Behind the Scenes
To create the sound for this video, I used several unusual objects and synthesizers.
I tried to create a fairly simple and quiet atmosphere to leave as much room as possible for the real subject of the clip: the whale. The ambience is made up of layers of fake wind made with the mouth. For the crickets I used a synth with a 2.5KHz sine tremolo processed with Sound Particles.
The movement of the light is a mix of a bicycle bell with a huge time stretch, Christmas chimes, a crackling candle and a vocal sound. Each track is processed with several LFOs.
The vocalization of the whale has several layers.
A vibrator traveling on a drumskin plays the bass part. The grunt is a drawer in my kitchen without any treatment! There’s also some vocals from my 1 year old daughter recorded with a Sanken 100K. The high-pitched whistle-like sound is made with Logic’s Sculpture synth.
It’s a mix of Massive synth, a punch in my chest with delay and fireworks. I added a powerful blast into a snorkel filled with water, to give the explosion an aquatic feel.