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In third grade, Richard Wirth was already reading anything he could find about television while dreaming of becoming a professional in the world of television and film production. Stops on the life timeline at American Forces Television, the Motion Picture Association, several mid-western pr...

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Is Cloud Based Editing In Your Future?

Avid showed it last year at NAB. Is Apple about to open a new data center just in time for FCP X?

By Terence Curren | May 05, 2011

Is the cloud the future of editing: with a facility cloud or a remote cloud? How will the tape shortage change delivery into the cloud? How does cloud editing work? Will the cloud be suitable for archive? Will the cloud lead to outsourcing?Check out the latest Terence & Philip Show by clicking below to join the conversation on the future of editing. Read More

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Pix-E Dust

Pix-E Dust

Sound Devices announces the Pix line of hard drive based sound and picture recorders.

By Christian Dolan | May 02, 2011

The Pix line is Sound Devices' entry into the direct-to-edit hard drive market, intended to close the gap betwixt set and post even further. Read More

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Tonehammer Phonautograms

Tonehammer Phonautograms

Free Audio Samples From The 1860s

By Mark Petroff | April 29, 2011

Edouard-Leon Scott de MartinvilleBetween 1857 and 1860, and 20 years before Thomas Edison recorded his version of Mary Had A Little Lamb on a tinfoil roller he called a Phonograph (1877), a French typesetter/inventor, Édouard-L©on Scott de Martinville, created what are now considered to be the very first recordings of the human voice on a machine he called a Phonautograph. The Phonautograph had a barrel-shaped drum made of Plaster of (what else?) Paris. It sported a diaphragm attached to a pin stylus which vibrated and produced sawtooth waves and squiggles on a hand-cranked roll of rag paper blackened with soot from, most likely, a whale oil lamp [while America had begun to convert to petroleum products at the beginnings of the Civil War, Europe still primarily used whale oil in their oil lamps]. M. Scott's invention was an attempt to measure the frequency of sounds without the guidance of direct human contact, something along the lines of a seismograph. "There is a yawning epistemic gap between us and L©on Scott, because he thought that the way one gets to the truth of sound is by looking at it." Read More

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Sound & Picture & Zombies

False advertising: no zombies.

By Christian Dolan | April 28, 2011

The Spring edition of Sound & Picture is now available for free download here. Read More

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Korg IMS-20 Tutorial 2A: Basics of Modular Analog Synthesis

Korg IMS-20 Tutorial 2A: Basics of Modular Analog Synthesis

Let's start twisting knobs and running patch cords like crazed scientists, shall we? But first we'll need some fancy words to fling about willy-nilly so that people will realize how very sophisticated and smart we are.

By George Sanger, The Fat Man | April 24, 2011

More of a Big Picture than a Shortcut: Using the Korg IMS-20 on iPad as a playground, we delve into the basics of Modular Analog Synthesis. This video touches upon --Voltage oscillations, and how their shape affects how they are used as audio signals or as input to control various voltage-controlled thingummies. --We get a taste for high-pass and low-pass filters, and what "resonance" or "peak" controls do. --We are introduced to the LFO or, as Korg calls it, the "Modulation Generator." --And we get the basics of the evelope generator. Read More

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FREE LightWave Modeler Scripts from Mike Young

FREE LightWave Modeler Scripts from Mike Young

Speed up your workflow when working with a lot of layers!

By Vanita Harvison | April 18, 2011

From PushingPoints.com by William VaughanApr 18, 2011"A good friend of mine, Mike Young, recently sent me a couple of Modeler scripts he created that have turned out to be extremely useful. He's been generous enough to allow me to release them to the LightWave community so be sure to add these to your collection of useful additions to LightWave Modeler. Read More

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FCP X, Game Changer or iMovie Pro?

Is this just a case of "fanboys" going overboard, or is this the next big thing in post?

By Terence Curren | April 16, 2011

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Just a Tad Of the Nomad

Just a Tad Of the Nomad

Quick peek at the Zaxcom Nomad Portable Recorder

By Christian Dolan | April 11, 2011

Zaxcom (actually, Coffey Sound) officially announces the Zaxcom Nomad Portable Recorder. Read More

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PreNAB Editors’ Lounge, Predictions for 2011 & beyond Part 4

Workflows and general question and answer

By Terence Curren | April 08, 2011

The March 2011 Editors' Lounge editorslounge.com/ was the 8th year of our annual NAB discussion panel and featured guest speakers Steve Cohen, Terence Curren, Mark Raudonis, Michael Bravin and Lucas Wilson. Debra Kaufman moderated a lively discussion on post-production trends and predictions for NAB 2011. Read More

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PreNAB Editors’ Lounge, Predictions for 2011 & beyond Part 3

From the death of tape to the new cameras and their workflows.

