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Aos - Dialog

Synthetic Vocals

Ship Boarding Bot Voice - English Tone 1: NR15C
Ship Boarding Bot Voice - German Tone 2: NR15C
Ship Boarding Bot Voice - Japanese Tone 3: NR15C
Arriving Bot Voice - English Tone 1: NR15C
Arriving Bot Voice - German Tone 2: NR15C
Arriving Bot Voice - Japanese Tone 3: NR15C

Each English line is repeated in two more languages.
Boarding Bot Lines:
Line 1: "Now Boarding for Tethys passengers."
Line 2: "Estimated flight time is 3 years."
Line 3: "Freezer cells are provided and recommended."
Line 4: "We offer complementary Dream Playlists"

Arriving Bot Lines:
Line 1: "Welcome to Atoba Base."
Line 2: "Remember to take things slow and stay hydrated. Adapting is not a quick process."

Real Vocals

AST Katora Aos Captain Mathias: Played by:

"I and my crew have implemented a quarantine and treatment for all 1,098 passengers to be on board. Those sick and those …

Aos - Story line


Aos is the journey to Atoba Base and the events leading up to the rest of the continued series.

Cut scene transition 1: Atoba Base - receiving
-Message notification
-transcode, decrypt, and sounds of text appearing on screen
-slightly different sounds from each
-notification of each being completed
-*virtual button press* sound to listen to message
-deathly quiet atmos. so quiet that the operator can be heard breathing, sigh when notifications appear-
-sound of operator messing around with pen before, during, and after the text to speech voice message
-muffle like transition out of the scene. No dialog from operator.

Female AI: "Message to Atoba Base, Tethys; from Captain Mathias "

::Male AI reads message. Keep this voice separate from other voices used. Each adviser use a different:: {AI tone for communication. Helps with authenticity and appearing more in human.}

Scene: Aos loading, takeoff, landing, unloading, briefly inside base.


Recording for Tethys and other updates

Near the end of this month I will be recording the speech for Tethys. I will also be getting together the micro sounds for the in-room effects out lobby sounds that will be heard through the walls. Right now with the computer down all I can do is record and note where the recordings will be played within the timeline of the track. I may be able to render a map of the location like I did for Manic using my laptop, though I am not sure because of the lack of solid cores and overall strength of my CPU. I will be amazed if I can get anything out of it. I will let you know how it goes.
I have decided not to work on Aos until I have Tethys finished and in the meantime of working between paychecks to buy the parts; I will be working on chapters of my book idea Akatar. Finished just the rough draft for chapter one today. The more that I write for my sound the more I want to write for my book. I have pages and pages of notes from the years of draft after draft. I have parts finished, but I nee…

Manic Art

So I came back with 11 ideas that I can not decide on for the Manic wallpaper. Here they are.
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Let me know what you think.

Lets Get Personal

-----This friend recently removed me from his life because of my pro Trump and pro military views. I never argued with him over politics. I told him straight up that I do not agree with his liberal life, but I am not going to fight him over it. I really try to keep away from topics that start conflict like politics, race, religion, sexuality, and what they put in their body. I have views that can seem super dark but I don't want to argue or change someone's mind to think like me. I see people are happy even if what they do makes me cringe and goes against what I think. A good example is I follow Luciferianism which is the following of light in it's true mythological meaning, but I don't pressure my friends or girlfriend to convert. I tell my friend Alex to stay being Mormon because that I where I see him thrive and what keeps him happy.

I have taken the time to study origins and translate into a basic language that I can understand of belief systems. Everything that mak…

Manic - Tethys Story Line

I am going to start with the logo design before getting to the sound design.

Basic Final art for Manic

Second time making a full custom typeface. Other times it was edited fonts from the public domain or for commercial use. I like keeping my graphics simple and my sound complex. With staying simple I have been able to do some really cool effects like this.

