Tag Archives: sound design

Audible Worlds Interview

My pal Mike Niederquell over at Audible Worlds and I chatted for a bit via the interwebs and he posted the interview here.  Check it out if you are interested in nerdy audio talk!  Thanks, Mike! Also, you should follow Mike on the twitterverse: https://twitter.com/Niederquell

Recording: Air Ducts

Whenever I move into a new place, I try to go through and record all the vents, doors, cabinets, and anything else that might make a noise.  I recently unearthed a few recordings of some air ducts I did shortly after moving into my current place.  Each vent has its own personality and some of them get REALLY loud.  In the following clip, I moved the mic around to different locations within the airflow and then started tweaking the vent … Continue reading

Sound Recording: Plunger

Did a really quick upload to a small snippet from a 30 minute session of me with a plunger in a toilet. Yep. That’s how I spend my Wednesday nights. No editing or anything. Just sliced it out of the session and uploaded. Have fun! PLUNGER water toilet gurgle slosh splash water liquid ZQ 2 (Snippet) by Zachary Quarles

SoundWorks Collection Profile: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Here’s another great sound profile from SoundWorks Collection. This time it’s all about those crazy apes! Some really great production footage of Andy Serkis as “Caeser” and how they combined his vocalizations with vocalizations of actual chimps from the Chimp Haven. Enjoy! SoundWorks Collection: The Sound of Rise of the Planet of the Apes from Michael Coleman on Vimeo. Info from SoundWorks Collection: Acting as a foundation with an origin story for a new film series, Director Rupert Wyatt takes … Continue reading

Down the Rabbit Hole: Modular Synthesis

I’ve been on the precipice of building a modular synth rig for a number of years now. It’s always been something that’s been incredibly interesting and somewhat intimidating for me. No presets? What? No undo? What? What?? No software registration? YES. Anyway, a couple of months ago, I decided to go for it. I started doing some heavy duty research in terms of what was currently available and relevant in the modular world, what the online “scene” was like (I … Continue reading