28 September, 2020

This is how tortoise sex brought Jurassic Park to life

Jurassic Park's success was about more than groundbreaking CGI. It's sound design was no less stunning, including, umm, tortoises. Here's how it was...

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23 September, 2020

Psycho is 60 years old this year. Here's a look back at its iconic sound design

Psycho was a milestone in sound design and it celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. Kevin Hilton looks back on this most iconic of films. Psycho...

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18 September, 2020

You can use rolling shutter to do what? Rolling shutter becomes a tool for spies

As any video camera owner will tell you, rolling shutter is the work of the devil. It causes some horrendous issues with the picture in different...

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9 September, 2020

The Great Digital Audio Illusion

We take a look back at the early days of digital audio, when the newness of that "velvety silence" masked early faults. Disc graphic by...

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8 September, 2020

Pink Floyd and the joy of tape loops

Replay: In many respects sampling has made us rather complacent in the way we build up music. As a chance late-night rewatching of The Making of Dark...

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7 September, 2020

Binaural sound has created one of the most immersive theatre experiences

Binaural sound has been around a long time. But, as Kevin Hilton reports, it still has a lot to offer VR and TV production, after success in a...

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6 September, 2020

Sennheiser MKE200: A new professional mic for under $100.

Sennheiser has introduced its new MKE200 microphone for both DSLR/mirrorless cameras and smartphones.                             Sennheiser MKE200....

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27 August, 2020

The sound at the bottom of the world

Replay: The Challenger Deep is the deepest part of the deepest trench on the planet. It is 10,900m or 6.7 miles deep, pressure is around 16,000PSI,...

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21 July, 2020

Alan Turing invented computer music

Similar to unearthing a time capsule, a recently re-discovered recording by Alan Turing reveals his pioneering efforts in the field of computer...

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20 July, 2020

How to reduce embedded wind noise in your audio

Wind noise is the bane of audio recording. Here are some tips on how to reduce it using the tools already in your NLE.                              ...

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