Trent Reznor & NIN On Their Creative Proccess

Soundtoys, a developer of audio effects and processing software for Mac & Windows, has launched a new video series, Process, that looks at the creative process of musicians and audio professionals.

The first video in the series features Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails discussing their creative process and their use of effects in live performances. Continue reading

Diego Stocco – Beachwood Real-Time Multi-Processing Improv

Sound designer Diego Stocco has released a new video, Beachwood, that captures a short improvisation, created with a musical object he calls “Beachwood”.

In the beginning of the video, he explains that he started with a piece of wood he found at the beach. Then he added a contact mic and a lavalier mic and some metal resonators.  Continue reading

New 4DSOUND System Inspired By Nikola Tesla

4DSOUND is a new immersive audio system that allows for evolving changes in three-dimensional positioning of sound.

Despite the emergence of professional and consumer surround-sound systems, most live performances still rely on stereo (or even summed mono) sound, with an audience hearing most of the music from one direction.

4DSOUND is built from expansive array of speakers, a Max-based core, and custom Max for Live devices that allow for sound to be positioned anywhere within the system’s space.

In the video above, 4DSOUND founder Paul Oomen talks about its conception, and Martin Stimming discusses performing with the system. Continue reading

The Ambient Sounds Of Science Fiction Spaceships Playlist

Slightly off topic: YouTube user crysknife007, aka Cheesy Nirvosa put together this playlist that features the ambient sounds of science fiction spaceships.

The playlist includes these greatest ambient sound hits:

  • Star Trek TNG Ambient Engine Noise (Idling for 24 hrs)
  • Star Trek TOS Ambient Engine Noise (Idling for 24 hrs)
  • Original Battlestar Galactica Ambient Engine Sound ( For 12 Hours )
  • Nostromo Ambient Engine Noise ( Ship from Alien for 12 Hours )
  • 12 Hour Tardis sound from Doctor Who

But wait! There’s more: Continue reading