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Audio Legends

The Inimitable George Gershwin

09/02/2019, Author: Audio Academy

Music wouldn’t be the same without Broadway musicals, movie soundtracks, and music on television. When it comes to twentieth-century music, the one name with an indelible influence in this era is that of American composer, pianist, and songwriter George Gershwin. […]

Audio Legends

The Grateful Dead’s Wall of Sound

02/02/2019, Author: Audio Academy

A vision during an LSD trip is what inspired Owsley “Bear” Stanley, the Grateful Dead’s sound engineer’s mammoth feat of technical engineering, “The Wall of Sound”, irreversibly changing live sound and engineering for the better. It was a time when […]

Audio Legends

Edison’s Phonograph

25/01/2019, Author: Audio Academy

When you think of clocks that announce the time, talking dolls or audio courses, there isn’t much in common between them on the surface of it. However, each of these owe a lot to Thomas Edison and his favourite invention […]

Audio Legends

Ben Burtt and His Contribution to Sci-fi Sound Design

18/01/2019, Author: Audio Academy

The hum of the lightsaber in the classic Star Wars movie is so iconic that kids play-fighting with their pretend ones make sure that they make the sound too. The other sounds that created a soundscape for the movie was […]

Academy Success Stories

The Year That Was: Audio Academy Looks Back at 2018

04/01/2019, Author: sooraj_90

As we bid goodbye to another year, let us take a look back at articles that covered everything from the stalwarts of sound engineering to the nuances that go into making great sound. The year began with bringing you details […]

Audio Legends

What ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club’ Did For Recording

14/12/2018, Author: sooraj_90

The year was 1967. Many rock acts were devoting less time to live performances and more to mastering the rapidly developing studio technology with the aim of making increasingly sophisticated sound recordings. The Beatles had broken from the two-albums-per-year formula […]

Audio Legends

Women In Audio: Where Are They?

10/10/2018, Author: Audio Academy

Audio is a profession that has been mostly dominated by men. Statistics by the Audio Engineering Society’s (AES) women in audio committee (now defunct and replaced by the diversity and inclusion committee) roughly estimated that 5% of professionals in the [...]

Audio Trends & Gear

Streaming: What is the value of music?

13/09/2018, Author: Audio Academy

Music is an integral part of the emotional lives of people and yet people don't seem to want to pay for it. Since streaming services such as Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music and the like, have become popular, one of [...]

Audio Trends & Gear

Mastering- The Bridge between Artist and Consumer

31/08/2018, Author: Audio Academy

Mastering, the final step in the record - mix and master process, involves preparing an audio mix for distribution by unifying and balancing the sound, optimising it for playback across various formats and systems to ensuring that audio consistency is [...]

Academy Success Stories

Yash Walvekar: Building His Own Dreams

10/08/2018, Author: Audio Academy

It has been said that you are what you surround yourself with. Growing up in Pune, Yash Walvekar watched his father run a business dealing in speakers- Samarth Quality Sound. Right off the bat, the world of sound and audio [...]