It is actually super simple. Multiple colored stencils and solid lettering overlapping at different levels. Manic will be done up like that one above. The design above is actually not connected to any project and makes for a good example.

I use Blender for all my graphics these days. So much easier to edit and make font faces than using vector like old times. Only downside is I haven't figured out if I could export the bitmaps to ttf.

I thought about doing it up all complex with futuristic devices making up the letters, and I might do that, but still unsure. It would be a cool end result. If I could draw like I wish then it would be …

Further notes on Space Base A.K.A. Manic + Final Track

Space Base is a filler name and I have decided on the title name of Manic.
I admit that after I finished the sub-level section I rushed it out. The biggest reason why it does not have so much flare for the hospital scene is because I lack the access to capturing the desired sounds. I also have no way of creating a panicking crowd so I cut it very short. Still sounds epic though, but short. I tried to make the transition from the underground to the third scene like a movie transition sound and I think I did pretty good on it. All the vocals are done by myself, even the little girl. If I could keep a straight face while talking in that accent I would have said more. I aimed for a waiting room vibe and the character is playing back his daughter's voice in his head. I like making what sounds like memories rather than done/said right then and there.

Spending the last week recording really burned me out on the project and a lot to do with the inability to make it as I record because of …

Been gone and now back - Sample Library Gone - Stay Original

This is the last night I spend here house sitting. Earlier today I cut up and named 252 foley samples that I recorded here. Got some breaker switches, metallic bangs and pipes colliding. Bangs to animal sounds to electronic motors. These will come into adding detail into the sub-levels of Space Base. I might expand the sub-levels experience. The samples that are not used will go into future projects. I try not to reuse my own sounds. I am going to be doing a lot of marking up on which ones were already used in layering each sound. With this being my last night I can get right back to it tomorrow.

Speaking of samples, as I make more I take away. I have closed the downloads of my Atmos A-D collection. I have also taken down the web page to download my old work, too. I would like to bury it and move on. I do not have a good relationship with my old stuff because not all of it was mine. I want to put out work that I make entirely on my own. Spent this long building up to this so no shortc…

Day 1: Containment

Woke up early to arrive at this place. It is a weird place. I can't say too much or they will find out and I won't let them have my thoughts. They would run with them and I am left behind.

More or less. I have my opinions but I don't want to speak my mind in case they read this. Maybe I will be if I cover this post with several others and never send them the link. I don't know how to describe this place without sounding insulting. I am house sitting. This is day one. I have all my tech, but the workstation. I have people watching my house so don't get any ideas. haha.

$350 is the most that I have ever spent on a filter, well will end up paying. I started my PickPack with DearVR Pro being one of 10 plugins. Since the total cost over the coarse is of 29 months it comes to just $841. What is nice is that you can pick out the most expensive plugins that they sell, like I did, you pay $29 for 29 months and nothing extra. After the subscription is up, you own all the plu…

Happy Halloween!

Not to be a downer, but it feels as if every Halloween I encounter the vibe is depressing. Like I don't have a good time, but that's with every holiday. I think it is the image of the holiday. Spooky and creepy. Day of the disturbed. This day is actually much brighter than it used to be. A long time ago it was a time of pranks, violence and vandalism. Like The Purge of the 20th century. Many people lost stores and homes to the pranksters all over the nation and some worst than others. Eventually one company worked to reshape it into a day of fun. Then other brands got in on it and long story short we have what it is today. Titled Trick or Treat meaning you can either trick and prank or given treats for not burning houses and businesses down.

In 2006 when I was in 7th grade I met a bizarre Christian student. Don't remember his name or why he was in special education with me. I just remember his obsession with Christ and Halloween being Satan's birthday. I grew up Mormon…

Space Base Sub-Level layout with pictures and descriptions.

Basic Space Base Sub-Level model

Made the map in Blender 3D. This is not the 3D sound application, but instead made to help me know what sound is being played and where.

