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Mixing it up at the Oscars

Sometimes, it’s the fashions that make Oscars® news: in 2012, it was Angelina Jolie’s leg-baring gown. Sometimes, it’s the speeches, such as Sally Field’s exclamation, “You like me, right now, you like me!” when she received the Academy Award® for Best Actress in 1985. You might gasp or laugh at home. But imagine the sharp…

Knockout sound at the Grammys

At the annual Grammy Awards®, sound itself takes center stage: recorded sound, as trophies are presented for songs and albums; live sound in stage performances by nominees; and broadcast sound for millions of music fans tuning in to the show worldwide. For the artists, the live sound of the Grammys can be the high point…

Super Bowl, super sound

While a very small number of lucky US football fans will be inside the Superdome in New Orleans for the game on Sunday, February 3, the rest of us still get a taste of game action, thanks to broadcasters’ commitment to deliver the sounds of the Super Bowl. In fact, those of us at home…

The sound and the horror

Fans of horror and science fiction movies know that sound is key to a good scare: it creates a sense of foreboding and builds tension in the story. Universal Pictures is seizing on that fact with Mama, the first psychological thriller to be mixed in Dolby® Atmos™. Mama, produced by Guillermo del Toro of Pan’s…