Hi there, and welcome to another 1am blog creation from Sounds Wilde! This edition of Sunday Sound is brought to you by the loud thumping from my neighbours below, so forgive me if this intro is a little...jumpy.
I've not much to report anyway, it's been a busy couple of weeks, what with the opening of Warehouse of Dreams (sound design by me) and the usual flurry of voice reel and voice over work that accompanies this time of the year, before people's heads are addled by bad mulled wine and karaoke hell (also known as Office Christmas Parties).
And no, that's not bitterness you hear creeping in, this year I've got TWO Christmas parties to go to! This is a big number for a freelancer! Both The Voice Over Network and VOXMAS have a few tickets left, if you fancy a shindig where everyone enunciates beautifully, and come say hi if you do come along. I'll be the one clutching the mulled wine and the microphone.
SOUND DESIGN & MIXING
Loving this great animated visual primer on how loudspeakers make sound
5 things you need to know about room acoustics
WOMEN IN SOUND
Being Mr Soundlady: the life of a touring sound engineer
Hey, music journo, top DJ Annie Mac wants you to stop asking questions about being a woman
Is FKA Twigs the only British popstar changing attitudes about sexuality?
MUSIC & PERFORMANCE
If you're going to complain about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, do it the right way
Casual discovery of the month: my violin is 345 years old
Awesomely woah: the new acoustic instrument that sounds like a digital synthesizer
For any voice actor at any stage of their career: voice over mistakes and how to avoid them
Auditioning from your own studio? Piece of cake! Now learn how to master your first live voice over audition
My current voice actor crush: James Arnold Taylor does 95 voices in under 6 minutes
INSPIRATION & OTHER CREATIVE STUFF
Pretty much the best thing I've seen all month:
1. Yes, this is the greatest air safety video of all time, 2. Yes, New Zealand is basically a mythical place
Catch you for the next Sunday Sound very soon...