(Mis)adventures in Cat Recording

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

About three years ago, on a whim, I adopted a 6 month old kitten. I had dealt with cats before at friends’ and family’s houses, but had never…

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Charles Maynes’ On What Makes For Great Sound Design

Monday, December 16, 2013

Sound designer and recordist Charles Mayne has written a passionate and inspiring guest post for the A Sound Effect blog. He gives his thoughts on the key notions and ideas…

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The Dialog Re-Assign Workflow

Monday, November 25, 2013
02_Complete Setup

My first exposure to noise reduction processing was with Waves X-Noise, working clip-by-clip, finding a snippet of noise in the clear, setting the noise profile, then processing the…

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Happy Accidents: Embracing the Unexpected

Monday, October 28, 2013

Allow me to share a story with you: It was the weekend before the holiday break. Our horror film shoot had been going on for a few days,…

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Can’t We All Just Get Along? Arguments about acoustics and design

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Guest Contribution by Steven Klein There are many reasons for conflicting viewpoints and misinformation on studio design / acoustics. This article will examine components contributing to the confusion…

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Ariel Gross Guest Post: ‘I Feel Like a Fraud and So Can You!’

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

This is a guest article written by Ariel Gross, Audio Director of game development studio Volition Inc, which produces such PC and console  titles as the Saint’s Row…

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Top 11 Video Game Mixing Tips

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Game Audio Mix has posted a list of tips for optimal mixing for video games. The full list can be viewed on the Gameaudiomix website   Here are a…

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Interview with Diego Stocco

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

FIDM Digital Arts has published a video interview of sound designer/composer Diego Stocco. “Do you have an idea in the first place? You’re imagination is the most important…

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Coll Anderson Special: Exclusive Interview

Friday, June 3, 2011

To get things rolling on this month’s featured sound designer, here’s a little introductory interview with Coll Anderson. Designing Sound: How did you first get interested in sound?…

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Interview with Ralph van Dijk – Radio Director

Monday, May 23, 2011

Despite being huge sound design fans, when we listen to any narrative soundtrack, our attention is naturally focused on the voice. “Dialogue is King” – plays a particularly…

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