Wow, speaking of captivating sounds! Apparently, due to the ‘leidenfrost effect’ a hot metal ball immersed in water will make the sound in the video.
A golden oldie that was pending for quite some time in my drafts posts…
Videos of designers explaining their interactive music systems in games are not quite abundantly available. In the case of Crysis 2 (2011), the composers have explained their way of working, collaborating and more. Especially the large amount of interactive material – 5 hours!  – made this a monster job.
Two great videos of sound inspiration I’ve been wanting to post for a long time…
Yes, it’s possible to use magnetism to make frogs float. Everyone knows that. But did you know you can use sound to make liquids and solid objects float in the air by exposure to intense sound waves?
Now this one is stunning…the vibration in the water by a sine tone of 24 Hz and the video framerate of 24 fps make the water stand still.
More to be added if there’s more to be added.
The collaboration between game designers and audio designers is something I’ve been interested in for a long time…and a while ago I published an article about an HKU-research project focusing on the cooperation between these two parties.
The video below, kindly sent to me by Tom, shows a panel discussion featured at Casual Connect Seattle (July 2012) about exactly this topic. I just love the word handshake in this context, as it’s spot on for the ideal collaboration. Might be a video just for you, dear Captivating Sound reader!
Communication between developer and external audio team has never been more important. This discussion will highlight the materials needed to properly execute a project, our process as audio designers, why it’s important for the developer to understand this, and how we can improve the audio experience. The panel features a cross-section of audio designers, all with a unique perspective on interfacing with the developer.
Edit: Unity5 supports changing multiple settings, so this post becomes obsolete!
Ever wondered why it’s not possible in Unity3d to change the sound settings of multiple sound assets at the same time? Unlike other importers, you get the “multiple-object editing not supported” notification if you try to do this.
Recently I came across this forum post outlaying a script that allows you to select various sound assets and apply the same setting for all selected files. So now you can toggle 100 sound files to 2d mode instead of 3d without mindlessly pressing that apply button 100 times!
Some years ago, when Logic stopped supporting Windows users, I decided to go for the Tracktion digital audio workstation software. After the software had been acquired by Mackie, updates started to become a rarity and after a while, there was no communication at all about the software by Mackie at all. It seemed to become abandonware but I kept using it, because it works fast and somehow stimulates a creative workflow as you’re not continuously changing screens and the routing flexibilities. Now after almost six years (!) of silence, the initiators have parted from Mackie, formed a new company and surprised me with the release of version 4. Just in time, as I was just about to consider a switch to Reaper…now let’s see if Tracktion can catch up with the other software out there!