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

Free Impulse Responses From Sound Designer Diego Stocco

diego-stoccoSound design superfreak Diego Stocco, who’s known for going to extremes to create interesting sounds, has released a free collection of creative impulse responses, Percussive Echoes Bonus.

In the past, Stocco has made Music From Sand, Music from a Tree, scored with Hans Zimmer and even built his own orchestra.

More recently, Stocco has been creating impulse responses for creative sound design. His latest set is a free download.  Continue reading

Cosmosƒ vSaturn Now Available, Designed For Real-time Dynamic Stochastic Synthesis

Sonic Lab has released Cosmosƒ vSaturn, a real-time dynamic stochastic synthesis engine, which generates sonic textures with a complex event distribution process.

According to the developer, Cosmosƒ vSaturn is a tool for computer music and sound design, that uses the computer for sonic calculation and digital audio rendering – “the kind of which is impossible to do by hand.” Continue reading