A Run Down of the Microphones and Techniques in a Live Recording Studio Session

Inspired by the live recordings of the Beatles, Grammy winning engineer Francis Buckley sets out to track a live band in full without overdubs, showing students at the Musicians Institute that this technique can greatly add character to recordings. Francis uses an entire suite of RØDE’s newest studio mics, including the RØDE NTR, M5 Matched Read MoreRead More

How to Mix Audio Levels for Films & Movies – Introduction to Cinema Sound for Indie Films

This video contains the following steps for setting up your speakers for mixing your soundtrack: 1. Use Pink Noise (link address in video) set to -20dBFS (digital scale on timeline – use free Orban Loudness Meter to check and render it to -20dBFS if needed). 2. Adjust speaker level to about 85dBSPL (measure with an Read MoreRead More

The 7 Largest and Most Innovative Studio Soundstages in the World

SSN ranks the most innovative and ground-breaking soundstages in the world, from smallest to largest. Winner: Masterful Control of the Weather Largest Soundstage: 9,600 square feet Highlights: A quiet, quick shut-off A/C; ability to create forest fires; low rental cost; high school on site. SSN Insight: Although not massive, this soundstage makes our list for Read MoreRead More

Inside a Video Game Voice Over Studio

Take a peak inside the recording studio where the voice over is recorded for Defense Grid 2 Jennifer Hale asks a few questions about the character. That’s less than 30 seconds after she walks in the room. Her arrival prompts the usual bit of Hollywood hug and kiss, and some hello-how-are-yous, but then it’s down Read MoreRead More

The Pow! Bang! Bam! Plan to Save Marvel, Starring B-List Heroes

Devin Leonard profiles Kevin Feige, the head of Marvel Studios and how he turned a cast of lesser superheroes into consistent box office gold. Hundreds of fans had been waiting for hours behind the police barricades on Hollywood Boulevard, in front of the El Capitan Theater in Los Angeles. Many of them wore Captain America masks Read MoreRead More

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