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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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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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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A Second Look at the Hybrid Library

Thursday, December 5, 2013
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Earlier this year, I reviewed the Hybrid Library from Pro Sound Effects. Overall, it was a fairly positive review. While I was impressed with the library, I also…

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Kinokophone – Art & Field Recording

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
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Kinokophone is an art collective with sound at it’s heart, producing interesting and unique sound installations and listening experiences. Both Amanda Belantara and Jon Tipler were kind enough…

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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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Recording FX In 5, 6, 8, Or More Channels?

Wednesday, October 9, 2013
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Guest Contriubtion by Randy Thom Acoustic Authenticity Versus Entertainment Value When designing a set for a film, the art director tries to use what is good about 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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