Category: Audio Legends

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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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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 [...]

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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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Robert Scovill Visits Audio Academy

13/09/2017, Author: Audio Academy

Live sound enthusiasts and technology geeks were in for a treat when multi-award-winning live sound engineer, Robert Scovill was in India recently to conduct two workshops (in Mumbai and Bangalore) on mixing using the AVID S6L. Students at Audio Academy [...]