Category Archives: Audio

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Formosa Villa Opens in Santa Monica’s Former POP Sound Location

Formosa Group has launched Formosa Villa, its new commercial and branded-entertainment division, at the former POP Sound location in Santa Monica. Mixer John Bolen and executive producer Lauren Cascio, formerly of Santa Monica's Play Studios, have been hired to work out … more »

Prime Cuts: FirstCom’s Gotham Music Library Celebrates The Happy Hipster

Consider the hipster. His aggressive mixtape of classic but of-the-minute pop sounds will knock your skinny jeans off. It'll spin your trucker hat around. It'll melt your oversized plastic-frame glasses. Well, you get the picture. Just hang onto your Pabst … more »

Prime Cuts: Must Save Jane!’s Moody Movie Music

L.A.- and London-based team Must Save Jane! released its tenth compilation of exceptionally dramatic music aimed at movie trailers, Rebirth. This one includes music composed by Harry Lightfoot. It's licensed through APM Music division Resonate Music Group in North America and by Altitude Music … more »

Famed Classical Label Deutsche Grammophon Launches Production Library

Deutsche Grammophon got into the library business with last week's announcement that the renowned classical label would be licensing pre-cleared recordings — including Mozart piano concertos, Beethoven violin sonatas, and pieces by Bach, Liszt, Dborak and Schumann — for production use. … more »

PMA Announces NAB Agenda

The Production Music Association has announced its calendar of events at the upcoming NAB trade show in Las Vegas, including a Monday-evening keynote address with National Music Publishers Association President and CEO David Israelite. Israelite is expected to address reform and … more »

Varèse Sarabande Records to Release Chappie Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

(March 6, 2014– Los Angeles, CA) – Varèse Sarabande will release the CHAPPIE – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, digitally on March 10 and on CD March 17, 2015.  The film features original music by Hans Zimmer (INTERSTELLAR, 12 YEARS A … more »

Prime Cuts: Killer Tracks Bangs Out Tokyo Surf Rock

If you're into the Japanese rock-and-roll scene, you'll recognize Guitar Wolf, The Let's Gos, and Yoshiko "Ronnie" Fujiyama (of The 5.6.7.8's), all of them among the contributors to this fun-loving, full-speed-ahead Tokyo-style guitar compilation from Killer Tracks. Listen »

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Sound Ideas for Big Action Audio with Tiny Mics on Taken 3

DPA Microphones said its condenser mics captured audio when a boom mic was out of the question in multi-camera shots for Taken 3. Sound mixer and engineer Stéphane Bucher, owner of Parisian audio rental house A4Audio, had used DPA D:screet 4060 … more »

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Gary Rydstrom on the Strange Magic of a Career in Sound and Vision

Although it isn’t in his nature to boast, Gary Rydstrom is the only person in the world who can brag of having received seven Oscars and 17 Oscar nominations for best sound mixing and editing and an Oscar nomination for directing a … more »

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Rode Announces RodeLink Wireless Digital Audio System

At NAMM, Rode announced RodeLink, an inexpensive new fully digital wireless audio system that uses Series II 2.4GHz digital transmission to send a 128-bit encrypted 24-bit 44.1 KHz lossless audio signal up to 100 meters. Rode said the system transmits on two … more »