Category: Fact File

Fact File

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 […]

Audio Trends & Gear, Fact File

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, Fact File

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 [...]

Audio Trends & Gear, Fact File

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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