It’s that time again…

PlanetSide 2 – But what about the music?

Joystiq had an interview with composer for PlanetSide 2. Find out more about Jeff’s inspirations and the challenges of scoring an MMO. If you missed the full PlanetSide 2 game audio run-down last week, be sure to check out this post as well.



And then he SPAD all over the living room floor

Charles Verron  posted a free  downloadable Spatial Additive Synthesizer (SPAD). The video below shows SPAD in action procedurally generating environment ambiance and footsteps with 3D positioning. Inch by inch we crawl out of these sample-based ways.


Electrostatic Graphene Loudspeaker 

So what is the deal with Graphene? Well, this flat monolayer of carbon atoms, tightly packed into a two-dimensional honeycomb lattice, has excellent transductive properties. Some research types at MIT are sandwiching this material between silicone and creating speakers with solid frequency responses. All signs point to a future with smaller speakers that have less crappy sound quality.



Sound and Water Experiments

Watch this video to find out what happens to a falling stream of water when hit by high frequency sound waves. This is better than that rubber pencil trick I insisted on showing everyone at work.



CreatingSound’s very own Christian Floisand released a ring modulator VST  named Dyner. Christian is a descendant of an ancient line of  VST craftsmen. They hammered the zeros and ones into stone back in the day, or at least I imagine sometimes. Seriously though, take Dyner for a spin, it’s free and PC/MAC compatible.