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cresshead
07-18-2010, 05:01 AM
off topic> music & foley sound design

hi

As well as doing 3d effects for sci projects with lightwave and 3dsmax i've also decided to dive into abit of music score and sound effects creation for such projects as venus rises and outer rim

[B]so any of you guys n gals also doing music score/sound effects as well as 3d?

anyhow i took delivery of my new german analogue monosynth friday so have been playing with it over the weekend.

have to say knob twiddling is good fun, much nicer than pushing a mouse around on a VST instrument.

i'm figuring that having a 'hands on' actual real analogue synth to create sound effects and instruments will be more interesting than just loading presets up on a traditional 'synth'.

here's my mess arounds


part1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7E3sq-ADUQ

part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXUgh79ntsc

part3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdUEhEI9gjs

part4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1TPSDAf-e4

cresshead
07-18-2010, 04:33 PM
part 5

part 5 nanozwerg synth demo [doctor who lead line]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2A4z4iAmn8

part 6
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uf80lSGHNpA

jrandom
07-20-2010, 01:45 PM
I wrote the musical score for a 25-minute long short film (http://vimeo.com/12590799) using Logic Express (upgraded to Logic Studio about halfway through the project).

crashnburn
07-20-2010, 03:02 PM
I'm just getting into recording sound effects of my own. Been doing them for a few years for theatre. I've got a field recorder and a shotgun mic. I'm in the process of looking into a stereo mic setup, but it's a hard job deciding on whats best. I've done some basic foley too. It's suprising what you can make a simple sound into. You find yourself recording allsorts of stuff and experimenting with it.

jrandom
07-20-2010, 03:10 PM
I'm just getting into recording sound effects of my own. Been doing them for a few years for theatre. I've got a field recorder and a shotgun mic. I'm in the process of looking into a stereo mic setup, but it's a hard job deciding on whats best. I've done some basic foley too. It's suprising what you can make a simple sound into. You find yourself recording allsorts of stuff and experimenting with it.

Do you have any recommendations for field recorders and mics? I'm going to need such a setup within the next year and am totally lost on what I should get.

crashnburn
07-20-2010, 03:16 PM
It depends how much you have to spend. I've just boughth a Fostex FR2-LE which is very good. It depends on what you are recording. If the source is loud then there are loads of options like the Sony PCM-D50 or a Tascam DR-100. If you have a quiet source then you need a recorder with very quiet preamps and/or a mic with a good strong output otherwise you will start to get lots of noise in your recordings. I'm using a Rode NTG-2 with the fostex and they work very well together.

crashnburn
07-20-2010, 03:20 PM
If money is no object, these are excellent

http://www.sounddevices.com/products/7.htm

My Fostex is an old model but still good.

This is a cheaper option

http://www.korg.com/product.aspx?&pd=289#

But then you need to look at mics, which you can spend from 20 to several thousand on.

jrandom
07-20-2010, 03:23 PM
It depends how much you have to spend. I've just boughth a Fostex FR2-LE which is very good. It depends on what you are recording. If the source is loud then there are loads of options like the Sony PCM-D50 or a Tascam DR-100. If you have a quiet source then you need a recorder with very quiet preamps and/or a mic with a good strong output otherwise you will start to get lots of noise in your recordings. I'm using a Rode NTG-2 with the fostex and they work very well together.

Thank you, I'll look into those. I've had enough bad experiences in the past with low-level noise so I'm leaning towards that Fostex there.

crashnburn
07-20-2010, 03:25 PM
You need to still ensure mics with a strong output are connected to it if the source is low. But yeah, I love it. Except for the noisy headphone amp.

Hopper
07-20-2010, 05:12 PM
part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXUgh79ntsc
Ahhhhh Gary Numan's 'Cars' ... one of my favorites. I still own the 45. It was the B side. The A side was Blondie's 'Call Me' ...

good times .. good times...

Shawn Farrell
07-20-2010, 05:37 PM
http://www.trustmedia.tv/STUDIO001.jpg

After 20 years of having a desktop hardware synth based system I have switched to a Laptop based VST system and am loving it! I even have a mini keyboard & control surface that fit in my backback with a portable second monitor in that sucker to. I almost fall over when I start out on my bike with the whole rig.

We are officially launching The SoundTraxx Music Library sight next weekend with a 50% off delio. Whish Me and my SoundTraxx Partner Roger luck if you can and buy it if you can afford the $50.00 for 100 100% Royalty-Free Traxx. Thank you so much!

:thumbsup: (http://www.soundtraxxmusic.com/)

cresshead
07-21-2010, 03:18 AM
After 20 years of having a desktop hardware synth based system I have switched to a Laptop based VST system and am loving it! I even have a mini keyboard & control surface that fit in my backback with a portable second monitor in that sucker to. I almost fall over when I start out on my bike with the whole rig.

We are officially launching The SoundTraxx Music Library sight next weekend with a 50% off delio. Whish Me and my SoundTraxx Partner Roger luck if you can and buy it if you can afford the $50.00 for 100 100% Royalty-Free Traxx. Thank you so much!

:thumbsup: (http://www.soundtraxxmusic.com/)

have to say i'm not loving the VST synths much..i've got just about all the free vst synths available and a couple that came bundled with my waldorf blofeld hardware VA synth

they all sound abit flat n lifeless compared to a real analogue synth, also i'm not much of a fan of pushing a mouse around editing them 'on screen'..this lead me to look at real hardware synths with 'knobs & sliders'

the nanozwerg is my first step.. and a pretty good one too.
next up, looking at maybe onother MFB synth and probably a roland gaia synth as it sounds okay itself but also opens up the possibility to control some software VST synths with physical controls from the Gaia.

Shawn Farrell
07-21-2010, 11:39 AM
have to say i'm not loving the VST synths much..i've got just about all the free vst synths available and a couple that came bundled with my waldorf blofeld hardware VA synth

they all sound abit flat n lifeless compared to a real analogue synth, also i'm not much of a fan of pushing a mouse around editing them 'on screen'..this lead me to look at real hardware synths with 'knobs & sliders'

the nanozwerg is my first step.. and a pretty good one too.
next up, looking at maybe onother MFB synth and probably a roland gaia synth as it sounds okay itself but also opens up the possibility to control some software VST synths with physical controls from the Gaia.

You get what you pay for, SONAR 8.5 from CakeWalk is my DAW and came with Rapture, Beatscape, Session Drummer, Z3ta+ and a few more REALLY GREAT SOUNDING VST's. I also purchased Komplete 5 from www.native-instruments.com and it was worth the money, all the way.

my last and greatest hardware VST, THE VIRUS TI, gone but not forgoten!
http://www.trustmedia.tv/VIRUS in LAB small.jpg
:jam: