Recent News

Cloud-atlas

Supervising sound designer, Frank Kruse on "Cloud Atlas"

Here's some info about the work of Frank Kruse, supervising sound designer on Cloud Atlas, in his own words. "I started on CA in November 2011 about 6 weeks before the ending of the principal shoot. Tom Tykwer hates to work with temp sound effects and it really made sense to start early on this ... More

Screen_shot_2012-12-16_at_10.00.06_pm

6 Ways to “Reboot” Your Studio

When you think about your studio, what comes to mind? I’ll admit, it’s easy to hone my attention on the things I don’t like about it. Perhaps the fact that a few of my mic stands don’t work very well anymore. Or how I need to stain the wood on my homemade gobo/booth. Or that I don’t have a dedicated monitor switcher box to ... More

Ht-made-easy-tb

THX Experts Illuminate Home Theater Set-up for Consumers Through Video Series

THX Ltd. today announced a multi-part video series of short educational tutorials that will be syndicated periodically by HomeTheaterReview.com and will address various issues consumers face when setting up a new or expanded home theater. It is easy to become overwhelmed by the ... More

Lr-jonathan-demme1

Jonathan Demme to Receive CAS Filmmaker Award

Academy Award-winning director Jonathan Demme will receive the Cinema Audio Society’s filmmaker award at the 49th CAS Awards, on Feb. 16, at the Crystal Ballroom of the Millennium-Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles. “We are thrilled to be honoring Jonathan Demme,” said CAS president David Fluhr. “Jonathan’s career ... More

Lr-erik-aadahl

Contender – Supervising Sound Editor Eric Aadahl, Argo

Sometimes sound design starts with research, according to Erik Aadahl, supervising sound editor and sound designer for Argo. He offered, “Authenticity is so important in a film like this, based on true events.” After reading the script and meeting with Ben Affleck to discuss the director’s thoughts and ... More

Sound_20city_20grohl_20615

Recording Studios May Die, but the False Mythology Around Them May Not

Between its 1969 founding and its 2011 closing, Los Angeles's Sound City was the recording space for the likes of Elton John, Fleetwood Mac, Santana, Pat Benatar, Rancid, Weezer, Bad Religion, Nine Inch Nails, and Johnny Cash—just to name a few. Classic albums including Neil Young's ... More

Pl_screen_crashsounds0

Proof That the “Inception Sound” is Taking Over Movie Trailers

Everyone likes to poke fun at the fact that a lot of movie trailers have now taken the BWAAAAAAAR sound from the original Inception trailer and used it for themselves. But I did not realize that this style went this far or this deep in the action movie genre. The video below shows almost every ... More

Sound_editors

Foley Artist John Roesch to Receive MPSE Career Achievement Award

The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) will recognize veteran Foley artist John Roesch (pictured) with its 2013 Career Achievement Award, to be presented at the 60th MPSE Golden Reel Awards on February 17, 2013 in Los Angeles. Roesch is the first Foley artist to receive the MPSE Career ... More

Waves_redd17

Waves Audio, Abbey Road Studios Unveil REDD Console Plug-Ins

Waves Audio teamed with London’s legendary Abbey Road Studios once again to create two new REDD Console plug-ins, which emulate the sonic characteristics of EMI/Abbey Road Studios' REDD.17 and REDD.37 in-house mixing consoles that recorded The Beatles, The Hollies, Pink Floyd, and other top ... More

Lorne-balfe

Restless, Featuring Original Music by Lorne Balfe, Airs on Sundance Channel

On Friday, December 7th, the Sundance Channel premiered the first part of the two-part mini-series Restless, featuring original music by composer Lorne Balfe (The Sweeney, Assassins Creed 3 video game). "Restless is a truly unique project,” said Balfe. Having characters in two ... More

Ebbaaa44b288

Joe Hisaishi: Studio Ghibli 25 Years Concert

These days there are a plethora of concerts featuring great film and video game music being performed all over the world. Many of them I truly wish I was able to attend, but there is one, above just about all others, that I've desired to see for years....and the only way to do so has been via a Japanese ... More

The-hobbit-poster-bilbo-1348839626-article-0

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey with composer Howard Shore

Howard Shore successfully adapted the words and themes of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings into a truly iconic score for one of the most successful film franchises of the decade. Now he's returned to the studio with the London Philharmonic Orchestra to record the latest soundtrack to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey , released next month. Tolkien's ... More