The Lincoln Sound Theatre is open

[imagebrowser id=6] The Lincoln Sound Theatre

Officially opened on 6th APRIL by TREVOR DANN – new Visiting Professor.
This new facility is now ready to welcome students.

The brand new Dubbing Theatre comprises a large Control room with projected High Definition pictures and 5.1 sound system, a Foley room (Sound Effects and footsteps), a Commentary/ADR room and a computer room. We are running Pro Tools  with the Digidesign 003 control surface, with pictures front projected onto a suspended screen. The work started in September 2010 and we have tried hard to make it as professional, creative and practical as possible. It has kept myself and many others in the faculty, occupied for most of Semester A.

A big thank you to Matthew Croft, VC Mary Stuart, Sarah Barrow, and to Dean of Faculty David Sleight – this new build had their full backing and support, and I would like to extend a big thank you to them for that.
[Chris Hainstock]

Also hank you to :
Craig Bratley, Mark Aldridge, Andrew Armstong, Steve Kirby, David McSherry, Bryan Rudd, Geoff Thompson, Ronnie Fowler, Sarah Barrow, Quadrant, & Apple!


The bespoke desk built by Paul Dalton, houses the mic pre-amps, and headphone amps, along with Mac screens and PC screens. Audio Visual installation was by Quadrant, and employs HDMI and Fibre Channel cabling to connect the computers, tv screens  and the control systems.

This theatre will provide for the first time full sound mixing to picture to broadcast standards, and is a real statement of the ambitions of the Lincoln School of Media and University of Lincoln.

Universal Studios Audio Facilities

A tour of Universal Studios Audio Facilities

courtesy Designing Sound Blog
About Universal Studios Sound Department:

Universal’s Sound Editorial and Design Department provides state-of-the-art sound design and editorial services for live action and animated feature films, episodic television, interactive games, theme park rides and TV & airline versions. We take a personalized boutique approach to creating your soundtrack.

Our 5.1 surround editing suites feature brand new Pro Tools|HD editing workstations and a comprehensive networked sound library. Our high speed network links each editor with our unique and extensive sound effects library and also allows us to move sound and picture files throughout the department. We provide sound effects, dialogue, ADR and Foley. The most complex sound concepts can be realized in our deluxe sound design suites.

The Freesound Project

 

The Freesound Project aims to create a huge collaborative database of audio snippets, samples, recordings, bleeps, …  released under the Creative Commons Sampling Plus License.  The Freesound Project provides new and interesting ways of accessing these samples, allowing users to browse the sounds in new ways using keywords, a “sounds-like” type of browsing and more up and download sounds to and from the database, under the same creative commons license interact with fellow sound-artists!

They are looking for institutions and schools who want to help them with this effort. Could our institution help  fill the database? Are there any students who can help by doing (field-)recordings as assignments? Recordings of instruments? Do you have a large batch of usable sounds? Anything goes as long as the sounds can be released under the Creative Commons Sampling Plus License.