Category Archives: Audio

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Soundelux’s 25,000-Square-Foot Burbank Studios Are Up for Sale

Want to buy a world-class audio facility? The former Burbank studio operated by now-bankrupt Todd-Soundelux is up for sale. The remarketing services division of investment firm Tiger Group and auctioneer GA Global Partners are accepting offers for what is described … more »

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Beatlemania in Black & White: Restoring A Hard Day’s Night in 4K

The Beatles’ 1964 film, A Hard Day’s Night, which recently celebrated its 50th birthday, along with the 50th anniversary of the group’s arrival in America, offers a snapshot into the early days of Beatlemania.  Directed by Richard Lester and produced … more »

Formosa Group to Re-Open POP Sound Facility

Post-production sound company Formosa Group said today that it is re-opening the former Pacific Ocean Post (POP) Sound facility in Santa Monica with some former POP staff on board. POP Sound was shuttered in July by its owner, Empire Investment … more »

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Footage Firm Adds Royalty-Free Stock Music to Subscription-Based Services Suite

Footage Firm, creator of the subscription-based VideoBlocks and GraphicStock premium content services, has unveiled a companion AudioBlocks stock music service aimed at professional video editors and the wider enthusiast market. VideoBlocks users—among them, many at the networks—have downloaded nearly 23 million … more »

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Sandblast Productions Opens New Audio Facility in New York City

Hanging a new shingle in a tough market for audio post, music production company Sandblast Productions has moved in at 1650 Broadway in New York City, just north of Times Square.  After working together for more than 20 years at … more »

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Todd-Soundelux Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection, Shuttering Hollywood and Santa Monica Locations

Todd-Soundelux has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Formerly known as CSS Studios, the holding company's brands include Todd-AO, Soundelux, and POP Sound. In bankruptcy papers filed in U.S. bankruptcy court in the Central District of California, the company estimated … more »

State of the Standard: UHDTV

As 4K acquisition becomes an increasingly common feature of the production landscape, an elephant remains in the room: how does high-resolution content get delivered to the home? SMPTE considers that very question in a new report from its UHDTV Ecosystem … more »

Sound Designer Randy Thom on a Career in Film Sound

Next month, the Motion Picture Sound Editors will present Randy Thom with its Career Achievement Award at the organization’s annual Golden Reel Awards ceremony. The honor recognizes an artistic career spanning more than three decades, more than 100 films and … more »

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Prime Cuts: Composer Daniel Pemberton on Ridley Scott’s The Counselor

Composer Daniel Pemberton, whose work is featured in the BBC Production Music library from FirstCom Music, talks about working with director Ridley Scott to create a very modern score for The Counselor. FirstCom Music: www.firstcom.com

Prime Cuts: “Watch Me Fly” from Amphibious Zoo

In this behind-the-scenes video, Amphibious Zoo composer Jamen Brooks talks about songwriting techniques and singer Melodie Blume lays down a vocal track for the recent AZ release Electro Pop 3. Amphibious Zoo: amphibiouszoo.com/