Sound Experiments


The Secret World of Foley

'The Secret World of Foley', takes us on a journey into the little known world of Foley Artists, who bring films to life by adding sound effects in post-production. We follow a multi-award winning two person team of Foley Artists and watch as they work together to bring to life a film about one morning in the life of a fishing ... More


TONSTURM Releases New Sound Effects Library - Ferocious Creatures

This library serves you all the roaring, growling, slobbering, squealing, chirping, grunting, choking and gasping you´d ever need to create fascinating and rich sounding creature and monster sound effects or to turn any of your sound design to the dark side. Recorded with up to 100kHz ... More


Dolby Atmos Takes You to the Outback in Lynette Wallworth's Collisions

Virtual reality (VR) offers storytellers an exciting new format to tell immersive stories and transport audiences in a way that was pure fantasy only a few years ago. Put on a headset with high-fidelity headphones, and suddenly you can be anywhere a filmmaker can imagine, choosing for yourself ... More


Worldizing sound recordings as made popular by Sound Designer Walter Murch

Check out this video by Hugo Pereira about the technique of worldizing sound recordings as made popular by Sound Designer Walter Murch. Worldizing is manipulating sound until it seemed to be something that existed in real space. This refers to playing back existing recordings ... More


Cardboard Guitar Stratocaster Fender : Cardboard Chaos

Cardboard Chaos is here and it’s time to riff on a new idea! Rock out with your cardboard stock out! This episode we work with a master builder at the Fender Custom Shop to see if paper has the ability to handle the look, feel and sound of one of the world’s most recognizable guitars, the Fender ... More


Ric Viers Releases His 666th Sound Effects Library “Haunted FX”

On Halloween 2015, Ric Viers released “Haunted FX” a new horror sound effects library available from Blastwave FX. The library marks lucky number “666” in Viers’ catalog of collections produced throughout his 16 year career. Appropriately, the product contains 666 horror-themed sound effects and ... More


The Foley Artist - A Short Film

"The Foley Artist" is a charming short which follows a pretty young woman waking up and getting ready to leave the house as a wizened, behind-the-scenes gentleman mimics her every move with a number of inventive props—the palms of his meaty hands, a live duck, a pan of sloppy spaghetti noodles, a gun—that recreate ... More


A Conversation. With Walter Murch

Locarno dressed as San Francisco, Piazza Grande that extends itself to look like Union Square. When you’re facing Walter Murch and a Revox, you know right away that something unique is coming. Sounds, reverberations, knowledge, insights. The rest is silence.


Strange and Bizarre Musical Instruments

Here are the biggest, strangest, most bizarre musical instruments in the world. One of these is a badger. ###Glass Armonica: Composer William Zeitler plays a glass armonica, invented by Benjamin Franklin in 1761. ###Eigenharp: Eigenharp is a brand of electronic instrument made by Eigenlabs, a company based in Devon, ... More


The Most Recognizable Voice in New York

Ayone who rides the New York City subway system is familiar with the friendly-yet-firm command to “stand clear of the closing doors, please.” This deep, sometimes vexing voice—which also apologizes for “unavoidable delays”—belongs to a man named Charlie Pellett. A radio anchor for Bloomberg News, Pellett was raised ... More


The Craft of Sound

This video follows Alex Bishop through the six month process of building an exquisite gypsy jazz guitar from scratch. In that time, the UK based production team Contra shot upwards of 10 hours of footage, which editor Will Hammond cut down into a finely-tuned three-minute film. His process for doing so – strangely enough – mirrors the ... More


Max Richter in “Such Stuff As Dreams Are Made On”

The acclaimed composer explores the science of sleep. Ordinarily, an audience falling asleep during a musical work would perhaps be a composer’s worst nightmare, but for British composer Max Richter, inducing slumber is unequivocally the aim of his “eight-hour lullaby,” Sleep. “The work is made to be ... More


Hearing Colors

The life of Neil Harbisson is like something out of a sci-fi novel. Neil was born with achromatopsia, a rare condition that leaves 1 in 30,000 people completely colorblind. But Neil isn’t colorblind, far from it. After convincing his doctors to implant an antenna onto him, Neil now possesses a new sense – the ability to hear colors. Neil ... More


Lucasfilm, Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound Launch ILMxLAB

Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) and parent company Lucasfilm, Ltd. announce the formation of ILM Experience Lab (ILMxLAB), a new division that will draw upon the talents of Lucasfilm, ILM and Skywalker Sound. ILMxLAB combines compelling storytelling, technological innovation and world-class production to create immersive ... More


Google Presents - Inside Abbey Road

Inside Abbey Road is a site built by Google in partnership with Abbey Road Studios. The aim is to enable anyone in the world to follow in the footsteps of musical legends, and step inside the famous British recording studio as it’s never been seen before. Once inside, you can explore every nook and cranny of the three ... More


Sounds in Space - Lightsaber Sounds with Ben Burtt

Ben Burtt invites you into his office at Skysound to show the inspiration for the sound of the iconic Lightsaber.


