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Album: 15 Jul 2002
By: Doug Masla

Doug Masla, creative director of One-O-Eight Music & Sound, has just completed the mastering and soundscape sound design for recording artist Jessie A. Cooper's CD, 9-11-01, a tribute documenting the first four days following September 11, 2001. Masla was given a stereo mix on CD and asked to overdub as many as fourteen stereo channels of sound design and then to interleave it back into a stereo mix. He accomplished this by importing the CD, one track at a time, into his Pro Tools rig where he has Kyma on the first 4 AES I/O busses and an H4000 on channels 5 and 6. Most of the sounds used were chosen by reviewing 8 hours of video from 9/11 and extracting the audio from eyewitness accounts. The remaining sounds came from Masla's library.

Discussion (Descriptions, reviews, discussion):

During production, Kyma was used as what Masla describes as "the best real-time plugin in the world." As he describes it, "Kyma was used for real time re-synthesis, reverbs, and grain wave manipulation under Motor Mix control, making it possible to do vastly different adjustments on each pass."

After a final mix (matching FX and dialog with a stereo mix already containing voice-overs etc), the mix was re-imported into his computer and mastered using sonicWORX power bundle 2.5. Thus ended 3 weeks of 20-hour days and many heated artistic discussions (not to mention what Masla describes as "too much REDBULL and Earl Grey—but not mixed!"). The CD was released July 15th on CSW Records (and Kyma was given a credit under Doug's name on the CD jacket).

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