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John and Helen Meyer’s 50-Year Journey: A Sonic Love Story

They had their first date in a Berkeley, Calif., hi-fi store in 1967, the Summer of Love, to listen to the newly released Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Speakers for Steve Miller at Monterey Pop followed. Then the Dead, Metallica, Celine, Ed Sheeran and so many others. Now 50 years later, ... More

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The Music of Stranger Things (Season 2) with Composers Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein

Composers Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein of S U R V I V E are returning to pen the new score for Stranger Things Season 2. We chatted about how they got the gig, what gear they utilized to create their synth driven score and what changes they are making for the new season. This ... More

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The Sound of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

We recently chatted with re-recording mixer, supervising sound editor and sound designer Christopher Boyes about his work on Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. This podcast is brought to you in part by RØDE Microphones presenting My RØDE Reel, the world’s largest short ... More

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The Sound of The Fate of the the Furious

We recently chatted with re-recording mixer Jon Taylor and Frank A. Montaño about their work on The Fate of the Fast and the Furious directed by Gary Gray. This podcast is brought to you in part by RØDE Microphones presenting My RØDE Reel, the world’s largest short film competition. Now with over $500,000 ... More

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Sound Devices Launches New MixPre Series

This week we talk with Paul Isaacs, Director, Product Management & Design at Sound Devices about their new MixPre Series. This podcast is brought to you in part by RØDE Microphones presenting My RØDE Reel, the world’s largest short film competition. Now with over $500,000 in prizes to be won. Visit ... More

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The Sound of Ghost in the Shell

In this episode we spoke with co-supervising sound editors Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers about their recent work on Ghost in the Shell directed by Rupert Sanders. In the near future, Major is the first of her kind: a human who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most ... More

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The Sound of Power Rangers Movie

We recently chatted with Supervising Sound Editor Joe Dzuban about his work on the Power Rangers movie reboot directed by Dean Israelite. This podcast is brought to you in part by RØDE Microphones – providing premium audio products at an accessible price, enabling people around the world to achieve their creative ... More

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Cinematic Winds Sound Effects Library with Ann Kroeber and Alan Splet

We chatted with sound recordist Ann Kroeber about her latest sound effects library release, Cinematic Winds, recently released by Pro Sound Effects. This sound library features 98 wind recordings with diverse, compelling moods: from eerie, lonely winds; to whirling, buffeting storm winds; to resonant ... More

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The Sound of Kong: Skull Island

We chat with the sound team of Kong: Skull Island and discuss their collaboration with Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts featuring re-recording mixer and sound designer Pete Horner, co-supervising sound editor Al Nelson and co-supervising sound editor Steve Slanec. A secret government organization mounts an expedition to ... More

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The Music of Life with Composer Jon Ekstrand

We recently chatted with Composer Jon Ekstrand who is a long time collaborator with Director Daniel Espinosa about his work on the sci-fi thriller film LIFE. This marks his sixth project with Espinosa, having previously composed music for his films Babylonsjukan, Outside Love, Snabba Cash, and Child 44, ... More

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The Music of Beauty and the Beast with Scoring Mixer Frank Wolf

This week we talk with Scoring Mixer Frank Wolf who worked on Disney’s Beauty and the Beast directed by Bill Condon. Frank has a long working history collaborating with Composer Alan Menken and we discuss what it was like to record and mix many of the beloved songs from this 1991 Disney ... More

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The Music of The Last Guardian with Composer Takeshi Furukawa

Composer Takeshi Furukawa had the incredible task of creating the musical score for The Last Guardian, which is best described as a traditional orchestral fantasy score. The Last Guardian, from Shadow of the Colossus designer Fumito Ueda, centers on a boy and his friendship with Trico, ... More

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The Music of The Lego Batman Movie with Composer Lorne Balfe

It should come as no surprise that a movie that explores the loneliness that Batman must feel in the bat-cave after leaving his adoring public behind — even one involving LEGOs — has a fairly dark orchestral score thanks to composer Lorne Balfe, who argues that The LEGO Batman Movie has just as ... More

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The Sound of 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

Greg Russell (17 Oscar nominations), Gary Summers (11 Oscar nominations and 4 wins), and Jeffrey Haboush (4 Oscar nominations) talk about their work, nominated for Best Sound Mixing, on Michael Bay’s film. The artists describe their long collaboration with Bay, and their work on this film to keep the ... More

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The Sound of Sully

Two-time Academy Award winner Alan Murray (Best Sound Editing) joins us to discuss his 37th film in collaboration with director Clint Eastwood, for which he has received his ninth Oscar nomination. From his first conversation with Captain Chesley Sullenberger to an eventful sound recording trip on an empty A320 in flight, Alan recounts ... More

