The Sound Design Academy Podcast: Audio Production | Voiceover | Podcasting | Lifestyle
By Michael Heuer: Sound Designer, Voiceover Artist, and Blogger
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Michael Heuer from Sound Design Academy shares all of his best sound design, and audio editing techniques, gear tips, and awesome audio hacks so you can stomp the audio industry and be at the forefront of audio quality with your voiceovers, podcasts, and audio career. Learn how you can consistently deliver amazing audio that truly shines so that you can stress less, grab the gig, and sound like a pro in no time! If you’re searching for a way to break into the industry, hear how the pros do it, and how you can do it too during your spare time, commute, or whenever you’ve got the urge, Michael Heuer makes it happen every week. Each session introduces you to somebody who’s out there making it happen, sharing their fails, epiphanies, great successes, and so much more. Every session ends with a jam session where each guest shares awesome resources and words of wisdom for you!
||SDA 015: Matt Besler – Bioware’s Blowin’ Stuff Up!||This episode I’m chatting’ it up with Bioware’s Matt Besler! Matt has a had a varied career in film, television, and gaming with such titles as the Mass Effect Trilogy as well as Dragon Age: Origins, 2, and inquisition along with Mass Effect Andr||11/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||SDA 014: Frank Petreikis – Canada to the Rise of the Tomb Raider||This week’s episode is with Frank Petreikis who is currently the audio lead on Rise of the Tomb Raider. Frank’s also worked on The Punisher, Saint’s Row 1 and 2, Red Faction Armageddon, Mass Effect 2: Arrival DLC, Mass Effect 3,||10/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||SDA 013: Austin Shannon – Stick of Truth to Freelance Freedom||Today, I’m speaking with a sound designer who’s doing things a bit differently. His name’s Austin Shannon. Typically we imagine going into a studio, and doing our long days work, but Austin does his work remotely. And I think that… is rad.||9/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||SDA 012: Kyle Fraser – 343 Industries & Halo 5||This week I had the massive honor of speaking with 343 industries Sound Designer and Audio Lead Kyle Fraser. Kyle has some incredibly high standards for his work, and an especially keen ear for what he’s going after along with an unquenchable thirst||9/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||SDA 011: Jared Emerson-Johnson – Composing for Telltale Games||Today I am chattin’ it up with the amazingly talented Jared Emerson-Johnson. Jared has composed music for a ton of awesome titles including Jurassic Park the Game, Back to the Future the Game, Telltale’s The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us,||9/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||SDA 010: Chris Watson – Field Recording at Its Finest||This week I had the absolute honour of talking with field recordist, musician, and audio ace Chris Watson. For those unfamiliar with Chris, he is considered one of the top field recordists in the world. He’s worked on Frozen Planet, The Life of Birds||9/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||SDA 009: Drew Medina – Io Moon, Virtual Reality, and the Future!||Today I’m interviewing Drew Medina from Headtrip Games. Little about Drew, and this is from his website, but Drew has been a game artist for 14 years, developing console games at Atari, Pacific Coast Power and Light, Shiny Entertainment, EA,||8/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||SDA 008: Derrick Espino – Tokyo, Tech, and The Last Of Us||This week I sat down with Sound Designer Derrick Espino. Derrick is not only an amazing human being, but has also worked on Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, God of War: Chains of Olympus,||8/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||SDA 007: Joel Green – The Gallery: Six Elements, and Cloudhead Games||Today I’m sitting down with Joel Green. Joel is a professional sound designer, helping to generate amazing audio for game titles such as Need for Speed: Undercover, Mass Effect 2 and 3, Dragon Age 2 and Inquisition,||8/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||SDA006: Garry Schyman – Aliens, Bioshock, and Mordor!||Today’s guest is Garry Schyman. Garry has composed for many mediums, but as of late has had an epic streak of video games. To name a few: Destroy All Humans! , Bioshock, Resistance: Retribution, Dante’s Inferno, Bioshock 2, Bioshock Infinite,||8/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||SDA005: Jeremie Voillot – Dragon Age, Mass Effect, and More!||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||7/29/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||SDA004: Building a Better Voiceover Career w/ 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.||7/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||SDA 003: It’s 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.||7/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||SDA 002: 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,||7/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||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 Septembe.||6/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
I found this podcast after looking for anything where sound designers are talking because I wanted to learn more about the field. Each episode has been a delight to listen. It seems the podcast was discontinued but I’m thankful for the 15 episodes that were produced. I’ve been going through each interview like fine wine and savoring it. Hearing how people got to where they are and the work they’ve done, invigorates me as a fellow sound designer.
Excellent Educational Resource
Just discovered this podcast and I have to say, I absolutely love it. The episodes are an excellent educational resource as he interviews some of the best in the business and the long length of each episode is much appreciated.
I would note that the topics tend to be aimed towards more advanced audio engineers, especially when it comes to gear discussions, but I would say it is still fairly accessible for listeners of any background if you are interested in the material.
All in all, this show really deserves the 5 stars. I highly recommend it.
Michael has some wonderful guests on the show, a lot of great wisdom here!
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