Krotos Igniter & Sound Design Bundle 2 Review

Review by Jake BastenEdited by Sam HughesDeveloper: Krotos Audio Krotos Audio recently released their Sound Design Bundle 2, featuring all of their best tools in one package. Their most recent release Igniter (Full Tank edition), a tool and library for vehicle sound design, is included in this bundle as well as

Bowed Cactus – Sound Effect Library Review

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Reviewed by: Jake Basten Edited By: Katie Tarrant Recordist: Tom Rex Beverly For the first 48 hours after this article being published, Tom Rex Beverly is offering readers a$10 discount off the price of Bowed Cactus. This offer compounds on top of any other discounts that apply.  Visit: and use the code 'TheSoundArchitect’.Tom's 40% off Black

Tooth and Tail – Game Audio Review

Tooth and Tail Review by Jake Basten Edited by Tom Garner Developer: Pocketwatch Games Composer: Austin Wintory (and friends) Sound Design: Power Up Audio Reviewed on: PC 3.2GHz Intel 5 Tooth and Tail from Pocketwatch Games is a super quick real-time strategy game, featuring a raucous and folksy soundtrack from Austin Wintory and superb sound effects

Finding Paradise Game Audio Review

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Article by Jake Basten Edited by Katie Tarrant Developer: Freebird Games Composer: Kan 'Reives' Gao Reviewed on: PC 3.2GHz Intel Core i5 Endearing, emotional, and quirky, RPG Finding Paradise was released mid-December amidst the festive pandemonium, so you can be forgiven if it may have slipped under your radar. The 2nd instalment of Freebird

Baby Driver – Audio Review

Article by Jake Basten Edited by Katie Tarrant Director: Edgar Wright Composer: Steven Price Supervising Sound Editor: Julian Slater Director Edgar Wright's (Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim vs the World) newest release tells the story of Baby (Ansel Elgort), a getaway driver for a gang of robbers trying to get away from a life of

Manchester by the Sea Film Sound Review

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Article by Jake Basten Edited by Katie Tarrant Director: Kenneth Lonergan Composer: Lesley Barber Supervising Sound Editor/Designer: Jacob Ribicoff Released in December 2016, Manchester by the Sea tells the story of Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) as he returns to his hometown to look after his teenage nephew when the boy’s dad dies. It’s a

Pyre – Game Audio Review


Article by Jake Basten Edited by Alyx Jones Developer: Supergiant Games Audio Director & Composer: Darren Korb Reviewed on: PC 3.2GHz Intel Core i5 Following Bastion and Transistor, Supergiant Games’ third game, Pyre, is an unexpected change of direction for the well-respected indie studio. In Pyre, you are a 'Reader' - one of the

Cinematic Winds Review

Review by Jake Basten Edited by Katie Tarrant Developer: Pro Sound Effects Contributors: Ann Kroeber & Alan Splet Reviewed on: PC 3.2 GHz Intel Core i5 Note: If you are interested in buying Cinematic Winds, Pro Sound Effects are offering an exclusive special offer for our readers of $20 off for the first 50 customers! Use discount code

Gravity – Orchestration Breakdown


Article by Jake Basten Edited by Katie Tarrant Director: Alfonso Cuarón Composer: Steven Price Senior Sound Designer: Glenn Freemantle Orchestrator: David Butterworth Since its 2013 release, Gravity has been given acclaim for its audio, including Oscar nominations for Best Original Score, Best Sound Mixing and Best Sound Editing. In this article, I want to take a