Spire, A Free 4-Track Recorder App For iPhone

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) I've been using a variety of apps recently to do my field recording, but frankly, sometimes one of the apps gets a bit finicky, and I can't offload the recordings for a few days. That's bad if you're on deadline and need it to get your post-production work flow to … [Read more...]

Apple Updates Logic Pro X, Introduces Alchemy Software

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Apple has updated Logic Pro X to include a ton of new features including the eagerly awaited Alchemy software sythesizer, which promises to give musicians and audio engineers some really cool new synths that are not only ground breaking, but also old school as well. … [Read more...]

Filmmaking 101: Where To Find Music For Your Film For Any Budget

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Music production, like film production, has been getting cheaper and easier than ever. John Carpenter and Robert Rodriguez are just two examples of filmmakers, who not only produced and directed their own films, but who also wrote the scores for them, as well. If … [Read more...]

Film Composer James Horner Dies In Plane Crash

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View image | gettyimages.com By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) There are few composers who are as influential on what a film soundtrack should sound like, as James Horner was. He shockingly died Monday in a plane crash near Santa Barbara. He was known for everything from epic science-fiction … [Read more...]

Taylor Swift Speaks, Apple Music Reverses Policy On Royalties

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Will Pay Artists during 90 day free trial of Apple Music By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Make no mistake, Taylor Swift has power in the music industry. Not just because she could win just about every Grammy in her category (and has), or that she has a devoted cadre of fans, or that her music … [Read more...]

Apple’s WWDC Keynote Focuses On Software

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) We were hoping that we'd get a new Apple TV today, but rumors came out over the weekend that the completely redesigned streaming box, that promised to become a home entertainment hub, would not be ready for prime time. As such, we had to settle for two hours of … [Read more...]

Amy Winehouse Documentary Trailer, Clip, & Poster

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Since around 2007, 2008, I've been a big fan of Amy Winehouse's music, with Frank being my favorite album. She was very complicated, and died of alcohol poisoning July 23, 2011. A24, the studio behind Ex Machina and Spring Breakers, recently acquired a documentary … [Read more...]

Sony Announces Sound Design Tour With Frank Serafine

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Sound Advice Tour to hit 33 Cities By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) We've already talked about Directing Motion with Vince LaForet, and also shooting with light and angle with Shane Hurlbut's Illumination Tour. But what about sound design? Well, Sony has your back with a new Sound Advice Tour, … [Read more...]

NAB 2015: Killer Tracks

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By Kevin P. McAuliffe At NAB 2015, there are always a huge amount of stock music companies, and Killer Tracks is always leading the way, right in the center of the lower south hall. I guess the big question is, what does a "simple" stock music company have to offer every year, that would make … [Read more...]

Straight Outta Compton: New Trailer, Plus Red-Band [NSFW]

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The trailer for musical biopic Straight Outta Compton, centering on the iconic and controversial rap group NWA, has landed online. The new preview actually follows the red-band trailer, which at the time seemed appropriate, given the protagonist's profane yet skilful … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature – Every Tom Hanks Movie in 7 Minutes

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) This one is really great: CBS's new The Late Late Show With James Corden recently did a fantastic and funny celebration of every Tom Hanks movie, with James and Tom Hanks himself! It's all live (to tape), and just made me smile and laugh, and I love how into it Tom … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature: 20 Love Songs In 20 Styles – Valentine’s Day

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A special Valentine's Day edition of Friday's Funny Feature By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Meet Anthony Vincent of 10 Second Songs. This talented singer will take a specific song, and every 10 seconds, he'll change the style. For example, he recently took Linkin Park's In The End, and sung it … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature: Simpsons Pixels & Saved By The Bell Reunion

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) It's Friday, which means it's time for Friday's Funny Feature! This week, with the nasty weather in the northeast and midwest, I decided it's time for a two-fer, featuring The Simpsons redone in pixels, and Jimmy Fallon's Saved By The Bell reunion. Have a great … [Read more...]

RØDE Introduces New Mics, RØDELink Wireless Audio Transmission System

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) In what was dubbed "RØDEShow 2015," RØDE announced three new microphones and a new wireless mic system that promises secure, lossless transmission of audio up to 100 feet away. They also introduced us to three new microphones, including two shotguns for filmmakers, … [Read more...]

Someone Fixed The Ant-Man Trailer

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Like I said in my review of the Ant-Man trailer that was released with Agent Carter last night, it's not a bad trailer. The problem is that it feels a bit generic, and didn't introduce any of the heist aspects of the movie or the comedy that has been teased at by … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature – Megadeth’s Holiday Album With Jenny Lewis

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) We ran this last year, but it's so funny, I decided it needs to come back again. Famous thrash-metal band Megadeth have released a Holiday album, just in time for Christmas! And it features singer/actress Jenny Lewis. Enjoy your weekend! … [Read more...]

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