The mission of SoundSavant.com is to teach musicians, composers and sound designers how to use music and recording technology to create more exciting music and sounds. We will achieve this mission through the discussion of topics like:
- Creative Signal Routing
- Synthesis Techniques
- Unusual Recording Techniques
- Extreme Software/Hardware Abuse
- and anything else we can come up with
Who Is This SoundSavant?
My name is Bill Hartzell. I am an Assistant Professor of Recording Arts & Technology at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, OH. I also supervise the Recording Studio at the Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music. So basically, I am you. I live and breathe Music, Sound Design and Recording. I love spending hours creating a new sound that nobody has ever heard before. Just know that I have more than 20 years worth of experience creating cool sounds and music and I’m hoping to share my passion with you.
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The times they are a-changin. What I mean is that I’ve focused all of my creative energies this year into one main direction, learning how to write music for TV/Film. I thought I’d take a second and catch you up on how this change in direction has been going. Writing Music for TV/Film I don’t …
So you may have caught on to this by now but, I am making a music video for each of the tracks from my latest CD, Interstellar Drones & Soundscapes. Here’s the next one for the track, Pulsar GenRec T4. You’ll notice that this is a very short track, really more of a vignette than …
Sometimes we humans just make things more difficult on ourselves than we need to. An example of this weird phenomenon that I see every day in my classroom is computer troubleshooting. Of course, we’ve all had those moments when our computer/software just didn’t react the way we thought it should. It happens to me too …
Here are some of the music cues I have written for use in TV & Film