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Toxic Bag Podcast, Episode 301: Burning Brigid Media

Happy New Year! In our first podcast of 2015, Steve talks about changes to the podcast, our new “Beehive” sound effect, and we have an in-depth interview with Burning Brigid Media about their new Kickstarter project.

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The Beginnings of the Musicality Of Sound

Many sound designers are also musicians. It helps them to determine whether instruments are in tune, if something is the wrong pitch, identify frequencies, and determine musical appropriateness so that prerecorded musical cues aren’t jarring. 445 more words

Developing a Design (finally!)

So you’ve landed a show. One day, I’ll do the same. Here’s what you might do now.

  1. Read through the script. Take a few notes, but try to get an idea for the show as a whole.
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Types of Sound Effects

There are a variety of approaches to sound design.

Realistic Designs are true to life with a strong attention to detail.
Cinematic Designs incorporate a strong sense of ambiance with underscoring that follows the action. 223 more words

The History of Theatrical Sound

  • From 4,000-2,000BC in Asia, theaters rarely had sets, costumes, or props. Instead, simple, underscored music loosely accompanied the action of what was occurring onstage.
  • From about 500-1,500AD, music began to be played before and after a performance, as well as during the show.
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