Dave Robinson, Head of Sound at Creative Outpost, shares his thoughts on how an exceptional soundtrack has the ability to take film to another level. My first experience of cinema was as a five year old in 1981 on a trip to the ABC in St.Helens to see E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Admittedly, most of the…

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Cris Aragon, MD of 5A Studios shares her thoughts on how Covid19 has affected the industry and the way it will operate for the foreseeable future. As we emerge from lockdown and start adapting to the new realities of how COVID-19 changed the way we live, our day to day is starting to feel…slightly more…

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As the Government prepares its strategy for the ease of lockdown, we ourselves are beginning to prepare for our return to work. We spoke to those working in post production about what they have learned their plans for when we emerge and thoughts on how they think the landscape will look going forward.    Danny Etherington,…

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Sound Devices has announced firmware version 4.00 for the 8-Series Portable Mixer-Recorders, consisting of the Scorpio, 888, and 833. Firmware version 4.00 includes support for the just-released CL-16 Linear Fader Control Surface, bus soloing, new options for custom output and SD card naming, and more. At popular request from sound professionals, Sound Devices designed a…

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Musician, Derek Brown recently tested out an Austrian Audio OC818 microphone, using it to capture his unique style of saxophone playing – dubbed ‘BEATBoX SAX’. Part beatbox, part instrument-slap technique, and part saxophone playing, Brown has turned BEATBoX SAX into a phenomenon – his YouTube music videos and tutorials are enormously popular among saxophonists and…

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To help audio engineers during this exceptional time, renowned studio designer Eddie Veale is offering to do a remote acoustic check of your home studio/room and offer advice as to the nature of any problems you are currently experiencing and what can be done to improve matters.   “Many engineers have their own studio where…

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WHDH Boston has installed Solid State Logic’s latest generation of dedicated broadcast audio production system at its facility, replacing an SSL C100 console that had been in continuous operation for nearly 14 years. The new System T comprises a Tempest T25 256-path processing engine and a three-bay, 48-fader S500 control surface, complete with meter bridge.…

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We may still be in the midst of the coronavirus lockdown but for many it is still business as usual. Many have seen 70% of workload disappear and those considering change to studio or premises have seen construction plans put on hold. One thing is for sure, when we emerge there is going to be…

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In cooperation with the Sennheiser SoundAcademy, Neumann will be offering detailed webinars on the basics of microphone technology over the coming weeks. In three one-hour sessions, trainer John McGregor will discuss all important aspects of Neumann studio microphones: Starting with the most important theoretical principles, through practical tips and application hints, to product care and maintenance. …

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Over the past few weeks we have seen many in the industry move to home working as the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread throughout the world.  TV and Film production has been suspended, music and live events cancelled or postponed and studios have been shutting their doors. However, we have already seen people reaching out…

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