SimBin’s Race Room Racing Experience, or R3E for short, has recently gone public-beta and already the footage is showing up on Youtube, sounding great. SimBin has been a leader on the sonic front in the past, and I’m glad to say that’s no different moving forward. Continue reading →
2013 is already here, and the future so far is looking great. There are a number of great things coming from the automotive world, and many of them are going to provide an interesting change to the soundscape of the roads. I thought I might share a few of these with you, and why they will be important too. Continue reading →
I have the pleasure of announcing the launch of RSAudio, the brainchild of Richard Simpson in the UK. Richard started his recording project endeavors at about the same time that I was working on my Kickstarter project. We’ve been discussing back and forth since then about techniques that worked, things that didn’t, and Richard even published the results from his survey about how car sound packs are used. It’s really awesome to see that he’s come to completion on this! Richard’s first sound pack release is of a Renault Clio (if I had to guess I’d say it’s a 2007?). It sounds like he’s gone fully comprehensive on this and included foley as well. He’s even got a comical little demo clip to go along with it:
Check out his work and his pack, or follow him on twitter/facebook, but definitely keep an eye out on RSAudio and congratulate him on the new endeavor!
We all love some form of athletic competition. Whether it’s the recent Olympic games, or the ongoing U.S. Open, or the upcoming NBA and NFL seasons, or whatever it is you’re into, one of the things that all organized athletics have in common, is organization. And like all organized athletics, the more transparent the organization can be, the more the fans and the participants can focus on the enjoyment of the activity. Up until very recently, organization in American sports car racing has been doing well to stay out of the way. It appears, however, that a very large and dramatic change to the system is about to occur. I don’t like talking politics and don’t want to use my website as a hotbed for debate, but I also realize you readers are more focused on the sounds of cars than of race fanaticism so I thought I would help summarize what is going on. Continue reading →
I wanted to wait a bit to announce this since I just finished my ALMS experience post, but I just can’t contain the excitement anymore. I’ve been given an amazing opportunity as a Contract Vehicle Audio Designer with Turn 10 Studios! I start on Sept. 17th and will be moving to the Redmond area in the beginning of the month. So, to everyone who has helped make Track Time Audio an excellent source for vehicle audio, and for encouraging my passion, thank you so much!
Regarding TTA’s future, I am allowed to continue to write and post so long as I adhere to my job non-disclosure agreements. Also, it will be unfortunately more awkward to get interviews from other studios, however my hope is that TTA has become a large enough asset to the sound community that such awkwardness could be avoided.
Since I’ll be moving half way across the country, if anyone could help out in the hunt for housing in the Redmond area, please shoot me an email!
And with that, here are some funny pictures of me in action from Road America, courtesy of Ben.
As many of you may know, I had the privilege of going to Elkhat Lake, WI to the Road America track for the Road Race Showcase last weekend with a pair of my good friends. Over the course of the weekend I heard and recorded lots of great sounds, shot tons of photos, and met plenty of people. I thought it’d be cool to share my experience with you. Continue reading →
It’s been a busy week getting the Kickstarter sound pack distribution finalized, working to get ahead of myself, and interviewing for a possible new adventure. However, it is time for all that to take a back seat while I go to Road America for the ALMS race this weekend with my roommate @TheBenWedge and our good friend @zaisoroni.
We’re going to be camping just outside of the Carousel, so if you’re in the area look for one of us wearing a TTA shirt!
I’m bringing some of my recording equipment in hopes that I can catch some interesting sounds in and around the woods. Good or bad I’ll be sharing some of what I find with you guys.
I’ve also been spoiled by Alex Bellus who has let me borrow his 70-300 4.5-5.6VR lens for the trip. My plan is to do audio for practice/qualifying sessions, and then shoot photos for the race itself.
I’ll probably be with minimal communication until I return Sunday, but if you have access to ESPN3 (either on the web or your xbox) then be sure to catch the race!