Soundbytes Podcast

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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

1
Jun

Soundbytes Podcast - EP 31 - Reel Basics

Hello! Welcome back to episode thirty-one of our monthly podcast about games and game audio. This month, we have a chat about showreels, and how to best approach showreels as a sound designer in the games industry. We go over some basic info and talk a bit about our experience making reels over the years. We also talk about Avengers: Endgame, Shazam!, Death Stranding, Raising Kratos, Divinity: Original Sin II, Austin Wintory's GDC 2019 talk The 'Banner Saga' Franchise: Making Indie Sound AAA and many more fun things.

This month, we're really excited to be sponsored by our friends at Pro Sound Effects! They have sent us over a copy of 'Bass Machine', a new library from their Sonomar Collection. We have a chat about the library in the episode, and we've also made a couple of videos for you to hear more of the library, here and here. You can also get a fantastic $50 off the library, when using the code 'SOUNDBYTES' at the checkout! Thanks PSE! 

Hosted by: 

Derek Brown - @subwoofersub
Barney Oram - @BarneyOram1

Follow Soundbytes on Twitter: @soundbytes_p

Links to things we mentioned:

Muppet Elevator: Battle Hymn of the Republic

God of War - Raising Kratos: Full Length Feature

PowerUp Audio's ReelTalk

Death Stranding – Release Date Reveal Trailer

1
May

Soundbytes Podcast - EP 30 - Interview with Josie Brechner

Hello! Welcome back to episode thirty of our monthly podcast about games and game audio. This month, we sat down with Josie Brechner and had a chat about music, GDC, freelancing and getting started in the crazy world of game audio! Josie is a sound designer and composer, based out of New York, and has worked on games such as Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King, Extreme Meatpunks Forever, and more. We were very inspired by talking to Josie, and we hope you enjoy the conversation we had!

You can follow Josie on Twitter here: @visagermusic.

Hosted by: 

Derek Brown - @subwoofersub
Barney Oram - @BarneyOram1

Follow Soundbytes on Twitter: @soundbytes_p

Links to things we mentioned:

Josie's Album 'Songs from an Unmade World' on Bandcamp

Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King OST

Blossom Tales The Sleeping King Trailer

TrainJam

EXTREME MEATPUNKS FOREVER: Powered By Blood OST

EXTREME MEATPUNKS FOREVER Trailer