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A lovingly crafted podcast that reveals the stories behind the world's most recognizable and interesting sounds.

Twenty Thousand Hertz Dallas Taylor

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A lovingly crafted podcast that reveals the stories behind the world's most recognizable and interesting sounds.

    Foley Artists

    Foley Artists

    When it comes to film sound, "Foley Artist" might be the most important job you've never heard of. These performers record custom, synchronized sound effects to create the sounds for characters' footsteps, movements, and much more. It's exhausting and delicate work, and when it's done right, the audience doesn't even notice it's there. In this episode, we tour the Warner Brothers Foley stage with Foley Artists Alyson Moore and Chris Moriana, and Foley Mixer Darrin Mann.

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    Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: https://www.20k.org/episodes/foleyartists
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    • 23 min.
    The Leaky Pipeline

    The Leaky Pipeline

    In the late 80s, a small French company found a way to pair analog film with pristine digital audio. But getting their system into theaters would involve a long legal battle, hiding out in a Vegas bathroom, and a last-ditch meeting with a famous director. Their struggle is part of a larger narrative about the groundbreaking work of women in the field of professional audio. Featuring audio engineer Leslie Gaston-Bird and LC Concept co-founder Elisabeth Löchen.

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    Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: https://www.20k.org/episodes/theleakypipeline
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    • 29 min.
    Auditory Icons

    Auditory Icons

    We live in a designed world, and alert tones are no exception. Every beep and ping that your phone or laptop makes probably went through multiple rounds of revisions and approvals. So what separates a good device sound from a bad one? This story comes from the Wireframe podcast, and features sound designer Connor Moore and psychoacoustic expert Susan Rogers.

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    Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: https://www.20k.org/episodes/auditoryicons
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    • 18 min.
    Progression Obsession

    Progression Obsession

    There are a few specific chord progressions that show up again and again in popular music. Across hundreds of hit songs, the same basic musical formulas have been used by artists ranging from Lynyrd Skynyrd to Lady Gaga, and from Bob Marley to Blink-182. So where did these musical tropes even come from, and what makes them so enduring? Featuring music journalist Jennifer Gersten and comedic musician Benny Davis. 

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    Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: https://www.20k.org/episodes/progressionobsession
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    • 30 min.
    SM7

    SM7

    Since their founding almost a century ago, Shure has created some of the most iconic microphones ever made. In this episode, we worked with Shure to tell the story of the SM7 dynamic microphone: from its humble beginnings in voiceover studios in the early 70s, to its use on classic albums, to its rediscovery by podcasters and streamers.

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    Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: https://www.20k.org/episodes/sm7
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    • 22 min.
    Minecraft

    Minecraft

    Since its official release in 2011, Minecraft has grown from a small, experimental indie game into the best-selling video game of all time. Today, the game's haunting music and quirky sound effects are just as iconic as its blocky visuals. In this episode, composer and sound designer Daniel Rosenfeld (also known as C418) unpacks how he created the original music and sounds for the game.

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    Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: https://www.20k.org/episodes/minecraft
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    • 28 min.

Klantrecensies

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43 beoordelingen

43 beoordelingen

WRadio192 ,

Jingles Tunes

Great idea to cover jingles / tunes from big companies. I’m living it. 🍟

dr kelso ,

Audio heaven

Great information, must hear on headphones. Every episode is very well crafted for all ears.
Nice that people who have actually knowledge of audio, make this podcast.

Margarita312 ,

New insights every time!

Such a great condensed audio experience!

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