By pinguino k from North Hollywood, USA (kari wahlgren, anime voice actress) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons Kari Wahlgren (born July 13, 1977) is an American voice actress who has provided English language voices for over a hundred cartoons, anime and video games.
By Gerardo Lazzari (Uakti) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons Uakti (WAHK-chee) was a Brazilian instrumental musical group that was composed of Marco Antônio Guimarães, Artur Andrés Ribeiro, Paulo Sérgio Santos, and Décio Ramos. Uakti was known for using custom-made instruments, built by the group itself.
Some rights reserved by krissy-mercury Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of guitarist Jimmy Page, singer Robert Plant, bassist and keyboardist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham. The band’s heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition […]
Some rights reserved by JD Hancock The Incredibles is a 2004 American computer-animated superhero film written and directed by Brad Bird, produced by Pixar Animation Studios, and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The film follows a family of superheroes who is forced to hide their powers and live a quiet suburban life. Mr. Incredible’s desire […]
Some rights reserved by Gage Skidmore John William DiMaggio (born September 4, 1968) is an American actor, voice artist and comedian, known for his gruff voice, and for his work as Bender from the television show Futurama, Jake the Dog on Adventure Time, and Marcus Fenix in the hit Xbox video game Gears Of War. […]
Mixing and Mastering Music: What’s the Difference?
Some rights reserved by 3V Photo As you start to finish your first tracks, you’ll enter into what is known as the Mixing and Mastering phase. Put simply, once you finish composing and arranging your song, you will mix, and then master your tracks.
Some rights reserved by Mitch Altman A technologist, researcher, designer and musician, Bruno Zamborlin is a pioneer in the growing field of music technology.
Some rights reserved by cosciansky Brian Peter George St John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno, RDI (/ˈiːnoʊ/; born 15 May 1948 and originally christened Brian Peter George Eno) is an English musician, composer, record producer, singer, writer, and visual artist. He is best known for his pioneering work in ambient and electronic music as […]
Some rights reserved by Kuhnster Daniel Robert “Danny” Elfman (born May 29, 1953) is an American composer, singer, songwriter, and record producer. From 1974 to 1995 he was the lead singer and songwriter for the band Oingo Boingo. In 1976 Elfman entered the film industry as an actor. In 1982 he scored his first film, […]
5 Tips for Capturing Great Field Recordings
By Ter-burg (Own work) [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons You might spend most of your recording time inside a studio and trying to get as clean and isolated a sound as possible, but there’s a whole world of recording that takes place outside. Field recording as it is known can have many uses, from […]
By Chad (Moog.) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons Robert Arthur “Bob” Moog (May 23, 1934 – August 21, 2005), founder of Moog Music, was an American engineer and pioneer of electronic music, best known as the inventor of the Moog synthesizer.
Some rights reserved by Vancouver Film School Foley is the reproduction of everyday sound effects that are added to film, video, and other media in post-production to enhance audio quality. These reproduced sounds can be anything from the swishing of clothing and footsteps to squeaky doors and breaking glass. The best Foley art is so […]
Some rights reserved by StarCards James Roy Horner (August 14, 1953 – June 22, 2015) was an American composer, conductor and orchestrator of film scores. He was known for the integration of choral and electronic elements in many of his film scores, and for his frequent use of motifs associated with Celtic music.
Some rights reserved by Joan Sorolla Early life Pastorius was born December 1, 1951, in Norristown, Pennsylvania, to Jack Pastorius (big band singer and drummer) and Stephanie Katherine Haapala Pastorius; and was the first of their three children. Jaco’s grandmother was a Finn, named Kaisa Eriika Isojärvi. Jaco Pastorius was of Finnish, Sami, German, Swedish […]
7 Mistakes To Avoid When Mastering
Some rights reserved by Iñaki de Bilbao Mastering was once the exclusive realm of specialists in lab coats laboring behind locked doors over mysterious and expensive equipment. Cut to the present, and now anyone and everyone with a DAW can do it—but it’s still a more specialized practice than many recording and mixing activities, […]
Understanding Granular Synthesis
Some rights reserved by George P. Macklin Granular synthesis is a basic sound synthesis method that operates on the microsound time scale. It is based on the same principle as sampling. However, the samples are not played back conventionally, but are instead split into small pieces of around 1 to 50 ms. These small pieces […]
Goran Bregović – Ederlezi
Some rights reserved por Veni Goran Bregović (Serbian Cyrillic: Горан Бреговић, pronounced [ɡɔ̌ran brɛ̂ːɡɔʋitɕ], born 22 March 1950) is a Yugoslav musician and one of the most internationally known modern musicians and composers of the Balkans.
