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Playback Devices: Monitors & Headphones

Quality playback devices are essential for audio engineers. Without the capability to hear precise tones, frequencies, and sounds in the studio, the engineer runs many risks. Without quality playback, the engineer may risk overcompensating the track or unbalancing the mix. Checking audio playback on multiple devices is a good practice for any audio engineer. What …

Foley Techniques and Sound Effects: A Sound Design Guide

Films need sound effects to be compelling and entertaining. Before sound effects, a silent movie would play while a pianist added context and emotion to the movie. Once movies became talkies it was important to enhance the audience’s experience through audio and music. The use of Foley techniques became the standard in the movie industry …

Film Scoring: A Sound Design for Visual Media Guide

Interested in learning how film scoring works? In an introduction class to music scoring for visual media, students learn the theory and practice of spotting music to picture, composing music in different styles, arranging and orchestration for live and electronic music, and the business and practice of film scoring. After receiving your degree in sound …

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