might have been, set to an analog synthesizer-laden soundtrack by composer Kurt Stenzel.

We contacted Stenzel to find out more about the soundtrack and how it came to be. Continue reading

Planet of the Apes Party Fun Time, With Benny Benassi

This unofficial music video was directed by Brad Hasse, who hopes nobody will be offended, especially the people that own the copyrights to the music and the footage from the original Planet of the Apes:

Dear movie studio and Benny Benassi- this video is not intended for commercial use. It is simply a side project created for the fun of it. I like apes and monkeys, I like classic movies like this one, I like dance music, I like Benny Benassi, and I used to like glowsticks when I was 19… so I made this video.

If the usage of this footage or music for this artistic expression causes any issues with you, please contact me directly (info found easily at bradhasse.com) and I’ll take it down. But ever since this idea popped into my head, I couldn’t help but try to make it for the fun of it to see what it would look like if Charlton Heston found a few glowsticks, turntables, and an insatiable urge to dance. Since I work with some amazing graphics people, we decided to just give it a go. This is a result of that collaboration.

Enjoy!

via neatorama

The Sound Design Of Forbidden Planet, By Ben Burtt

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has shared a great video featuring sound designer Ben Burtt (Star Wars) discussing the sound design of the sci fi classic Forbidden Planet.

Forbidden Planet (1956) has an iconic soundtrack that was created by Louis & Bebe Barron.

In the video, Burtt demonstrates some of the hands-on techniques that the Barrons used in creating the soundtrack – techniques that have largely been left behind.

You can view it above, or via oscar.org (right side of the page).

via Ian Failes, designingsound, zackdagoba