Sound Design · Storytelling

A life without sound is like a Movie without Mr. Foley.

“A darkly funny but nightmarish scenario, a man wakes up in hospital with a group of sound artists soundtracking his life. Mr Foley is an award winning short film directed by Dublin directing duo Mike Ahern & Enda Loughman aka D.A.D.D.Y. The film has been on the festival circuit for a while but has just premiered online for all to see, YAY!”

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mrfoley.com 2012, Mr. Foley [online], Designing Sound, 1, Available from: http://designingsound.tv/mr-foley/ [Accessed: 4.5.2012].

Radio Production · Sound Design

10 Quick Specs omitted from the Specs Chart of the ZOOM H4n

Pros Great audio quality recording [Better than CD: up to 24bit/96kHz]. Affordable price [around £230 / $300]. Stereo pair Condenser mics. Phantom Power [+48v/+24V] for external mics supported. Works fine with batteries [around 5 continuous hours]. Cons: Doesn’t allow you to check input levels or setting if the SD Card is not inserted into the slot [that… Continue reading 10 Quick Specs omitted from the Specs Chart of the ZOOM H4n

Sound Design

Burt’s Bees | Music from Nature by Diego Stocco

To celebrate Earth Day, we collaborated with composer Diego Stocco to create an all-natural musical experience. All the sounds you hear in this piece were created real-time using instruments provided by Mother Nature herself. The same ingredients that are instrumental in making the Burt’s Bees products you love to love. So take two minutes out… Continue reading Burt’s Bees | Music from Nature by Diego Stocco

Sound Design

Microphone Techniques for Recording from SHURE

The selection and placement of microphones can have a major influence on the sound of an acoustic recording. It is a common view in the recording industry that the music played by a skilled musician with a quality instrument properly miked can be sent directly to the recorder with little or no modification. This simple approach can… Continue reading Microphone Techniques for Recording from SHURE

Radio Production

BBC – College of Production – Radio Skills: Guide to a radio studio

BBC – College of Production – Radio Skills: Gui…, posted with vodpod Gary Bales shows us around the studio where he produces Lauren Laverne’s show on 6 Music. As well as demonstrating the technical equipment that makes up the studio, Gary explains his responsibilities and those of his team and runs through a few golden… Continue reading BBC – College of Production – Radio Skills: Guide to a radio studio

Sound Design

Sample Room

This is an example, how to use the basic stuff in your room in such creative and musician way. Just take some noisy and voiced objects and record them with any sampler. At the end use all this stuff to create any music u desire. Or… You even don’t need any sampler. Just use your friends, give them gadgets and transform your party into gizmo-jam-session. I can guarantee much fun. Enjoy!

Zdziebko, M. 2011, Sampled Room [online], Vimeo, 1, Available from: https://vimeo.com/18929809 [Accessed: 19.4.2012].