Jun 6, 2013 1:33 PM
Finding Your Footing
Getting your head around a new console, especially one that has custom features can be a challenge. I recently sat in on a session in a room that had a Neve 8078 console that had been completely refurbished and hot rodded.
The Robair Report
Waves of Innovation
There’s a scene in the film All The President’s Men where Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman, as Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, need to research a name they received from their anonymous source, Deep Throat. So they immediately head for a stack of phone books and leaf through them furiously. Listen to the Foley in this film: it’s chock full of typewriter clicks and bells.
MusiCares: Critical Assistance for Music People in Times of Need
When people think of the Recording Academy, usually the Grammy ceremony comes to mind. However, the organization has an important philanthropic mission: MusiCares is dedicated to helping music industry professionals through natural disasters and personal crises—from victims of hurricane Sandy to battlers of substance abuse.
Broadcasting Audio Science
Everyone is talking about the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation (CALM) Act and the ATSC A/85 specification. The goal is to resolve the audio level discrepancy between video programming (TV shows, films, etc.) and commercials (aka “interstitials”). There is some humor in this—on multiple levels.
'So Close', continued
I posted a piece yesterday on “So Close,” a song written by Alan Mencken and Stephen Schwartz that was featured in the 2007 Disney film, Enchanted. Kevin Kliesch, one of the arrangers who worked on this film, contacted me via e-mail shortly after it went up.
Featured CD Review
Review: The Bryan Ferry Orchestra The Jazz Age (BMG)
I trust Bryan Ferry. He has impeccable taste and is consistently imaginative. So when word came down that his new album would consist of a baker’s dozen of his Roxy Music and solo songs re-arranged in the ’20s jazz style of early groups spearheaded by Louis Armstrong...
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