An introduction to Alvin Lucier – and his impact on the sound of Se7en

Thursday, August 8, 2013
Se7en David Fincher

Better late than never. Last month’s theme at Designing Sound was Acoustics but one person we really wanted to include during July had to get moved slightly –…

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Thanks to our November Contributors

Friday, November 30, 2012

We just wanted to take the time to thank our guest contributors this month: For our featured Backgrounds and Ambiences articles…Chris Groegler, Chris Didlick, Douglas Murray, and Tim…

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Ambiences with Dolby Atmos

Friday, November 30, 2012

Sitting there as credits rolled after a Dolby Atmos presentation of Brave this past summer, I felt excited for the potential of this budding format. Before the film, a few seated moms…

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Dangerous Ambiences

Friday, November 30, 2012

Guest Contribution by Tim Prebble I suspect growing up in a very quiet location on a farm in the South Island of New Zealand may have something to…

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Backgrounds: Sound Design Under the Radar

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Guest article by Douglas Murray Remember, all rules are meant to be broken! With that principle in mind, let’s scratch the surface of the grammar and possibilities of…

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Building the World in Your Books

Monday, November 19, 2012

Guest contribution by Chris Didlick We are Box of Toys Audio, a music and sound design company with studios in London and Stockholm. We provide audio services for…

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And November’s Theme Is…

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Welcome to Ambiences month here on Designing Sound. Often referred to as Atmospheres or Backgrounds as well, this element of a program mix deserves more attention than it…

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Tim Nielsen Special: Interview on Backgrounds

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

DS: I know you’re quite of fan of background sounds for movies. What is it that fascinates you about this part of the soundtrack? Tim: First, backgrounds are…

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Bruce Tanis Special: Reader Questions

Friday, July 30, 2010

Sadly, the Bruce Tanis special has come to its end. This month was amazing, with a really great amount of sound effects editing master classes given by Bruce….

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