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The Joys of Novelty Music

21/02/2019, Author: sooraj_90

Chuckling to Weird Al Yankovic’s “My Bologna” or the popular song by Flight of the Conchords “Too Many D*cks On The Dance Floor” is a high school memory for many people around the world. However, this genre of music is […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]