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How Paul Boechler Created Live Stadium Crowds From FIFA Recordings

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, a huge majority of sports stadiums all around the world have no audience whatsoever attending. To increase viewers’ engagement during the transmission of the matches, some international broadcasters have requested Electronic Arts (EA) to help them simulate crowd sounds during their broadcasts. Paul Boechler, sound designer on EA’s FIFA franchise, was the one responsible for creating the dynamic crowd audio playback system that is currently being used by broadcast companies such as Sky Sports, BT and BBC. And he was very kind to share his experience with us and to also tell us a little bit of the process behind the creation of the sounds used in the games.

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The Big Winners of the 2021 TEC Awards

This year, the winners of the TEC Awards were announced at NAMM's Believe in Music week. These awards recognize and celebrate the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind the sound of recordings, live performances, films, television, video games, and multimedia. You can find the full list of the winners below along with a big Congratulations! from everyone at Sound Particles.

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Interview with Dan Kenyon

Dan Kenyon is a sound designer and sound effects editor who has worked in projects such as Star Trek, Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again, Spiderman: Far From Home, and more recently in The Trial of the Chicago 7. He is an Emmy winner, a great professional with a vast resumé, and he uses Sound Particles!
Get to know more about the way he works in the industry and how he uses our software in this new interview.

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Creative Arts Emmys: Sound and Music

The Creative Arts Emmys winners were announced over the past week, covering a wide range of genres, departments and talent. However, for sound and music lovers like us, there are a set of results that interest us more than others, and we got these results ready for you to read! No need to scan through the lists of five nights of awards, they're all here for you in one place. 

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36th Annual TEC Awards Nominees

The TEC Awards is a year-round celebration that recognizes and celebrates the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind the sound of recordings, live performances, films, television, video games, and multi-media. This year, the awards will be part of the online event, Believe in Music Week. You can find the full list of the nominees below.

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Ready To Embrace 3D Audio?

Confused with all the 3D Audio terms that keep coming up? Have you tried searching for answers, only to find them scattered through several articles and guides? This quick guide offers you a summary of what you need to know and what the future holds for Immersive Sound. 

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92nd Oscars complete list of winners

Every year, the entertainment community turns their eyes to the Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, the oldest of the four major annual American entertainment awards. Given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), the awards recognize artistic and technical merit in the film industry.

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