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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The creative industries contribute £87 billion every year to our country’s economy yet barely a week goes by without seeing or hearing a reference to skills shortages in the UK. There is always chatter about how the upcoming engineers are often missing vital skills so we asked The Birmingham Conservatoire, Wolverhampton, Winchester and London South…

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For as long as he could remember, Producer/mixer Alvin Wee loved music and film; and he was fortunate enough to cut his teeth working with composers and record producers in Los Angeles on film projects such as Kung Fu Panda, Kingsman and Eddie the Eagle. Having such a strong background in the industry, Wee takes…

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Few things are as evocative as sound; the way the right score can produce an emotional reaction is something film-makers have been capitalising on for decades, and more recently, videogame developers too. Games are now telling more complex stories and we are seeing more cinematic aspects incorporated into their sound design. There is now a…

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OK, perhaps not dollars and pounds, but I think we do need to talk more about how we make it. Let’s face it, most of us reading this article enjoy a good chat about gear. I’m a freelance producer and engineer so I do admittedly spend most of my time hunkered down in my studio…

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I love a technical discussion as much as the next person, but I think it’s worth pausing every now and then to think about the psychological aspect of the work that we do. What challenges do we face as engineers, and what do we need to consider on behalf of our clients? I would say…

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Sound Engineer Alex Martinez who works at Univision discusses his career in the broadcast audio business and what he thinks will be the biggest change to the way programs will be mixed over the next five years. Tell us a little bit about who you are and what you do?I’m the audio operator for Univision…

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Australian violinist, composer and producer Daniel Weltlinger has long been a fan of DPA’s d:vote 4099 Instrument Microphones, but when one of the two he owns was recently damaged during a live show he decided it was time to upgrade. “On the recommendation of Owen Ironside at DPA’s Australian distributor Amber Technologies, I decided to…

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There are plenty of good resources explaining how to mic up a drum kit, but fewer offering practical tips on setting the scene for a relaxed session that keeps the focus on the musician and the music. Here are a few gems that I’ve picked up over the years, working with some great producers and…

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Nestled in the heart of Wembley and literally a stones throw away from the stadium sits The Park Studios. The studios were first set up in 2009 by a small record label with one recording studio a production room and a large green screen film studio. In 2011 Producer Tobin Jones joined the studio team…

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