LA Underground – An Interview with Charles Maynes

Monday, February 24, 2014
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I recently had a chance to sit down with sound designer and sound FX recordist Charles Maynes and chat about his new “LA Underground” sound library, available from…

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(Mis)adventures in Cat Recording

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
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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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Review: Twisted Tools METAMORPH

Friday, December 20, 2013
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METAMORPH is the latest sample library from Twisted Tools, makers of the designed sample libraries as well as some fun and unique Reaktor ensembles. With sounds designed by BJM…

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The Dialog Re-Assign Workflow

Monday, November 25, 2013
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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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Tunes and Tones: A Writer/Director’s Perspective on Sound

Thursday, September 26, 2013
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Guest Contribution by Pierce O’Toole Writer/Director Pierce O’Toole shares his thoughts on music and sound design, and how they play into his creative process.   As a writer and…

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Separating Your Signal from the Noise: The Intersection Between Bit Depth and Branding

Monday, August 26, 2013
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As a sound designer, there are many different thoughts that come to mind when considering a topic such as noise.  Everything from using tone generated noise, like white…

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Noise, Storytelling with Sound, and Visuals on the Radio with Radiolab’s Jad Abumrad

Thursday, August 15, 2013
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I recently had the chance to chat with Jad Abumrad, creator and co-host of WNYC’s Radiolab. Each episode of Radiolab explores ideas in science, technology, and the universe at large…

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

Wednesday, July 24, 2013
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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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From Wax to Bits: Dynamics of the Film Sound Medium

Monday, July 1, 2013
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As dynamics month comes to a close, I thought it would be fun to talk about the evolution of film sound mediums and how they impact dynamics. Since the widespread…

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Loudness Webinar Recording Available

Monday, February 11, 2013
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If you missed Saturday’s webinar, the recording is now available. Just click here to load it up. We had some reports of audio issues, which appear to be…

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