Welcome to soundhive

Soundhive is a boutique sound and music design house that has collaborated with media designers in Telopea for over fifteen years.

About us

At Soundhive, we produce music designed and synchronized for animation, video soundtracks, and background music, sound design and voiceover.

Soundhive offers sync licenses for music and sound, along with design agreements for bespoke music and sound services, quoting on a per-project basis.

History in Telopea

Starting in 2000, Soundhive produced music and sound for design agencies on cutting edge marketing projects across all sectors.

From 2010 on, we concentrated on music and media education and training and critical music production, and music video production

Now we focus on community and youth music and sound projects and audio production for sustainable ecological and social justice media productions.

We operate in Telopea and Dundas, Dundas Valley, Carlingford, Oatlands, Rydalmere, Ermington, Camellia, Denistone West, North Parramatta, Rosehill.

What does an audio engineer do when mastering music?

sound TelopeaSo you’re a musician that just recorded your first album. You probably went into a recording studio and played all of your parts a couple of times, with the audio engineer managing all of the technical stuff. As far as you understand, they ought to be able to take all the parts they recorded, burn it to a disc, and then it needs to be all set to press. While this isn’t totally wrong, most expert artists take their mixed down the recording and pass it off to another person for mastering.

What is mastering?

Mastering is the last step in the production of an album where they add the last “polish” to the recording. This is done by technically enhancing the clearness of the mixes. This makes the compilation of songs sound more meaningful, more “together”. This also ensures that the mixes sound well on all listening gadgets.
Well, that’s all great and dandy, but does an expert mastering technician do when mastering a recording?

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1. Volume Level Maximization
This is to make sure that all audio is at maximum volume so that all songs are at the very same volume level. Ever watch late-night TV, where the volume of the commercials are a couple of notches higher than the show you were seeing? If an expert mastering engineer was involved, they would raise the volume of a TELEVISION show to match the volume of the commercials.

2. Ensuring a Constant Balance of Frequencies
This ensures that all frequencies are accounted for in the recording; bass, mids, and treble so that there are no areas where there is no bass/mids/treble.

3. Noise Reduction
This is the process of removing noise from an audio signal. When utilizing analog technology, sound recordings show a type of noise referred to as tape hiss. This relates to the particle size and texture used in the magnetic emulsion that is sprayed on the recording media, and also to the relative tape speed across the tape heads.

4. Encoding.
A professional mastering laboratory may also take your recording and encode the UPC (Universal Product Code), ISRC (International Standard Recording Code), CD-Text (extra details about the CD, e.g. album name, tune name, and artist name) or other PQ details.

5. Mistake Monitoring.
This ensures the integrity of the data stream throughout CD duplication/replication at any CD factory.

Still puzzled about what an expert mastering engineer does to your CD audio recording when you hand it off to them? Do not stress, audio learning is a really complicated process. We hope that you better understand why expert learning is an integral part of the entire audio production process. It can make a world of difference!

Shopping For Music Videos On DVD in Telopea

Telopea libraryPeople who enjoy music videos have gone from Beta to VHS and now find their preferred tunes popping up on DVD. With each new step of technology, the photos became more clear, the sound more defined and an improved experience overall. These qualities are all extremely crucial, particularly when it pertains to video. With crystal clear images, matchless sounds and lots of added features, music videos on DVD are a hit.

Gone are the days when videos were used just to promote a tune. These days, they are a lot more. The majority of videos in fact narrate through a combination of lyrics and video. If you are seeking to buy music videos, the alternatives are actually unrestricted. Almost every retailer, both online and in Telopea, carries a broad choice of videos from today’s hottest new tunes and music super stars.

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The new videos are typically more expensive than older titles so, if you’re on a budget, have a look at the titles that have been released for a year or longer. You may be surprised at the bargains to be found. In addition, video clubs are an excellent way to build a nice collection of videos and they tend to offer terrific offers every month.

If you’re still in the market for videos and have not found a video rental shop or Telopearetailer, have a look at among the many online sellers who offer a variety of videos on DVD. The internet is possibly the very best way to find the best choice of videos with vendors around the globe. This broad reach provides buyers with an opportunity to buy videos that they may otherwise not be able to find in Telopea. With the internet, a client’s alternatives are virtually limitless. A never-ending sea of videos is just a click away.

If you are looking for music videos for a child, you will want to make sure that the video you are choosing are suitable for the child’s age. When many think of videos, they think of the latest in pop or rock ‘n roll when, in reality, there are actually other varieties. There are music videos specifically designed for kids, which feature cartoon characters and animated video for your child to take pleasure in. The most crucial thing to consider when it comes to videos, including both their audio and video features, is that it is age-appropriate.

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  • (02) 9985 4637
  • 0435 887645