Hammer & Anvil Launches Line Of DSLR Audio Equipment

Hammer and Anvil mic

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) There's a great rule of thumb which is that it doesn't matter how bad your film looks, as long as it sounds great. While I never go quite that far (I am a visual person, after all), there's a definite kernel of truth to it. With that in mind Hammer & Anvil … [Read more...]

YouTube User Wins In Fair Use Case

Dancing Baby Video

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Remember the days before the Digital Millennium Copyright Act when the concept of Fair Use was the defacto law of the land? When you could use the music you bought without fear of being sued? That was before file sharing and the Internet of course, when the music … [Read more...]

Spire, A Free 4-Track Recorder App For iPhone

Spire Four-Track Recorder app

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


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


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

Taylor Swift letter to Apple

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

OS X El Capitan

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

Amy Winehouse

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


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]

Straight Outta Compton

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

every tom hanks movie

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

10 second songs valentine's day

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


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


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...]