Several months ago I was asked to do the sound design for the 3rd and final season of The Cleansed and I very gladly accepted the role. I was already a fan of The Cleansed and Fred Greenhalgh’s work, so it’s really cool to be designing the sound for the series finale of this show. If you’re unfamiliar with the series, here’s the description of it from the official website: “Equal parts ‘Mad Max’ and ‘The Stand,’ the post apocalyptic saga The Cleansed is set in a world 15 years after the collapse of the world as we know it.”
A lot of the sounds that I’m using for The Cleansed are from my own field recordings. Since I’ve been an avid field recordist for several years now I have amassed a pretty large and diverse sound library from my own recordings. So far I’ve already used the sound of a steam and volcanic gas spewing fumarole that I wrote about in a previous post HERE, and several of the guns that I recorded and documented the process of HERE. In addition to my own field recordings, and the occasional sound from a 3rd party sound library, I’ve also been using various Reaktor instruments that allow you to load in your own sounds and do some serious damage — in a good way.
Check out all of the latest episodes of Season 3 here by clicking play on the link below. Also, you can download a copy of them from iTunes HERE if you’d like to load them onto a portable device to take around with you. Enjoy!
**Update on Feb 25th, 2016** The Cleansed was voted “Fiction Podcast of the Week” over at The Podcast Host! Click on the link to check out their review, which also covers some of the details of The Cleansed’s plot, etc.