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Remember MTV’s Making The Video?

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The golden age of music videos was 1999-2010 Making the Video premiered on MTV in 1999. One of the earliest versions of reality TV, it offered a candid view of superstars across genres as they created videos that would define a generation. Every 30-minute episode was capped with a world premiere of the video elevating…

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Black Lives Matter Playlist—Songs That Inspire the Movement

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Music is a powerful way to express yourself; it can also unify people in a profound way through lyrics and storytelling. Black artists in America have long used music as a medium to express their struggles and experiences as well as their hope for change. While today we look back on these Black ballads and…

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Immersive Audio in 2020

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Sound is everywhere. What we hear—and what we don’t hear—impacts our mood, can prompt a physical response, and can make us want more of what hits our eardrums. When it comes to audio engineering, understanding sound in all its volumes can make or break a listeners’ experience. Video games, podcasts, live concerts and studio albums…

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Psychoacoustics: The Psychology of Sound

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Ambient Noise, Skeuomorphism and the way we perceive sound Close your eyes and listen to the sounds around you. Tune out your internal monologue (if you have one) and pay attention to the ambient noise surrounding you. What sounds do you hear? Someone coughing? The AC humming? A group of people talking? These ambient or…

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Grammy Awards Trivia

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Trivia Facts in Honor of the 62nd Grammy Awards The 62nd Grammy Nominations were announced today. For the recording industry’s biggest award ceremony, we’re sharing the history-making moments starting in 1959 where it all began. You can find a full list of Grammy Award nominations here. 1959 The Beginning The first annual Grammy Awards were…

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The Audio Engineer Behind Latin Superstar Carlos Vives

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Andrés Borda Zabala Works With Latin Music Icons A select few people can say they’ve won a Grammy in their lifetime. In the eight years since Andrés graduated from The Los Angeles Recording School, he’s won five Grammys as an audio engineer. Including three Latin Grammys and one American Grammy for his work on Natalia…

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Connecting the Dots with Renato Lopez

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Recording Session at The L.A. Recording School with Rising Star, Alena Making a name for yourself in the entertainment industry is hard work. It’s easy to instantly share music on popular streaming platforms like SoundCloud and YouTube, but gaining recognition takes time and good management. That’s why having a talent manager to guide an artist…

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AV Tech

What Does an AV Tech Do?

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For those who are fluent in AV-talk, this question might seem obvious. But for the people who aren’t familiar with the AV world, we’re giving you a glimpse of what AV technicians do for work. What exactly is an AV Tech? Google AV tech and you’ll find pages filled with job listings and annual salary…

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LARS Blog

Welcome to On The Record

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A blog about music and audio production brought to you by The Los Angeles Recording School in Hollywood Welcome to the new site! If you’re brand new to our page, take a peek at the new layout. This site is the official page for The Los Angeles Recording School, a division of The Los Angeles…

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Behind The Sound With Stranger Things’ SFX Editor

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Do you ever stop and think about why Netflix’s hit show Stranger Things became an overnight success? Is it the iconic ‘80s motif that captivates the viewer? Is it the intrigue of the unknown? Or maybe it’s the band of clever characters perfectly placed within the show’s plot. Then there’s the opening credit sequence. In…

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STRANGER THINGS SFX EDITOR IS LARS GRAD JORDAN WILBY

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With Jordan Wilby, sound brings life and essence to picture With an impressive credit list including Marvel’s multitude of television properties, Jordan Wilby (Recording Arts, 2004) channels his sonic skills to create emotion and resonance. He has worked with Disney Pixar on Brad Bird’s The Incredibles. Jordan Wilby (far left) – Courtesy of CineMontage Jordan’s…

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