Why can't you freeze-frame sound?

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There's something rather curious about sound, which is that it can range from a simple, single tone like a sine wave (or a flute, if you like) to a complete orchestra at the climax of a symphony. Even day-to-day background "atmospheres" can be a complex mosaic of hundreds of sonic elements: just think of the din at a supermarket checkout, or the racket at a soccer match when someone scores a goal

Remaking the Best Headphones Ever

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The new Orpheus headphones from Sennheiser may just have won the award for the Best Headphones ever all over again (not to mention the most expensive).

Rode launches impressive new Stereo VideoMic X

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Rode has announced a new camera microphone, the Stereo VideoMic X, which appears to be an interesting dual capsule setup in an XY Stereo configuration. The two microphone capsules are acoustically matched and have shock mounting built in at the capsule level.

Whether you call it single system or in-camera sound, it may be time that camera makers develop products with better native audio recording capabilities.

EQ is an essential part of the audio production toolkit, but it can be difficult to control, and because of that, it's not always used to its fullest effect

In praise of the sound recordist

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RedShark's 12 Days of Christmas Replays: Now this may seem weird coming from someone who’s been a cameraman for most of his working life and maybe it’s bit late to make amends, but I think it is time to reassert the importance of the sound recordist. By Roland Denning.

After an intensive development programme, iZotope has just released its RX Post Production Suite and a new version of its well-regarded RX 5 Audio Editor.

Zacuto posts new audio tutorial series

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Zacuto, the Filmmaking accessories company, has posted a series of audio-for-video tutorials on its site

Pro Tools 11.0 released by Avid

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Pro tools has been around since 1991, a time when doing any sort of digital audio editing was a technical challenge. The most you could expect was to play back a few tracks, and there were absolutely no real-time effects or processes (apart from volume!) at that time. Now, an important new version is released

Video isn't video without sound

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Video is only half the equation for a full production. Audio is important. To do it properly, you need skill and perseverence

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