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Category Archives: Audio Production

The BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Posted by Mike Cooke - Director of Production at PHMG on

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>>


Inside the soundscape of the silver screen

Posted by Mike Cooke - Director of Production at PHMG on

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>>


Celebrating the magicians behind the music

Posted by Mike Cooke - Director of Production at PHMG on

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>>


The sound standard

Posted by Mike Cooke - Director of Production at PHMG on

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>>


Paving the way for quality production music

Posted by Mike Cooke - Director of Production at PHMG on

In film, TV, radio and even on-hold, we expect to hear background music. This is most commonly known as production music, and thanks to a transformation in the industry, the genre is now considered with the creativity and respect it … Read more>>


The Sound of the Oscars

Posted by Mike Cooke - Director of Production at PHMG on

This week saw the biggest date in the cinema calendar – the Oscars. On Sunday evening, four different awards were handed out for excellence in sound, demonstrating just how valuable this element is to cinema as a whole. Following the … Read more>>


Learning to listen

Posted by Mike Cooke - Director of Production at PHMG on

Last week, Creative Review reported on a brand new app that’s bringing sound to the classroom as a way to inspire the imagination. With primary school children across the country coming to understand the profound effects of this medium, we … Read more>>


A business arrangement

Posted by Dan Lafferty - Director of Music and Voice at PHMG on

Every composition is written for a specific purpose, whether it be a classical overture, modern pop song or promotional tune. In many cases, this piece is only played in the single channel that was intended. But with the potential of … Read more>>


Playing notes vs. pushing buttons

Posted by Mark Griffiths - Executive Producer at PHMG on

In a world that’s filled with ringtones, text alerts and alarms, it’s no surprise that digital sounds have worked their way in to our music too. New technologies now allow for whole compositions to be created by simply pressing a … Read more>>


The craft of composition

Posted by Mike Cooke - Director of Production at PHMG on

From classical symphonies to pop hits… film scores to advertising jingles… compositions are created for all manner of channels. Each of these pieces is carefully created to achieve its intended purpose – whether that be to entertain, set the scene … Read more>>


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