“SIGNAL STRENGTH” – MUSIC EXECUTED AND DIRECTED AT DISTANCE BY INTERNET.
We searched NYC for a variety of subway musicians to unite for a live experiment. We stationed them at 9 different subway stops with wifi and had them simultaneously connect to composer Ljova. He led them in a performance of “Signal Strength,” an original piece he wrote for them.
COLOMBIAN MUSIC GROUPS OF THE NEW MILLENIUM.
Some rights reserved por Yassef. A selection of the excellent music that is being done in Colombia. Frente Cumbiero Systema Solar
Watch a Cute Claymation Penguin Play a One-Man Christmas Show
There’s no beating the classics, but the short claymation Carol of the Penguin comes pretty close to capturing the charm of tried and true Christmas claymations like Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and Santa Claus Is Coming to Town.
Keith Silverstein is an American voice actor who works for anime series and video games. Most of his voice over career has been for anime, such as voicing Gantetsu and Kimimaro Kaguya in the Naruto series, dubbing Detective Kun-Kun in Rozen Maiden and Captain Gantu in Stitch! and providing the voices of Kazuo Aida in […]
By Rama – cropped version from , CC BY-SA 2.0 fr, Link Amy Jade Winehouse was an English singer and songwriter. She was known for her deep expressive contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres, including soul (sometimes labelled as blue-eyed soul and neo soul), rhythm and blues, and jazz.
Stranger Things – Soundtrack
Stranger Things is an American science fiction-horror web television series created by the Duffer Brothers. It is written and directed by Matt and Ross Duffer and executive-produced by Shawn Levy. It stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Cara Buono, Matthew Modine, Noah Schnapp, […]
Trolls – Behind the Scenes
Trolls is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated musical comedy film based on the dolls of the same name created by Thomas Dam. The film was directed by Mike Mitchell and co-directed by Walt Dohrn, written by Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger and based on a story by Erica Rivinoja. The film features the voices of […]
OPPORTUNITY…LET’S DANCE. © ORIGINAL MUSIC soundtrackmakers.com
Original Music: Victor López Bruzual, member of composers team of soundtrackmakers.com. Produced by: soundtrackmakers.com All rights reserved 2016.
6 Mistakes to Avoid When Recording Vocals
Recording vocals is arguably easier than recording a drum kit, but there are still common mistakes to avoid when laying down vocal tracks or recording vocal talent. Here’s six things to bear in mind.
By Genevieve Marie Pickard – Genevieve Marie Pickard, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link Phillip “Phil” LaMarr (born January 24, 1967) is an American actor, voice actor, comedian and impressionist. He was one of the original cast members on the sketch comedy series MADtv, and has had an extensive voice acting career, with major roles spanning animated […]
Frank Sinatra – “The voice”
Francis Albert Sinatra was an American singer, actor, and producer who was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 150 million records worldwide. Born in Hoboken, New Jersey, to Italian immigrants, Sinatra began his musical career […]
The journey. © ORIGINAL MUSIC soundtrackmakers.com
Original Music: Ana Cecilia González Romero, member of composers team of soundtrackmakers.com. Produced by: soundtrackmakers.com All rights reserved 2016.
Moana – Soundtrack
Moana is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy adventure film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 56th Disney animated feature film. The film was directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, and co-directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams. The film features music written by Lin-Manuel […]
How the Best Surround Mixers Approach the Soundstage
Surround sound made its first public appearance in 1941, when Disney released its groundbreaking animated musical, Fantasia. Ever since then, surround systems have increasingly been used to enhance the emotional impact of films (which George Lucas has famously, and accurately, declared are “50% sound.”) In the mid 1990s, a small but meaningful mass market for […]
Owen Wilson – Lightning McQueen
Owen Cunningham Wilson (born November 18, 1968) is an American actor, voice-over artist, writer, producer and screenwriter.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – Soundtrack
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, or simply Rogue One, is an upcoming American epic space opera film directed by Gareth Edwards and written by Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy, from a story by John Knoll and Gary Whitta. It will be the first standalone film in the Star Wars Anthology series. The film […]
Moana – Orchesta recording
Moana is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy adventure film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 56th Disney animated feature film. It is directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, and co-directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams. The film introduces Auli’i Cravalho as the […]
A Fantastic Animated Version of Edvard Munch’s Painting ‘The Scream’ Set to a Pink Floyd Soundtrack
The classic painting “The Scream” by Edvard Munch is brought to life in a fantastic animation directed by Sebastian Cosor of Safe Frame, perfectly set to the song “The Great Gig In The Sky” by Pink Floyd.
