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Foleyer

Foley Performance Tool for Unusual Events

The name Foleyer is the product of terms “Foley” and “Layer”. This patch forms complex sounds from individual and simple components, allowing real-time controls on individual sound events.

A Gametrak controller is employed for this system as it allows fine control over small gestures. With simply the pull of two strings, user is in control of a rather complex sounding event.

Example video demonstrates how Foleyer is utilised for the performance of the Hoover in the Stereoscopic 3D Animation Film: Mr. Hoover. All the Hoover sounds are performed live. Apart from the layered engine sounds, some vocalised sounds are also loaded for Hoover's character. These vocalised sounds are triggered with a footswitch and jsut like the engine layers, they follow the parameters generated by the Gametrak controller.