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The Sound of La La Land

In Part 1 of this episode, Steve Morrow (Best Sound Mixing) describes his work as the production sound mixer on this contemporary movie musical filmed largely on location in Los Angeles, and the challenges of capturing the live on-set signing of stars Ryan Gossling and Emma Stone. In Part 2, Ai-Ling Lee (nominated for Best Sound ... More

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The Sound of Deepwater Horizon

Renée Tondelli (Best Sound Editing) joins us for an in-depth exploration of the sound design of Peter Berg’s film, for which she is nominated with Wylie Stateman. From the challenges of learning to speak “oilese,” the specialized language of the oil exploration world, to the problems of capturing usable production audio at ... More

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The Sound of Hacksaw Ridge

Kevin O’Connell (Best Sound Mixing), celebrating his 21st Academy Award nomination, joins first-time nominees Robert Mackenzie and Andy Wright (double nominees for Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing) in conversation about their work on Mel Gibson’s film. The artists talk about using sound design and music to sculpt the ... More

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The Sound of Arrival

Sylvain Bellemare (Best Sound Editing) and Barnard Gariépy Strobl (Best Sound Mixing) discuss the unique challenges of building the soundscapes of the alien heptapods and managing their multi-national crew working in Paris, Montréal, Los Angeles, and New Zealand. Adhering to director Denis Villeneueve’s mandate to keep everything real ... More

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The Sound of La La Land with Production Sound Mixer Steve Morrow

This week we talk with Production Sound Mixer Steve Morrow about his work on Director Damien Chazelle's new film, La La Land. From an early age, production sound mixer Steven A. Morrow, CAS knew that his passion for movies would lead to a career in the entertainment industry. What began as ... More

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Producer Greg Fidelman and the music of Metallica's Hardwired…To Self Destruct

This week we spoke with music producer Greg Fidelman who recently finished Metallics’s new album Hardwired...To Self-Destruct. This is Metallica's first studio album since 2008 and is not the first time Fidelman has worked with the band. Greg also worked as an engineer and ... More

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A discussion with Sound Designer and Film Editor Walter Murch

Three-time Academy Award-winner Walter Murch joins the “Conversations with Sound Artists” podcast. In part one of our talk, Walter takes questions from other leading sound designers Ren Klyce and Gary Rydstrom about his work, talks about how documentary film has affected modern cinema style, ... More

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The Music of Lion with Composer Dustin O'Halloran and Hauschka

Composers Dustin O'Halloran and Hauschka discuss the unique challenges of crafting the emotional score for LION in eight weeks and collaborating from their studios in Los Angeles and Germany. We also explore the approach and inspiration behind four of the tracks from this incredible ... More

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Ryan Coogler: The Sound and Music of Creed and Fruitvale Station

In this special podcast presentation of our recent Dolby Institute master class at the Los Angeles Film Festival, writer/director Ryan Coogler is joined by his composer Ludwig Göransson and sound designer Steve Boeddeker to present clips and discuss their use of sound and music in Creed and ... More

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Jad Abumrad: The Sound of Radiolab

Radiolab is one of the most distinctive sounding shows in the radio and podcast world. In this episode, creator and co-host of the show Jad Abumrad talks about how he uses music as a metaphor to explore abstract topics like what a manta shrimp sees when it looks at a rainbow, why it’s important to drop into the story ... More

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The Sound of Star Wars Battlefront

This week we are celebrating the 1-year anniversary of Star Wars Battlefront by talking with the sound team including Audio Director Ben Minto, Sound Designer David Jegutidse and Sound Designer Martin Wohrer. Check out the fourth and final digital expansion pack which gives you access to new content inspired by ... More

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The Sound and Music of Life Animated with Director Roger Ross Williams

From Academy Award® winning director Roger Ross Williams, LIFE, ANIMATED is the inspirational story of Owen Suskind, a young man who was unable to speak as a child until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animated ... More

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Composer Johann Johannsson and the music of Arrival

We recently chatted with Composer Jóhann Jóhannsson from his Berlin studio about his otherworldly soundtrack for Denis Villeneuve's alien-invasion feature film "Arrival". Johannsson worked with several singers and vocal ensembles and combined both classical and avant-garde elements in the composition, ... More

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Composer Sascha Dikiciyan / Sonic Mayhem and the music of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

We recently chatted with Composer Sascha Dikiciyan also known as Sonic Mayhem about his incredible career in video game music composition for such titles as Quake II, TRON: Evolution, Borderlands, Mass Effect 3 and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. Sascha also recently released an original album ... More

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The Sound of Doctor Strange

This week we return to the Marvel Universe to talk about the sound of Doctor Strange with Supervising Sound Editor Shannon Mills, Sound Designer Nia Hansen and Re-recording Mixer Juan Peralta from Skywalker Sound. Dr. Stephen Strange's (Benedict Cumberbatch) life changes after a car accident robs him of the use of his ... More