Star Trek Vs Gravity Sound Design

While doing a bit of research for my report assignment on sound design, I stumbled upon how the sound design department is required to make choices either of artistic or scientific nature. This is often a dilemma in Sci-Fi films, where entire scenes are being supposingly shot in space. Space is Vacuum. Empty. No air, no nothing. Sound waves its… Continue reading Star Trek Vs Gravity Sound Design

#KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED FOR DESKTOP #VINYL CUTTER

2014 has been an incredible year for vinyl. Sales in the UK are at an 18-year high, vinyl-only boutique labels are popping up everywhere, and now we have the Desktop Record Cutter (DRC) poised to hit the market, allowing users to cut high quality vinyl at home for a relatively affordable price. The DRC allows… Continue reading #KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED FOR DESKTOP #VINYL CUTTER

UK annual vinyl sales hit 1m for first time since 1996

Vinyl sales in the UK have passed the one million mark for the first time in almost two decades, the Official Charts Company has confirmed. Last year’s total was 780,674, and with the main Christmas shopping period still to come, this year’s figure could rise to 1.2m by the end of December. Sales last peaked… Continue reading UK annual vinyl sales hit 1m for first time since 1996

Vinyl and Stylus at 1000 x Magnification

Here’s a neat image of a record and a stylus at 1000x magnification. It’s pretty incredible to see the etched grooves on the record up close and how they interact with the needle. I’ve always known how record players worked, but seeing the process magnified like this is way cool. The photos come from Microscopic… Continue reading Vinyl and Stylus at 1000 x Magnification

Does Bitrate Really Make a Difference In My Music?

This is an article by Whitson Gordon I read the other day on LifeHacker. Contains some really useful information about audio quality. Worth a view. Q: Dear Lifehacker, I hear a lot of arguing about “lossless” and “lossy” music these days, but I’m having a hard time getting straight answers. Does bitrate really matter? Can most people… Continue reading Does Bitrate Really Make a Difference In My Music?