VFS SoundCloud Full Scholarship Challenge 2011- The Colour Red JoseRuizSanchez by JoseRuizSonido published on 2011/11/13 22:27:57 +0000 Hi, I'm Jose Ruiz I've been a professional sound technician for about 6 years, basicly working in live events (concerts, theatre, etc...). After a few years and a lot of work I started to be interested in sound design, and I suddenly discovered the beauty of the sound itself. From them, it wasnt only if something sounded good or bad. I bought a recorder machine and some mics and started making some Field Recordings, discovering a whole new world of sound and noises. I also love to create new sounds almost from zero or from a little noise, with oscillators, sound generators, etc... even synth programming and instruments creation via sampler. I'm lately trying to improve in electronics so I can begin to create some devices, generators or fx. Im also a microphones lover, I love all the subtle differences between them. Im a sound passionate, Its amazing how we can arouse so many sensations with just listening, not being able to touch or see. That's why I believe Sound Design for Visual Media is the career for me, its a great opportunity to keep learning and getting new skills and knowledge to do what I love most. For this category I just imagined the red colour as something latent, using the sun as my starting point. Another reference I've had is some kind of lava lake. As I started investigating, I discovered in the internet the work of an investigator called Kosovichev, who captured some solar tones through one of his devices. He later modified this tones so they could be audible. (http://soi.stanford.edu/results/sounds.html). I also looked for the red light's tones wave length, and scaled them so they could be among the human's audible range. With the Logic Pro's TestOsc I created some pure tones from some of those frequencies. And also pink, white and red noise, filtered in the band of frequencies that I obtained from the red tones wave lengths. It's obvious that this process and its scientific foundation could take us to who knows where, so I started working in a more subjective way. Once I had all the material in the Logic's timeline I began to test some differents effects, noise gates, compressors, equalizers and timing variations in the tracks to make happens phase sum and cancellations so we could get through the whole theme to some sustained rhythm pattern. So I finally created a audible representation of the red colour in a lava pool. Everything from these Kosovichev three tones and an oscilator. I would like to add that these solar tones do not appear in the theme, but they are only used to shoot from side-chain compressors and gates that work in other tracks.