Mastering Zed Leppelin

At the start of the trimester my friend Shay told me that he was endeavouring to record and mix a local Led Zeppelin cover band called Zed Leppelin (yes I know, it could get confusing) alongside his classmate Adam. They have spent the last half of the trimester doing so, while I have been busy…

Loudness Standards in Film, TV & Games

You may have heard of the “loudness wars” in the context of music before, but it also exists in film and television productions. Just like mix engineers of music abused brick-wall limiting to reduce dynamic range to fool loudness standards based strictly on peaks and RMS, so too did mix engineers for video-based productions. This…

Warframe: Recording Source Material

Last week Max and I spent a couple of session recording and designing the groundwork for the sound effects in the Vauban Prime trailer sound replacement project. Our first session was a recording session in the C24 Studio, where we recorded a variety of source material including leather sounds, cymbal collisions, the foley box sliding…

Case Study: Silhouettes

    Song: Silhouettes Artist: Warbringer Album: Woe To The Vanquished Tempo: Various Key: Bb Minor Producer: Mike Plotnikoff Band members: John Kevill – vocals Adam Carroll – rhythm guitar Chase Becker – lead guitar Carlos Cruz – drums Jessie Sanchez – bass Warbringer are an American Thrash Metal band formed in 2004 in California, the state that gave birth to thrash metal titans such as…

Contracts for Audio Professionals

This topic may come across as a little dry to a lot of you, so I will try and keep it basic. Contracts are an agreement between two or more parties, and can be expressed as either written or oral contracts primarily, although standard form contracts and period contracts are other kinds that you may…

Case Study: Cone of Silence

As a part of my advertisement project, designing audio for the ANTA Sportswear commercial, I will be using this track as a reference in either deciding on royalty-free music to use for my ad, or using it as a reference for my own composition, depending on time constraints. Song: Cone of Silence Artist: Matt Ragan Album:…

Major Project Pitch Reflection

So I have now solidified my project ideas for this trimester. This is in addition to the advertisement that we have been tasked to sound replace (I have chosen this ad from the list of possible advertisements). These projects will ultimately form a large portion of my showreel/portfolio, so it is imperative that I complete…