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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 [...]

Academy Success Stories

Learning Sound Design from a True Professional

27/07/2018, Author: Audio Academy

After spending over a month at Vijay Rathinam’s Audioville studio, Chennai, I’ve learned a lot about what it takes to work in film sound design. Going in I had a vague idea of what to expect,half hoping I would find [...]

Audio Trends & Gear

The science behind room acoustics and sound reflections

20/07/2018, Author: Audio Academy

Room Acoustic Response Good acoustics is absolutely crucial to record and mix music. This ensures that the music sounds as good in most environments. Room acoustics refers to how sound waves behave within a room. Every room, its size, shape [...]

Audio Trends & Gear

The Beauty and Quirks of Theater Lighting

13/07/2018, Author: Audio Academy

Lighting design in theater is far more than just making sure that the audience can see the action and actors on stage. While that is an important goal, lighting in theatre can also be used to establish the time or [...]

Audio Trends & Gear

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 [...]

Audio Trends & Gear

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 [...]