Join sound designer Timo Preece as he sonically explores Berlin's abandoned structures while recording a plethora of unique sounds. Then, see how he transforms the audio in his DAW as builds an amazing sound library!
Timo Preece is a master sound designer. In this exclusive "docu-torial", you join him on a audio journey recording objects found in a derelict Nazi ballroom and the abandoned, former Stasi counter-intelligence headquarters. With a camera crew and a cool collection of mics and field recorders, he records all kinds of strange and wonderful audio from old metal pipes, ghostly pianos to eerily reverberant former torture chambers.
Along the journey you learn all about field-recording with all of its technical challenges. Timo explains different kinds of microphone recording techniques using X/Y mic placement, ORTF, Spaced Pair and more. You also learn reamping and worldizing techniques that'll turn any pre-recorded sound into a symphony of electro-acoustic goodness.
The final section of this course explains the science and art of creating your own impulse responses. Timo records the acoustic ambient fingerprints of these decrepit locations and then he shows you how to convolve them with any sound in your library. These convolutions, essentially, bring the essence of field-recording environments directly into your DAW enabling you to infuse any sound with the spaces that you've recorded.
This is more than a course. It's an electro-acoustic adventure!
Admittedly a bit of a niche market course, but still a solid introduction to basics of field recording and found sound manipulation. Now that the recording part has been covered, I'm looking forward to a course focusing more in the actual processing and mangling aspects.
Hindie wrote on April 4, 2016
Great course. Many useful tips about field recording and sound design. With this course is clear that sound design is one of the most expressive fields in sound and music.
Bruce wrote on February 2, 2016
Fantastic and inspirational course! Well worth it for anyone looking for ideas and inspiration. More like this please!
Hanrianto wrote on January 11, 2016
For aspiring sound designer, this is definitely a must watch course. It outlined the basic of sound recording, sound design and several advance techniques which is easily implemented. Hope to learn more sound design course from Timo. I'm looking for it. Two Thumbs Up !!!
Lambrase wrote on January 8, 2016
Very good tutorial.
Very instructive and fun to watch.
n4Sphere wrote on January 4, 2016
Those are the videos i really enjoy the most. I got inspired by just watching it and I have to check out the granulator :) Big thumbs up!!!