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When you work with music, with video, audio editing, or, in general, for the audiovisual industry, you may have noticed the need to find a particular sound to complement your work. If you are not a Foley Artist, either because of lack of time or because that is not your main endeavor, you will need sound libraries. Some of these are expensive, others are cheaper, but there are free and very good quality libraries as well. If you are a musician or an amateur editor, this post is probably for you. Even if you are a professional, like Enhanced Media

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What is the best podcast platform? It depends on what you need, whether you’re looking to listen to a podcast or upload it for your audience. It all depends on the content you’re looking for and, of course, your budget. Not all podcasts are the same, not all audiences, nor not all monetization systems. In addition to Spotify and Apple Podcasts, there are dozens of platforms available, and every day a new one appears, hence it is essential that you get familiar with, at least, the most popular ones, and that’s what this article is for. Let’s take a look.

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The presence of audio is growing in our daily lives, especially in social networks, where it is gaining more and more followers. But where is the audio industry going? We can affirm that it has been innovating so much, as never before, during the last few years, that it will be a great rival of video content in the coming future. In fact, and according to statistics, the average time spent daily on podcasts is more than doubled between 2019 to 2020. Digital audio surpassed traditional radio in average time spent daily for the first time in 2020. People have…

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Thanks to streaming platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, or Soundcloud, we are witnessing a renaissance of sound as a medium of communication, just at a time when radio was thought to be dying. Undeniably, the warmth of a well-toned voice is appreciated by listeners around the world, and both the consumption and production of audio content have grown exponentially in recent times. This has meant a huge workload for companies like Enhanced Media. It is at this point that we need to start classifying the types of audio content because they are often lumped together and are clearly different…

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The foley sound, or room effect, consists of the recreation of sounds in the cinema. Unlike the sound effects available in libraries, the foley sound is made specifically for each movie. This sound-dubbing may have taken place for different reasons. Either the sound was not picked up well during the filming due to technical difficulties, or for aesthetic, dramatic, or narrative reasons.

The name foley sound comes from Jack Foley, the developer of this technique, which is widespread today among sound-mixing professionals, such as Enhanced Media. Foleys are essential to make the sound of a film much richer. Whether…

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As the years go by and technology advances, we all eventually learn about technologies that we could not even imagine in the past to be normal and commonplace. One of these is spatial audio, a feature without which we can hardly conceive of modern games.

Spatial audio creates a sound environment that goes beyond the left and right tracks. Depending on the content you’re watching, the AirPods can create what’s called a “sound field.” Taking the device they are connected to as a reference, a directional source of the sound is created. Until now, the channel emitted from the left…

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From some point in the 1980s, audio systems on the market began to compete for loudness. Of course, this was due to the demand from customers all over the world, eager to flaunt their loudness power and shake the windows of the whole neighborhood. Then, we began to talk about noise pollution: an excess of sound capable of altering the natural conditions of a particular environment. Unlike other forms of pollution, noise does not stay in one place or drift with the wind like a radioactive cloud. …

According to Neurolinguistic Programming, there are three basic representational systems: visual, kinesthetic, and auditory. These are the filters through which we all collect, store, and decode the information we select from outside our mind. In other words, it is the way we perceive things happening in the world. All guilds, all industries concentrate on one of these three systems. Design, for example, is visual; sports and gastronomy are kinesthetic; while the music industry is related to the auditory system.

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For this reason, people working in this industry tend to have some characteristic traits: they remember sounds more than images or…

Despite the current coronavirus pandemic that has prevented this important event from taking place, as usual, at the Anaheim Convention Center, NAMM has organized a virtual Believe in Music Week. This highly anticipated event for the music industry in America (and in the entire world) had not been interrupted since 1945! NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) is, as described by its organizers, the world’s largest trade-only event for the music products, pro audio, and event tech industry.

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Despite the current coronavirus pandemic that has prevented this important event from taking place, as usual, at the Anaheim Convention Center, NAMM…

One of the main problems for aspiring sound producers, besides the lack of time, is the cost of all equipment. That’s why it is always a better choice to hire a professional like Enhanced to save time, money, and, of course, several mistakes. However, it is perfectly possible to start with a basic set that will allow you to produce high-quality sound. We are talking about a set that will not cost you more than $300, and that’s saying a lot, by the way. …

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