Mozzarella – Original music by soundtrackmakers.com
The 1975 are an English rock band originating from Wilmslow, Cheshire. The group consists of Matthew Healy (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Adam Hann (lead guitar), Ross MacDonald (bass), and George Daniel (drums). The band’s origins trace to them attending Wilmslow High School and playing together as teenagers in 2002. Gigs organized by a council worker led […]
How to Capture High Quality Audio for Low Budget Films
You don’t have to sacrifice quality when capturing audio for low budget films. Find out how to record pro sound with this collection of educational and informative videos.
Tom Hanks – Woody in Toy Story
Thomas Jeffrey “Tom” Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is an American actor, comedian and filmmaker. He is known for his roles in Splash (1984), Big (1988), Turner & Hooch (1989), Philadelphia (1993), Forrest Gump (1994), Apollo 13 (1995), Saving Private Ryan, You’ve Got Mail (both 1998), The Green Mile (1999), Cast Away (2000), and The […]
Fantastic beasts and where to find them – Original soundtrack
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a 2016 British fantasy film directed by David Yates and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. A spin-off of the Harry Potter film series, the film was produced and written by J. K. Rowling (in her screenwriting debut), inspired by her book of the same name. The […]
Trolls: voices behind the scenes
Trolls is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated musical buddy comedy film based on the dolls of the same name created by Thomas Dam. The film was directed by Mike Mitchell and Walt Dohrn, written by Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger and based on a story by Erica Rivinoja. The film features the voices of […]
This Ludicrous New Instrument Makes Music with 2,000 Marbles
Swedish musician Martin Molin has long had experience with esoteric instruments like the glockenspiel, traktofon, or Theremin, but he may have topped his musical prowess with the invention of his own new instrument: the Wintergatan Marble Machine, a hand-cranked music box loaded with instruments including a circuit of 2,000 cascading steel marbles.
Manu Chao: multilingual singer
Manu Chao helped begin the Latin alternative movement way back in the ’80s — although it had no name then — and in his later work he cut a cross-cultural swath across styles and geographic boundaries. Chao was born on June 26, 1961, in Paris to Spanish parents — his father, Ramon Chao, a respected […]
10 Tips for Creating Headroom in Your Mix
Headroom is one of those things that many people struggle with when mixing. It’s tremendously important to preserve plenty of headroom while you mix in the box (digitally)… especially if you hope to have the track mastered.
Kristen Anne Bell (born July 18, 1980) is an American actress and singer. She began her acting career starring in stage productions and attended the Tisch School of Arts in New York. In 2001, she made her Broadway debut as Becky Thatcher in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and starred in the Broadway revival of The […]
Sausage Party Voice Actors: The Faces Behind The R-Rated Foodie Film
Sausage Party is a 2016 American adult computer-animated comedy film directed by Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon and written by Kyle Hunter, Ariel Shaffir, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. It stars the voices of Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, Bill Hader, Michael Cera, James Franco, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Paul Rudd, Nick Kroll, […]
Pedro Reyes Disarm: Turning Weapons Into Instruments
Pedro Reyes frequently travels through dangerous territories. Not just creatively: pushing the boundaries of how we appropriate materials for use in artistic works, but also literally. Frequently working in places like the notoriously dangerous Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, the site of numerous gang murders and the “disappearing women” unsolved mysteries, Reyes has set out to make his homeland a better […]
5 Ways Apple’s MacBook Pro Touch Bar Could Be Used To Control Music Software
If you’re a Mac based musician or producer you’ll likely have heard about Apple’s new Macbook Pro and the revolutionary new Touch Bar interface. Here’s 5 ways we’d like to see it used with music apps.
The greatest horror soundtrack by Rolling Stones
‘Halloween’ (John Carpenter, 1978) Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield to kill again.