Usually on the show we’re talking about mastering music for CD, download and streaming, but there’s another important final destination for the audio we work on – broadcast.
And the difference with broadcast audio is – there are standards. Having said that, there often isn’t a dedicated mastering stage !
In this episode we dig into the whole fascinating topic with our guest Dallas Taylor from Defacto Sound, and host of the superb Twenty Thousand Hertz podcast. Dallas has a wealth of experience in sound design and mixing for broadcast on trailers and ads for shows like Game Of Thrones and games like Fallout, amongst many others.
In a wide-ranging conversation we talk about:
- Why sound design is like being a conductor
- American versus British mixing style in drama
- What are “emotional FX” ?
- The loudness wars in broadcast
- Dialnorm – what and why ?
- How to make dragons talk
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