Urban Putt San Francisco - Indoor Miniature Golf Course, Game Room and Restaurant
Sound Design, Mix & Installation
A machine room solid-state player runs 18 channels of non-interactive audio to the various rooms, while more than 15 stereo digital audio repeaters with built-in amplifiers are spread locally throughout the course for interactive sounds.
Subwoofers and transducers are used for special effects such as earthquakes and floor movement while an audio-animatronic skeleton gives out instructions for a Día de Muertos hole.
Motorola's M-Lab Attraction - Wannado City, Florida
Sound Design & Mix
The M-Lab is an "edu-tainment" venue that exposes kids to science, technology and innovation. Tweens aged 8-12 play as "M-ventors" in Motorola's Innovation Lab, a virtual submersible in which they solve unique problems using an interactive video game and working in teams.
Sound work includes show mixes in the lab, including sub-sonic transducers to simulate the lab submerging and landing on the bottom of the ocean, ambiences for pre and post-show environments, and assets for the interactive screen activities.
Chomp! They Came from the Swamp - San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers
An exhibit on the varieties of carnivorous plants found around the world with the design goal of creating the feeling of being shrunk down to the size of a fly.
A 24 channel ambience radiates from waterproof speakers installed around the room. Push button activated sounds emanate from the super-sized models of venus flytraps and pitcher plants. A Transducer is used to wiggle a large model insect stuck to a plant as it struggles to escape its fate.
In The Moment: Japanese Art From The Larry Ellison Collection, San Francisco Asian Art Museum
Sound Design & Audio Installation
Changing light and sound was used in a special viewing room to simulate time passing through the four seasons, lending new context to viewing of this incredible artwork.
Two stereo digital audio repeaters were linked to create an affordable quadraphonic program. Four corner speakers were hidden behind side screens which helped diffuse the sound field while maintaining a decent amount of directionality.
All sounds used were gathered in Japan for the album Natural Sounds of Japan.
Boomtown! The Barbary Coast at the Conservatory of Flowers
Sound Design, Location Recording & Installation
This show celebrated the history of San Francisco's most notorious neighborhood and included authentically recreated sound material from the Gold Rush to the 1920s.
Audio included a mine explosion tied to a dynamite barrel (rumbling transducer inside for movement), authentic 19th century catgut strung banjo, an restored 1850s melodeon playing songs of the era and recreated bordello with genuine off-color Victorian jokes.
Discovery Zone, Nemours Dupont Children's Hospital, Delaware
This 50-foot wide interactive "Living Garden" offers creative play and invites pediatric hospital patients into a fantasy world.
A 10 channel ambience was created for this large video installation presented on 45 HD LED screens. Environments change over time, including day/night, frozen and rain sequences.
See it in action here.
Disneyland's Tomorrowland Innoventions Pavilion - Interactive Games & Kiosks - SFX Editor, Earwax Productions
San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers Lowlands Rainforest
A 22 channel fully immersive rainforest environment was crafted with the ability to trigger a thunder and rainstorm in sync with the facility watering system.
Frogs emanate from the ground, lemurs and birds from the canopy far above. A variety of waterproof, robust speakers are used throughout the harsh climate including two large buried subwoofers to enhance the thunder effects.
The multi-zone system was also designed to allow Conservatory staff to tap in with music or other audio for special events.
Urban Putt Submarine, San Francisco, CA
The Urban Putt Jules Verne-inspired submarine is a space densely packed with both interactive and non-interactive audio surprises. Smell canisters and lighting effects round out the experience.
Along with a 4 channel ambience are more than 30 triggers embedded in dials, switches and levers. The floor rumbles with high powered transducers, coupled with a subwoofer built in to the floor, tied to the program material.
Roth Audio Design also helped create the video screen which is placed behind the viewing portal with a video repeater playing HD deep ocean fish swimming by.
Playland-at-the-Conservatory of Flowers
Universal Studios Japan - Woody Woodpecker Foley SFX Kiosk
SFX Editor & Mix, Earwax Productions
Plantosaurus Rex - San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers
Red Ivory by artist Henry Jackson at the San Francisco Zoo
A video and sound installation documenting the plight of African elephants. A 7.1 mix.
Hardware Consultation, Sound Design & Mix
1915 Pan Pacific Exhibition Anniversary Garden Railway
The Scientific Center Kuwait (TSCK) : Aquarium Interactive Video Kiosks - Kuwait City, Kuwait