This last year I have taken it upon myself to delve into FMOD as much as possible. Audio middleware is here to stay, and to stay current with the technology I have chosen to learn as much as I can about FMOD and its’ functionality as I can. I have even started teaching it at Bradley University in my sound design class.
I was trying to come up with an interesting way to teach myself and students how they could use FMOD Sandbox and came up with this. The band Phoenix released all of the multi-tracks to their last record for free to the public. I thought it would be cool if you could take a virtual walk through a song as you are listening to it. Kind of like you are in the studio and you can walk over to the drums and then take a stroll over to the guitars and then over to the much neglected bass player. The following video is the result. First I quickly walk through the process of how I set it up in FMOD Designer. Then I actually go through the song in FMOD Sandbox. I put the vocal track on a circular pattern to have 1 sound emitter giving doppler properties. Plus, it just sounds funny in some places. To get the full effect as to what FMOD is doing listen with headphones!! I will be happy to address any questions in the comments. Thanks and enjoy.