Matt Christensen Website Launch

by Saul Edmonds

We’ve just launched the new website for Matt Christensen - Composer & Performer. Matt specializes in original high quality musical compositions for creative iOS games and web application projects.


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Get to know Saul Edmonds & Roundhouse

As Creative Director & Roundhouse Founder Saul Edmonds has over 20 years professional design and digital experience. 

He is an expert on Brand, Website and App Development. He has worked with clients across all industry groups - including startups, small business, government and entrepreneurs - on projects of all sizes and budgets.

Saul and his team can help you grow your business and discover new possibilities with :

  • strategic brand design
  • web design & development
  • app design and development 
  • digital marketing 
  • creative engagement 

    Saul Edmonds believes that every project begins with a story. 

    Saul and his team offer a one to one, tailored service - where he works with you closely to develop innovative solutions that will take your business to the next level. 

    Find out how Saul can help you turn your ideas into reality.

    Book an obligation free consultation with Saul Edmonds for ideas and strategies to take your business or project to the next level. Click here to arrange your booking.

    Phone : +617 1300 727 749
    email : us@roundhouse.cc

    • Learn about our web design here.
    • Learn about our app development here.
    • See our brand and logo portfolio here.

    Connect with Saul Edmonds on Linkedin here or Google+ here.
    Connect with Roundhouse on Google+ here.

    5 Amazing Sound Design Resources You Should Bookmark

    by Saul Edmonds
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    As a sound designer, it pays to keep informed. Learning new things and keeping up to date with what is ‘out there’ is essential. Tools, resources, information - knowing where they are when you need them is important. Additionally, there is a rapidly developing sound design community that surrounds the latest technologies. It is great to get involved and read of the experiences of others in the sound design world.

    Find below 5 websites that I find useful and (always) inspirational

    1. FILMSOUND

    Fimsound is described as a ‘learning Space dedicated to the art of film sound design’. From film sound design history, to composer texts and a catalogue of hundreds of articles sorted by movie title - filmsound is possibly the most comprehensive site on the web regarding the topic of sound and music for film. There is so much information on this site! Also included are articles about TV, gaming and animation sound design, and a section for beginners.

    2. SOUND LIBRARY

    Sound designer and composer Stephan Schutze has been working in the games industry in Australia for over a decade. He makes available his sound library as a free online audio resource centre with over 14,500 high resolution sound effects. The samples are free to download and a hard copy is available for purchase.

    3. AUDIOGANG

    Audiogang is the Game Audio Network Guild. GANG is a is a non-profit organization that is both a resource and community for game audio professionals, publishers, developers and students. Membership (which ranges from $50 / year for ‘student’ to $100 / year for ‘professional’) is required to access the many resources include industry news, articles, white papers, panel recordings, event dates, and online message boards.

    4. STREAMING SOUNDTRACKS

    StreamingSoundtracks.com broadcasts Movie Scores, TV Themes, Anime & Game Music. It is free to join the community and request songs to be played. There is an incredible variety of works featured on the playlists.

    5. USO PROJECT

    Unidentified Sound Object - is a web library about theory and application of new technologies in the areas of sound-on-film, electronic music, sound design, immersive environments, sound synthesis, digital signal processing. Highly recommended.

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    Get to know Saul Edmonds & Roundhouse

    As Creative Director & Roundhouse Founder Saul Edmonds has over 20 years professional design and digital experience. 

    He is an expert on Brand, Website and App Development. He has worked with clients across all industry groups - including startups, small business, government and entrepreneurs - on projects of all sizes and budgets.

    Saul and his team can help you grow your business and discover new possibilities with :

    • strategic brand design
    • web design & development
    • app design and development 
    • digital marketing 
    • creative engagement 

      Saul Edmonds believes that every project begins with a story. 

      Saul and his team offer a one to one, tailored service - where he works with you closely to develop innovative solutions that will take your business to the next level. 

      Find out how Saul can help you turn your ideas into reality.

      Book an obligation free consultation with Saul Edmonds for ideas and strategies to take your business or project to the next level. Click here to arrange your booking.

      Phone : +617 1300 727 749
      email : us@roundhouse.cc

      • Learn about our web design here.
      • Learn about our app development here.
      • See our brand and logo portfolio here.

