DTVAG Debates Next-Gen Audio Services

Date: 10/21/2014

The five-hour DTV Audio Group (DTVAG) forum at the recent AES Convention in Los Angeles opened with a wireless microphone spectrum update by Shure's Mark Brunner. The FCC is encouraging U.S. TV broadcasters to sell off unwanted spectrum in the 600 MHz band. "This year there will be more mobile devices on Earth than people, and that stuff needs bandwidth," he said, so wireless mic users must be prepared to share spectrum going forward.  MORE

Ammermann Talks Immersive Audio At AES

Date: 10/15/2014

The "immersive audio" label is everywhere these days, it seems. For a while referred to as "3-D audio," multi-speaker presentation formats have been around for years, but with the commercial success of the new cinematic immersive formats, such as Auro-3D and Dolby Atmos, it's taken on a new lease on life.  MORE

How Loud is Too Loud? Engineers Explore Loudness in Cinemas

Date: 10/14/2014

In the modern cinema, where sound plays a crucial role in delivering the message in each scene of a film, it can be difficult to find a balance when it comes to loudness. That’s why an AES committee, chaired by Brian McCarty of TC-SDCTV and Coral Seas Studios Pty. Ltd., is working to address this issue and create a set of standards when it comes to loudness in a cinema theater.  MORE

CAS To Honor Macmillan

Date: 10/07/2014

The Cinema Audio Society will honor production mixer David Macmillan, CAS, with its highest accolade, the CAS Career Achievement Award, to be presented at the 51st CAS Awards.  MORE

Dolby Atmos Comes Home

Date: 10/06/2014

Beginning with Transformers: Age of Extinction, movies featuring Dolby Atmos soundtracks are now available for home theaters with Dolby Atmos-enabled AV receivers and speakers.  MORE

AES Readies Sound For Picture Track

Date: 09/30/2014

The 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention will feature a special track, “Sound for Picture,” chaired by acclaimed film sound engineer Brian McCarty (On Golden Pond, The Big Lebowski, Dick Tracy, others). The Convention will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA from October 9 to 12, 2014. Registration is open for free Exhibits-Plus badges and All-Access badges.  MORE

Dolby Atmos At Home And On The Go

Date: 09/29/2014

BURBANK, CA—Having introduced Dolby Atmos to mix stages and movie theater screens worldwide, Dolby Laboratories is now turning its attention to delivering the immersive sound format to home theaters—and, eventually, mobile devices.  MORE

Immersed In Immersion

Date: 09/29/2014

CULVER CITY, CA—At the Mix Sound for Film day-long immersive sound event at Sony Pictures Studios in early September, four panels discussed the art and technology of the new formats while an array of manufacturers and retailers offered demonstrations of some of the latest hardware and software tools.  MORE

Pederson Upmixes The Equalizer

Date: 09/24/2014

Re-recording mixer Steve Pederson recently employed the new Penteo 4 Pro stereo-to-5.1 upmixer plug-in to create multichannel surround mixes from stereo recordings by Moby and Eminem.  MORE

Penteo Provides Neil Young POV

Date: 09/10/2014

The team at Shakey Pictures had to search through 30 years of archives to restore Neil Young's Human Highway (Director's Cut), premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 10.  MORE

Audio Rents Faces Changing Times, Industry

Date: 08/27/2014

HOLLYWOOD, CA—Audio Rents, co-located with Hollywood Sound Systems in a building of some significance to the film and television audio post production community, could soon face the wrecking ball.  MORE

Professional Audio 2014: Salaries and Careers

Date: 08/27/2014

Returning to an annual tradition, Pro Sound News recently surveyed its readers about their primary and secondary business activities, job titles, and income.  MORE

Rodriguez Takes Avid To Sin City

Date: 08/27/2014

Director Robert Rodriguez and his team at Troublemaker Studios used Avid Everywhere to create the new 3D feature film, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.  MORE

Pow: Bang Zoom! Adds Rooms

Date: 08/27/2014

BURBANK, CA—Award-winning audio post production house Bang Zoom! Entertainment, which also offers creative production services, including animation, recently added a second multi-room facility.  MORE

Lobbying Opens For PSN Awards

Date: 08/21/2014

The inaugural Pro Sound News Awards, recognizing the industry’s best movers and shakers, will be held October 11, 2014, at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. The awards event will celebrate excellence in Live Sound, Recording, Installed Sound, Post Production and Broadcasting, with a special Lifetime Achievement Award presentation. And already, the nomination process has begun!  MORE

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