Podcast Recording for ArtsCenter College of Design

Last week, engineer Sam Palumbo recorded a podcast for ArtCenter College of Design alumni with Lorne Buchman (right), president of the ArtCenter, and interviewee Nicholas Gustafsson (left), director of global design for PepsiCo. Also interviewed for the alumni podcast was lead designer at UNICEF, Mari Nakano.

ArtCenter is a nonprofit, private college specializing in design, located in Pasadena, CA.

Post Mix for "On a Knife Edge"

Dubway Studios did a full surround sound mix for the documentary feature, On a Knife Edgeproduced by Eli Cane and directed by Jeremy Williams. Mariah Cruz worked on the dialogue cleanup, while our chief engineer Nathaniel Reichman did the post mix for the feature-length film.

On The Knife Edge, a "coming-of-age journey set on the Pine Ridge Reservation," is set against a background of rising racial tension and protest, where a Lakota teenager learns first-hand what it means to lead a new generation and enter adulthood in a world where the odds are stacked against him.

Post Mix for short film 'Chivalry' by Jono Freedrix

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Dubway has had the pleasure of working on the post mixes for short films by Brooklyn film director Jono Freedrix, most recently for The Fluid Trilogy (Bloody Mary, Sucklepump, and Bun In The Oven).

This month, engineer Nathaniel Reichman worked on the mix for his latest film, Chivalry: "a sly romance about a lonesome man and his duplicitous dream girl, starring Bob Greenberg, Chayna Douglas & Sam Moyer." Mariah Cruz and Louis Fisher assisted with editing the music and SFX.

 

Radio interviews for The Fraternity's "Requiem" on Sony Classical

An international community of young priests known as The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, or “The Fraternity” as they have lovingly been referred to, includes some of today’s most skilled and committed singers of Gregorian chant.  The community has been preparing to present ancient melodies anew, on the album Requiem, to be released on May 12, 2017 through their new international collaboration with De Montfort Music/Sony Classical.

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From Dubway, Fr. Garrick Huang & Fr. Zachary Akers conducted promotional interviews via phone patch with radio stations nationwide. Adrian Thorstensen, pictured on the left, engineered.

Tanzina Vega interviewing Richard Rothstein for Premium Podcasts by CNN

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Tanzina Vega was in studio recording an interview for Premium Podcasts by CNN with Richard Rothstein, who participated via ISDN connection from a studio in Washington, D.C.

Tanzina Vega is CNNMoney's national reporter for race and inequality in America. Prior to working at CNN, Vega was a staff reporter for The New York Times where she created and covered a beat on race and ethnicity for the national desk, reported on digital media and advertising for the business desk and covered the New York City courts for the metro section.

Richard Rothstein is an author and research associate of the Economic Policy Institute and a fellow at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and of the Haas Institute at the University of California (Berkeley), with expertise in education, race, and ethnicity.

Griffin Dunne for the Modern Love Podcast

Last week, engineer Russell Castiglione recorded Griffin Dunne for the Modern Love podcast.

Modern Love is a collaborative podcast between Boston's WBUR and New York's NPR that features the popular New York Times column, with readings by notable personalities and updates from the essayists themselves. Dubway continues to work with Modern Love after recording readings in 2016 by Dakota Fanning, Issa Rae and Mark Duplass.

Kathleen Turner and Wallace Shawn recording ADR for "Someone Else's Wedding"

Engineer Sam Palumbo worked with CCI Entertainment, recording ADR for the upcoming movie Someone Else's Wedding. Participating in the session were award-winning actors Kathleen TurnerWallace Shawn and Luke Kirby, with director Pat Kiely tuned in via Dubway's dedicated Skype interface, SkypeWay.

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Engineer Sam Palumbo with Wallace Shawn at Dubway Studios.

Engineer Sam Palumbo with Wallace Shawn at Dubway Studios.

Kathleen Turner is a two-time Golden Globe award-winning actress, also known for her voice acting work as Jessica Rabbit in Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

Wallace Shawn is a film and voice actor, most recognized for his work in the Toy Story series, The Incredibles, and The Haunted Mansion.

StarTalk Radio Show by Neil DeGrasse Tyson in the mezzanine

We had the pleasure of hosting renowned astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson's podcast "StarTalk Radio Show" in the mezzanine this past March. The session also included video filming for their YouTube series.

StarTalk is a podcast on space, science, and popular culture with various comic and celebrity co-hosts and frequent guests from the worlds of science and entertainment.

ADR for Seeso's 'There’s … Johnny!'

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Award-winning actors Roger Bart and Andrew Schulz came into Dubway Studios to record ADR for Seeso's new eight-episode series There's... Johnny! Oscar-nominated comedian and show creator Paul Reiser participated from LA via our new Skype system, "SkypeWay." The session was engineered by Zac Suskevich.

There’s … Johnny! is an upcoming eight-episode comedy series that takes a fictional trip back in time and behind the scenes of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. The show is to be aired on NBCUniversal's comedy network Seeso.

