I love storm sounds. In New York we get some massive thunder from time to time. I like to turn off any TV or music playing, sit by the window and listen to the rumble. Rain and wind sounds are great in music. I often use white noise to simulate wind. There are sample libraries of this stuff but if you want a proper VST which simulates rain or wind well now you an have one. Audiowind and Audiorain do just exactly that. There’s even the almighty awesome random button. The only caveat is the price: 149 Euro each launch price going up to 245 Euro or 399 Euro for both. Without a doubt for weather channels, commercial producing studios and filmakers it’s worth it. For a solo electronic musician looking for a storm maybe not.
“They are perfect tools for wind sound effect and rain sound effect.” – audiogaming.net
Today is what I call a double whammy. First off, it’s raining hard and the weather report says when the rain finally ends this afternoon expect very high winds. Wonderfully, work starts near Central Park and ends up in Chinatown. Along the way we stop and check on small construction projects to make sure our clients are happy. We also have several Energy Audits to perform. Normally we don’t cover that much ground but hey since it’s going to be nasty out why not? That’s a joke of course. The second whammy is a 7PM meeting tonight somewhere in Yonkers. The meeting is by choice but if you want lots of green paper in your pocket you have to go to these things. I won’t be home until at least 11PM. Thank god I have an iPhone for moments of Techmeme.com
Here’s something I have been thinking about this morning before heading into Manhattan. Last night before I went to sleep my wife who is a fashion designer was freaking out Alexander McQueen’s new fashion line or whatever you call it. “Shoes!” “You have to check these out. Crazy!”, Julie yelled. I admit I do think these new McQueen things are pretty cool looking. A bit club kid platform mixed with Fabergé Egg? My real thought focused on the comfort of these things and computer aided design. I was thinking that if these shoes were designed by a computer maybe its possible the model’s feet are positioned properly inside them. By the look on the girl’s faces they are probably very uncomfortable.
I know this post was OT (off topic) but hey synths and sequencers were not on my mind this morning.