Dave Schroeder

Dave Schroeder


Dave Schroeder operates Pilotvibe. He’s a commercial composer and sound designer. Established in 2000, Pilotvibe offers up original loops and tracks for licensing and creates custom music and soundfx. For all the skinny and to listen in, visit (

His work has been exhibited at Resfest, Slamdance, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, and the Soap Factory. Clients and projects include Adobe, American Express, AOL, Ford, Independent Games Festival, Intel, Marvel Comics, Nike, PBS, Rebok, Sony-Erikson, Sony Pictures, Target, Toyota, This American Life and Yahoo!.

He also runs the annual Flashbelt conference in sexy Minneapolis. He spoke this year at the FlashForward Conferences in Seattle and Austin. He fears no pint, reveres the metric system, and remains suspicious of Marmite. He believes good music and sound design will help us all live healthier, happier lives.


Designing with Sound

This session will encourage media creators to take advantage of audio's communcation potential in their projects.

Best thought of as "Sound Design 101" this session will introduce basic sound design theories and practices and teach attendees the different ways they can make "design decisions" when it comes to employing sound.

We'll explore different kinds of sounds found in multimedia, the types of relationships they can have with visuals, and the way they can be used to communicate different information.

We'll also cover planning and producing sound for multimedia by introducing some practical techniques and common considerations.

From voiceover production to navigation sounds to music selection, there's more to consider than meets the eye (ear). We'll also look at a few of Dave's favorite tips and tricks for sound creation, optimization, and editing.

If all goes well, attendees will learn some info they apply right away and... get stupid excited about using audio to make their projects even more super totally full of awesomefulness...eurostyle of course.


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