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The secret to audio intensity

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We only have to take one look – and listen – to a horror film to know that the scare lies in the sound, and yet another landmark box office release has proved this theory with a tension-packed soundtrack. But … Read more>>


A new sound and vision for BBC Proms

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 The world’s greatest classical music festival returned in July, and this year is set to be one of the biggest yet for the renowned event. After premiering both a brand new look and sound for 2017, we’re exploring how … Read more>>


The BBC Radiophonic Workshop

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Although you may not have heard of them, the BBC Radiophonic Workshop is responsible for some of television and radio’s most iconic sounds – with many defining a generation in a time that had heard nothing like them before. As … Read more>>


A sound revolution in learning

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We all remember our childhood music lessons – gingerly picking up a recorder, or scratching away at a violin. Practice took time, and often, it wasn’t much fun for the listener. But now, advances in digital technology are transforming the … Read more>>


Inside the soundscape of the silver screen

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The creak of a floorboard under the pressure of a heavy work boot… the chink of a spoon as it’s placed into a china mug… the scratch of pen against paper as the contract is signed. Every time we watch … Read more>>


Wired or tired? Apple’s Airpods push the audio envelope

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Famous for being at the forefront of technology, Apple continually changes the way we experience the world with their pioneering products. But as we’re about to discover, the bold new update to the iPhone 7 could’ve taken things a step … Read more>>


Celebrating the magicians behind the music

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More often than not, it’s the musical artists that are celebrated with awards, chart positions and platinum discs. While their work cannot be ignored, the producer behind a track has an equally great influence on its sound – and can … Read more>>


Listening in the multi-sound world

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When we think of wearables, we most often think of Apple Watch and Fitbit – but this type of technology doesn’t have to be confined to the wrist. Sony is about to expand the possibilities of the product group with … Read more>>


Inside the secret world of the audiophile

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Many of us like to think we care about sound quality – investing in the latest headphones or splashing out on state-of-the-art speakers. But this is nothing compared to the audiophile. These purists take listening to the next level, spending … Read more>>


The sound standard

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When considering your brand’s sound, you might think about the type of track that best represents you, or choosing a voiceover with the performance style to showcase your business in the right way. And while both of these aspects are … Read more>>


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