Roger Bart is a Tony Award-winning actor who is known for his work on The ProducersAmerican Gangster, and Desperate Housewives.

Andrew Schulz is a comedian and TV Personality known for appearing on MTV2's Guy Code and the Amazon original series Sneaky Pete.

2017 Daytime Emmy Award nominations for "WallyKazam!"

WallyKazam! is nominated for a 2016 Daytime Emmy! The show has been nominated for Outstanding Pre-School Children's Animated Program, whose audio was produced and recorded with our partner Rhumba, and with Dubway owner Al Houghton as the Sound Production Supervisor for the series. Here's to the great work done at Dubway & Rhumba!

Congratulations to Wallykazam! creator/executive producer Adam Peltzman, Co-Executive Producers Koyalee Chanda, and Dave Palmer, and Producer Sara Kamen!

Geek-Out with Nathaniel - Episode 8: Custom Key Commands

Back in Logic version 2, you could enter your own key commands for nearly every function in the application. This led to a lot of confusion, but it was fun. Mac OS X allows users to add key commands to installed applications, but the process is a little inflexible, and system maintenance can easily erase your work. To address this problem, Keyboard Maestro has become a favorite tool of professional artists. Keyboard Maestro runs as a background process and takes almost no CPU power. I rely on it heavily while using Pro Tools. Here are some of my favorite custom commands:

command-r: Show/Hide Clip Name
option-d: Delete Fades
control-r: open Pitch 'n Time Pro

I’m in the middle of a project that has caused me to become an Izotope RX ninja. You can automate the process of getting from Pro Tools to RX and back:

shift-c (clicks on an open Audiosuite plug-in for RX Connect): RX Connect Send
shift-d (sends the audio back to Pro Tools, waits 0.5 seconds for the application switch, and then renders the audio by hitting the Audiosuite plug-in): RX Connect Render

This greatly speeds up insanely tedious tasks. Here’s a screenshot of my custom key commands. I regularly update these depending on what (tedious) task I’m doing:

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All of this is no substitute for learning all the key commands that Pro Tools already has. So for a little bedtime reading, here’s the official shortcut guide. Be careful when adding commands, because if they overlap with existing commands, the computer might yell at you.

Jason Silva recording VO for National Geographic's "Origins"

TV personality Jason Silva was in studio recording voice-over for Origins: The Journey Of HumankindNational Geographic's newest show to air on March 6th.

Jason Silva is a media artist, public speaker and filmmaker focusing on philosophy, science and art. He created the web series Shots of Awe which has been viewed over 13 million times, and is the Emmy-nominated host of National Geographic's hit TV series Brain Games.

Hosted by Silva, Origins is a new series on National Geographic that "rewinds all the way back to the beginning and traces the innovations that made us modern."

Watch the official trailer below.

Music/Post Mix for One Republic's Artists Den performance

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Another one for the books! Dubway's own Chris Montgomery engineered the music mix for another installment of the Live From the Artists Den series – this time for popular rock band OneRepublic's performance at Park City Live in Park City, UT.

OneRepublic is an American rock group from Colorado Springs, CO lead by major hit pop songwriter and producer Ryan Tedder. The group is acclaimed for producing smash singles after smash singles in popular music, including "Apologize," "All The Right Moves," "Secrets," "Good Life," and "If I Lose Myself." Their latest album Oh My My was released in the fall of 2016 and debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart.

Live recording and Post Mix for Lady Antebellum's Artists Den performance

Lady Antebellum performing at United Palace Theater for "Live From The Artists Den"

Lady Antebellum performing at United Palace Theater for "Live From The Artists Den"

Engineer Sam Palumbo preparing the audio recording for the interview portion of the episode

Engineer Sam Palumbo preparing the audio recording for the interview portion of the episode

This February, Dubway had the pleasure of providing the audio recording for another installment of the Live from Artists Den series. Engineers Sam Palumbo and Bea Go went to the majestic United Palace Theatre in Washington Heights, NY to record seven-time Grammy-award winning group Lady Antebellum's performance and interview. Dubway engineer Chris Montgomery is mixing the music for the episode.

The Artists Den is a critically acclaimed television and digital music series best known for presenting small, secret concerts by extraordinary artists in non-traditional, often historic settings for the TV broadcast. Live from the Artists Den is broadcasted nationally on public television, and internationally in the United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, Australia, Canada, Israel, and Latin America. Dubway has recorded and mixed audio for the series' previous episodes featuring Imagine Dragons, The Lumineers, The Killers, Marina and the Diamonds, and Sara Bareilles.

Lady Antebellum's interview took place in the lobby of United Palace.

Lady Antebellum's interview took place in the lobby of United Palace.

Lady Antebellum, the country trio based in Nashville, TN, has sold more than 18 million album worldwide, earned six PLATINUM singles, nine chart topping hits and countless other awards including Billboard Music Awards, People’s Choice Awards and Teen Choice Awards, while also taking home ACM and CMA "Vocal Group of the Year” trophies three years in a row. Their upcoming album Heart Break is due for June 9th of this year.

Stay tuned for the release of this episode in 2017.