Soundbytes Podcast

1
Sep

Soundbytes Podcast - EP 41 - We Back

Hello! Welcome back to episode forty-one of our monthly podcast about games and game audio. This month we catch on all manner of fun things, including games we're playing, explosions Barney has been recording, eurorack Derek has plunged into and source we've been making. As we mentioned, we're hoping to start doing some livestreams sometime soon - keep an eye on the twitters! 

Hosted by: 

Derek Brown - @subwoofersub
Barney Oram - @BarneyOram1

Follow Soundbytes on Twitter: @soundbytes_p

Links to things we mentioned:

Barney's RPG Recording Adventure

Barney's New SASS Mic

Arturia CMI-V

TwistedTools S-Layer

Soundminer Radium

5
Jun

Soundbytes Podcast - EP 40 - Summer Catch Up

Hello! Welcome back to episode forty of Soundbytes. It has been another strange few months, as I'm sure you're all aware, but we thought we'd have a little chat and catch up about some things that have been happening.

We want to start off this month by expressing our unequivocal support for the Black Lives Matter movement and the protests against the murder of George Floyd. We're disgusted by the inhumanity and disregard for common decency displayed by the police in the USA right now, and we took a moment in this episode to discuss how we can support the protestors and the wider movement. In the episode, we mentioned the Minnesota Freedom Fund, who have been paying bail for those arrested during the protests, and the Official George Floyd Memorial Fund, set up by Floyd's grieving family. These funds are among many that are supporting this very important fight. Please help as you can.

We also discussed Derek's last day at Naughty Dog and the upcoming release of TLOU2, as well as discussing some of the cool sound related stuff that has been happening online during lockdown. We hope you're all keeping well during this crazy time.

Hosted by: 

Derek Brown - @subwoofersub
Barney Oram - @BarneyOram1

Follow Soundbytes on Twitter: @soundbytes_p

Links to things we mentioned:

8 Minutes of The Last of Us Part 2 Gameplay | State of Play

Tim Nielsen's Zoom Meetings

Paul Stoughton's Advanced Propulsion Library and very cool Blog Post

Boom library - Magic - Arcane Forces Behind The Scenes

2
Apr

Soundbytes Podcast - EP 39 - Survival Mode

We're back! Sorry it has been a while. Things have changed a little since we last met, including a worldwide pandemic. We're both in lockdown and the moment and we're sure many of our listeners are also. We just want to wish you all safety, it's a strange time and we talked a bit about that in the episode. We offer a few ideas for working from home, as that's the new normal for a lot of folks now, at least for the foreseeable future. Barney also tells us a little about his escapades in recording explosive sounds.

Stay home friends! And stay safe.

Hosted by: 

Derek Brown - @subwoofersub
Barney Oram - @BarneyOram1

Follow Soundbytes on Twitter: @soundbytes_p

Links to things we mentioned:

Pro Tools Free Quarantine License

Reaper Free Quarantine License

Pomodoro Technique

Barney's London Cannon Recording Adventure

Barney's Explosives Recording Adventure

1
Jan

Soundbytes Podcast - EP 38 - Best of the Decade

Hello! Welcome back to episode thirty-eight of our monthly podcast about games and game audio. It's 2020! Welcome to the new decade. We decided to use this episode to dig back through some of the sound gems we've particularly enjoyed in the last 10 years. It's a mix of games and films, and we each talk about what our choices mean to us, and how they inspired us. 

We wanted to say an extra special thanks to all who have stuck with us over the years, and continue to listen to our podcast. We're eternally grateful for your support. We are also excited for the new year and what it'll bring for us, and we'd like to wish you all a very happy and prosperous 2020.

As mentioned in the episode, we'll be at the Game Audio LA meetup on the 18th of Jan. We're looking forward to seeing old friends, and making some new ones. If you're local, we'd love to hang out with you! 

Hosted by: 

Derek Brown - @subwoofersub
Barney Oram - @BarneyOram1

Follow Soundbytes on Twitter: @soundbytes_p

Links to things we mentioned:

Richard King AMA on Reddit

Creating the Poetic Sound of Arrival

SoundWorks Collection - The Sound of Godzilla

Blade Runner 2049- Corpse Examination scene

1
Dec

Soundbytes Podcast - EP 37 - Interview with scntfc and Eduardo Ortiz Frau

Hello! Welcome back to episode thirty-seven of our monthly podcast about games and game audio. This month, we were incredibly lucky to be joined by two incredibly talented audio people: composer scntfc (Andy Rohrmann) and sound designer Eduardo Ortiz Frau. Both Andy and Eduardo have just finished up working on the newly released game, Afterparty. We loved the sound and music of Afterparty, so it was a real honour to be able to dig into some of the specifics that went into its creation. We talked about Eduardo and Andy's backgrounds in audio and games, about how they both ended up working on Afterparty, and we discussed their approach to creating audio such a unique gaming experience. A huge thanks to both Andy and Eduardo for taking the time to chat to us, it was an incredibly insightful and inspiring interview.