Hearing Tarantino

From the delicate intricacies used to display the fastidiousness of a character, to the overzealous noises paying tribute to a genre--here is a quick video created to showcase the many unique and effective sounds used in the films of Quentin Tarantino. Films used: Reservoir Dogs (1992) Pulp Fiction (1994) Kill Bill: ... More


Short Film "Confusion Through Sand" Features Amazing Sound Design

This film was entirely hand-animated on recycled paper. The sound design was performed by Danny Madden and Pete Horner of Skywalker Sound. Also check out a peek at how and where Confusion Through Sand was animated. Production question from ###Along with the ... More


DJ White Shadow Debuts "DJ White Shadow vs. PAC-MAN" for Bud Light's #UpForWhatever Super Bowl Ad

It's no secret that Bud Light kills it with their Super Bowl advertising every year, but this year it's on a whole other level. The 90-second ad features Life On Planes label boss and Grammy-nominated producer DJ White Shadow on the 1s and 2s, soundtracking a ... More


The Interfaces of Star Wars: A New Hope

This is a supercut of all the moments in A New Hope where characters interacted with machines, doors, screens, levers, knobs and buttons.


How A Blind Man Sees With Sound

Daniel Kish uses flash sonar to “see” the world around him. Daniel Kish (born 1966 in Montebello, California) is an American expert in human echolocation and President of World Access for the Blind, a non-profit founded in 2000 to facilitate "the self-directed achievement of people with all forms of blindness" and ... More


Harry Baauer: Searching For Sound

To the more than 1 billion people who have created or watched "Harlem Shake" videos, Harry "Baauer" Rodrigues is best known as the man behind the song. But the DJ, producer and audiophile is no one hit wonder. Collaborating with Grammy Award-winning producer Just Blaze; remix work for dance-floor heavyweights including ... More


'Star Wars' Sound Designer Ben Burtt Creates The Millennium Falcon Hyperdrive Malfunction In 1980 Vide

With all the whizbang special effects and sound design that is conjured these days with mouse clicks, stacks of computers and hard drives, utilizing the most blazing processor speeds out there, it's easy to forget that once upon a time a bit more manual ... More


Listen To Ice Crack Apart In A Frozen Lake

What does water sound like? Most of us identify the element with a trickling or gentle lapping or sloshing sound, but that’s only in its liquid form. When water freezes into ice, it becomes a lot louder. There are cracks and creaks and crashes as large chunks of ice break up; the best example being the thunderous ... More


Sixty seconds of Bone Breaking Sound Effects

Welcome to sixty seconds of pure bone crunching movie madness, many things can make a film scene cringe worthy, a ridiculous fight scene (Daredevil we're looking at you), corny one-liners or just any of Nic Cage's accents. But bone breaking has the power to make everyone wince once in a while.


The Museum Of Endangered Sounds

The Museum Of Endangered Sounds is owned and operated by Brendan Chilcutt and be experienced here: ABOUT THE MUSEUM: I launched the site in January of 2012 as a way to preserve the sounds made famous by my favorite old technologies and electronics equipment. For instance, the textured rattle and ... More


HPSTR Pyramid - Experimental Instrumentation

The HPSTR Pyramid is an attempt to create an alternative — but native to digital world — interface, to conventional knobs and slide controls. It's an approach to have the same basic and generic functionality a knob has but to achieve it with a more natural interaction. ###Idea The HPSTR Pyramid is an attempt to create an alternative ... More


What The Future Sounded Like

Post-war Britain rebuilt itself on a wave of scientific and industrial breakthroughs that culminated in the cultural revolution of the 1960’s. In this atmosphere was born the Electronic Music Studios (EMS), a radical group of avant-garde electronic musicians who utilized technology and experimentation to compose a futuristic ... More


Justin Boyd: Sound and Time

Justin Boyd, Department Chair of Sculpture and Integrated Media at Southwest School of Art, shares his connection with sound and how he uses it to create original works of art. Inspired by his sensitivity to sound at a very young age, Boyd has been recording and working with sound and music since the mid 90s. Boyd actively ... More


The Most Amazing Music Video to show Sound and Music

Check out this music video by CYMATICS: Science Vs. Music which was Directed by Nigel Stanford. ###BEHIND THE SCENES The most unusual part of making Cymatics was the fact that the music was written after the video was filmed. In 1999 I watched a documentary on 'Synesthesia' - a disorder that ... More