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The Sound and Music of Wreck-it Ralph

In this SoundWorks Collection video they talk with the sound and music team of Disney’s Wreck-it Ralph including David Fluhr (Sound Re-recording Mixer), Gary Rizzo, (Sound Re-recording Mixer), Frank Eulner (Supervising Sound Editor), and Composer Henry Jackman. An 8-bit video-game character attempts to shed his bad-guy image by escaping into a popular first-person shooter, but Read MoreRead More

Oldest Known Voice, Music Recording Restored

 The oldest surviving tinfoil recording dating back to 1878 was scanned and converted to a digital audio. It’s scratchy, lasts only 78 seconds and features the world’s first recorded blooper. The modern masses can now listen to what experts say is the oldest playable recording of an American voice and the first-ever capturing of a Read MoreRead More

The Wave-forms of Waves – Sound Design for “Chasing Mavericks”

The SoundWorks Collection talks with the sound team of Director Michael Apted’s Chasing Mavericks including Craig Henighan (Sound Re-recording Mixer) Paul Massey (Sound Re-recording Mixer), Bryan Pennington (Dolby Atmos Sound Consultant), and Erin Rettig (Post Production Sound Services, 20th Century Fox Studios) to discuss the process of mixing this film in Dolby Atmos.Read More

How to Use Convolution for Reverb & Effects

How do Sound Designers create trippy soundscapes and effects? This tutorial on Convolution sheds some light on how these sounds are made. What is an Impulse Response? An Impulse Response (or IR for short) is a sample of an acoustic environment that’s been excited by an impulse. The impulse can be one of two things: Read MoreRead More

The Sound of “Argo”

The SoundWorks Collection talks with Sound Supervisor and Sound Designer Erik Aadahl to discuss the sound of Director Ben Affleck’s Argo. In 1979, during the Iranian Revolution, Islamic militants take over the U.S. embassy in Tehran and hold 52 Americans hostage. Six other Americans escape and hide in the Canadian ambassador’s home. The Central Intelligence Read MoreRead More

Mastering Reverb: Everything You Need to Know

This comprehensive lesson from Audio Tuts+ covers everything you need to know about reverb for your sound and music mixes. Reverb is an incredibly important effect that can add life to a track. How you use it is totally up to you. Reverb can be subtle or blatant, sound natural or add interesting flavors to Read MoreRead More

New Plural Eyes 3 Auto Syncs Video and Audio

Are you shooting dual system and capturing audio off camera? – Plural Eyes 3, now part of the Red Giant Software company, has added some significant improvements to help you automatically sync video and audio tracks. The long and short of it is this: For videographers and filmmakers with audio and multi-camera recordings, PluralEyes revolutionizes Read MoreRead More

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