Audio

The Forbidden Planet might look dated now, but at the time of its release it was truly revolutionary, not least because it was the first film to use an entirely electronic sound score. Kevin Hilton tells us the story of how it came to be.
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Review: Sound Forge is a piece of software or, perhaps better, a family of software, with a history so long that early versions could be run under Windows 3.1. Phil Rhodes takes a look at Sound Forge Audio Cleaning Lab, an offshoot designed for, you've guessed it, cleaning up your audio.
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Arturia's virtual historic synth collection is brilliant for composing original music, sound effects and backgrounds. And in some ways, the emulations are better than the originals.
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The blurred line between reality and pretence - and the part sound plays in the misdirection - is at the heart of Peter Strickland's stylish, perplexing 2012 conundrum, Berberian Sound Studio. Kevin Hilton looks at how audio comes to the forefront in a disturbing story of identity and morals.
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Audio has often played second fiddle to the visual yet to paraphrase George Lucas, sound is more than half the picture. Certainly, when it comes to the immersive information and entertainment experiences that are promised with ubiquitous high capacity broadband the focus has been on what we might see rather than the primacy of the aural. That could be about to…
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A brand new set of audio processing plugins promises to allow users to produce highly polished and professional results, even if they have absolutely no previous audio editing experience.
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Review: RØDE's Wireless GO stunned us when it was announced with just how small it is. But it was the price that really got our attention. Size and price are one thing, but can it deliver the goods when it comes to sound quality? Roland Denning finds out.
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Need to make a voiceover, or even a podcast? Then you’ll need to get audio onto a computer. Here’s what you need to know.
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Journalist and filmmaker Willem Kootstra reflects on how much the rise of portable audio equipment lead to techniques that no journalist would be without now.
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Review: The Deity Connect radio mic system would appear to represent great value for money. Phil Rhodes takes the system for a spin to find out how it performs, and whether the 2.4GHz frequency is a help or a hindrance.
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In the last three decades of the 20th century, when film was still the dominant medium, there was one piece of equipment that, close to being universal, was an essential piece of kit for the smallest documentary to the grandest feature film. It was the Swiss-made Nagra audio recorder. And perhaps the most definitive of these was the Nagra IV…
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