Loudness Penalty

Ian Shepherd does plenty of great work on educating people about dynamics and loudness for music, and he has collaborated with MeterPlugs on a website called Loudness Penalty that analyses your music’s loudness to see how much it might get turned down when normalised by the various online platforms such as YouTube, Spotify, etc. Ian […]

Why sports sound better in your living room

Vox have put together a neat little video about what goes into the sound for televised sporting events. It is very American-centric in sports choices, but gives some great insight into what is involved. Check it out below.      

Sound Effects Master Class with Mark Mangini

Soundworks Collection have posted up a neat short masterclass video with sound editor Mark Mangini (Blade Runner 2049, Mad Max: Fury Road) about his process, particularly with regards to choosing sound effects. Check it out below:

Deep Ocean Sounds from 900m

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) is a nonprofit oceanographic research centre that has set up a live stream of audio from a hydrophone set up at 900 metres below the ocean’s surface just outside Monterey Bay, California. You can tune in to an (almost) live stream anytime at the YouTub stream below: MBARI […]

Gordon Hempton 360 Video

The New York Times have published a really neat 360 video featuring Gordon Hempton discussing silence and his work, focussing on the Hoh Rain Forest, in Washington State.  It is really well put together, and although I’m not sure I’m into the 3D treatment on the voice over as you move about, I reckon it is […]

BBC Sound Effects Online

The BBC have released more than 16,000 sound effects online under the RemArc Licence which allows for personal, educational or research purposes. This is a fantastic resource for students and can be accessed at: http://bbcsfx.acropolis.org.uk/ http://bbcsfx.acropolis.org.uk/

3D Audio Spatialization Plugins Review

Chris Lane has written up a review for Designing Sound of a few of the common and free 3d audio spatialization plug-ins currently available for gaming and VR. It also serves as a good introduction to some of the possibilities allowed through these tools. Read the full article at the link below. Let’s Test: 3D […]

Export AAF/OMF from Premiere

Exporting OMFs and AAFs from Premiere to import into Pro Tools for audio post-production work is an extremely common task, but it is fraught with dangers that might not make it work as well or as smoothly as it should. Following the proper process should maintain metadata through the whole process, and avoid the possibility […]

Walter Murch explains Sound Editing and Mixing

Walter Murch is a true master of film and sound editing, and Academy Originals have posted up a couple of videos recently of Murch discussing what sound editing and mixing is. You can get some insights by checking out the videos below.    

Effect of Noise on Animals

There have been a number of studies looking into the effect of noise on animals. Noise, of course can have huge effect on the well-being of any animal, including humans. There is a report by J. Brou?ek (NAFC – Research Institute for Animal Production Nitra, Slovak Republic) that summarises a bunch of findings which can be […]