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The Most Recognizable Voice in New York

Ayone who rides the New York City subway system is familiar with the friendly-yet-firm command to “stand clear of the closing doors, please.” This deep, sometimes vexing voice—which also apologizes for “unavoidable delays”—belongs to a man named Charlie Pellett. A radio anchor for Bloomberg News, Pellett was raised ... More

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Pro Sound Effects Releases NYC Ambisonics Library

Pro Sound Effects®, the Next Level sound effects library, today announced its newest library - NYC Ambisonics is available now for pre-order. When previewed in April at NAB 2015, the press dubbed it “the future of sound effects libraries.” NYC Ambisonics is a 35GB sound effects library that comes with ... More

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SoundWorks Collection Interview Series - Playstation Music Group

This week with spoke with the Playstation Music Group including Senior Music Manager Jonathan Mayer, Music Producer Matt Levin, and Senior Music Editor Scott Hanau about their working supporting various video game titles including God of War, Uncharted, The Order, The Last of Us and InFAMOUS. ###About the Sony ... More

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The Craft of Sound

This video follows Alex Bishop through the six month process of building an exquisite gypsy jazz guitar from scratch. In that time, the UK based production team Contra shot upwards of 10 hours of footage, which editor Will Hammond cut down into a finely-tuned three-minute film. His process for doing so – strangely enough – mirrors the ... More

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Max Richter in “Such Stuff As Dreams Are Made On”

The acclaimed composer explores the science of sleep. Ordinarily, an audience falling asleep during a musical work would perhaps be a composer’s worst nightmare, but for British composer Max Richter, inducing slumber is unequivocally the aim of his “eight-hour lullaby,” Sleep. “The work is made to be ... More

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Coll Anderson on Documentary Sound Design

We're all familiar with creative sound design for narrative films—from the buzz of a lightsaber to the roar of a T. rex. But what about the sound in documentary films? Is there a role for abstract sound to play when your film depicts real events? In this new piece for the Dolby® Institute, leading ... More

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Hearing Colors

The life of Neil Harbisson is like something out of a sci-fi novel. Neil was born with achromatopsia, a rare condition that leaves 1 in 30,000 people completely colorblind. But Neil isn’t colorblind, far from it. After convincing his doctors to implant an antenna onto him, Neil now possesses a new sense – the ability to hear colors. Neil ... More

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Lucasfilm, Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound Launch ILMxLAB

Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) and parent company Lucasfilm, Ltd. announce the formation of ILM Experience Lab (ILMxLAB), a new division that will draw upon the talents of Lucasfilm, ILM and Skywalker Sound. ILMxLAB combines compelling storytelling, technological innovation and world-class production to create immersive ... More

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The Image of Sound - Short Documentary about Sound Editors & Sound Designers

Director Amar Dusanjh profiles three of the best & brightest Sound Editors & Designers within the entertainment industry. From the two-time Bafta winning Sound Editor of feature films such as 'Harry Potter', 'Casino Royale' & 'Batman', to the Award Winning Sound Designers ... More

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SoundWorks Collection Interview Series - Composer Bryan Lee Brown

This week we spoke with composer Bryan Lee Brown about his recent collaboration on HBO’s show SONIC HIGHWAYS. SONIC HIGHWAYS which is directed by Dave Grohl is a 8-episode, 8-city look at the recording of the Foo Fighter’s 8th album. The series taps into the music heritage and cultural ... More

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Peter Gabriel on The South Bank Show about the Making of Security Album in 1983

Peter Gabriel’s songwriting and recording process in the early 1980s was unusual for its technological sophistication, playfulness and reliance on improvisation. While Peter was considered avant-garde back then, now that music technology is a lot cheaper and more accessible, ... More

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SoundWorks Collection Recognized as Vimeo Top Staff Pick of all Time!

We are honored to be [recognized as one of the Vimeo Top Staff Picked video series of all time!](https://vimeo.com/blog/post:725) When SoundWorks Collection was launched in October of 2009 there weren't many places to go to host HD quality streaming videos online. This is one of the ... More

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SoundWorks Collection Interview Series - Engineer/Producer Jay Messina

This week we spoke with our good friend Jay Messina who is a world-class engineer/producer based in New York city and has worked on such classic albums by Aerosmith, Kiss, Miles Davis, Supertramp, Patti Smith, Slash, Yoko Ono, and Cheap Trick, to name a few. We met up with Jay in ... More

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SoundWorks Collection Interview Series - Beau Willimon & Composer Jeff Beal - House of Cards

This week we spoke with show-runner and writer Beau Willimon and Composer Jeff Beal about their collaboration on the hit Netflix show House of Cards. In our conversation we discuss how Jeff and Beau work together to help support the tone and emotion of the show and break ... More

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SoundWorks Collection Interview Series - Composer Peter McConnell

Composer Peter McConnell has composed award-winning scores for a diverse range of video games including Broken Age, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, the Sly Cooper series, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Psychonauts, Brutal Legend and Grim Fandango. Before ... More