Veteran ADR Mixer Doc Kane of Walt Disney Studios

What has three letters, many aliases and is of major significance to the sound community? You guessed it: ADR aka Automated Dialog Replacement aka Additional Dialog Recording aka Dubbing aka Looping. All of these monikers are understood as the process of re-recording dialog that cannot be salvaged from a production. To make one thing clear, there is nothing automated about it. ADR is an art. Continue reading Veteran ADR Mixer Doc Kane of Walt Disney Studios

1970 Rod Serling Ad for Radio Shack (video)

From radioshackcatalogs.com Radio Shack is closing. For those who were electronics hobbyists, like myself, Radio Shack was the likely introduction to the trends and fads in consumer electronics. AM and FM radio, stereo, turntables, open reel tape recording, cassettes, 8 track, CB radio,¬†satellite tv, video tape, camcorders, phones, and cell phones. They also sold a computer called the TRS 80, pejoratively called the “Trash 80.”¬†Of … Continue reading 1970 Rod Serling Ad for Radio Shack (video)

Invention of stereo sound: Alan Blumlein

From Abbey Road Studios. Alan Blumlein – the man who invented stereo Alan Blumlein is a true lost genius, an EMI engineer, who during his brief life propelled Britain to the vanguard of the modern electronics world. Celebrations of some of Blumlein’s outstanding achievements in audio, television and radar were highlighted in the BBC Radio 4 programme, “The Man Who Invented Stereo.” Blumlein invented stereo … Continue reading Invention of stereo sound: Alan Blumlein