      Connect with Saul Edmonds on Linkedin here or Google+ here.
      Connect with Roundhouse on Google+ here.

      Star Wars and the Sound Revolution of ’77

      by Saul Edmonds
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      The Force / Of Sound

      “It’s an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us. It binds the galaxy together.”(Star Wars Episode IV)

      The success of Star Wars was underpinned by the creative brilliance of Sound Designer Ben Burtt.

      George Lucas’ resolution of diverse story elements - from fantastical characters to futurescape weaponry and worlds - is indebted to the imaginative sound solutions intuited by Burtt.

      Sound Maketh the Man

      Consider Vader, R2D2, The Lightsabre, The Tie Fighter

      In many instances these sounds have become as iconographic as the characters themselves. The audio was carefully hand crafted by Burtt from a creative palette that extended to found sounds, field recordings, electronics and studio based technical enhancements.

      Welcome to 1977

      Significantly, 1977 also saw great progress in the evolution of cinematic sound.

      Star Wars became one of the first films to fully exploit the new surround sound technologies of the Dolby A System.

      As a sound designer Burtt made full use of the capabilities of the Dolby A System Standard, which specifically featured an enhanced tonal range and better sonic and textural response. In effect, this technology specifically enhanced the illusion of cinematic realism.

      Dolby & Star Wars

      Dolby Laboratories was founded by Ray Dolby in the mid 1960’s.

      The initial goal was to develop a sound system for cinema that reduced noise level and permitted a greater frequency range to be utilized.

      Innovation and marketing by Dolby led to the development of an ‘optical stereophonic system’. This enabled high quality audio to be fully integrated with the 35 mm prints used by studios and cinemas. The Stereo System itself consisted of three loudspeakers placed behind the screen (left, centre and right) with a fourth surround channel using various speakers throughout the auditorium which broadcasted non-directional sound.

      Star Wars’ sound designer Burtt evinced a great understanding as to how an audience responds intuitively to a sound landscape at a subconscious level. He noted the significance of spatial positioning where sound content is best perceived within a dramatic context. The Dolby Stereo System offered the ‘three-dimensionality’ needed by Burtt to effectively create the heightened realism required to realize the Star Wars experience.

      The success of Star Wars ensured that subsequent film makers appreciated the potential for sound technology to greatly enhance the cinematic experience. There are now over 70,000 Dolby equipped cinemas.

      It is of interest to note : since 1977 - all but one oscar winning ‘Sound Categories’ movie has featured a Dolby Stereo Soundtrack.


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      Get to know Saul Edmonds & Roundhouse

      As Creative Director & Roundhouse Founder Saul Edmonds has over 20 years professional design and digital experience. 

      He is an expert on Brand, Website and App Development. He has worked with clients across all industry groups - including startups, small business, government and entrepreneurs - on projects of all sizes and budgets.

      Saul and his team can help you grow your business and discover new possibilities with :

      • strategic brand design
      • web design & development
      • app design and development 
      • digital marketing 
      • creative engagement 

        Saul Edmonds believes that every project begins with a story. 

        Saul and his team offer a one to one, tailored service - where he works with you closely to develop innovative solutions that will take your business to the next level. 

        Find out how Saul can help you turn your ideas into reality.

        Book an obligation free consultation with Saul Edmonds for ideas and strategies to take your business or project to the next level. Click here to arrange your booking.

        Phone : +617 1300 727 749
        email : us@roundhouse.cc

        • Learn about our web design here.
        • Learn about our app development here.
        • See our brand and logo portfolio here.

        Connect with Saul Edmonds on Linkedin here or Google+ here.
        Connect with Roundhouse on Google+ here.

        Sound Design - How to Step Outside Your Comfort Zone

        by Saul Edmonds
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        A definition in terms:

        • Comfort - a physical or moral experience of safety/ ease/ consolation.
        • Zone - an area/ partition / region of distinction

        The Quiet Art of Discomfiture

        • Comfort zones - vital as they are - embody the ‘now’
        • Now is good - new is hard
        • Creativity needs ‘new’
        • But we already know / knew that

        A zone is a restriction in terms. Some seek comfort in confinement. Yet with a break in certainty comes promise of adventure. Senses are engaged. Courage strikes a spark. Danger lies ahead (or it should).

