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Composer Sage Lewis and the music of indie dark comedy Operator

Film/TV Composer Sage Lewis breaks down how the narrative ideas become unique fodder for electronic and acoustic music in the SXSW hit film Operator by Logan Kibens starring Martin Starr and Mae Whitman. Modular synthesizers and vocoders were orchestrated with acoustic instruments to evoke the ... More

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Shaping Waves Sound Effects Library Releases "Insects & Swarms"

From massive swarms in different densities and activity levels to individual passby sounds and landings, this insect sound library covers pretty much all variants of insect wing buzz sounds. www.shapingwaves.com/downloads/insects-swarms-sound-effects/ ###BEE SOUNDS: 14 long takes (up to ... 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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The Cinema Audio Society announces the nominees for the 53rd Annual CAS Awards!

The Cinema Audio Society announces the nominees for the 53rd Annual CAS Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for 2016 in seven categories. “We are blessed this year with a rich portfolio of Cinema Audio art applied. As the creative contributions of sound ... 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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TONSTURM 19 | Rushing Wind Sound Library

TONSTURM 19 | Rushing Wind features pure wind ambiences. From blustery howling, whirling and rushing gusts to calm and smooth whistling winds, this wind library offers you a vast palette of the most pristine and wide sounding wind ambiences. With this Surround Ambience Library, you get 68 pure wind ambiences, ... 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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Motion Picture Sound Editors to Honor Guillermo del Toro with Filmmaker Award

The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces that it will honor Guillermo del Toro with its annual Filmmaker Award. The acclaimed director of such films as Hellboy (2004), Pan’s Labyrinth (2006), Pacific Rim (2013), Crimson Peak (2015) and the forthcoming The Shape of ... 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