Sound Design

PRO TOOLS 8

Maria and me produced the entire audio content of this extract utilising the digital audio workstation Pro Tools 8 HD and M-Power by Avid Technology on both Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows operating systems.

Avid C24

For dialogue recording, ADR Studio plug-in was used. Most of foley sounds were also recorded with the use of ADR. All sounds above were recorded on the premises – Studio D – of Salford University, using Digidesign C24 Control Surface and two Mackie 824 Mk2 Monitors. Characters’ voices are ours – females- because there were no available actors during the production period.

We utilised various known and self-inspired editing and mixing (stereo & 5.1) techniques, many plug-ins (TDM & RTAS) and the Absynth 4 synthesiser.

Absynth 4

Mackie HRmk2

This project’s production took place during February-May of 2011 for the needs of Audio Post Production Module of MSc Audio Production Program-University of Salford.

Elephants Dream is the world’s first 3D animated “Open movie”, made entirely with open source graphics software such as Blender, and with all contents of this movie available to be used free under a Creative Common License. Elephants Dream is a short film story that was created by the Orange Open Movie Project studio in Amsterdam during 2005/2006.

The story is about two strange characters exploring a capricious and seemingly infinite machine. The elder, Proog, acts as a tour-guide and protector, happily showing off sights and dangers of the machine to his initially curious, but increasingly skeptical protege Emo. As their journey unfolds, we discover that the machine is not all Proog thinks it is, and his guiding takes on a more desperate aspect.

Sound Synthesis for “Physics & Materials” Clip of Salford Uni

The sound synthesis was accomplished with the use of Steinberg Cubase 5 software program and M-Audio 2626 sound card. The utilised software synthesisers were: FM 8 and Pro-53 of Native Instruments, Arturia 2600 v2, and variable effect plug-ins (reverb, phaser and delay).

Sound Synthesis for “Computer Science” Clip of Salford Uni

The sound synthesis was accomplished with the use of DigiDesign Pro Tools 8 LE software program and Digidesign Mbox 2 sound card. The utilised plug-ins were: Boom drum machine of DigiDesign (drum kit FAT 8), Absynth 4 of Native Instruments, Xpand 2 of DigiDesign, variable effects (reverb, flanger and frequency shifter) and dynamic processor Compressor/ Limiter Dyn3.

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