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There are lots of opinions of this, and mine is that a soundscape is the exact same thing as a landscape, just aural-based instead of geographical. In that sense, the soundscape, in films, is the space in which the characters live, including both ambiance, wildlife, and events. It's mostly a three dimensional space that gives the impression of location, be ...


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It's a good question, and I understand your desire to get involved with some new and exciting tools, we all love toys after all! Before you do though, it's worth considering how to create abstract soundscapes with conventional tools. After all, sound designers we're doing amazing eerie, unnatural and abstract sounds before protools came along - I had the ...


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fight club's mid air collision is one of the best. [youtube]UAj8_G9tF0k[/youtube] castaway - also epic [youtube]IyOu9xCNMK0[/youtube] dark nights Bane plane heist scene was the best scene of the whole film. (no youtube there, sorry)


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You can really look at it in different ways. One is as Paul and Chris have highlighted. It can be used commercially for marketing and business purposes, but I have a feeling you're looking at it differently? I studied Sound Art and my dissertation was about how sound and noise has dictated the way we live in our world. An example... Thames Barrier park in ...


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As it happens I do nearly all of the composition/sound design for Julian Treasure's The Sound Agency, happy to answer any questions you might have. We've created soundscapes for banks, hotels, shops and even a small town. A lot of what I've done with Julian is designing ambient music for a specific space and we often install the speaker systems as well. Is ...


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Maybe here.... http://www.juliantreasure.com/Julian_Treasure/Home.html


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Camel Audio Alchemy is a good and easy software synthesizer for manipulating samples drastically. Pluggo was a program used to run Max/MSP patches as VST/AU/RTAS, it's discontinued and replaced by Max4Live. Of course there's also the stand-alone Max/MSP. NI Reaktor obviously has a bunch of useful stuff. Soundhack is also pretty popular I believe. As is ...


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Sculpture for sprinkling on things. Notam Mammut for turning any sound into mush. Soundmagic Spectral by Michael Norris for sheen and weirdness. Valhalla Shimmer for droning darkness. Ringshifter and phase distortion for degradation. Copious amounts of EQ. And every now and then I reach for Reaktor in live recording mode.


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Wow, "Irreversible" I'm curious and want to go back and pay attention to the sound that you are talking about but I really don't want to see that movie again. I was really surprised with the sound design of the show HANNIBAL, specially that first episode on the first season.


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I haven't seen this film but after watching a short screening of this scene at film school, I kind of want to. I like this scene because watching and listening to it made me feel really uncomfortable, it's just the way I imagine when I'm on a plane, I feel very paranoid thanks to doco's like Aircrash Investigation haha. The one in Cast Away is quite cool as ...


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A coherent sound piece that describes an event, has an overall theme or something. For example in film sound a soundscape may be a sound piece that attempts to portray the visual image as realistically as possible to engage the listener. I would say it's equal to a piece of music, but differs by using "unmusical" sounds e.g. found sounds and unusual timbres. ...


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I realize that this question is almost a year old, but in case you weren't aware.. soundplusdesign recently released a free desktop app called phonolapse that does exactly this kind of time-lapse recording. It records slices of audio and compiles them into an audio file. You can control both the length of the slices and the intervals between recording. I ...


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