"The opera ain’t over until the fat lady sings."
Ralph Carpenter, Texas Tech Sports Information Director
Richard Wagner, the 19th century German composer, would have loved Star Wars. He may not have understood what a light saber or X-Wing fighter was, but he would get it - even with his eyes shut. That's because the Star Wars films are rich with composer John Williams' scores that employ a musical tool that Wagner himself was a master of: the leitmotif.
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Read and/or watch my review of the Aputure Deity boom microphone. It's a sub-$400 offering that sounds and feels like a much costlier microphone. It has a few caveats, but not enough to keep it out of the gear bag of the budget-conscious, but quality-focused videographer.
"If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it? "
Bell Labs was born more than a hundred years ago out of the need to improve the nascent telephone. It grew into a pure research facility that made an astounding number of scientific discoveries, improved or invented new technologies, and even influenced art and music. Plus, find out everything that's been going on at Dynamix lately.
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Time to fire up the Way-Back Machine! We've got old commercials, newscasts, and radio programs on our site now. Check them out on our Way, Way Back page.
- Hear Edward R. Murrow broadcast from London under cover of darkness in the early days of World War II.
- Listen to gripping live reports on account of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
- ABC News has a roundup on the day the Vietnam War ends.
- Louis Sobel takes us through the night life scene in Manhattan in 1940
- Bing Crosby, Buddy Clark, Percy Faith, and others entertain war veterans in 1947.
- Commercials from the 1940s, 60s, and 70s remind us of how different - and similar - advertising was.
"I like to be surrounded by splendid things."
Ever since recordings progressed from mono to stereo, audio producers have been trying to create the ultimate immersive sound experience. You won't believe what Japan has unleashed onto the world.
Plus, find out more about what's been happening at Dynamix.
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