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Recording To Tape: A Historical Perspective

29/06/2018, Author: Audio Academy

During World War II, a German company called Telefunken developed what is now called the reel to reel tape machine. In Germany, it was called the Magnetophon. At the time, a Lieutenant J. Herbert Orr worked in the U.S. Signal [...]

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5 Common Stage Lighting Mistakes To Avoid

22/06/2018, Author: Audio Academy

Whether it is a play, a concert or a performance like Cirque du Soleil (coming soon to India), lighting is an integral and irreplaceable part of an event. In fact, there are many famous bands that count their lighting directors [...]

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Punk, Indie & DIY Aesthetics

02/06/2018, Author: Audio Academy

Throughout history, music has been a force that has given rise to many cultural movements, spanning fashion, art and design to film and media. The punk counterculture of the mid-1970s and 1980s emerged initially out of dingy London basements and [...]

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The Brilliance of Walter Murch

26/05/2018, Author: Audio Academy

Pioneer, Sound Designer, Film Editor Multiple Academy award winner, Walter Murch is known as the Godfather of sound design. Also known for his expertise in film editing, he has won Academy awards in both categories multiple times. Murch is credited [...]

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Foley Sound in Animated Movies

21/05/2018, Author: Audio Academy

Movies transport us to worlds that we are not physically in, thanks largely to the Foley artists, who create an auditory experience that is brilliant. Besides the dialogue and music, everything that the audience hears during the movie are Foley [...]

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Niranjan Shivaram – This sounds good

03/05/2018, Author: Audio Academy

“You don’t get paid very well in this industry. You’ve got to lift and move s*** all day. And sometimes all night. It’s tough, back-breaking work, and there’s no glamour in it”.  Live sound life Not the words you want [...]

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Foley Sound: The History and Magic

16/04/2018, Author: Audio Academy

Movies are magical in the way they give us such a multi-sensory experience and one of the most crucial aspects in movies that can make or break our experience is sound. Almost every sound that the audience hears at the [...]

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The Evolution of Musical Genres As An Effect of Countercultural Movements

26/03/2018, Author: Audio Academy

Looking back in time there have been many musical genres that arose out of counter culture or social justice movements. The music of a particular era often is a peek into the history and culture of that specific period. As [...]

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Sound Perception and Acoustics

12/03/2018, Author: Audio Academy

In discussions among most sound enthusiasts on the various ways to improve the quality of audio production and audio mixes, the focus tends to be on the gear and process. However, it is just as important if not more to [...]

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Types of Microphones and their uses

02/03/2018, Author: Audio Academy

Audio Academy’s sound engineering courses train students in every aspect of sound recording and live sound. For an average person on the street, the microphone is a device that picks up sound. However, for trainees of Audio Academy, the microphone [...]