Monthly Archive: March 2013

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Action speaks louder than words

Video game heroine Lara Croft has traveled far since her debut in 1996: from adrenaline-fueled adventures in Tomb Raider: Legend, to enhancement and clarification of the original story in Tomb Raider: Anniversary, to spin-off Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light. Jack Grillo, lead sound designer at Crystal Dynamics, gave Lab Notes more insight into…

Designing sound for “Tomb Raider”

Just four musical notes herald the beginning of the Tomb Raider theme and the epic adventures of Lara Croft that transformed video game graphics, gameplay, and storyline...

Conference calls connect with 21st century sound

Rotary-dial phones may be a thing of the past, but the public switched telephone network (PSTN) that connected them still links us together, including audio conferences, a...

Smartphone owners think audio quality matters most when watching movies

Dolby scientists and technologists spend a lot of time thinking about how to improve the audio experience in mobile entertainment. But to understand the importance that consumers...