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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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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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For the Love of Rock and Roll


Adam Stuart, FOH Mix Engineer for the iconic rock band KISS, spoke to us about about working on the bands 'End of the Road World Tour' and what it is like being FOH for the band and the challenges a world tour brings. Stuart has worked with the likes of Alice in Chains, Papa Roach, SIXX:A.M and Motley Crue.    Stuart always knew he wanted to work in the live entertainment business, especially sound. Following his studies at Full Sail University he ...

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Leslie Ann Jones - Master of sound


Leslie Ann Jones, Director of Music Recording and Scoring at Skywalker Sound, is responsible for some of the most iconic music, and enthralling scores for film and games. The world-renowned, quadruple Grammy winning sound engineer has recorded legendary artists including Herbie Hancock, Alice in Chains, Quincy Jones, B.B. King and The Manhattan Transfer and mixed scores for film and video games including Apocalypse Now, Zodiac, Ben Hur, Happy Feet, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed series and Halo 2. Jones has ...

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Sometimes Sound is Created by Accident


Jamie Talbutt, Foley Mixer and Studio Manager at Bang Post Production took time out of his busy schedule to talk about his work. His credits include the highly successful and much loved series Dr Who and Sherlock, Netflix’s recent hit comedy Sex Education and Amazon’s highly anticipated adaptation of Good Omens. His work has been recognized with nominations for awards from the Emmy’s, Cinema Audio Society and MPSE. Talbutt began his career in post production as a runner for Dog ...

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The sweet Sound of Success


Cris Aragon, Managing Director of 5A Studios, took time out of her busy schedule to talk about her work. With credits including High Strung Free Dance, A Christmas Carol and Street Fighter Assassin’s Fist, she has been constantly developing 5A Studios and is gaining a well deserved reputation in the Industry. Aragon caught the bug for sound at the tender age of 12. “As part of the school activities we had to take part in a cheer leader’s routine. I was ...

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“Music has the ability to transport me to other stories and worlds.”


Nainita Desai, composer, took time out of her busy schedule to talk about her career. Her work involves creating bespoke scores for film, games and TV including all major broadcasters such as the BBC, HBO, ITV and C4. Her film credits include Darkness Visible and Enemy Within; she has written game scores for Playstation and Nintendo and TV credits include Earth’s Natural Wonders, The Confessions of Thomas Quick and the theme for the BBC Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and ...

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From the EastEnd to the Seven Kingdoms


Emma Butt, a freelance Sound Engineer, took time out of her busy schedule to talk about her work. Having worked in post production sound for over 12 years on a variety of projects from mixing drama, documentaries, entertainment shows and animations to ADR her credits include Game of Thrones, Dr Who, EastEnders, Sex Education and Death in Paradise. Emma has been nominated for IFTA and Shark Awards for Best Sound and received a certificate of merit from The Emmys for ...

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Dennis Weinreich


Dennis Weinreich gives us a rare interview into how he started in the audio business and how he took the step from music to film and back again. Having worked with legendary artists from Steely Dan, Eric Clapton, Tina Turner, Queen and Michael Jackson and films including Harry Potter and Slumdog Millionaire, Weinreich has built up a career as one of the worlds greatest producers and engineers.   Weinreich’s interest in audio stretches back to his early years. His home studio was ...

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The Magic Of Mixing


The immersive experience is becoming increasingly important in audio for film, television and games. Mixing sound for these formats requires professionals to produce high quality audio regardless of the final playback system. It used to be easy adding sound effects, music and atmosphere to accompany visual media but today’s sound mixers need to provide high quality audio that works on playback systems ranging from speakers and sound bars through to Dolby Atmos. Then we have immersive audio for games and ...

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