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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Capturing Personality in Animal Recordings

Monday, February 10, 2014
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There’s something I’ve noticed about recording animals over the years. Even if the animal is being cooperative, it can be damned difficult to really catch an individual’s personality….

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An Interview with John Roesch

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
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In  over 30 years working in sound, Foley artist John Roesch has amassed an impressive list of credits, including major films like “Inception” and “The Matrix” and games like…

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What Is ‘The Most Beautiful Sound In The World’?

Friday, November 22, 2013

 BeautifulNow and The Sound Agency are accepting entries for the ‘The Most Beautiful Sound in the World’. Anything that encourages people to stop and think about the ecology of…

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Hans Zimmer Percussion : HZ01 : Behind The Scenes

Monday, November 4, 2013

Spitfire Audio have released a YouTube Featurette for their upcoming Hans Zimmer Percussion library. Recorded at Air Studios via an unsurpassable signal chain. 96 rarefied microphones, into Neve…

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Happy Accidents: Embracing the Unexpected

Monday, October 28, 2013
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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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Charles Maynes on Mid-Side Recording

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Sound designer and recordist Charles Maynes has written a great nuts-and-bols article about mid-side recording, posted on the field sepulchra blog a few days ago. The theory and…

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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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