+ about

Thanks for dropping by. My name is Andrew Spitz, I’m an interaction designer, sound designer and co-creator of the Flying app. I currently live in The Netherlands.

My background is in sound design where I freelanced as a sound effects recordist and editor, location recordist and sound designer on commercials, feature films and documentaries. I also give workshops in sound design and interactive programming.

I am founder of Social Sound Design, a Q&A site for sound designers. Please come and visit, we have a superb community.

You can check out my portfolio here.

If you want to see a timeline view of my life/projects, check out my bio.

why the blog?

Many hours of learning, frustrations and eureka moments should be shared. I post techniques I have learned and am learning, for which I hope to feedback to you. Most importantly, you will find a live feed of my projects, experiments, and news.

I welcome any comments, whether you want to disagree or add to the mix, I will be very happy for you to get involved.


25 Responses to “+ about”  

  1. 1 Paul Forrester

    Nice website brother….

  2. 2 wolfgang muller

    Hey Andrew, i’m so impressed with your website. This is an awesome idea, and keep it going – i love the way you’ve matched the pictures and sounds, they really suit – you’ve created mood with your sounds (some make me a bit scared). I’m still digesting them, i’m going to listen to them again, and then comment.

  3. 3 Anton

    just recently came across your site. i’ve really enjoyed going through all of the blog entries and was actually disappointed when reaching the end. Love the recordings and Max MSP stuff! keep it up!

  4. 4 Andrew

    Hi Anton, thank you very much! It’s always encouraging to hear that people are getting a little something out of it.

  5. 5 Bob

    Hey, just stumbled upon your blog.
    Very entertaining and informative.
    Keep it up.
    Cheers from Germany

  6. 6 Andrew Spitz

    Thanks Bob!

  7. 7 Laurent Jouvin

    Thank you for doing this. It is a great way to share our knowledge and our passion about sound design.

  8. 8 Andrew Spitz

    Thanks Laurent for the nice comment.

  9. 9 Shiori Usui

    Hello :) I’ve just found this site. Thanks very much for writing about my music. Are you based in Edinburgh?

  10. 10 Andrew Spitz

    Yes I love your music! I used to be in Edinburgh, but I left last year. Good luck with your new compositions and ventures.

  11. 11 Shiori Usui

    Thanks! Good luck with your works as well! Until our paths cross again ;-)

  12. 12 brendon bussy

    Hi

    Nice project!

    I saw in one of your blog posts a mention of south africa – you based there. Or ‘here’ I should say?

  13. 13 Andrew Spitz

    Hi Brendon,

    Ya, I’m in Johannesburg at the moment. If we’re in the same city we should meet up.

  14. 14 iñigo

    Nice website. I think that the SocialSoundDesign project is cool too. I hope you like football, dude!

  15. 15 Andrew Spitz

    Thanks iñigo! I’m not usually mad about football, but I make an exception for the world cup :-) I take it you are a fan…

  16. 16 juan carlos

    great website andrew for all of us who are into sound design!! by the way, what’s the equipment you are using on that pic, the shotgun mic and the portable recorder!?

  17. 17 Andrew Spitz

    @juan carlos thanks for the kind words. The gear in that photo is a Fostex FR2 recorder and a Sennheiser MKH 418s mic. I since then got a Sound Devices 702, which I’m very fond of!

  18. 18 brendon bussy

    Hi Andrew

    Sorry missed your reply…

    I’m in Cape Town…. so if you’re ever passing through..

  19. 19 Andrew Spitz

    ah, was just there a few weeks ago. Next time!

  20. 20 RJ McConnell

    Hi,

    What a superb site, very glad I have discovered it! Very informative indeed and I like your approach to your work. Beautiful recordings too, I loved the chiang mai bells, lovely. Thanks, I will be back :-)

  21. 21 Andrew Spitz

    Thanks for the kind comment RJ!

  22. 22 ian

    i love your blog!
    :)
    congrats!

  23. 23 Andrew Spitz

    Thanks Ian!

  24. 24 Ursula Cox

    Hi Andrew,

    I’m a peruvian living in Glasgow. I’m currently finishing a second year diploma in Sound Production in North Glasgow College (I use to be a Sound Recordist and DJ, back home… 6 years ago) . I just had a look around through your block and amazing projects and wanted to tell you how encouraging and beautiful I found your approach, totally mu cup of tea :)
    I’m embarking in a future of Sound design and see your site just reinforce my desire to work with art. Thanks :D

  25. 25 Andrew Spitz

    Hi Ursula,

    Thanks so much for the lovely comment. I really appreciate it. I wish you all the best with your sound design adventures :-)

    Keep in touch!

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