Weekly sounds: build a hydrophone, audio wristband and guide to hardware modular synths

Weekly sounds

Welcome to Weekly Sounds, to help you stay up to date with the world of Sound and Audio design.

Our picks of the week

People go crazy for recording sounds under the water. Yes, it’s true: How to build a hydrophone is a step-by-step tutorial explaining how to build a microphone for becoming the best audio recordists of the seven seas 🙂

Illutron In Helsinki

Wearable technology is increasingly becoming a very popular topic to monitor also in the field of Sound: starting from new kind of instruments (but this is not new) and going in to the realm of Internet of Things via mobile apps adoption. An interesting project to follow and fund on Kickstarter (if you like it) is Kapture, a wristband which allows you to record the last 60 seconds of you conversations. Maybe this could a great solution if you need to record you musical inspiration… Watch the video below if you want to know more.

This week we celebrate the birthday of a great project with an inspiring conversation with its creator: HISS and a ROAR 3rd birthday: interview with Tim Prebble, do I have to say more?

One Year in Sound madness never stops! Carlo’s posts are becoming deeper and deeper, so if you want to know what happened during the last week in VFS term 5 you better read Mixing in Surround: how to be sleepless and driving a big spaceship.

Great tutorial by Audio Tuts also this week: Everything You Need to Know to Get Into Hardware Modular Synths is the ultimate resource to start with modulars, know the formats, the prices, the artists using these wonderful instruments, and some directions to monitor for the future.

The best from other Sound lovers

Our friends at A Sound Effect rock: directly from their blog Sound Design Guide: Emotional States & Sound Design is an interesting quick article by senior sound designer Jason Cushing, talking about the use of sound in videogames under a user-centered (listener-centered) design perspective. We are waiting for a 2nd part…

Interview: David Hendy, author of “Noise: A Human History” is a long conversation on Designing Sound with David Hendy, creator of the BBC Radio 4 series called Noise: A Human History.

Could you believe analogic rythm machines are coming back again? Yes: read Korg Brings Back the Old School Rhythm Machine, in Pocket Form by Create Digital Music and look at the price…

What do you think on these news? Did you something interesting? Please share your comments below.

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Gianpaolo D'Amico

Editor-in-chief at sounDesign
Gianpaolo D'Amico is an independent creative technologist for digital media. He is the founder of sounDesign and a music obsessed since he was 0 years old.

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