Editor's Note: Beginning to Understand 7.1

Apr 1, 2012 9:00 AM, By Tom Kenny, Editorial Director

I freely admit that I didn’t understand the drive behind 7.1 when people started talking about it almost a decade ago. I understood the appeal, with a Side Right and a Side Left to go with Rear Right and Rear Left, bringing a more immersive overall experience. But I couldn’t see where it was headed on the consumer front....

'War Horse'

Jan 1, 2012 9:00 AM, By Blair Jackson

Steven Spielberg’s War Horse is a classic Hollywood epic, a throwback to a different era of filmmaking, when character development and telling a story in a cogent and methodical way were more important than gimmicky effects and manic pacing. The film is unabashedly aimed at families—there’s no sex, bad language or gushing blood—yet it is also a tale about war, violence, and complex and often difficult relationships. ...

Halo Anniversary Disneyland Adventures | Music Centerstage in Game Releases

Jan 1, 2012 9:00 AM, By Blair Jackson

As videogames have become more sophisticated and complex in recent years, so too have their music scores. Long gone are the days of simple scores banged out on solitary keyboards and integrated into the game at the lowest possible bit-rate. Orchestral scores are common for big-budget games, as are hybrid scores that use electronic and/or percussion elements, rock and other music forms, as well as orchestrated passages. With some top games requiring two or more hours of music, there has been plenty of work for large and small studios to keep up with the demand, and musicians and singers are finding a new source of income for their talents. ...

Brian Tarquin Launches, Relocates Jungle Room Studios

Jan 1, 2012 9:00 AM, By Matt Gallagher

Emmy Award–winning guitarist/composer/producer Brian Tarquin parlayed more than 20 years of experience in producing original music for libraries such as FirstCom, Megatrax, Sonoton, One Music, Killer Tracks and 5th Floor Music (ABC-TV) into creating, his new online production music library offering downloadable tracks to media professionals for licensing. ...

William Holden Theatre: Sony Pictures Post Production, Culver City, Calif.

Sep 1, 2014 9:00 AM, Mix, By Tom Kenny

The emergence of Immersive Sound formats in the past few years represents an enormous leap in motion picture playback, one not seen since the early 1990s and the advent of discrete surrounds and 5.1 digital sound....

Dennis Sands’ Sound Waves SB: A Private Dolby Atmos Mix Retreat

Sep 1, 2014 9:00 AM, Mix, By Barry M Rivman

Four-time Oscar-nominated music mixer Dennis S. Sands has taken his extensive experience and expertise in orchestral recording and film score mixing and brought it all to bear in the creation of his magnificent home-based facility, Sound Waves SB, the first private mix facility we know of to be equipped with the Dolby Atmos system....

CRAS Rolls Out Broadcast Audio Curriculum

Sep 1, 2014 9:00 AM, Mix, By Tom Kenny

Over the past 10 years, with the decline in the number and staffs of commercial studios nationwide, recording schools have added to their curricula and students have found new opportunities in audio—videogame sound, house of worship sound, corporate sound, film sound, etc. But there has been very little attention to broadcast sound, by any of the leading schools, which seems a bit odd when you look at the size of the broadcast landscape....

Sonic Ranch: A Recording Retreat Designed to Inspire

Apr 1, 2014 9:00 AM, Mix, By Tom Kenny

Vibe is one of those versatile descriptors that can mean nothing or everything. It can be used to describe a person, place or thing in the generic, or, when attached to a modifier, become more specific, as in a “funky, New Orleans vibe.” It can be attached to an event, like a Clive Davis after-party, or a unique piece of art, an individual rock star or a scene a la Brooklyn. It can be so overused that it loses its luster, yet can sometimes be the only word that fits. At its simplest, it describes a moment in time. At its most complex, it describes a total experience, one that is just there all the time. Sonic Ranch has vibe—all-caps, boldfaced, italicized Vibe. ...


Education Guide

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