Sound Particles Blog

And the 93rd Oscar Nominees Are...

The 93rd Oscars nominees were announced earlier today, covering a wide range of genres, departments and talent. However, for sound and music lovers like us, there are a set of results that interest us more than others, and we got these results ready for you to read! And here are the nominees...

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How The Outer Worlds Created Lively Environments Using Sound Particles

After following their passion for music since childhood, both Justin Bell and Dylan Hairston decided to combine that passion with their love for video games, which led to them working at Obsidian Entertainment. As Audio Director/Composer and Sound Designer respectively, and together with the rest of the audio team, they brought The Outer Worlds to life, a single-player sci-fi RPG about space exploration with lots of personality. Here's how that project was developed and how Sound Particles was an integral part of the process!

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And the recipients of the 2020 Scientific & Technical Awards Are...

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced this past weekend the 17 scientific and technical achievements represented by individual award recipients, as well as companies. They were honored in a virtual Scientific and Technical Awards presentation on February 13 and we have the full list for you!

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How to pan sounds effortlessly using Energy Panner

Meet the Energy Panner, our new plugin! What can you do with it and how do you use it? What is the power of the plugin?
Don’t worry, we’re here to answer your questions. In this blog post, we give you a guided tour of the plugin and how to best apply it to pan your sounds effortlessly.

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How Paul Boechler Created Live Stadium Crowds From FIFA Recordings

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, a huge majority of sports stadiums all around the world have no audience whatsoever attending. To increase viewers’ engagement during the transmission of the matches, some international broadcasters have requested Electronic Arts (EA) to help them simulate crowd sounds during their broadcasts. Paul Boechler, sound designer on EA’s FIFA franchise, was the one responsible for creating the dynamic crowd audio playback system that is currently being used by broadcast companies such as Sky Sports, BT and BBC. And he was very kind to share his experience with us and to also tell us a little bit of the process behind the creation of the sounds used in the games.

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The Big Winners of the 2021 TEC Awards

This year, the winners of the TEC Awards were announced at NAMM's Believe in Music week. These awards recognize and celebrate the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind the sound of recordings, live performances, films, television, video games, and multimedia. You can find the full list of the winners below along with a big Congratulations! from everyone at Sound Particles.

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Interview with Dan Kenyon

Dan Kenyon is a sound designer and sound effects editor who has worked in projects such as Star Trek, Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again, Spiderman: Far From Home, and more recently in The Trial of the Chicago 7. He is an Emmy winner, a great professional with a vast resumé, and he uses Sound Particles!
Get to know more about the way he works in the industry and how he uses our software in this new interview.

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Creating scary Halloween Immersive Experiences using Sound Particles

We created two immersive soundscapes that are spooky, scary and cool, but above all, they are able to transport us somewhere else for a minute.

And you might think a minute is not that much time, but a lot can happen in a minute! You'll feel it. Check out the immersive experiences we created, and then check out exactly how we did it!

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Getting to know the mind behind Sound Particles

For Sound Particles, it all started way back in 2005 when this company was nothing but a dream in Nuno Fonseca's mind, a small idea that was too big to ever be brought to fruition.
Here's the great part about this story - how the small start-up that could went from being the brainchild of a university professor to developing a software being used in all major Hollywood studios, being integrated in AAA video games, and being an indispensable tool for a lot of sound professionals.
In this interview, Nuno tells us all about his career path, the growth of Sound Particles and his passion for 3D Audio.

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Creative Arts Emmys: Sound and Music

The Creative Arts Emmys winners were announced over the past week, covering a wide range of genres, departments and talent. However, for sound and music lovers like us, there are a set of results that interest us more than others, and we got these results ready for you to read! No need to scan through the lists of five nights of awards, they're all here for you in one place. 

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36th Annual TEC Awards Nominees

The TEC Awards is a year-round celebration that recognizes and celebrates the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind the sound of recordings, live performances, films, television, video games, and multi-media. This year, the awards will be part of the online event, Believe in Music Week. You can find the full list of the nominees below.

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Ready To Embrace 3D Audio?

Confused with all the 3D Audio terms that keep coming up? Have you tried searching for answers, only to find them scattered through several articles and guides? This quick guide offers you a summary of what you need to know and what the future holds for Immersive Sound. 

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