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Sound Design of Alice in Wonderland

March 15, 2010 1 comment

I’ve just watch Alice in Wonderland yesterday in 2D version. This video produced by SoundWorks Collection reveals that there are 2 different mixes, for 2D and 3D. Maybe I’ll find sometime to watch (and listen to) the 3D version.

http://soundworkscollection.com/aliceinwonderland

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Waves Post Production

November 13, 2009 5 comments

Waves has been a big-name for audio processing plugin for years. Their plugins are widely used in music production, and also in audio post-production. Waves has just released 2 new plugins designed for post production in the new series, Waves Post Production. Let’s have a look at these two plugins.

Waves Noise Suppressor and LoAir are interesting for Sound Design. Here’s what Waves said about their 2 new post-production weapons.

WNS Waves Noise Suppressor is a real-time multiband processor for fast and effective broadband noise suppression on dialog tracks.

For years, sound design and post production professionals have been waiting for a subharmonic synthesizer plug-in that delivers the earthshaking sound of hardware. The wait is over. [LoAir]

Waves Noise Suppressor

Waves Noise Suppressor

This is clear for what they can do. What WNS interests me the word “Real-Time”. Normally, noise reduction plugin needs high degree of calculation which comes latency. Waves said WNS use low CPU and zero latency. It must be a very useful plugin when working with on-location dialog.

Waves LoAir

Waves LoAir

For LoAir, as Waves said, we’ve been looked for a subharmonic synthesizer for long time. Low-end rumble is always needed in sound design. Personally, I really like the copy writing for LoAir, Get Ready to Rumble. Wil Waves release Michael Buffer Collections soon?

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Image credit : http://waves.com/

Sound Design Book List by @timprebble

November 8, 2009 Leave a comment

Tim Prebble (@timprebble , musicofsound.co.nz) recommended books on the subject of film sound design. Thanks Tim, this is a very useful list. Though It’s not easy for me to read English book because my language skill isn’t that good, there’s no way to study sound design if I don’t read English book.

Sound Design: The Expressive Power of Music, Voice and Sound Effects in Cinema by David Sonnenschein is another book I thought it’d be included in this list. I’m reading it and will pick up the next one from Tim’s list.

Link : http://www.musicofsound.co.nz/blog/sound-design-book-list

Sound Design Book List by @timprebble

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Testtone #1 : Reason and Vegas

November 3, 2009 Leave a comment

I created this short video because I wanted something original to test the video player on my blog. Started with Thor in Reason4, it was Thor and a bit of reverb added. Once I got a sound, I went on making video with Sony Vegas, worked around text and noise generator. Here’s the result.

Test Tone 1

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[Test] Flowplayer for WordPress

October 26, 2009 Leave a comment

The new video player of Duocore.tv looks nice, so I send tweet to ask @nytonkla what it is. He replied that it’s Flowplayer. He bought the licence to use with Duocore. Flowplayer is opensource and free to use if you don’t mind its logo showing on the player. Fortunately, there’s a WordPress plugin which let us use Flowplayer as flash-based video player for FLV and MP4.

[flowplayer=http://www.polypink.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/testtone1.mp4,480,270]

The video was created by me using Sony Vegas for video and Prepellerhead Reason for sound design.

Working with Video in Pro Tools

August 24, 2009 Leave a comment
Working with Video in Pro Tools

Working with Video in Pro Tools

I found these articles while googling to find out which video format I should use with Pro Tools. “Working with Video in Pro Tools” is article in Sound on Sound magazine, comprised of 3 parts published in Jan-Feb-Mar 2006 issued.

The first part in Jan 2006 is about video format to use with Pro Tools and how to playback video file in Pro Tools session, together with briefly explanation about OMF. OMF was explained for more detail in the second part of these article in Feb 2006. To import OMF into Pro Tools was explained in this part as well. The last part in March 2006 talked about how to organize audio files in Pro Tools session after OMF importing. Some audio post-production basics were also explained, such as sound effect syncing, M&E tracks and Foley.

Working with Video in Pro Tools : Part 1Part 2 , Part 3

Need for Speed ProStreet : GTR Trailer [Soundtrack Makeover]

August 20, 2009 Leave a comment

Need for Speed ProStreet : E3 2007 Nissan GT-R Proto Trailer
Original VDO : http://www.gametrailers.com/player/21360.html
Created : mid of 2007

I can’t remember when I worked on this video, possibly mid of 2007, before the launch of Need for Speed ProStreet. I’ve been Nissan fan for a while. This trailer interested me because of Nissan GTR but the soundtrack was not that interesting. So I decided to start the makeover, though I was not s composer.

I created the new soundtrack on Nuendo3. Drum and bass loops were from Stylus RMX. Some noise was made by freeware, I can’t remember which one, maybe TAL U-NO-60. I recorded 1-chord-riff guitar tracks with Squire Stratocaster direct into computer, NI Guitar Rig was used as guitar amp.