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Archive for: 10/2014

Trent Reznor on Turning 50, the Future of Nine Inch Nails and a Top-Secret Apple Project

A Billboard interview with Trent Reznor. He talks about Gone Girl and sound design, David Lynch and green grass. All kinds of stuff, really. [Articles]

BBC Radio 4 - Into the Music Library

"It's the music which has surrounded us our whole lives, but which most of us have never quite heard let alone listened to... and nearly all of it made in the UK. Sometimes called 'Source music', 'Mood Music' or as it's best known, 'Library music': a hugely important part of British sonic history. Its use and purpose is simple: it's well produced, economic music for film, TV, advertising and radio. Never commercially available to the general public, this music was pressed onto vinyl from the 1950s onwards in short, limited quantities and then sent directly to TV production houses and radio stations for use when necessary." [Articles]

’70s hitmaker Paul Williams on having his songs sung by The Carpenters and The Muppets  · Set List · The A.V. Club

"Although a performer in his own right, and an unlikely star in the ’70s, Paul Williams is best known for his lyrics, providing heartfelt sentiments to performers as diverse as Helen Reddy and Kermit The Frog." [Articles]

Danny Elfman on Oingo Boingo, film scores, and the Beatles almost ruining Batman

For decades, Danny Elfman has been behind some of the most distinctive music created for film and television, a body of work that’s both impressive in its magnitude and surprising in its variation—all while still retaining a sound that is unmistakably his. [Articles]

NASA Posts a Huge Library of Space Sounds, And You're Free To Use Them

NASA has put portions of their audio archive on Soundcloud, free for use in your audio projects. [Articles]

Alexander Publishing Releases Alex North Film Scoring Series With Cues and Video Instruction :: Film Music Magazine

"Alexander Publishing, working with the North Family, has begun releasing the Alex North Film Scoring Series featuring newly engraved scores in concert key of actual film cues of Academy Award winning A-list composer Alex North." [Articles]

Audio FAQ - Digital Domain

Mastering master Bob Katz's website FAQ says: "Digital Domain's Audio FAQ is the most comprehensive set of audio answers online on the web. Spread the word! Your audio questions answered here." [Websites]

Inverse Square Law for Sound

A little bit of math and science regarding the infamous inverse square law. [Articles]