Brief & sweet today, I'm still recovering from The Voice Over Network Christmas party on Friday night, girding my loins for VOXMAS on Saturday, and managing an unexpected pre-Christmas rush of work (not complaining, but it is definitely stretching my time management skills).
If you're looking for a Christmas bargain for that sound monkey in your life, Waves have some great deals on plugins (including a free one if you buy this weekend) and Apogee has some very good refurbished deals that you can snap up before December 2nd.
There'll be at least one more Sunday Sound before the end of the year, and in the meantime, may all your mixing sessions be merry!
SOUND DESIGN & MIXING
7 studio tools under $100 to help your productivity
3 (often assumed, potentially overlooked) common roles of a music producer
This is a really interesting read for anyone involved in post: constructing reality for non-fiction films
WOMEN IN SOUND
Great video on Leslie Ann Jones, Director of Music and Scoring at Skywalker Sound
Behind the scenes of recording Stockholm: Chrissie Hynde's first solo album
Is segregation helping or hindering visibility? This an interesting report from performers after performing at a women-only electronic music festival.
MUSIC & PERFORMANCE
The secret story of every Nirvana album track explained
Steve Albini on why the future looks bright for the music industry and why the internet is a good thing
Music technology comes full circle with the resurgence of vinyl
Have you ever accepted less for a job or done more for a client than was originally agreed just to avoid tarnishing your reputation? This post is for you.
INSPIRATION & OTHER CREATIVE STUFF
Possibly the most awesome thing you'll read/see today: this guy manipulates fire and matter using sound
Taking "getting under the skin" of an animation character to the next level: check out these skeletons of famous cartoon characters
Catch you for the next Sunday Sound very soon...