Saturday, December 28, 2019

Nobody knows


 Polymer jerboa.

In theory, you can use stereo or mono files for "3D" sounds in FMOD. But there's a tool to widen the surround field. Honestly, I'm not sure how it works. It's the 3D speaker spread thingy.


Sunday, December 15, 2019

Goose convolution Buttery Barmaids

BTS on sounds for Untitled Goose Game. The buried lede is that Em Halberstadt seems to use an AKG 414 for recording sound effects. I got a 414 to work well for me once. It was probably an older one.

Fog Convolver is a convolution plugin. 
New Interfaces for Musical Expression.
Free Impulse Responses.
AirWindows impulse responses.
OpenAir impulse responses.

Austin Wintory videos. (The composer of ABZU.)
The Buttery Barmaids.

Friday, December 13, 2019


Stories about shooting Stalker.

A really bad review of our movie Earthkiller.

Weaponizer plugin.

Film Crux. Various free video plugins and some audio effects.

Sonanaut. Music for film and such.

Anne Fizzard is a cartoonist and illustrator.

New Interfaces for Musical Expression.

Sunday, December 01, 2019

Reading List

Books on music and sound in film, the reading list for Thinkspace's Professional Media Composition course:

The Journal of Film Music (Equinox)

Books - Film Music, General and History: Priority

Brown, Royal S., Overtones and Undertones: Reading Film Music (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994).

Buhler, James, David Neumeyer and Rob Deemer, Hearing the Movies: Music and Sound in Film History (New York: Oxford University Press, 2010).

Cooke, Mervyn, A History of Film Music (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008).

Cooke, Mervyn, and Fiona Ford (eds), The Cambridge Companion to Film Music (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017).

Neumeyer, David (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Film Music Studies (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014).

Sonnenschein, David, Sound Design: The Expressive Power of Music, Voice and Sound Effects in Cinema (Studio City, CA: Michael Wiese, 2001).

Books - Film Music, General and History: Optional

Cooke, Mervyn, (ed.), The Hollywood Film Music Reader (New York: Oxford University Press, 2010).

Wierzbicki,‎ James, Nathan Platte and‎ Colin Roust (eds), The Routledge Film Music Sourcebook (New York: Routledge, 2011).

Kalinak, Kathryn, Settling the Score (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1992).

Kalinak, Kathryn, Film Music: A Very Short Introduction (New York: Oxford University Press, 2010).

Mera, Miguel, Ronald Sadoff and Ben Winters (eds), The Routledge Companion to Screen Music and Sound (New York: Routledge, 2017).

Wierzbicki, James, Film Music: A History (New York: Routledge, 2008).
Books - Genres and Styles: Priority

Goldmark, Daniel, Tunes for ‘Toons: Music and the Hollywood Cartoon (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007).

Hexel, Vasco, Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard's the Dark Knight: A Film Score Guide (Lanham: Scarecrow, 2016).

Marshall, Bill, and Robynn Stilwell (eds), Musicals. Hollywood and Beyond (Exeter & Portland: Intellect, 2000).

Winters, Ben, Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s The Adventures of Robin Hood: A Film Score Guide (Lanham: Scarecrow, 2007).

Books - Genres and Styles: Optional

Cohan, Steven (ed), Hollywood Musicals: The Film Reader (London and New York: Routledge, 2002).

Coyle, Rebecca (ed.), Drawn to Sound: Animation Film Music and Sonicity (Sheffield: Equinox, 2010).

Hayward, Philip (ed.), Off the Planet: Music, Sound and Science Fiction Cinema (London: John Libbey, 2004).

Hayward, Philip, Terror Tracks: Music, Sound and Horror Cinema (Sheffield: Equinox, 2009).

Lerner, Neil (ed.), Music in the Horror Film (New York and London: Routledge, 2010).

Meyer, Stephen C. (ed), Music in Epic Film: Listening to Spectacle (New York: Routledge, 2016).

Scheurer, Timothy, Music and Mythmaking in Film (Jefferson: McFarland, 2008).

Whittington, William, Sound Design and Science Fiction (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2007).

Books - Theories and Approaches: Priority

Chion, Michel, trans. C. Gorbman, Audio-Vision (New York: Columbia University Press, 1994).

Smith, Jeff, The Sounds of Commerce (New York: Columbia University Press, 1998).

Books - Theories and Approaches: Optional

Adorno, Theodor and Hanns Eisler, Composing for the Films (London: Continuum, 2007 [1947]).

Beck, Jay, and Tony Grajeda (eds), Lowing the Boom: Critical Studies in Film Sound (Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 20089).

Cook, Nicholas, Analysing Musical Multimedia (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998).

Donnelly, K.J. (ed.), Film Music: Critical Approaches (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2001).

Donnelly, K. J., The Spectre of Sound: Music in Film and Television (London: BFI, 2005).

Flinn, Caryl, Strains of Utopia (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1992).

Goldmark, Daniel, Lawrence Kramer and Richard Leppert (eds), Beyond the Soundtrack: Representing Music in Cinema (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007).

Kassabian, Anahid, Hearing Film: Tracking Identifications in Contemporary Hollywood Film Music
(New York: Routledge, 2001).

Walker, Elsie, Understanding Sound Tracks Through Film Theory (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015).

Winters, Ben, Music, Performance and the Realities of Film (New York: Routledge, 2014).

Books - Other Multimedia: Optional

Rodman, Ron, Tuning In: American Narrative Television Music (New York: Oxford University Press, 2010).

Sexton, Jamie (ed.), Music, Sound and Multimedia: From the Live to the Virtual (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2007).

Books – Music Business & Marketing

William, M. & Shemel, S. This Business of Music. Tenth Edition. New York: Watson-Guptill Publications

Harrison, A. Music: The Business. Seventh Edition. London: Virgin Publishing

Carey, P. Media Law. Fifth Edition. London: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd.

Books - Industry Testimony: Optional

Ament, Vanessa, The Foley Grail 2nd Ed (Oxford: Focal, 2014).

Farnell, Andy, Designing Sound (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2010).

Karlin, Fred and Rayburn Wright, On the Track: A Guide to Contemporary Film Scoring 2nd Ed. (New York: Routledge, 2004).

Morricone, Ennio and Sergio Miceli, Composing for the Cinema (Lanham: Scarecrow, 2013).

Schifrin, Lalo, Music Composition for Film and Television (New York: Berklee, 2011).