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Broadway has gone from banished to A-List. Turn on the television and you are bound to find “Broadway-style” musicals. Who would have thought? I’ve known for a while that Broadway can mean big dollars, as have dozens of theater producers. This time around, however, networks-and big-time dollars-seem to be catching on, too.
by N. HalpernThe Sony Pictures Sound Effects Series is a ten-volume collection of sound effects, foley, and sound design elements. This wide-ranging collection takes its material directly from the vaults of Sony Pictures Entertainment; unsurprisingly, the quality of the material is uniformly top notch. Besides being a nice potential additional to a sound designer or mixer’s arsenal, this is also an excellent commercial library for quick access for editors, producers, theater producers, and even composers (more on that later) who need to take sound matters into their own hands.
In film, soundtrack is just as important as visuals for telling the story - it helps to fully convey the intended emotion of a scene, establish continuity and add momentum.
Audio Network has introduced NowNextFuture, a brand new platform for showcasing their artists and composers’ debut releases. NowNextFuture celebrates incredible new music, with no genre limitations. Audio Network's Head of A&R, Jay Greenwood, gives a behind-the-scenes look into the creation and progression of this new platform.
N. HalpernIn this new golden age of symphonic sample libraries, the works of ProjectSam have had a dominant presence on the scene for a number of years now, perhaps none more so than their SYMPHOBIA series, whose first two installments were an instant hit amongst producers and composers, and continue to be de rigueur for media composers who are called on to produce rich sounding symphonic pieces on a tight deadline.
By N. Halpern“Liquid Planet” is an elegantly-designed loop library for producers and composers, emphasizing ambient textures and ethnic percussion loops. The library was developed by Robert Rich, a California-based composer known for his work in ambient and minimalist music. The library is available as a subset of Sony Creative Software’s “Scoring Pack” or as a standalone library.The library is well organized, with its materials divided into seven general folders: Clean Flutes, Drones & Abstract, Ethnic Percussion, Melodic Metal, Synthetic Pulses, and Twinkles. Where applicable, each file is labeled and meta-tagged with its respective original tempo and/or key. All audio is clean and high fidelity.
This summer, NYC-based music company Pull brought the digital icons known as emojis alive. Through three fun themes specializing in sound selection, they created Pepsi’s summer Instagram campaign celebrating World Emoji Day.
Audio Network has recently introduced their World Documentary Series, a collection of beautifully recorded cinematic scores that evoke scenes from around the globe. Ali Johnson, Audio Network Global Head of Music, gives us an exclusive look into the idea behind the series.
Think of the Hollywood hit “Ghost” starring Patrick Swayze and Whoopi Goldberg - what song comes to mind? Chances are you will remember “Unchained Melody” and the emotions it evoked in you more than the storyline or dialogue. That’s the power that music brings to movies. Harness it by considering the following when selecting music for your next film or video.
Color is a simple concept for everyone to grasp, even if they don’t understand color engineering or science. Compared to other technical fields-for example, computer security-you can talk about color with lots of people, because everyone can confidently say, ‘that’s red’ or, ‘that’s reddish-orange,’ and can answer questions like ‘What’s your favorite color?’ People are willing to discuss color and color associations even when they don’t know anything technical.