Different Movie Stages

The Fascinating World of Foley

The creaks of ice breaking, the hoof beats and clanking of armour as a medieval knight rides his horse, the rush of a fast falling waterfall. Sounds in film or TV help to draw a viewer in, and make them believe that what they are seeing is actually happening. It sells the scene. Most of […]

Adventures in Surround Sound

Guest Author: James Fensom Hey! My name is James, and I’m a recording engineer at Sound Ideas. For the past year, I’ve been recording ambiences in 5.1. Equipped with the DPA 5100 Mobile Surround Microphone and a Sound Devices 788T, I have travelled throughout urban, rural, indoor, outdoor, and natural environments to capture everyday ambient […]

Recap: NAB 2017

About two weeks ago, Las Vegas was once again the host city to the world’s largest annual convention encompassing the convergence of media, entertainment and technology, the National Association of Broadcasters (or NAB for short). With over 103,000 attendees from 161 countries and 1,806 companies exhibiting, this year’s show was definitely a whirlwind of activity! […]

How To Record Animals

Certain recording sessions go smoother than others, but in our experience we have found that any session that has animals involved is always going to be a challenge. Over the years, Sound Ideas has done quite a few sessions with animals, so drawing on our hands on experience; we have put together some tips that […]

NAB 2017 – April 22nd to 27th

It’s that time again; the NAB Show®2017 is just around the corner! This isn’t just any old tradeshow, this is the world’s largest event covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums.  This year, the Exhibits run from April 24th to 27th at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Sound Ideas […]