Steinberg has released Granular Symphonies, an expansion pack for Padshop/Padshop Pro, created by the acclaimed composer and sound designer Simon Stockhausen.
Here’s what they have to say about it:
With beautifully intricate textures, pads and leads, Granular Symphonies spans 2 GB of exquisite content, featuring instrumental and vocal samples recorded and edited by the man himself plus 260 supplementary presets.
Simon Stockhausen said he hopes that “this library will inspire many composers around the world and expand their sonic palette to paint beautiful, haunting, wondrous and enchanting musical pictures.”
Last year, we covered a KickStarter project for Syntorial – an app designed to interactively teach you about synthesis.
The project was fully funded and Syntorial is now available. Continue reading
Moog Music has kicked off a new video series looking at artists, producers, and engineers and their takes on sound design with synths.
The first episode features Bryan Michael-Cox, a Grammy winning songwriter and producer who has worked with Mariah Carey, Usher, Destiny’s Child and others.
Ambient artist Robert Rich created this hour-long sound portrait of one day, Frozen Day, by recording and processing the ambient sound in the garden behind his house.
He’s sharing it via SoundCloud as his ’50th birthday present to you’.
Here are the technical details behind Frozen Day, as explained by Rich: Continue reading
‘Soundscape ecologist’ Bernie Krause has been recording wild soundscapes, the wind in the trees, the chirping of birds, the subtle sounds of insect larvae, for 45 years. Krause was a pioneer of electronic music in the 60′s and 70′s, on his recordings with Paul Beaver, and, more recently, in sound environment recording.
In this TED talk, Krause discusses “what we can learn through nature’s symphonies”
The latest episode in the SoundWorks Collection profiles of sound designers and composers for film looks at Oblivion – a new science fiction film directed by Joe Kosinski.
Featured are Composer Joseph Trapanese, M83′s Anthony Gonzalez, Re-recording Mixer Gary Rizzo and Re-recording Mixer Juan Peralta.
This is the official trailer for LFO, a new film that explores the dark side of synthesis and sound design. Continue reading
This is Diego Stocco‘s latest sound design video song, Duet For Leaves & Turntable.
Here’s what Stocco has to say about it: Continue reading