Posts Tagged ‘FX’

Ashley Bard Capital Xtra

Lately I discovered Ashley’s work on Daryl’s blog and I knew right away this guys needs to be interviewed. Especially his work for Capital Xtra  blew me away – I love how he uses Filters, Stutters and rhythmic in general to create a new world of sound attached to the regular Capital brand, but far away enough to keep an own character. Check Ashley’s audio, hsi screen caps, read about his tips and tricks and enjoy one of the UK’s rising Imaging stars.

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Dan Mumford

I finally found the time to interview my friend Dan Mumford. He’s an extraordinary talented composer, imaging director and sound designer, who will share his incredible knowledge with you.

For 10 years Dan has been working for BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra. He started as a Programme Transfer Assistant for BBC in 2003 and two years later he managed to become the Producer of X-Trails. After scoring the position as the Station Sound Producer for 1Xtra and then Radio 1 in 2007/08, he finally made his way to Station Sound Manager of Radio 1 and 1Xtra in 2010. One of his greatest accomplishments is re-branding Radio 1’s Breakfast Show for the first time in 8 years. Nowadays he works as a freelancer and his stuff is amazing. Check out Dan Mumford!

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Benztown Halloween Madness 2

Only two weeks until they’ll trick and treat us, so it’s time for the second part of our Benztown Halloween Madness! And what is one of the Halloween imaging essentials? STRINGS! Our choice for scary, thrilling and shocking orchestral sounds are the Symphobia 1 & 2 libraries from Project SAM. And we want to show you why:

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Hi guys, it’s Andre.

The last days, we’ve been experimenting with Hybrid FX – Sound Effect combos including short FX and also spheres like Drones and Pads. Our goal was to create FX combos, which can be used on their own to create a full element to talk over without using any additional FX.

Here’s a little preview of the hybrid FX, which are now available for all our libraries:

I just wanted to ask you guys what you think about this kind of FX. Do you like using donuts with predetermined length or do you keep thinking: ‘Dammit, I wanted to use this element, but it’s two seconds shorter than I needed it.’?

Are fully produced FX combos a relief for radio producers or do you guys tend to build everything by yourself? Let me know what you think.

Cheers and have a great weekend.

Extreme Effect Settings

Hey guys, it’s Andre.

Today, I’m going to overuse some plugin effects and features of Pro Tools as Sound Design techniques to create some more extreme effects. We all learned to avoid red meters and heavy overuse of plugins, but this time, we’re going for extremes and create some cool FX with that.

Check out how to overuse EQ settings, reverbs and destruction of sounds to create some soft, big or heavy distorted FX. (more…)

Hi guys, it’s Andre.

While I was sampling some of my software instruments on the lookout for new sounds for possible FX and Drones, I stumbled over this little fun tool, I almost forgot about – Native Instruments’ Skanner.

Skanner was released for free a while ago and is now back as Skanner XT, an updated version with more sounds and features.

Calling Skanner just a software synth would be a bit understated, because it’s much more. I would call it a creative weapon for sound designers. Check out why and what it sounds like. (more…)

The Holidays are near and it is time for some super-cool free stuff, like our Fame FX ADVENT CALENDAR stuffed with INCREDIBLE BRAND NEW FAME FX WORKPARTS.

Get it right now and sweeten your time with one cutting edge FX, Drone or Loop each day, from December 1st till December 25th!

How it works?

Simply like Fame FX on Facebook and get access to our Fame FX Advent Calendar by sending us your e-mail address via pm.

Get yourself a very special Fame FX-Mas!

My dear friend and one of the best Imaging guys ever, David Konsky is using our latest FX Library Fame FX. Today, Konsky shows you  how to combine various Fame FX workparts to build a cutting through stager to grab the listener’s attention. A nice shot from Australia’s hottest imaging producer!

Check the screen cap and listen to the audio example!