By Terence Curren | April 08, 2011

The March 2011 Editors' Lounge editorslounge.com/? was the 8th year of our annual NAB discussion panel and featured guest speakers Steve Cohen, Terence Curren, Mark Raudonis, Michael Bravin and Lucas Wilson. Debra Kaufman moderated a lively discussion on post-production trends and predictions for NAB 2011. Read More

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PreNAB Editors’ Lounge, Predictions for 2011 & beyond Part 2

From new GUIs to business models for post.

By Terence Curren | April 08, 2011

The March 2011 Editors' Lounge HTTP:/?/?editorslounge.com/? was the 8th year of our annual NAB discussion panel and featured guest speakers Steve Cohen, Terence Curren, Mark Raudonis, Michael Bravin and Lucas Wilson. Debra Kaufman moderated a lively discussion on post-production trends and predictions for NAB 2011. Read More

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PreNAB Editors’ Lounge, Predictions for 2011 & beyond

The new FCP vs. the new Avid. Which is better for your world?

By Terence Curren | April 08, 2011

The March 2011 Editors' Lounge HTTP:/?/?editorslounge.com/? was the 8th year of our annual NAB discussion panel and featured guest speakers Steve Cohen, Terence Curren, Mark Raudonis, Michael Bravin and Lucas Wilson. Debra Kaufman moderated a lively discussion on post-production trends and predictions for NAB 2011. Read More

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SD Intros MixPre-D at NAB; Looks Totally Twee

SD Intros MixPre-D at NAB; Looks Totally Twee

The Sound Devices MixPre-D

By Christian Dolan | April 07, 2011

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Mount Up

Mount Up

Texas Sound Guy Reviews Mount For The Sanken COS-11

By Christian Dolan | April 05, 2011

Tyler Faison, AKA the Texas Sound Guy, has been playing around with a prototype lav mount from LMC. Read More

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Is Netflix the “New” Studio Model?

Netflix is making it's own programming now. What does this mean for the existing networks and cable outlets?

By Terence Curren | April 05, 2011

Philip and I consider the changes to the financial dynamics caused by Netflix's funding of "House of Cards." Is Netflix a new studio model? Where's the opportunity for innovation in programming if everything is data driven? Are we trading one set of controllers for another? Read More

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Korg IMS-20 Tutorial 1A: Analog Powerhouse for $15 on the iPad

Korg IMS-20 Tutorial 1A: Analog Powerhouse for $15 on the iPad

Introduction and Tutorial for Kicking Out Fast Product for the Korg IMS-20 virtual modular analog synth and step sequencer on the iPad.

By George Sanger, The Fat Man | March 27, 2011

Shortcut: This software costs fifteen bucks. Fif. Teen. Bucks.Shortcut: The video tutorial shows an ultra-quick, low-effort, high-reward method of creating your own tune based on the demos that shipped with the software.Big Picture: This is a "consumer item" that can be used in professional audio production in place of thousands and thousands of dollars worth of vintage stuff. Big Picture: This video contains a nice overview of how step sequencers are and how they work, in case you didn't know and/or were wondering.The smartest fifteen bucks I've spent in years got me thousands of dollars worth of modular analog synth fun--and with it's smart interface and that glowing tone typical of Korg, it's way useful for professional audio productions. I feel like everything I do on it makes a sound I can use for a gig, and that is the sign of a good instrument. Read More

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No More HDCAMSR Stock! Now What?

The tape shortage crisis and what it means to production and post.

By Terence Curren | March 26, 2011

Terence and Philip start discussing the tape shortage crisis - particularly HDCAM SR - caused by the situation in Japan: is tape dead, or will it merely lead to a resurgence of D5? Who's accepting file-based delivery, is that even practical, and who gets to drive the need for tape delivery?Remember, "No-one ever voluntarily changes their workflow"!Considerations of tape shortage leads to discussion on archiving non-tape sources, and the issues surrounding that. Click below to join in on the conversation in Episode 23 of The Terence & Philip Show. Read More

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iPad, you Pad, we all Pad for iPad

iPad, you Pad, we all Pad for iPad

A couple stupid, useless, and irresistible iPad hacks. And maybe one or two stupid, useful and irresistible ones.

By George Sanger, The Fat Man | March 20, 2011

I do love my iPad, and it's a serious workhorse for me. But that's not what this article is about. It's about something far more important--the effect having an iPad has had on my mind. Read More

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Thunderbolt!

What impact will this blazing new technology have on our world?

By Terence Curren | March 18, 2011

You've likely heard about the new interconnect technology called Thunderbolt. With two 10 Gbit/sec channels this has some interconnect power, at budget pricing. It'll make a big difference when momentum gathers.How will affect production and post production? What will it do to the future of computers? Will Apple still need to make towers?Philip Hodgetts and I debate this and more on episode 22 of the Terence&Philip show. Click below and join the debate. Read More

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First Principles

AudioMedia Magazine interviews production mixers Simon Hayes and Chris Munro.

By Christian Dolan | March 10, 2011

Simon Hayes had a very interesting conversation with a post sound mixer that informs his work to this day: Read More

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