Hey it’s Matt from and this is all about my journey as a Location Sound professional in film and branded content and opening up a broader conversation about location sound from the business aspects to technical explanations.
Wireless Blocks Explained
Jul 9 • 5 min
This is about how the different wireless companies have different codes for blocks of frequencies and also how you can translate them.
Pre Fade Vs Post Fade and when I use them
Jul 8 • 4 min
This is all about me using either pre fade or post fade and when I use them.
Peak Vs VU Metering and Why I Use Both
Jul 8 • 3 min
This is why I use both peak and VU metering when I am sound recording to give me the best representation of the level of the sound overall.
How Instagram TV is a very big move
Jun 25 • 4 min
This is an overview of how Instagram TV plays into the whole Instagram ecosystem of content production and how you should get on board now before it becomes massive!
Freelancing is not a zero sum game
Apr 21 • 3 min
This is all about why me putting out content and helping others doesn’t hurt me. Your wins are not my losses.
NAB 2018 Recap
Apr 17 • 19 min
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Rob Nokes | Mechanics Role In Car Recording Sessions
Mar 31 • 2 min
This is from my Sound Chat with Rob Nokes about the role of car mechanics in recording sessions.
Rob Nokes | Why Rob Started
Mar 30 • 2 min
This is how Rob Nokes started back in the late 90s as the first online sound effects library of its scale.
Rob Nokes | Sound Recording Planes SFX
Mar 29 • 5 min
This is how Rob Nokes goes about recording plane sound FX.
Rob Nokes | SFX Recording Dos Don’t
Mar 28 • 5 min
This is from my Sound Chat with Rob Nokes and about general advice for a great SFX recording session.
Rob Nokes | SFX Recording Mics
Mar 27 • 3 min
This is some of the mic that Rob Nokes from uses for his recording sessions from cars to animals.
Rob Nokes | Most Memorable SFX
Mar 26 • 3 min
This is Rob Nokes from SFX Libraries and one of his most memorable sound effects recording sessions.
Rob Nokes | Recording Level For Ambient Sound FX Libraries
Mar 25 • 4 min
This is about the right levels for recording ambiences to then be able to mix better when mastering.
Rob Nokes | Recording Animals and Racetracks
Mar 24 • 5 min
This is from Rob Nokes Sound Chat about recording at racetracks when Rob was younger and other aimal sounds
Rob Nokes | Recording Cars To Their Limit And Sweeteners
Mar 24 • 4 min
This is from my Sound chat with Rob Nokes about recording cars to the extreme and sweeteners to make the cars sound even better.
Rob Nokes | Preparation for a car SFX Recording Session
Mar 23 • 3 min
This is from my with rob nokes who is a sound effects recordist and mixer. This one is about preparation for a car SFX recording session.
Need for Impulse Responses in SFX recording | Rob Nokes
Mar 22 • 2 min
I asked Rob if he has ever needed to use an impulse response when he is recording in a unique location.
Most Common Sound FX Requests | Rob Nokes
Mar 21 • 2 min
I chat to Rob about what he gets asked to record the most.
Rob Nokes - The Importance Of Location Scouting For SFX Recording
Mar 12 • 2 min
I speak to Rob Nokes about The Importance Of Location Scouting For SFX Recording. This is something often over looked.
Rob Nokes - SFX recording with Hydrophone Microphones
Mar 11 • 1 min
This is from my sound chat with Rob Nokes about recording SFX with the Hydrophone
Rob Nokes - Is there any formula for sound effect recording success?
Mar 11 • 2 min
This is from my chat with Rob Nokes, sound effects recordist and mixer and we chat about if there is any general successful approach to recording sound effects.
Rob Nokes - Teaching External Recordists In Foreign Countries
Mar 10 • 4 min
Rob Nokes - Teaching External Recordists In Forign Countries
Rob Nokes - Dealing With Heat When Recording Cars
Mar 10 • 2 min
This is from a chat with Rob Nokes from
Rob Nokes - Car Rigs and drafting to avoid wind on mics
Mar 9 • 6 min
This is with sound effects recordist Rob Nokes. This is for tips on avoiding wind on your mics when recording cars.
Rob Nokes - Car Rig Track Count
Mar 9 • 2 min
Rob Nokes is an SFX sound recordist and describes his typical track count for recording cars.
