Category: Analysis

Articles analyzing Sound in various Media.

Bill Burr’s Complete Control of Sound

One of the things I try to teach students about microphones is that some of their technical specifications are not just numbers or graphs on a paper. They are things that can be translated creatively into the world. Bill Burr, a well known comedian from the US, has mastered that art for comedic purposes. For …

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Sound Analysis: “Respect The Cock Tame The Cunt Scene”

This scene from Magnolia is great and has a genius bit of sound mixing. Tom Cruise’s character is making a grandiose entrance to the sound of Richard Strauss’ “Also Sprach Zarathustra”. The music plays one final glorious chord. Then, just a few seconds shy from its natural ending, the music is cut off abruptly into …

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