Storytelling Sound & Music
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Storytelling Sound & Music
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Lost Mixtapes

Jason G Wiley  
Sound Design, Music, Audio Post, Mix 
A cassette tape study from Jason G Wiley using Marvelous Designer for the tape element. Cloth strips were draped on to the tape, with the animated tree imported from C4D. This was finally exported back into C4D and rendered in Redshift.

A Haunting Soundscape: A Cassette Tape Study
This mesmerising animation by Jason G Wiley explores the evocative world of cassette tapes. The sound design plays a vital role in capturing the essence of this analog format and its enduring legacy.

A Lo-Fi Symphony:
  • Analog Ambience: The sound design reflects the moody atmosphere of the visuals, creating a sense of anticipation and a looming storm on the horizon. The subtle hum of the cassette tape itself adds a layer of authenticity and nostalgia.
  • Warped Beauty: A synthesized pad sound, originally created on a Sequential Prophet 6 synthesizer, is strategically processed to achieve a lo-fi aesthetic. Recording this sound onto a cassette tape further adds a layer of warmth, saturation, and imperfections that perfectly complement the animation.
  • Digital Enhancements: Subtle digital processing ensures that even the most delicate sounds, like the tape movement, remain audible within the limited frequency range of the cassette tape format. This approach represents a harmonious blend of analog and digital techniques.
  • Echoes of the Past: Chopped and distorted vocal delays weave through the soundscape, adding a haunting and melancholic quality. These elements evoke the fading memories and emotions associated with cassette tapes, a format that has become almost obsolete in the digital age.

Sound Design, Music & Audio Post by the coast, North Yorkshire ︎ ︎  ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