Category Archives: Audio
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SmartSound Software, Inc. announces the release of Sonicfire Pro 5, a groundbreaking new development in library music. With new music timing controls and searching features, Sonicfire Pro 5 gives professional editors the most complete customizable music library solution. Now shipping, this new release accesses the largest selection of fully-customizable library music available.
At IBC 2008, Sound Devices (Booth 8.E84) will introduce the CL-8 Controller for the 788T Digital Recorder. The CL-8 is a mixing control surface companion to the company's new 788T recorder which provides additional capabilities to the 788T without a significant increase in weight, making it adaptable to a variety of field productions.
Zaxcom, the company that engineered the first digital wireless microphone and the first wireless microphone to feature integrated audio recording, now markets its Fusion High-Resolution Audio Recorder/Mixer.
In terms of sound recording and mixing for film and HD video production, Emmy-nominated audio engineer Stu Deutsch has done it all. From operating a boom microphone for Pee Wee's Playhouse on CBS in 1986 to mixing sound for Spike Lee's documentary When The Levees Broke: A Requiem In Four Parts in 2006 to his most recent project, serving as recording supervisor for Nickelodeon's latest hit show, The Naked Brothers Band, his goal is always the same: to acquire the best audio elements, often under the most difficult circumstances.
The collaboration between film directors and sound mixers is a balance between objective and subjective responses. Mostly, a sound mixer’s responsibilities are technical, like notching the music and SFX frequencies around the dialog to maintain intelligibility. But the mixer often has some latitude to make artistic decisions, like muting an instrument or putting a Foley track through a guitar fuzz box. F&V asked some top sound mixers to share some of the most creative contributions they’ve made to feature films, and about working with some of the best-known directors in the business.
Like many of you, I've been a long-time user of Cakewalk music production software. During the past few years the program's just been getting better and better with each new release. The latest bundle, Cakewalk Pro Suite, includes Sonar 7, Project5 and the company's two award' winning software synthesizers, Rapture and Dimension Pro.
In this tutorial, the objective is to remove the unwanted noise without degrading the overall sound quality of the scene. Sounds that vary wildly in pitch are the most difficult to remove. Be mindful of your shooting environment and if you anticipate that a particular background noise will give you problems in post...