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AudioBlocks Year-End Infographic

If 2014 was the “Year of the Horse” in the Chinese Zodiac, it was the year we went off to the races as a company. Among our team milestones last year were the launch of our audio site AudioBlocks, the debut of our first iPhone app Just Add Audio, and another solid land on the

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The Theremin: A Sci-Fi Musical Instrument You Don’t Touch

If you’re at all familiar with audio recording, you’re probably very familiar with the name Moog—the company behind the legendary Moog synthesizers that revolutionized the music, recording, and sound effects industries of the 1960s. If you’re not familiar, check out this quick, fifteen-minute documentary outlining the history behind Moog’s first-ever synthesizer—which happened to turn fifty

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Our Favorite Music Documentaries and Why You Should Watch Them

If you’re anything like us, you’re obsessed with HBO’s Sonic Highways, you own at least one book on the original Star Wars sound effects, and you can recite detailed accounts of how Johnny Cash accidentally burned down a nature preserve and got into losing altercations with ostriches. Yet, still, you’re left craving more… Here are

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When Is a Film Soundtrack too Expensive?

In celebration of the two decades passed since Kevin Smith’s cult debut of Clerks, the film’s legendary soundtrack was released on vinyl last month for the first time ever. If you’re unfamiliar with the film’s soundtrack, it earns legendary status for two reasons. First, with tracks by Alice in Chains, Bad Religion, Soul Asylum, and

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What a Comet Sounds Like—Magnified by 10,000

This week in things-that-are-surprisingly-not-science-fiction: as scientists and interstellar space fans celebrate a manmade probe touching down on an 84,000 mile-per-hour comet, they’re also scratching their heads in confusion. The European Space Agency’s Rosetta team expected some surprises from the first-of-its-kind comet encounter that’s ongoing—but they weren’t expecting to be greeted with a song. Though first

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