Timeline of early women in audio (1930-1959)

Timeline of Female Engineers Timeline of Female Producers Timeline of Female-Owned Record Labels Miscellaneous History Female Engineers 1940 – Mary Shipman Howard starts working for NBC in Manhattan and is promoted to engineer during the war. She may have been engineering earlier. Donald Plunkett (who used to work for her) …

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Researching the early women of audio (1930-1959)

After researching Marion Keisker last year, I became really interested in learning more about early women in audio. How many were there? What roles did they have in recordings? How early were women recording? I found a number of women by digging through Wikipedia – women like Wilma Cozart Fine, …

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Post Production Sound for Filmmakers

Post-Production Sound for Filmmakers: Frequently Asked Questions

Hiring/Bids When should I get a bid for post-production sound on my project? Either while you’re in editorial or after you’ve locked picture. Anyone giving you a fair bid will want to see some footage and get a sense for sound coverage and quality. Sound shouldn’t start working til picture …

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Guest Posts

Select guest posts from other blogs written by April Audio skills How to Mix Using Multiple Reference Monitors Why We Don’t Use Buss Compression The Importance of Good Production Sound (from a post-production perspective) How to Mic Violin, Viola and Cello at Home or in the Studio Women in the …

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Did Marion Keisker Record Elvis? A Female Audio Engineer’s Perspective

I recently researched Marion Keisker, a woman known for helping Elvis Presley early in his career while she worked at Sun Records/Memphis Recording Service. Marion is sometimes credited for recording Elvis for the first time (which is what caught my interest in her story). Her boss, Sam Phillips, also claims …

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