Establishing a groove on a song is usually the job of the rhythm section, but not always. Sometimes a rhythm guitar part or a percussion track makes the groove and everything is built around it. Quincy Jones once told me that ... More
Many stories have circulated claiming the longest anyone has stayed in an ultra-quiet anechoic chamber is 45 minutes, the reason being any longer would drive you insane. To me this sounded like unsubstantiated rubbish, ... More
Star Wars creator George Lucas, actor Mark Hamill, and sound designer Ben Burtt discuss the concept and creation of the lightsaber.
George Lucas recalls that Star Wars was influenced by pirate and ... More
CineFix presents The Hobbit retold via old-school 8-bit (or, in this case, 16-bit ;)) game tech. No quarters or controllers required!
A sound comparison between 2013 and 2014 F1 cars on the pit straight at Albert Park as they complete the first lap.
2013 - 2.4L V8
2014 - 1.6L V6 Turbo
Recordist Tim Prebble features excerpts from his Auckland Regional Parks Artists Residency based in Little Huia, New Zealand, November & December 2013.
Industrial Soundtrack for the Urban Decay is a forthcoming documentary about industrial music featuring BB pals Throbbing Gristle and V Vale (RE/Search) along with Cabaret Voltaire, NON, Z'EV, Sordide Sentimental, SPK, ... More
THE MAGNETIST is a short documentary about Micke, also known as 'The Magnetist', whose life revolves around cassette tapes.
Most of Micke's time is spent on varius tape-related projects; he blogs about them, he makes music with them and ... More
Justin Boyd, Department Chair of Sculpture and Integrated Media at Southwest School of Art, shares his connection with sound and how he uses it to create original works of art. Inspired by his sensitivity to sound at a very young ... More
Machine Shop is a collaboration between percussionist Karen Stackpole and engineer and electronic music artist Drew Webster. Stackpole coaxes otherworldly vibrations from her wall of gongs with an arsenal of ... More
"Silent" is an animated short film created by Academy Award® winning Moonbot Studios. It celebrates how storytellers, inventors, and technology work together to create cinema magic.
The story follows two street ... More
If you’ve watched all the supplements on several Criterion releases over the past decade or so, you’ve no doubt seen some short pieces on how the company’s film restoration process works. But methods always change, ... More