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Today I had the chance to sit down and talk with one of my industry idols: Jeremy Voillot. Jeremie is a graduate of the Vancouver Film School where he studied Sound Design. Since graduating Jeremie has had an amazing career working as a sound designer on Mass Effect, senior sound designer on Dragon Age Origins, then continuing onto such titles as Dragon Age 2 & 3 plus Mass Effect 2 & 3. Jeremie is presently  Audio Director 2 at Bioware.

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sound design academy session 4 - building a better voiceover career with scott stackhouse

This week I had the absolute privilege of sitting down with Scott Stackhouse. Scott is assistant professor of theatre in acting and voice at the University of Missouri Kansas City where he teaches acting, directing, and voice. He earned his MFA at the lovely University of California – Los Angeles and has worked regionally and nationally as an actor, director, vocal coach, and fight choreographer. On top of it all Scott also works as a professional voice actor booking gigs and continuing to develop his career. Plus, he’s a really outstanding human being. [click to continue…]

how to make a song longer or shorter

Ever had a music track that’s just a hair too short, or a smidgen too long? You don’t have to worry about it anymore. Today I’m showing you how to take that music track and either make it longer, or shorter. It’s super simple, crazy useful, and best of allfree. All you need is a Mac, Garageband, and a brain. Think you can handle it? Awesome! Let’s dive in. [click to continue…]

its the journey not the destination with greg mackender

This week I had the pleasure of sitting down with Greg Mackender. Greg is the associate professor of sound at the University of Missouri – Kansas City where he teaches Hard Disk Recording and Sound Scoring. Professor Mackender has a long history of music, audio exploration, and being at the breaking edge of audio innovation where he was one of the early implementors of digital audio.  [click to continue…]

location sound with joe elfanbaum

Sound Design Academy sits down with Production Mixer and location sound man Joe Elfanbaum to discuss his recent success and growth as an audio expert within SCAD. Within 2 years of attending the Savannah College of Art and Design, Joe has managed to jump start his location audio career, and is currently working on a number of professional gigs. Listen in to learn how you too can break into the location sound industry, get tips on how to succeed and so much more! [click to continue…]

sell sound effects online


So you’ve finally hit that point. You’re lookin’ to make some skrilla’ online with your sound effects. Now, I’d be lying if I said you’d get rich quick, or be able to figure it out from the get go. However, I’ve managed to make a nice chunk of passive income selling my sounds, and I want to pay that forward. So here it is: [click to continue…]

The-Power-of-Proximity using the proximity effect to improve your audio

When I first started out in recording, I remember instantly going for the bass knob and cranking it up to try and get that huge radio voice sound. It didn’t take long to learn how terrible that technique sounded. Today we’re diving into the proximity effect and how you can use it to get that amazing, rich, radio broadcast sound in your voice recordings. [click to continue…]

Audio_Interface_Overview Focusrite Scarlett 2i2


I bought my Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 on whim back in the winter of 2014. Having used the Focusrite Saffire Pro 40 for a metric ton of theatre sound designs, I figured this little nugget would be a gem. Lucky for me, it’s been a complete workhorse that consistently delivers every time, and so I’ve gone ahead and created an overview of the Scarlett and all her charms.  [click to continue…]

SDA 001: Booking Books and Building Relationships on acx.com with Michael Pauley

Sound Design Academy sits down with actor Michael Pauley to discuss his recent success and growth on acx.com. Within less than a year Michael has managed to rack up over 70 titles on ACX, and made the leap to full time voiceover artist through September of 2015. Listen in to learn how you can do it too, and much more!  [click to continue…]

condenser vs dynamic mics


Every person starting out in audio learns that there are two major types of microphones: condenser and dynamic. This video let’s you actually hear the difference, so you can better gauge which one you’d prefer to use, and start training your ears to recognize the difference. [click to continue…]