Shhh.listen to the design!

Probably the least noticed aspect on any film, TV or commercial production is the sound design. This is the process of manipulating audio elements such as sound effects (SFX) and background atmospheres and then laying them to picture to enhance the mood of the piece.

Leveling the paradigm

South African Dolby agent Inala Broadcast supplies most of the top audio facilities in South Africa and offers the latest technology and upgrades for the Dolby range. With direct-to-home (DTH) broadcasting and the abundance of video channels that will be available once digital terrestrial television (DTT)...

Dancing to the beat

Formed in 1994 with new studios constructed in 2004 off Kloof Street in Cape Town, Mama Dance ! focuses on creating and supplying music to the advertising, film and television sectors. Depending on production budgets and deadlines, the company offers clients both production music libraries and original music composition.

Lending his (musical) ear

A quote from Arthur O’Shaughnessy’s Ode: "We are the music makers and we are the dreamer of dreams' - is the way Johannesburg-based Howard Music, helmed by musician and award winning composer Adam Howard, describes itself.

Surfing the sound way

Sound Surfers offers a comprehensive audio post-production solution to its clients. With an exceptional team of sound designers and re-recording mixers for both film and long form TV miniseries, it is among the most respected and sought after service in the industry.

A question of mics

Long-running BBC TV sports quiz, A Question of Sport, set off on its second UK tour during November with a full quota of DPA’s new d:fine single ear headset microphones.

Sound games

When Valve Software lead sound designer Dave Feise needed to capture the dynamic sound effects for Portal 2, the most anticipated video game of 2011, he turned to Sound Devices 788T digital audio recorder.

Lawo integrates Innovason brand in its portfolio

In the wake of a lengthy restructuring process, the French company Innovason SAS has been dissolved. The Innovason brand has been saved by Lawo AG which now owns all the product and trademark rights.

Dolby joins Loudness Summit sponsors

Organisers of The Loudness Summit today announced that Dolby will be joining Harris and Linear Acoustic as a Gold sponsor of the event, which takes place on 16 December at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), UK.

MTV adds to its Lawo arsenal

MTV Networks (MTVN) has taken delivery of a new Lawo mc²66 MKII production console for deployment in its newest remote truck named Nereus. The new truck—scheduled to be placed into service during Q4, 2011—will be based out of the company’s Nashville headquarters.
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