Shamal Ranasinghe

Shamal Ranasinghe

Shamal Ranasinghe


Title
Entrepreneur serving artists. Cofounder of @topspinmedia and @fluence_app. Maker and family man: @lilaranasinghe
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Location
San Francisco, CA

Recent Submissions

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Kings by Tribe Society

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Beach Flowers by Vizion

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Steve Palfreyman

Wow, really cool concept here! Great promotional video too, really makes me want to try it out.

I think the biggest challenge you'll have is that people will want to test it out before they buy it.

Would be cool to see some more videos on how it works and why it'll make a difference. This promo video is great, it creates intriguie. I'm now on your website and the best thing would be to be getting me immersed in the experience.

Show me why it's the must have thing. Show me the benefits I'll experience. Why everyone else around me is going to go "wow, I want one too" as soon as I get it.

Essentially, the front end of your marketing is good, next and arguably most challenging part, is finding a way to take people on a journey to buy.

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ENVELOP - 3D Sound by ENVELOP

Shawn Merani

Very cool concept and could see it being super impactful. 

Sam Lipman

This looks like a really interesting concept. I have questions-will you be booking artists to come play sets from around the country? Will the shows have to be tailored to fit the specific sound system in your Envelop space? When does it open and where can I find out more? Thanks!

Daniel Oakley

Really cool idea. Wondering where these will be located though....venues won't spend a lot on immersive sound, but the potential for building branded experiential events with these is awesome. 

Cortney Harding

I actually met Chris at a music hack day a few years ago and loved what he was working on then, and I think this is awesome as well. I would absolutely contribute to this campaign and check out the space when I come to SF. In terms of the video, it is well produced and Chris explains it very clearly. 

Mee 丰

Wonderful project, inspiring presentation. Thank you for keeping the dream alive, and may the force be with you!

Mike Gillespie

I really like this. It feels like the opportunity is out there for someone to do a good job of 3D immersive audio. Plenty and tried, and I've not yet seem / heard anything that compelling in the live music space. Usually (in my experience) the problem is when you are physically close to one of the point sources, you lose the 3D experience - I'm not actually sure if physics allows for a solution to that?! I would definitely be interested in this - professionally and as a consumer. I like the idea that you're doing it not-for-profit (interested as to why you've decided to do that). Can't wait to see it for real. Have you got plans to launch / demo anytime soon? Have you got artists on board? Definitely think that it's application in electronic music contexts would be interesting (what's scale can you achieve?) and also think that sound "artists" would find it interesting for installation / gallery type shows....exciting. Congratulations. 

Eric Chen

great idea.  there needs to be 3d sound to go w/ all the immersive 3D video content coming.

Parker Crystal

This is absolutely amazing!  I will definitely share right away.  
This inspires me to actively explore the realm of immersive media.  Thank you so much for sending me this!

Scott Cohen

What is different than previous surround sound systems?

Ari Herstand

Just from the video I don't really understand what this is. How is this different from going to a nigh club surrounded by speakers and lights? Just that the sound is mixed in surround sound? So few DJs/producers/mixing engineers mix this way. 

Would like to see what your vision is more clearly. Is this just one space in SF? Are you looking to create these kinds of environments around the country/world? What's your grand vision? You're hosting DJs and electronic music. How is this different from a night club? What do you envision people doing in this space? Dancing? Listening? Conversing? Eating? Do you see this model being setup in homes? Or just listening/dancing spaces? 

Other than the "body vibrating bass" you don't mention what the sound design will be like. Why is this design superior? How are you going to be working with mixing engineers to mix for the space? Why would they? What studios can support surround sound mixing? I only know film sound design studios - which are mostly only located in LA (or big cities). 

Brian Hazard

Very cool! Sure, I'd be happy to share it. Good luck with the Kickstarter!

Robb McDaniels

Reminds me of the original Sol System (if i remember the name correctly) that was done at Burning Man.  Great concept that clearly is pushing the bounds of sound and the media experience.  

Nikhil Shah

This is a great project. I checked out the Kickstarter page, you've put together a great campaign with an awesome set of rewards.

You're clearly part of an exciting and tight music community in SF + beyond, which didn't really come through from the video and I only figured out from the Kickstarter page. 

Look forward to checking out the space some day IRL ;)

Matt Mason

Looks very interesting. Would love to hear more on some of the outputs - new sound formats maybe? 

Travis Keller

Very cool idea. I hope this becomes a reality. I'll shoot it out to my twitter and tumblr followers... hopefully that helps your kickstarter. Thanks - TK

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Warm & Easy by The 2 Bears

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Dueling Banjos (HD) by Dueling Banjos

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Amnesia by 5 Seconds Of Summer

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Wake Up (High Quality) by Mad Season

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Upper Cut by Scientist

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i (Official Video) by Kendrick Lamar

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Punch Drunk Recreation by Jesse McCartney

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Modern Life (Official Video) by matthew and me

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Inside My Head ft Ghetts by Modestep & Teddy Killerz

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The Wolves (Koven Remix) by Amy Steele

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Sorry I Stole Your Man (Official Video) by Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas

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Time by Jungle

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Mee 丰

Great production values. The vocal mix is perfect, I love Romy's voice, so recognizable. And this remix celebrates that, and values it, and presents her distinctive voice in a bed of beauty that never overwhelms it.

Love the section around 2.22 with the shortwave radio / subway train / wind on mic style atmosphere, and how the vocal track is submerged into a more oceanic area of soundscape. It allows the earlier prominence of the vocal to make sense, within the context of being a remix.

And then the softness and minimal area around 3.45 onwards returns with an elegance to the original theme, and then to the vocals, reminding us why we missed them for just the right length of time.

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Wide Eyes by Local Natives

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Best Friend by Foster The People

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