Green: Control Room Door
Yellow: Switching consoles
White: Organics
Red Cones: Sound emit location

The Machine Room entrance can be seen by looking from the other direction in the hall. Just as if you walked out of the elevator at the end of the hall.

There will be reflections happening the in MR. The source of sound will bounce around and the listener will hear it like it was being blocked by a wall and console as pictured here. --->

This view is looking from the elevator. There are tubes on the walls to represent plumbing and ducts. Sounds of steam and valve hisses will be heard from each of the red cones. Elevation of sounds are not depicted here. Only general location
Another look at the hall and the Machine Room. The workings within the lines to the generator (big red cone) from the console will be added.…

My Understanding of Sound

I didn't go to school for this. I think you can tell. The only things that I did go to school for was graphic design. It was at a tech school in Waynesville, Missouri. Waynesville Career Center. Six years later I can not remember the reason why I went. It was free, paid for by the district. I learned a few things about raster and vector graphics and how to nearly fail the class. All was going good...decent up until my run in with sound production. I was more focused on my book ideas and cover art than anything else. At least I tried at something I am not good at. Vector and illustrating. I couldn't even draw straight lines in software. My book has developed, but at the time it was all just dark fluff. I was decent at writing. I could get my readers to imagine the sick world inside me, but I couldn't draw it. Even now with 3D graphics I struggle with it.

My understanding of things is visual. There is a pattern, a mesh. Near tangible material. His voice has texture, a sandy …

Full Design Process of 'Some Things Just Look Better Dead'

Some Things Just Look Better Dead or Better Dead is intended to be listened to using headphones. Monitor/reference headphones are ideal though I know not everyone can afford them. The sound is still understandable with a set of V-Modas even though their bass output is higher than my reference headphones. The AKG K612 Pro. Not very pro but a good start. Anyways, because this was not rendered as 3D audio and not much is set to pan from right or left, playing the tracks in a mono source not much will be different. If this was a 3D track played in mono the wide stereo range would not show up in the mono version. Getting off track, but thought you should know.

There are a few parts in Better Dead that are not original to the track. Recordings and scenes were made before the intro was done up. Everything but the Drop Pod Release and the girl's voice were made in the same project file.

There are two separate voice tones, one being the girl and that other being an altern…

AA Plugin Series - Ensemble and how to do it

The AA or the IC-AA series of filter presets that I put together, I'll explain more. I layer effect after effect in series and mix them together and making them effect all the parts of each other. I do this for all of my projects. For it to be in this series it much do what the name entails. The full name is I, Control Anti-Aliasing. I made this while producing a song for my I, Control playlist/album. I will link it below because there are vocals near the end that sound very...odd.

Little Stars was my first success. The vocals were effected with the finalized version of IC AA2.
With each version I swap out old plugins for new ones and edit them to play more seamless than the last. Many of the original plugins have stayed the same. The only big changes are the reverb drivers.

AA1 used Image-Line's Fruity Reverb 2.
AA2 and AA3.1 used QuickQuak's Fusion Field and changes to the equalizer
AA3.2 used Softube's and NI's release of Reverb Classics 24 (RC24)
AA4 is just like AA3…

Inspiration and origins of stories

This is going to be a long one. I am sure that I will spend longer on this than I did on covering all that I use to create.

There are inspirational artists, bands, writers, movies, school, people I have surrounded myself with other the years, and my inner psycho that I admire. Not so much of copying what they sound like, how they write, how they are portrayed. Instead it is the emotions that I receive and psychological effects of these on myself and others I study. I try to recreate instances where I and others listening feel or imagine these series of places, events and social situations. Paint a picture and story line. 

I studied psychology from time to time more as a refresh because I forget bits and pieces. I at one point attended Columbia College to learn more on psychology though not to become a therapist. I wanted to widen my understanding and open new doors for my hobby. That was spending a lot of money for a hobby and I got some things out of it. I did not graduate, b…