Sound synthesis toolbox 1.0 released

As the title suggests – github now has the latest version of the sound synthesis toolbox available for download.

Find the toolbox here and the tutorial here

Old School Oculus!

When your dad says “I’ve seen this before”.. He’s not kidding about. I’m loving the old-school version of the oculus.

Atmos Consumer Review

Carl Laron’s review of Dolby atmos is favourable, obviously, when he experienced the system earlier this year. If anyone remembers the film Gravity – you’ll know that the experience in atmos is pretty special.

Read Carl’s review here.

Meyer Meets Atmos

Australia’s Soundfirm have selected Meyer Sound for its new cinema loudspeaker system. The Dolby Atmos dubbing stage and large mixing room is Australia’s first to feature an all-Meyer Sound screen channel and surround loudspeaker system.

Link is here!

The monitoring system incorporates three Acheron 80 screen loudspeakers, eight HMS-12 and 29 HMS-10 cinema surround loudspeakers, six X-800C high-power cinema subwoofers, and two 500-HP subwoofers in the rear for surround low end.

And I do like the 500-HP subs. Good choice!

Sonic Arts Award: Deadline Extended!

The deadline for submissions for the Sonic Arts Award has been revised to be February 10th, 2014.

Any composers with multi-channel works should consider submitting! There’s a prize too..

Mixing in Surround: the soundstage

SonicScoop have released a series of interviews on how professional audio engineers tackle the wider soundstage of 5.1. Link is here!

There are some great tips, perspectives, and general points of interest in the article – even with suggested listening!

So, what’s keeping you?! Get surrounded!

SMPTE and Standards

A new committee is being formed by SMPTE to align new technologies such as ATMOS and MDA.

The article here is a great read, and will be interesting to see who chairs the committee and who is on it!

Multitrack Practice

Here are a collection of freely available, legal, multitracks for engineers to use those new EQ and compression skills on.

Throughout the year, if there are more – I’ll update this page with edits.

Enjoy the 20+ sessions at the above links!

EQ Maths: Add or Subtract?

Trawling through my ‘saved links’ folder yielded a gem from last year, from EQ is something that all audio engineers use on a daily basis – but it can be argued that it is also infrequently misunderstood. Everyone knows what EQ can do to the sound, but what does it actually do?

The adage of ‘cut narrow, boost wide’ is known by many and implemented by most but what does it actually mean? Check out THIS LINK to uncover some audio myths.

Compression: A Guide

As it is the start of the new year – I’ve went back to basics a little. Clear the cobwebs and re-read up on my post about EQ and then follow up with compression.

Compression is a subset of processing that is at the foundation of signal processing, featuring both dynamic range reduction AND envelope shaping. Knowing what each of the four controls can do for you is important. Read’s article HERE.