Short links for September 15th, 2008

Some interesting things I found on September 15th, 2008:

# KlankBeeld Raaphorst: project wit – Blogging musician Marco Raaphorst creates a new composition inspired by a photograph or video every single friday (well almost every friday anyway).

A few weeks ago Marco asked his readers to submit a little spoken audio clip of the word “wit”, Dutch for white.

Last friday Marco posted his 32nd "KlankBeeld" (sound image) featuring a video with images by Karin R. and a whole bunch of people who said "wit"

Yup, I’m in it too! Thanks Marco ^_^

# Cinematic sound technique: The subharmonic oscillator – Sonic Cinema explain the wonders of the subharmonic oscillator:

Did your ever wonder where those enormous rumbles come from whenever spaceships enter our solar system? The subbasses in movies are often that low and loud that you can really feel them. It is an element of excitement powerfull enough to get the viewers out of their seat.
This is not because the sound engineers mixed in recordings from an earthquake that make the ground shake, it is because we are dealing here with a Subharmonic Oscillator!

# Threadless contest: Name the Threadless Doorbot, win stuff

Threadless had (yup it’s over, sorry) a cool contest where you can win a Bleep Labs Thingamagoop.

Our doorbell here at Threadless broke, so the tech awesome dudes hacked together a magnificent replacement for it out of this super mega awesome noise making synthesizer robot!

Our friends at Bleep Labs sent us a Thingamagoop, and he’s doing a good job, but he needs a new name! So post your name idea in this blog, and while everyone is here tomorrow, we’ll vote and select a winner!

OPTIMUS CHIME by Tracerbullet won.

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Sonic Cinema Foley Series Vol. 1 & 2 and Drill ‘n Crack Pack

Sonic Cinema is offering a couple of lovely sample packs for download.

Durk Kooistra writes:

Sonic cinema provides you with top-notch free sample packs. Carefully selected samples suited for cinematic music, IDM, film scores or even musique concrete.

The following sample packs are currently available for download.

Sonic Cinema sample packs
Sonic Cinema – Foley Series Vol. 1 & 2 and Drill ‘n Crack Pack
  1. Foley Series Vol. 1 – Gloves and brushes (WAV and Soundforge files), a ACIDized sample pack and the first edition of Sonic Cinema’s Foley Series. Containing foley sounds for that extra touch in your production. Be it a score for film or a cinematic music piece.
  2. Foley Series Vol. 2 – Jazzy Glitches (Kontakt), an exclusive Sonic Cinema kit ready to provide you with some lush purcusive sounds, brush strokes and glitchy FX. Based on the powerful NI Kontakt engine you can tweak these samples to your liking. The glitches and FX were edited in the studio.
  3. Drill ‘n Crack Pack (Kontakt), provides you with lush yet gritty glitch sounds. With this pack you can intuitively control the length of a glitchy snare and groove without the painstaking process of tweaking fx for every re-trigger or loop.

All the samples are 16-bit/1411kbps, recorded stereo in a foley pit with two condenser mics.

Visit Sonic Cinema for more information and links to download these free samples.

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