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From Athens and back Again


Ilias Gogakis, re-recording engineer, mix and mastering engineer and owner of Vowlume Productions, talks to us about his work and the challenges of adapting Vowlume for the Greek market.   Ilias started out playing in different bands but quickly realised that behind the desk was where he wanted to be. “I began approaching the more technical side of things than the musical and was really enjoying the process of music production.”   Ilias began Vowlume Productions to combine creative services for both music and ...

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Taking location recording to the Extreme


Watson Wu, an award winning American composer, sound designer, and sound effects recordist for video games, film and TV talks to Behind the Glass about extreme recording. Wu has worked on titles including Baby Driver, Mercedes-AMG ad, Assassin’s Creed, Transformers, NCAA Football, Madden, The Need for Speed franchise, and his other credits include Lexus, Daniel Craig's A&E Documentary, 71 (the movie), The Voice, G4TV, It's Me or The Dog, Australia's Got Talent, NBA, NHL, U.S. Army ad, and many more.   Wu, ...

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Spatial Audio is still a big rowth area in Game Audio Tech


Matt Simmonds, Game Audio Manager at VR Studio nDreams, runs the audio side of projects from pre-production and creating audio style guides, to systems design and the day-to-day production up to release. Known for his work on Phantom: Covert Ops, and The Assembley, he spoke to us about creative techniques and immersive audio.   Simmonds began his career in the games industry in the early ‘90s, when the 16-bit machines were just arriving and sample-based audio was becoming the norm. “I freelanced for various ...

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Creating 'that' vibe


Eloise Veale, Creative Director of Veale Associates spoke to us about her work designing sound studios and the key things to consider when undertaking a design. Her projects include The University of Winchester, Dean Street Recording Studios, Kerrang! Radio, Smooth Radio, The University of West London, Classic FM, Frontier Developments Games, Playfish Games and Lansdown Studios.   Looking after the design side of VA, she directs how spaces look and creates the vibe for the environment; finishes, furniture, materials and wall graphics…what ...

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Good Sound for All


Remote working is here to stay for some time to come so strong values and solid relationships with clients have been key ingredients to its success.  One of the biggest challenges we have faced is to present remote workflow to clients in such a way that they have faith things will work.   Alan Sallabank has done just that and his work has been recognised with approval by the Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, for Covid-19 ...

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Blog - Voice Ark effectively deals with the acoustic challenges of remote voice recording.


In March 2020 our world changed dramatically due to Covid-19. Productions more or less stopped shooting completely and post-production work shifted largely to remote working. For ADR this proved to be a particular challenge. With many actors working from home or on location Milos Stojanovic, Sound Editor and ADR Mixer found himself faced with occasions where acoustic environments have been less than ideal; producing recordings that sound out of context and are difficult to blend with production sound.    After months of ...

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Put your Headphones on and Let us Remember


  Vaudeville Sound makes use of binaural audio technology for the podcast ‘Amazing War Stories’ with Bruce Crompton. Vaudeville Sound, an award winning sound design and mix company, introduced the idea of creating the podcast in 3D Immersive sound, to surround the listener in the true stories taken from museum collections to help safeguard the nation's historical treasures before they are lost forever.   As the shows were being compiled during lockdown, the voice recording and mix sessions were run remotely. Live output ...

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It's a Terrible Cliché, but Work Smarter


Alan Sallabank, award winning Dubbing Mixer and Sound Editor, owner of 8dB Sound and known for his work on the likes of The Jungle Book, Finding Dory, Doc Martin and Plebs, has found himself using new technologies and having to diversify his working practices since the break of the pandemic.   Sallabank has like many, been working hard ensuring that 8dB Sound can offer Covid-19 safe facilities; working to the absolute highest standards, while also trying to make the process as seamless ...

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Diversifying through the Pandemic


Wes Maebe, award winning audio engineer, spoke to Behind the Glass about working through the covid pandemic and the challenges he has faced. Maebe is known for his work in music having worked with the likes of Ellie Goulding, UB40, Elliott Randall, Nigel Kennedy and Celine Dion and for television shows, adverts and films including The Great British Bake Off, Cadbury Chocolate, Chuggington, The Crown and Cats.   Just before Lockdown Maebe was in Sweden recording voices for an advert. “I was ...

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Can You Still See Me?


Can You Still See Me? Is about what its like to live with a child who suffers mental health difficulties. With many of us experiencing anxiety and other mental related issues with the Covid-19 pandemic this book has hit the shelves just at the right time.    Many people talk about their experiences of living with anxiety and OCD so it is pretty easy to find out what it is like having the condition, however there are few books that talk about ...

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