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In the studio with score composer Dominik Scherrer working on "The Missing"

###About Dominik Scherrer: Is a composer of film soundtracks based in London. He has written the award winning score and theme for the Miss Marple series with Geraldine McEwan and Julia McKenzie, the sci-fi hit series Primeval, the comedy Scenes of a Sexual Nature starring Ewan ... More


A Conversation. With Walter Murch

Locarno dressed as San Francisco, Piazza Grande that extends itself to look like Union Square. When you’re facing Walter Murch and a Revox, you know right away that something unique is coming. Sounds, reverberations, knowledge, insights. The rest is silence.


Conversations with Sound Artists Podcast - Writing for Sound with Randy Thom

Skywalker Sound’s Director of Sound Design Randy Thom discusses with Dolby Institute’s Glenn Kiser how writers and directors can use sound as a tool to tell their stories, the importance of APOCALYPSE NOW to modern sound design, his work with Robert Zemeckis to maroon Tom Hanks on ... More


Dolby Launches "Conversations with Sound Artists" Podcast Series

The Dolby Institute and Soundworks Collection are launching a 10-part podcast series, Conversations with Sound Artists, bringing insight into the film, gaming, television industry. Glenn Kiser, Director of Dolby Institute at Dolby Laboratories, and Michael Coleman of Soundworks Collection, speak with top ... More


SoundWorks Collection Interview Series - Composer Bear McCreary on Outlander

This week we talk with Composer Bear McCreary about his work on the first season of the Starz show Outlander, the epic new series from Ronald D. Moore based on Diana Gabaldon’s epic novels. The OUTLANDER series follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse ... More


SoundWorks Collection Interview Series - Music Supervisor Randall Poster

This week we spoke with New York based Music Supervisor Randall Poster. Randall started his career working on the 1995 breakout film "Kids" Directed by Larry Clark and soon after collaborated with Director Wes Anderson on his indie film "Bottle Rocket". Randall has since collaborated ... More


SoundWorks Collection Interview Series - Matt Hines - Product Manager, Post Production at iZotope

This week we talk with Matt Hines who is a Product Manager for Post Production at iZotope about the process of developing the various award-winning plug-ins and software used for audio restoration, music production and instrument effects. iZotope makes ... More


Strange and Bizarre Musical Instruments

Here are the biggest, strangest, most bizarre musical instruments in the world. One of these is a badger. ###Glass Armonica: Composer William Zeitler plays a glass armonica, invented by Benjamin Franklin in 1761. ###Eigenharp: Eigenharp is a brand of electronic instrument made by Eigenlabs, a company based in Devon, ... More


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


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


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


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


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


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


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