Did Marion Keisker Record Elvis? A Female Audio Engineer’s Perspective

I recently researched Marion Keisker, a woman known for helping Elvis Presley early in his career while she worked at Sun Records/Memphis Recording Service. Marion is sometimes credited for recording Elvis for the first time (which is what caught my interest in her story). Her boss, Sam Phillips, also claims to have done the first … Read More

How noise affects kids at school

It’s been proven in many studies that background noise can affect children’s ability to learn. Until a child is in their teens, it’s hard for them to separate sounds they want to listen to from those those they don’t want to focus on. It’s the most difficult for kids under the age of 5 and it … Read More

Searching Online For Audio Jobs

In the audio industry, there’s a few types of job listings you’ll commonly see online: Audio manufacturers. These jobs are creating audio products that people use. It may be anything from customer service (answering phones and emails) to quality assurance, product development, sales, programming/computer engineering, and more. Schools. These jobs could be teaching audio, A/V work, … Read More

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