Soundbytes Podcast

2
Jul

Soundbytes Podcast - EP 46 - Creative Dilemmas

Hello! Welcome back to episode forty-six of our monthly podcast about games and game audio. This month we talk Fallout 76, cold-emailing for work, creating source material, finding the balance with emotional investment into creative work, recent recording adventures and workstation must-haves! We really enjoyed having this conversation, and we hope you enjoy it too!

Discord plug: The Soundbytes discord server is in full swing with lots of excellent conversations happening, and we'd love to have you with us. Please join at the link below!

Hosted by: 

Derek Brown - @subwoofersub
Barney Oram - @BarneyOram1

Follow Soundbytes on Twitter: @soundbytes_p

Join the Soundbytes Discord Server: https://discord.gg/fP7wAEKjBP

4
May

Soundbytes Podcast - EP 45 - May Questions

Hello! Welcome back to episode forty-five of our monthly podcast about games and game audio. This month we talk about a selection of wonderful questions including what we'd say to ourselves at the start of our careers, some new plugins we've been playing with, some thoughts on how to maintain motivation in our work, and some thoughts on how to work with programmers.

Plug again: The Soundbytes discord server is in full swing with lots of excellent conversations happening, and we'd love to have you with us. Please join at the link below!

Hosted by: 

Derek Brown - @subwoofersub
Barney Oram - @BarneyOram1

Follow Soundbytes on Twitter: @soundbytes_p

Join the Soundbytes Discord Server: https://discord.gg/fP7wAEKjBP

1
Mar

Soundbytes Podcast - EP 44 - WFH Questions

Hello! Welcome back to episode forty-four of our monthly podcast about games and game audio. It's a consecutive episode! This month we discuss a bunch of fun questions, discuss our first gigs in the industry, talk about the impact of remote work on mentoring within audio teams, and discuss the future of generalist vs specialist skillsets.

Plug again: The Soundbytes discord server is in full swing with lots of excellent conversations happening, and we'd love to have you with us. Please join at the link below!

Hosted by: 

Derek Brown - @subwoofersub
Barney Oram - @BarneyOram1

Follow Soundbytes on Twitter: @soundbytes_p

Join the Soundbytes Discord Server: https://discord.gg/fP7wAEKjBP

1
Feb

Soundbytes Podcast - EP 43 - A-ha! Moments, NFL and Unionization

Hello! Welcome back to episode forty-three of our monthly podcast about games and game audio. It's 2021 and we're back for some more sound-based chats. This month we catch up about COVID, talk about the new Soundbytes Discord server, and discuss a wonderful selection of questions from our listeners. We had a lot of fun recording this episode and we hope you enjoy listening to it. 

Hosted by: 

Derek Brown - @subwoofersub
Barney Oram - @BarneyOram1

Follow Soundbytes on Twitter: @soundbytes_p

Join the Soundbytes Discord Server: https://discord.gg/fP7wAEKjBP

Links to things we mentioned:

Barney's New Gun Library

Derek's New Eurorack Case

'The Last of Us 2 Surpasses The Witcher 3 as the Most Awarded Game in History'

2
Dec

Soundbytes Podcast - EP 42 - The End is Near (of 2020)

Hello! Welcome back to episode forty-two of our monthly podcast about games and game audio. We're rolling in for one last episode this year, and what a ride it has been. Thankyou for keeping up with our (admittedly infrequent) antics in 2020, we're hoping to have some more substantial episodes for you to sink your teeth into in 2021. This month we talk Biden, Demon's Souls, Miles Morales, the PS5 launch, and the TLOU2 win for best audio at the Golden Joysticks.

Hosted by: 

Derek Brown - @subwoofersub
Barney Oram - @BarneyOram1

Follow Soundbytes on Twitter: @soundbytes_p

Links to things we mentioned:

The Last of Us 2 Sweeps The Golden Joysticks with Five Awards

Demon’s Souls

Miles Morales

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

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