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Cool little trick to improve your clients Documentary sound

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Understand Polar Patterns

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Bone Conduction: Sound Through Your Skull

We are able to perceive sound thanks to our brain decoding all the various frequencies collected through our inner ear. This is not just done with the ear but also directly through our skull. This is now being utilised through technology like google glass. This is thanks to mathematical and computational models by researchers to understand the whole process — bone conduction — works.  Along with technologies such as Google Glass, it is looking to be utilised in medical equipment, their paper was published this week in Nature Communications.

When to say echo or reverb?

The terms echo and reverb (reverberation) are often used on location interchangeably. Being a sound recordist you have to explain sonic phenomena to people in a quick and simple way. I am always trying to educate everyone to save any future confusion. So should you say echo or reverberation?

Volume and Amplitude: A deceptive relationship

The relationship between Volume and Amplitude seems obvious but has a hidden secret to many beginning in sound or working without full understanding. We all know that to turn something up means to increase both volume and amplitude and often I have heard some new directors say make it louder. Of course this isn’t their specialist field so of course they shouldn’t know everything.

Basics of Sound Recording

Now this is a very general post to get you into the subject of sound recording. I personally do sound recording for Feature Films, Short Films, Corporate and commercial projects and so some of information may only be specifically for those areas. Feel free to contact me for more tailored information or use the search function setup on this site for more information.