November 8th, 2013 by Jonathan Prozzi
Concepts: Introduction to Sound Design, Effects Chaining, Talk Radio Flow
As the students have been learning about effects and the parameters, we began by a review of what we’ve learned so far. The students were able to distinguish between Reverb, Delay, Echo, Chorus and Flangers and describe when a producer would want to use each effect. We then began a discussion about how the effects can be ‘chained’ together to create unique and interesting results. I explained that the order of effects in the rack matters, and asked what the students think would happen if I placed a Reverb device after an Echo in the chain. They correctly predicted that the Echoes created by that device would then feed into the Reverb. We noticed that when one begins to link effects together, some pretty unexpected and unique results happen. This led to a discussion of sound design, and how producers can create entirely new sounds that are only limited by their imagination.
I told the students that sound design is a crucial aspect of modern music development, and plays a central role in the music used in advertisements, music, films, and video games. I asked them for their definitions of what they thought sound design would be, and how sound design is the field where audio engineers create, manipulate, acquire and process audio components to match what they need for a project.
The proof of concept for this idea was to have the students begin with the same audio source file and to then chain effects in order to create their own unique sound files. The aim of this project was two-fold: first, it demonstrated the transformative power of multiple effects linked together, and secondly, it illustrated that the same audio file can be morphed into drastically different ‘new’ sounds. Each student acted as engineer and these are some of the examples of their first forays into sound design! This also provided an opportunity to review the importance of monitoring the Wet/Dry mix of effects, as this ratio can be used to further sculpt the sounds that are created by manipulating the amount of each effect on the source sound.
J’s Sound Design 1
J’s Sound Design 2
November 8th, 2013 by Samantha Chemali
Where: Pete’s Grille
When: Friday, November 22nd, 2013
Think you can beat the all time record of 18 pancakes in one hour? Head on down to Pete’s Grille on November 22nd for Baltimore’s famed pancake eating contest 7am. There is a Women and Men’s division and the all-time winner gets free Pete’s Grille for as long as they hold their record! Now your chance to prove the haters wrong and become an amateur competitive eater.
Sign-up now at the restaurant Monday through Friday between 7am and 1pm.
Check out Pete’s on facebook for more information and start training now.
November 7th, 2013 by Billy Dries
Billy Dries– Night Time, My Time – Sky Ferreira
Sky has been on the public radar for years now, she’s allegedly hooked up with Miley Cyrus, and got busted for drugs, and shed a pop star that didn’t start on Disney Channel!…Whats this? Billy’s pick is a pop album?… Freak yeah it is, this album rocks it out and delivers a sound the likes of which hasn’t been heard in a Pop album since the likes of Michael Jackson, or Madonna.
November 7th, 2013 by Samantha Chemali
Where: The Meyerhoff on Thursday and Friday and Strathmore on Saturday
When: November 14th-16th
This War Requiem is the experience through Benjamin Britten’s eyes of two world wars through powerful music. The performance is conducted by Marin Alsop and preformed by the Peabody’s Children Chorus. It’s a part of the University of Maryland’s concert choir and is sure to provoke deep emotions and bring you back into a different time. War Requiem features two orchestras, two choruses and a number of show stopping soloists as we journey alongside Britten in his musical masterpiece.
Tickets start at $29 for regular civilians, but they are offering a reduced price of $25 for those who have served in our armed forces. Be sure to check out their website for more information on the concerts as well as how to purchase tickets.
November 6th, 2013 by Joe Lomuti
As the icy Baltimore breeze begins its annual decent upon the Loyola campus, students commence a search for all things warm and toasty. They flock to the shelter of indoor heating and the comfort of a grande peppermint mocha. But late in the evening, when the Humanities building is empty and Starbucks fairy has retired, how can one find repose from the chill? Well, WLOY invites you to come huddle your hands around the heat of a buzzing Marshall half stack amplifier at the Late Night Concert, this Thursday. We will be graced with the funky tunes of Greasy Hands–a notable Baltimore band with a big sound. But thats not all, because as you know, WLOY is your hookup for Baltimore entertainment! We will be giving away tickets to the Opening Night of Jersey Boys at the Hippodrome! Show starts 9 Pm, this Thursday in McGuire Hall.
Who’s Greasy Hands? Well, check em’ out
What’s Jersey Boys? What’s the Hippodrome? Where’s the rock I’ve been living under?? Find out here!
November 6th, 2013 by Billy Dries
Letter Grade – B+
November 6th, 2013 by Margaret Jokoh
Glass Animals EP
Harvest Record’s recording artist, released their 4 track self titled EP, “Glass Animals.” The album has a haunting/spacey sound. The indie pop band makes use of synthesizers and artificial sounds to bring each songs to life. Dave Barley’s voice definitely keeps the listener captured and wanting to listen more and more. The album is very innovative and captures the essence of who Glass Animals are and is a great indicator of what’s to come from them in the future.
November 6th, 2013 by Rachel
Where: The Maryland Zoo
When: Sunday, November 24th, 8:30am
Do you enjoy exotic animals? Do you enjoy running? Why not combine your two true loves at the Zoo Zoom 2013 at the Maryland Zoo? Get in a brisk 8k run or maybe just a mile family run with all your fellow animal lovers November 24th. The 8k is unfortunately sold out (register early next year!), but there are still slots available for the 1 mile family and kid run. And you can always spectate and cheer on your friends as they race towards the finish line past the lions, tigers and bears… oh my!
Head on over the Zoo Zoom page for all the details on how to be involved this year, as well as per-registration for the 2014 Zoo Zoom!
November 5th, 2013 by Rachel
Where: 8500 Cove Rd, Dundalk, MD 21222
When: Varies depending on fishing seasons
Whether you’re fishing, sight-seeing, or just cruising, Upper Chesapeake Bay Charters offers the trip you need to fully experience the wonders of the Chesapeake Bay. Depending on the season you choose your cruise, you can fish for Bluefish, Catfish, Perch, Croaker, Spanish Mackerel and Rockfish. You can also go crabbing or simply go for a cruise or a tour around the bay. With a variety of options, times and pricing, an Upper Chesapeake Bay Charter trip is for everyone!
Be sure to check out their website for a full listing of tours, fishing or otherwise, as well as pricing.
November 4th, 2013 by Alex Fili
Rachel, Kat, Patricia, Kathleen, and Leslie all ventured out to San Antonio to represent WLOY at this year’s CBI! They celebrated Halloween while catching the sights of Texas. Here is there adventure told through photographs.