Category: sound design


The Collidoscope: real time sampling and granular synthesis

23 November, 2015 エスピオン

The Collidoscope is a prototype synthesiser designed by researchers Ben Bengler & Fiore Martin. Based on a granular synthesiser engine the instrument can be played by two performers at the same time (as they stand opposite one another on the sides of the unit) using the 2 built-in sets of keyboard, gooseneck microphone, colour display […]

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Reaktor Blocks Love Eurorack

19 September, 2015 エスピオン

A bunch of Bento Box 8 Steps sequencers disturbing each other and controlling a Eurorack modular synthesizer. All sequencing and modulation coming from Reaktor Blocks, except for some humble human interaction. Maschine joins the party with bass drum, hi-hats, and rim shot. All control signals from Reaktor Blocks are directly routed to the Eurorack modular […]

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Soundloom real-time generative audio

08 September, 2014 エスピオン

A ‘sound-loom’ which generates sound and its corresponding notation simultaneously and in real-time. The composition is generative, but the operator can input change at certain points in the system to act as the seed of variation, often with unpredictable outcomes.

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BEAT BLOX by Per Holmquist

05 September, 2014 エスピオン

Beat Blox is a project by Per Holmquist from Sweden. The project allows anyone to create and experiment with music using three turntables and digital sensors. As the user adds a block to the deck, the sensor plays a sound.

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8-bit Matrix

08 August, 2014 エスピオン

Check out the Matrix with 8-bit sound effects!

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League of Legends Cinematic: A New Dawn – Behind the Scenes

03 August, 2014 エスピオン

Check out the behind-the-scenes video below for a look at how Riot Games tapped into character design, music, animation, and even classic Foley techniques to showcase some of your favorite champions slugging it out for blood, guts, and glory.

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Elektron Analog Rytm – 8 voice analog drum machine with sample support

23 January, 2014 エスピオン

Elektron have released the specifications and demo videos for their latest electronic music production hardware; the Analog Rytm – an 8 voice analog drum machine with sample support. The Analog Rytm is a one stop solution beat machine. Distinguished by the power of analog drum sounds fused with samples. Perfected by the immediacy of drum […]

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KORG volca series – 3 analogue synthesizers for the ultimate leads, basses, and rhythms

25 November, 2013 エスピオン

Korg announces the volca series of analog synthesizers. The volca series is a new lineup consisting of three units: the volca Keys lead Synthesizer, the volca Bass synthesizer, and the volca Beats rhythm machine. These units let you create a diverse array of fat sounds that can only be obtained from an analog synthesizer; and […]

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littleBits Synth Kit in collaboration with KORG

21 November, 2013 エスピオン

The littleBits synth kit is an incredibly powerful, easy to use modular synthesizer. The Synth Kit, developed in partnership with Korg, a pioneer of electronic musical equipment, enables amateur and professional musicians to easily explore the iconic synthesizer instrument, allowing you to make exciting new sounds and build their own infinitely customizable and expandable analog […]

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Yocto – The DIY TR 808 clone

21 November, 2013 エスピオン

Yocto is a clone of the famous Roland TR-808. The kit includes two PCBs (main circuit with analog drums and the sequencer and IO_board with 11 separate outputs, 2 trigger, Midi IN OUT THRU input / output Din SYNC24 and power) with all components to assemble the kit, with the exception of the power transformer […]

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The Chipophone 8-bit Synthesizer

02 June, 2013 エスピオン

The Chipophone is a homemade 8-bit synthesizer built inside an old electric organ!

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I Dream of Wires – The Modular Synthesizer Documentary

10 May, 2013 エスピオン

I DREAM OF WIRES: THE MODULAR SYNTHESIZER DOCUMENTARY is a documentary film about the history and resurgence of modular synthesizers.

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j.viewz playing Massive Attack – Teardrop with vegetables

18 February, 2013 エスピオン

electronic music artist j.viewz playing the classic track Teardrop by Massive attack, using vegetables as midi controllers.

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Speech Graphics – Automatic Lip Sync from Voice Recordings

3D facial animation takes a leap forward, with automatic lip sync technology from Speech Graphics.

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Voice Acting in RuneScape

25 May, 2012 エスピオン

Behind the scenes with voice actors lending their dulcet tones to RuneScape at OMUK’s studio in London.

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audi e-sound for e-tron electric vehicles

18 April, 2012 エスピオン

For future use in its electric ‘e-tron’ models, audi has developed ‘e-sound’, a realtime technique of generating synthetic motor sounds.

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TB-303 Documentary – Bassline Baseline

01 March, 2012 エスピオン

Bassline Baseline investigates the invention, failure and subsequent resurrection of the Roland TB-303, in the last two decades of the 20th century.

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Konkreet Performer

18 January, 2012 エスピオン

Konkreet Performer is a music control and performance instrument for the iPad. Its unique and intuitive multi-touch interface reconnects the musician’s
 actions directly with the music.

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Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – The Sound of Skyrim

11 November, 2011 エスピオン

Go behind-the-scenes for an extended developer diary discussing the sound design and voices in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

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Firefall Sound Design Developer Diary

Michael Bross and Boon Sim take us through the sound design process for Red 5 Studios’ upcoming persistent Free2Play MMO, Firefall.

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Rage: The Sound and Art – Developer Diary

12 August, 2011 エスピオン

Here is the last developer diary of Rage dedicated to the sound design of id Software’s game. Bethesda will drop the game in early October.

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Guild Wars 2 – Field Recording Developer Diary

04 August, 2011 エスピオン

Take a look behind the scenes to see how the Arenanet audio team create a compelling soundscape for Guild Wars 2.

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Need for Speed The Run – Anatomy of a Scene

04 August, 2011 エスピオン

HP and Need For Speed present a 4-part series covering all aspects of sound in the latest entry into the Need For Speed.

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Tempest Analog Drum Machine

08 February, 2011 エスピオン

Dave Smith Instruments introduced Tempest, a new analog drum machine, at the 2011 NAMM Show. Check out the video demonstration.

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Amnesia: The Dark Descent

02 December, 2010 エスピオン

Amnesia: The Dark Descent is a graphic adventure survival horror game by Frictional Games. Check out the trailer and how they made the creepy sound effects!

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