You can follow Eduardo on Twitter here: @edsounddesign and Andy on Twitter here: @scntfc.

Afterparty is out now, and can be purchased on Xbox One, PS4 and the Epic Games Store.

Hosted by: 

Derek Brown - @subwoofersub
Barney Oram - @BarneyOram1

Follow Soundbytes on Twitter: @soundbytes_p

Links to things we mentioned:

Sword & Sworcery: Moon Grotto by scntfc

Oxenfree by scntfc

The Stanley Parable

Night School Studio

1
Nov

Soundbytes Podcast - EP 36 - Three Years

Hello! Welcome back to episode thirty-six of our monthly podcast about games and game audio. This month marks an incredible milestone for us - three whole years of the Soundbytes podcast! It's been great a journey and a lot of fun. We're thankful for everyone who has listened to us. In this month's episode we talk a bit about the past 3 years, we talk about settling into new jobs, and Barney talks about a recent field recording expedition he went on.

Hosted by:

Derek Brown - @subwoofersub
Barney Oram - @BarneyOram1

Follow Soundbytes on Twitter: @soundbytes_p

Links to things we mentioned:

SoundDevices MixPre-6 II

Trench Rammer Recording Session

1
Oct

Soundbytes Podcast - EP 35 - Life Update

Hello! Welcome back to episode thirty-five of our monthly podcast about games and game audio. Just a very short one from us this month, as we're both very busy. Barney is currently travelling in Israel after having just started a new job with SweetJustice, and Derek in settling into a new job at Naughty Dog and a new home in LA. It's been a hectic month for us so we decided to pre-record a quick update on where our lives are at. We'll be back very soon with more of that infectious banter and game audio knowledge share. Have a lovely October! 

Hosted by:

Derek Brown - @subwoofersub
Barney Oram - @BarneyOram1

Follow Soundbytes on Twitter: @soundbytes_p

1
Sep

Soundbytes Podcast - EP 34 - Summer’s End

Hello! Welcome back to episode thirty-four of our monthly podcast about games and game audio. This month, we talk No Man's Sky, new mic purchases, the final Joker trailer, the new SoundDevices Mixpre-6 II, Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon, and much, much more. 

Hosted by:

Derek Brown - @subwoofersub
Barney Oram - @BarneyOram1

Follow Soundbytes on Twitter: @soundbytes_p

Links to things we mentioned:

No Man's Sky BEYOND

Sanken CO-100k, Sennheiser MKH8060 and Aquarian Audio H2a Hydrophone

Joker Final Trailer

Sound Devices MixPre-6 II

Steal Like an Artist - Austin Kleon

Tonsturm Whoosh

The Secret To The Gruesome Sounds In Mortal Kombat Is Exploding Vegetables

Stephen Schapps' Reaper Theme

Bullet Journal

Value of Gigabyte 1980 - 2009

1
Aug

Soundbytes Podcast - EP 33 - Workflow and Process

Hello! Welcome back to episode thirty-three of our monthly podcast about games and game audio. This month, we talk about our new library, Lo-Fi Sci-Fi, Barney's new Neumann's, the new Richard King library from Pro Sound Effects, Far Cry 5, and we answer a bunch of wonderful questions about workflow and process - thanks to Nikolaj de Haan for those!

Hosted by:

Derek Brown - @subwoofersub
Barney Oram - @BarneyOram1

Follow Soundbytes on Twitter: @soundbytes_p

Links to things we mentioned:

Lo-Fi Sci-Fi by Barney Oram and Derek Brown - on ASoundEffect

Lo-Fi Sci-Fi Trailer

Far Cry 5: The Hope County Choir - 'Oh the Bliss'

Far Cry 5: The Hope County Choir - 'Help Me Faith'

Pro Sound Effects - King Collection: Volume 1

Neumann KH120

London Game Audio Drinks - Saturday 3rd of August

1
Jul

Soundbytes Podcast - EP 32 - A Reddit Adventure

Hello! Welcome back to episode thirty-two of our monthly podcast about games and game audio. This month, we talk E3 2019, Godzilla, Keanu Reeves, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Tetris Effect, and we dive into the depths of Reddit, and visit /r/GameAudio/, for some juicy topics.

Hosted by: 

Derek Brown - @subwoofersub
Barney Oram - @BarneyOram1

Follow Soundbytes on Twitter: @soundbytes_p

Links to things we mentioned:

Reddit: Working Remotely and the Challenges

Reddit: Is it too late for me to get into video game music?

Reddit: How would you create fantasy insectoid sounds?

Summer Games Done Quick

Game Audio Shack 2019

Develop Conference Brighton 2019

The Lord of the Rings - Shelob's Lair

Tonebenders - Dave Whitehead

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