For the assignment of spatializing sound i have chosen to try and immerse an audience into a story. I chose to use an old cartoon. The hit song from From Walt Disney’s “Song of the South” released in 1946 “Zip-a-Dee–Doo–Dah“. To spatialize the sound from this cartoon I have taken the flat mono track that accompanies the animation and created a 3d space that the story moves within and around. In a pitch black room or closing your eyes i intend this to feel like you are inside the animation and you can imagine the characters moving around you. To accomplish this i had to take an amusing soundtrack out of the old animation and turn it into a mono track. This track then split into five separate mono tracks that will become the mono tracks for my five outputs. Hopefully five channels will be enough to give the effect of surround sound. To fade the tracks across multiple speakers i used cross faders. And adjusted the gain level to get choose when each track would play and not play. As the main character walks in the animation the characters voice too travels around the room slowly as if he was walking around singing. There are other characters that enter the song such as a bird, children, gophers.. Etc they all join in on the song and to make this effect i would have multiple speakers playing for certain characters. The man’s voice followed a circular pattern roaming the room and the bird would sing in random places sometimes on the opposite side of the room, This helped to make the song seem like a 3d space. Hope you enjoy it.
Unfortunately i was not here for this lesson. but i can still read over the notes.
Reduced listening. Listening to sound without thinking about the meaning or the source. Purely listening to the traits that the sound has.. this is interesting. to listen to sound objectively helps to hear the technical aspects of a soundscape.
Ideas for a 3 – 8 sound design work.
I can try to reproduce something or create something new entirely. We have access to equipment or i could make my own equipment..
Just a friendly game of ping pong, The ball can bounce from speaker to speaker
Using 5 speakers create a satanic ritual.
From where you’d rather be.
While at university in the city. Remember fondly of the beach and outdoor activities.
This piece would be a creation of a multi track soundscape. If you close your eyes i want it to feel as if you are in the space.
A police skit where the cops bust into the room and surround the students using up to 8 channels the officers will come from one point in the room and run around the students they can speak to each other and
MMM.. he records a sentence and records it and replays the recording to be recorded again and replayed until the voice is incomprehensible and all that is left is the resonant frequency of the room..
Really Strange.. I don’t know what to say about this one.
It sounds like a broken record and she has made it art. Kind of cool sounds like a lo fi hip hop beat.
Today we set up the multicultural system.
I guess i can share the instruction for this,
Setting up 5 channel system
To set up a multichannel system
X x QSC K8 active speakers
X x speaker stands
1 x focusrite Scarlett 8-channel interface w. USB lead and power cable
1 x laptop w. Bag, power cable and iLok ( if using pro tools )
1 x box of power and audio cables
Set up speaker stands and moun the speakers. Distribute the speakers evenly around the space.
Speaker settings on the rear panel should be:
LF = NORM
HF = FLAT
FRONT LED = POWER
MIC/LINE IN = LINE
GAIN A = 0dB
GAIN B = OFF
Connect power leads to all speakersm check that all speakers are switched off.
Connect the power lead to interface, check that the interface is switched off.
Connect power lead to laptop and turn it on.
Laptop login = loan
Connect laptop to interface via USB cable.
Connect speakers to interface. Use XLR to XLR lead ( ie. leads with a three-pin pulg t each end_ and connect to mic/line in/ extend lead with an XLR to phone-jack lead, ie. a lead with 3-pin plug at one and end electric guitar-type plug at the other. Connect to outputs on interface. Use outputs 3-7
For safety make sure all cables are tidy and flat on the floor.
Turn the interface on.
Turn the speakers on.
Launch scarlett interface software. Set H/W control virtual to off
Import any necessary audio files via a USB stick.
Connect iLok to usb socket.
Launch pro tools
If there is an issue turn off all the speakers restart the interface and turn all the speakers back on.