Monthly Archives: June 2012

TVC Sound Design

As I write this I am starting to realise that it’s a good thing that my sound design skills are more creative than my blog post titling skills….

I thought I would post a couple more TVC spots that I have created over the past couple of years while working at Risk Sound.

This first spot for Keno was done a couple of months ago. The voice over was recoded over ISDN with a studio in Sydney and the location dialog needed a bit of cleaning up with my new favorite audio restoration tool iZotope Rx 2. It’s pretty amazing what you can do with this plugin especially with the spectral repair where you can actually visualise sound and their harmonics then attenuate or remove them.

This second TVC I actually did a couple of years ago but I rediscovered it while doing some digital housecleaning on my drive at work. This spot was a bit of fun and enabled me to indulge my inner sci-fi geek. For the “kids-thought-a-screen” sound my tool of choice was audio ease’s speaker phone which is fantastic for creating speaker, telephone and announcements effects.


Dj Deltoid mix tapes

This post is a bit of a blast from the past but while cleaning out my music computer I found a few of my old mix tapes (mix mp3s?) I had created while DJing around melboune a few years ago:

This first mix titled “Edible Audio” was put together for a Dj competitions and recorded live on Technics 1200s and a rane Dj Mixer. It’s a mix of hip hop and beats that I had collected on vinyl over the years

1. dj_deltoid_edible_audio_mix.mp3     

This Rumpy Pumpy Ghetto mix is a mix I recorded live again and contains some of my favorite ghetto and booty tec records. Being live, it’s a little messy in parts but none the less a good fun booty shaking mix

2. dj_deltoid-rumpy_pumpy_ghetto_mix.mp3     

This last mix MMMBass was a collection of my favorite dubstep and grime tracks of the time.
One again recorded live it’s a little messy in parts but makes up for it in low frequency rumble.

3. dj_deltoid_MMMBASS_dubstep_mix.mp3     


Tunnel Connections with SSH

SSH is one of my favorite networking tools as it is straight forward to use, comes pre-installed on OSX and most Linux distros and provides a great way of securely accessing network services from remote locations.

Because my home server doesn’t have a static IP address I have been using the free service by which updates it’s DNS records when your IP address changes. I then set up my router to forward port 222 (ssh is normally 22 but setting a non standard port means you don’t get as many bots trying to guess your login details) to port 22 of my server on my home LAN.

Once you have setup ssh and have forwarded port 22 from your router to your ssh server you can use the command below in terminal to forward connections:

 ssh -L 5901: -p 222 -N 

-L sets up local forwarding

5901 is the local port you will connect to that will be forwarded to the remote system is the remote system that the port will be forward to. is the localhost, or system running the ssh server, but you can use another system on your network such as if you want.

5900 is the remote port that the connection will be forwarded to (5900 is VNC in this case) is your username followed by Internet address of your server

-p 222 specifies a non standard SSH port

-N means that only the tunnel will be created not a remote shell.

In OSX you can then press Command-K in finder and type vnc:// to view the screen of the remote computer with all traffic between you local and remote system encrypted via ssh.

I recommended using a private public key and not passwords when settings this up for even more security.