        “I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.” (John Cage)

        A designer should in-build strategies for routine destabilization

        Creatives need less creativity. Ideas are built not found

        Consider the following when reviewing your next or current project:

        How can this work go beyond the c-zone?

        Actions for de-creation/ re-creation include:

        • Add, subtract, multiply
        • Magnify, reduce
        • Adapt, divide, combine
        • Replace, reuse

        My personal style is to make use of lists. Long lists (of words). Specific directives on how to undo or do different

        Tell us how you negotiate the ‘c-zone’. What are some strategies you use to good effect?


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        Get to know Saul Edmonds & Roundhouse

        As Creative Director & Roundhouse Founder Saul Edmonds has over 20 years professional design and digital experience. 

        He is an expert on Brand, Website and App Development. He has worked with clients across all industry groups - including startups, small business, government and entrepreneurs - on projects of all sizes and budgets.

        Saul and his team can help you grow your business and discover new possibilities with :

        • strategic brand design
        • web design & development
        • app design and development 
        • digital marketing 
        • creative engagement 

          Saul Edmonds believes that every project begins with a story. 

          Saul and his team offer a one to one, tailored service - where he works with you closely to develop innovative solutions that will take your business to the next level. 

          Find out how Saul can help you turn your ideas into reality.

          Book an obligation free consultation with Saul Edmonds for ideas and strategies to take your business or project to the next level. Click here to arrange your booking.

          Phone : +617 1300 727 749
          email : us@roundhouse.cc

          • Learn about our web design here.
          • Learn about our app development here.
          • See our brand and logo portfolio here.

          Connect with Saul Edmonds on Linkedin here or Google+ here.
          Connect with Roundhouse on Google+ here.

          10 Fantastic Flash Websites with Great Sound Design

          by Saul Edmonds

          Despite the SJF (Steve Jobs Factor), Flash remains an incredible medium for media rich expression. There is plenty of amazing work out there that utilizes Flash despite a lack of support on iPhone and iPad. Remember : it is still recommended to include Flash options when developing web media content (as a fallback for the vast number of people whose browsers cannot use HTML5 yet).

          In the lead-up to the release of Flash Player 10.1, Adobe Chief Technology Officer Kevin Lynch stated they will deliver Flash “to smartphones for all but one of the top manufacturers.

          From August 17 2010, Flash Player 10.1 is available for download on the Android Market for Google Nexus One phones. Among the mobile operating systems that should receive support for Flash in the near future are BlackBerry, MeeGo and LiMo, as well as future version of Windows Phone 7. A wide range of new mobile phones should arrive with full Flash pre-installed on them.

          And so, without further ado, please find below 10 beautiful Flash sites that utilize audio in innovative and inspired ways.

          We intend to make this and similiar lists a regular feature. If you have seen any flash sites with great audio - let us know.We love creative stuff.

          ps. our original flash site for the sound / music component of what we do isn’t too bad either


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          Get to know Saul Edmonds & Roundhouse

          As Creative Director & Roundhouse Founder Saul Edmonds has over 20 years professional design and digital experience. 

          He is an expert on Brand, Website and App Development. He has worked with clients across all industry groups - including startups, small business, government and entrepreneurs - on projects of all sizes and budgets.

          Saul and his team can help you grow your business and discover new possibilities with :

          • strategic brand design
          • web design & development
          • app design and development 
          • digital marketing 
          • creative engagement 

            Saul Edmonds believes that every project begins with a story. 

            Saul and his team offer a one to one, tailored service - where he works with you closely to develop innovative solutions that will take your business to the next level. 

            Find out how Saul can help you turn your ideas into reality.

            Book an obligation free consultation with Saul Edmonds for ideas and strategies to take your business or project to the next level. Click here to arrange your booking.

            Phone : +617 1300 727 749
            email : us@roundhouse.cc

            • Learn about our web design here.
            • Learn about our app development here.
            • See our brand and logo portfolio here.

            Connect with Saul Edmonds on Linkedin here or Google+ here.
            Connect with Roundhouse on Google+ here.

            by Saul Edmonds