Monthly Archives: November 2012

SDC – Origin Spirits Of The Past

Sound Design Challenge for Origin Spirit of the Past:

Duration: 9 seconds

Scene / Description: – Girl removes ringing neck bracelet

Time Taken: 3 hours

Original Video

SDC Video

I created the telephone tones using Audacity. Various sines and square waves at 1340 Hz and 1700 Hz. I blended them all together and EQ’ed. When She takes off the necklace it sounds just like when you open the boot of a car or use a bike pump. However I used a white noise with a filter sweep and a combination of a hoover and a washing machine powering down.

 

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Airports

While I was waiting for a flight back to England yesterday I noticed how amazingly quiet airports are. I’m not sure whether it was just the off peak time I was travelling or that having not been abroad for a few years I’d forgotten what to expect. I realized that everything had been carefully engineered to provide a quiet space. The walls and ceilings were made of Micro Perforated Plates allowing sound absorption. This made me feel good knowing that this was thought about extensively in the design of the Airport.

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