Sound 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
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
Last year, Dubspot presented a special sound design workshop with electronic producer and software programmer BT.
This video captures BT discussing and demoing a free tool, Composers Desktop Project (CDP), that he uses for experimental sound design. Continue reading
Here’s a fun example of sound design on the Korg MS-20 mini.
Korg USA’s Rich Formidoni experiments with the MS-20 mini analog synthesizer, and demonstrates how to ‘hotwire’ it and start it up.
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Composer/sound designer Diego Stocco has released a new episode in his new Feedforward Sounds series of premium sound design tutorials.
In this tutorial, Stocco looks at Convolution Processing. Here’s what he has to say about it: Continue reading
Developer Alex Matheu (Glitchbreaks) shared this sneak preview video for Sliver – a soundscape and texture creation tool for the iPad. Continue reading
Sunday Synth Jam: The Mouth Of Hell, by mid-century electronica artist Atomic Shadow (Rod Mitchell).
Here’s what Mitchell has to say about The Mouth Of Hell: Continue reading
For several years, sound design superfreak Diego Stocco has been amazing people with his videos, which document the incredible lengths that he goes to in order to create unique sounds. 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 has even built his own orchestra of custom instruments.
While Stocco’s videos let you see the passion he brings to his work, many people have also been interested in learning more about his technique – from the gear he uses for recording to the software he uses for sound processing to the details of how he transforms raw sound into musical instruments.
For people interested in the nitty-gritty of sound design, Stocco has started a new series of premium ‘master class’ videos, Feedforward Sounds, that will look at advanced and experimental sound design techniques. The videos are primarily designed for producers, artists and audio professionals. Continue reading