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 […]

Recording Military Tanks

Here at Sound Ideas, you never know what is going to happen next in relation to our recording sessions. From the more mundane sessions like the sound of gift paper being unwrapped, to the more extreme sessions of recording explosions. Once you have worked here for a while, you learn to expect the unexpected. When […]