In this exclusive SoundWorks Collection sound profile Michael Coleman talks with Supervising Sound Editor and Sound Designer Erik Aadahl and Supervising Sound Editor Ethan Van der Ryn about the sound of Director Gareth Edwards Godzilla.
This 45-minute conversation covers the creative and technical process that the sound team of E2 (www.e2sound.com) pursued to create the dark and powerful sound of the king of all monsters, Godzilla.
Dr. Ichiro Serizawa - "I think Godzilla was only listening. The MUTO was calling something else."
E² is a sound design team dedicated to the art of sound. Founders, Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadahl, are responsible for the sound design and sound editing of the TRANSFORMERS and KUNG FU PANDA films. Other credits include the LORD OF THE RINGS series and THE TREE OF LIFE. Together they have garnered 7 Oscar nominations and 2 wins.
Special thanks to Legendary Studios and Warner Bros. Studio
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If you want to record guitar or other electric instruments this could be worth taking a look at as it would allow for cleaner recordings but be aware that the latency could be a problem if you are not using Lollipop / Google Nexus devices / Samsung latest models with their solution of latency...
Here is what IK Multimedia is saying:
Announcing iRig 2, the sequel to our groundbreaking and best-selling iRig guitar interface. iRig 2 builds on the design that made its predecessor so popular. It pairs great sound and streamlined convenience with new updated features like versatile input gain control, a ¼” amplifier output jack and Android compatibility. iRig 2 makes for a versatile tool that’s perfect for practice sessions, live performances, jamming with friends, recording and more.
Now everyone can plug in their guitar or bass to enjoy killer tone on their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or Android device — with the release of iRig 2, the world’s most popular guitar interface is better than ever before.
The biggest update that iRig 2 brings is its new ¼” amplifier output. This augments its 1/8” headphone output by allowing musicians to use iRig 2 and their mobile device along with their favorite amplifier, without the use of an adaptor. This opens up a whole world of opportunities when paired with AmpliTube, IK's powerful guitar and bass multi-effects processor. iRig 2 now lets musicians easily use AmpliTube’s vast library of meticulously modeled virtual stompbox effects, amplifiers and other gear as a part of their physical rig.
iRig 2’s added switch allows dual-mode operation: FX lets musicians send to the Amp ¼” output a processed signal from apps like AmpliTube. THRU sends a clean signal, letting musicians use their mobile device as a tuner, recorder or other utility, while using their classic analog rig keeping the pureness of a 100% analog signal path.
Made for both practice and performance, iRig 2 comes with a removable support that together with a velrco strip allow easily mounting iRig 2 on any mic or music stand, making iRig 2 perfectly at home on live performances as well.
Plug and play simplicity on every device
iRig 2 has been made to be compatible with the widest range of instruments and mobile devices possible. Its built-in universal 1/8" TRRS output connector provides a true plug-and-play experience on iPhone, iPod touch, Mac and Android. Likewise, its 1/4" instrument input works with any guitar, bass or line-level instrument. To ensure the best sound quality, iRig 2 comes with an input gain thumbwheel that allows musicians to dial in the perfect setting for their setup — iRig 2 works just as well when its connecting a wailing 3 humbucker electric guitar to a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 as it does a jazzy archtop or mellow electric piano to an iPhone 6.
Killer guitar tone on Android
iRig 2 is now widely compatible with Android smartphones and tablets. Its 1/8” output connector is compatible with many popular Android devices produced by manufacturers like Samsung, LG, Motorola, HTC and more — any device with 1/8” input that supports the CTIA/AHJ wiring standard works with iRig 2.
Additionally, users with Android devices that support Samsung Professional Audio can enjoy AmpliTube for Android, a special version of the popular multi-effects processor that brings a full spread of meticulously modeled virtual gear to the Android platform.
A full suite of apps
iRig 2 is ready to go right out of the box. It comes with a powerful cross-platform suite of apps and software that includes free versions of AmpliTube for iOS, Android and Mac/PC. And while iRig 2 is the ideal companion to AmpliTube, it also works with any other recording, processing, tuning or music app.
Pricing and availability
The new iRig 2 interface will be available in Q1 2015 via the IK Online Store and select music and consumer electronics retailers worldwide for $39.99/€29.99 (excl. taxes).
This is crazy cool use of the built in app Vocality (just for the Android version of Caustic, also available as a free separate app) plus the Vocoder for the vocals. Never tried this myself but am surprised how good he made the computer generated singing sound. Suspect that you do need to put in a lot of work to make it sound this good!
Here is the explanation that is part of the running commentary in the video:
Vocals made with speech synthesis app (Vocality TTS for Android), synced with Beatbox machine (w. help of tuning), pitch corrected with Audacity and finally made the singing with the Vocoder machine.
Guess this would be a usb audio interface...
Outside of bringing some serious music apps to Android the second good news is that it is supposed to work on Android 4.0 and up!
Having pioneered low-latency digital audio interfacing and processing on select Android Samsung Professional Audio devices with iRig HD-A,AmpliTube, iRig MIC HD-A and EZ Voice, IK Multimedia will present a breakthrough universal solution that provides near zero latency and real-time audio processing on a wide assortment of Android devices (running Android 4.0 or higher and compatible with USB host mode/OTG mode) at NAMM 2015.
Despite representing over 80% market share of mobile devices in circulation, Android smartphones and tablets have not established themselves as a reliable music creation platform. This is due to factors like the OS’s performance, which is not suitable for real-time processing, and the fragmentation of the platform across dozens of manufacturers and carriers.
Even with the addition of standard USB Audio I/O in the recent release of Android 5.0, the platform still lacks the ability to perform rock solid real time ultra low latency audio processing.
IK Multimedia has solved this problem with a paradigm shift of a universal solution that delivers astonishing near zero latency performance (down to 2 ms round-trip total latency) on every Android device running Android 4.0 or higher and that supports USB host mode/OTG mode independently from the device manufacturer.
This solution will be made available to the hundreds of millions of devices in circulation from manufacturers like Samsung, Google, Motorola, LG, HTC, Xiaomi and more. Finally, the capability for using the Android platform for serious music making and performance has arrived.
Try it for yourself and visit IK Booth #6520 at the 2015 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California during January 22-25, or visit our site and social channels for more information released during the show.
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Musical android You can do it! It will feel amazing afterwards!!!