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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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Is it Time to Consider Freelance?


As we navigate our way out of lockdown and get used to the 'new normal', chatting with those in pro-audio it would appear that for some there is no normal as they face redundancy. Unfortunately it is just one sign of the times in an industry that has been hit hard by the pandemic. However, not all is lost. With the wheels of production now turning there will be a need for work and the current climate could be a ...

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Break the "Feast or Famine" Cycle


As we find ourselves in the middle of a pandemic the “feast or famine” cycle is even more common for many freelancers. You find yourself with a big job that takes up your time and once finished your back to zero income and wondering where the next pay cheque is coming from. This is now being exacerbated by project deadlines being pushed back or rescheduled. You can end up stressed out, miserable and unable to think of anything else because ...

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As Coronovirus spreads remote working looks more likely.


While the coronavirus continues to wreak havoc and hysteria across the globe the Government have suggested further measures to contain the virus, one being working from home. What has changed over the last few weeks is that working remotely is no longer an argument for better work-life balance but now a way for business to continue amid the ongoing crisis. The press reported only last week that Google told most of its 8,000 staff in Dublin to work from home ...

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COVID-19 need not be all doom and gloom – there is a bright side


We are in a time of adaptation to curb the spread of COVID-19 and it’s easy to get caught up in the ‘doom and gloom’ when there can be a bright side of this. The country is now in the delay phase and we are already making tactical provision for remote working to support business. Many businesses already have home working policies or are adapting to the change to remote working but it will certainly affect the smaller and medium ...

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