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How loud is too loud for kids?

It’s important for parents and caretakers to understand what sounds are too loud for kids and what to do about it. Hearing damage (from exposure to loud sounds) is permanent – but we can help prevent it. Three steps to protect your children’s ears (and your ears) from loud sounds Check how loud the sound is. Get … Read More

Different Jobs At A Post-Production Sound Studio

If you’re looking to build a career in post-production sound (sound for picture like television, film, web) there’s two primary routes: Work for yourself Work for a facility that specializes in post-production sound There’s advantages and disadvantages to both. If you don’t have a lot of experience, working for yourself could mean high competition for … Read More

Common Audio AAF Issues With Premiere

Adobe Premiere Pro is known among sound editors and mixers to be problematic when receiving audio by AAF (or OMF). There’s bugs, features that aren’t compatible with the AAF/OMF formats, and very little information from Adobe about any of it. I’ll refer to two types of AAFs: “Embedded” and “link to source” (in Pro Tools terms); … Read More

Post-Production Basics: Sound Editing – Dialog

NEW: 10-part dialog editing blog found here! Different types of sound editing Sound editing for picture can be broken into different elements (and job titles): Dialog editing (dialog editor) Music editing (music editor) Sound FX editing/sound design (sound designer, sound fx editor) Foley editing (Foley editor) These roles could be different people or it could … Read More

What My Deaf Cat Taught Me About Sound

Meet Yuki, one of my cats. She’s a tiny, feisty tabby. In 2015, we learned that Yuki (6 years old at the time) had gone deaf after having normal hearing most of her life. She probably lost her hearing gradually but it wasn’t obvious until one day when I was vacuuming right next to her … Read More