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

Moog Announces ‘Global Synthesizer’, Looking For Field Recordings From Around The World

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Moog Music & sound artist Yuri Suzuki have announced plans for The Global Synthesizer Project, an modular audio installation that will debut at Moogfest 2016.

The installation will feature a modular synthesizer in the shape of a world map, featuring modules loaded with crowd-sourced sounds from around the world. Continue reading

Fieldscaper iOS Field Recorder Updated

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iMusicAlbum has updated FieldScaper, an advanced field recorder and mobile sound design app for iOS, adding enhanced field recorder capabilities, Dropbox support, inmproved Inter-App Audio support and more.

Here’s what’s new in Fieldscaper 1.5: Continue reading

Taiho Yamada Demos Patch Set for Dave Smith Instruments OB-6

dave-smith-ob-6-synthesizerSynth and sound designer Taiho Yamada has published an sampler of the sounds he created for the new Dave Smith Instruments OB-6:

“In February, I completed a set of patches for the Dave Smith Instruments OB-6, and I’m happy to report that quite a few of them made it into the factory preset banks. I’m so proud to have been a part of this project! The OB-6 is a monster synth from two legends of our industry (Dave Smith and Tom Oberheim), and it was a ton of fun to program. ”
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Diego Stocco On Making Music From Breakfast Cereal

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In the last few years, Diego Stocco has established himself as the MacGyver of sound design – able to create interesting sounds and music from just about anything.

He’s set pianos on fire, he’s made music from a bonsai tree, he’s done beat making with the sounds of a dry cleaner and he’s even used a squirrel as a reverb.

For his latest project, Kashi hired him to score a commercial – using breakfast cereal. Continue reading

The Music Of Far Cry Primal

The latest episode of the SoundWorks Collection sound profiles features composer Jason Graves, discussing his unique approach to scoring Far Cry Primal. Continue reading

Sound Design With The Paul Vo Wond

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At the 2015 NAMM Show, inventor Paul Vo (Moog Guitar) introduced the Wond String Exciter, a new device, designed to let you explore new ways of playing string instruments.

Vo’s instruments explore the idea of ‘acoustic synthesis’ – using electronics to control the vibration of physical objects and to shape the harmonics of the resulting sounds.

And, while the Wond is being targeted to guitarists, Vo says that it is the most powerful handheld exciter, sustainer and controller ever made – so it has other interesting applications.

In the following video demo – Experimental Synth’s Chris Stack explores using the Wond for sound design: Continue reading