Sound Design Session Examples / Experiments Insight 002


Sound Design Session Examples / Experiments Insight:

Source: Inside piano, thunder sheet,  Vibraphone, synthetic kick drum

Exploring custom sounds. We regularly design new sounds in search for something unique and interesting and for individual projects. There is never enough time to post examples of everything we do, there would multiple posts a week and we prefer to spend that time on making great music and sound! If you would like to see some more interesting sounds we welcome potential collaborators to the studio. There are some interesting things to see and especially hear! Get in touch. 

Piano recording with 2 x DPA 4015As and Neve preamps. Also in the picture, various tools for hitting scraping and vibrating the strongs and sound board. 

Piano recording with 2 x DPA 4015As and Neve preamps. Also in the picture, various tools for hitting scraping and vibrating the strongs and sound board. 

These effects are a few examples from a large session using different piano sounds as a source. With up to eight sounds playing at once and the ability to individually modulate the pitch with touch / pen controller. Filtering, chopping, stretching and granulating. These are the tip of the iceberg.

These were processed in a similar way to the piano sounds, using similar tools. These sounds gave us a huge library of great sounding unique user-interface sounds (UI). Some of which we've used in many projects since. The sound design session also yielded some super sci-fi sounds.

Vibraphone recording. 2 x DPA 4015As. Using a variety of different tools: thick chains, nails (dropping them), brushes, gaffer tape (peeling), bowing and playing(!). [Matt dropping things on the vibraphone]

Vibraphone recording. 2 x DPA 4015As. Using a variety of different tools: thick chains, nails (dropping them), brushes, gaffer tape (peeling), bowing and playing(!). [Matt dropping things on the vibraphone]

Thunder sheet bowing with a metal ruler. The thunder sheet was hours of fun in the session. Bowing, scraping, hitting, scraping and banging and so many different ways. Super expressive piece of metal. Recorded with 2 x DPA 4015As.

Thunder sheet bowing with a metal ruler. The thunder sheet was hours of fun in the session. Bowing, scraping, hitting, scraping and banging and so many different ways. Super expressive piece of metal. Recorded with 2 x DPA 4015As.

The thunder sheet created such a rich and unique sound. The few samples here and accompanied by 100s of more drones, hits, wronks, groans, glitches and dark ambience. We would post them all, but we can't give everything away! Processed using the same techniques as the two pieces above but with some special spectral domain processes and effects.


completed Feb 2012, sounds posted 2013, much more completed since!