Work Going Away And New Mixers Filling Gaps From Production
Mar 8 • 7 min
This is from my chat with Jeff on tax rebates moving work in the US
Bringing More Respect Back To The Sound Department
Mar 8 • 9 min
This is an interesting chat about the slow loss of respect between many departments and how we can bring it back.
Keeping A Hand In Post and FX not helping performance
Mar 7 • 10 min
This is from my Chat with Jeff Wexler about how he keeps in the loop with post production practices to help him better understand post production.
Jeff Wexler on moving into other sectors | Even the guy in Craft services Is making movies.
Mar 7 • 4 min
This is what Jeff Wexler would do if he wanted to move on from location sound.
Work Life Balance In Film
Mar 6 • 6 min
This is what Jeff Wexler views his work life balance and how his passion is his work.
Overtime And Long Unsafe Hours Kill Crew Members
Mar 6 • 11 min
I chat to Jeff Wexler about how Overtime became so common on crew shoots and how it’s killing some of us literally…
Distribution and its effect on the industry
Mar 5 • 6 min
This is from my chat with Jeff Wexler about the industry shifting through with new distribution models, but how new ones like HBO back in the day causing weaker contracts going forward.
The Business Of Show Business
Mar 5 • 5 min
This is from Jeff Wexler on how the business of show business really began and interesting facts about the first studios setting up as really just side businesses from some.
Why Fast Shooting Is The Norm
Mar 4 • 4 min
more from Jeff on Why Fast Shooting Is The Norm…
Why We Will Always Need Some Form Of Mix Track
Mar 4 • 7 min
This is from a chat with Jeff Wexler and a trend he started to see where location sound mixers where just handing in ISO tracks without a mix track and why this is bad practice.
Multitracking Is great but you still need a mix track
Mar 3 • 3 min
From a chat with Jeff Wexler about how advancements have meant multitrack recording is a norm but you still need to deliver some sort of mix on location for multiple reasons.
Why Jeff Wexler loves Schoeps mics
Mar 3 • 6 min
Why Jeff Wexler loves Schoeps mics when hyper cardioids where starting to cross over from music recording to location film sound recording.
How Jeff Wexler Prepares For A Film
Mar 2 • 6 min
This is from a chat with Jeff Wexler about how he does his script breakdowns and gets ready for what will be on set
Reasons For A Division Between Production and Post
Mar 2 • 8 min
This is from a chat with Jeff Wexler about reasons for some productions having a growing division between production sound and post production sound.
Embracing New Sound Tech And Techniques
Mar 1 • 4 min
This is a chat with Jeff Wexler about how through advancements in technology are an asset if you understand the core techniques of capturing good location sound.
Why Modern Crews No Less About Sound
Mar 1 • 2 min
I chat to Jeff Wexler about why modern crews in general are less knowledgeable about sound let alone other departments seemingly not related to their own.
Zoom At BVE with New H1N and Zoom F1
Feb 28 • 5 min
This is from when I was at BVE expo today in London and Zoom where there and so I asked about 2 new products the H1n and the F1.
How shooting coverage has changed in drama
Feb 28 • 3 min
This is from a chat with Jeff Wexler on how shooting has changed when it comes to drama shoots.
Multi-camera Issues and being saved by VFX
Feb 28 • 4 min
This is from a chat with Jeff Wexler on how the boom can still be used even in complex multi-camera situations by being painted out by the VFX department. He also mentions Simon Hayes and his work painting out radio mics also.
How Sound Tech Advancements Brought New Issues
Feb 27 • 2 min
I chat to Jeff Wexler on how the advancements in sound technology such as multitrack recording has brought new challenges as the rest of the industry advanced too.
Jeff Wexler on Change In Sound Technology
Feb 26 • 14 min
This is what Jeff Wexler has seen from the changes in location sound recording technology since he started working in the mid 1970’s. From mono tracks through to massive file based recordings. He also comments on how it changes his work.
Single Vs Dual Receivers
Feb 8 • 4 min
This is all about the advantages of the dual receivers over single receivers for wireless. I sum up the main things to consider.
How To Build A New Network
Feb 8 • 5 min
This is all about if you had to move to a new city, country or state then what is the best way to build a new network of clients to get back to doing what you love. Work!
New Show Segment Q+A Intro
Feb 8 • 6 min
Soundrolling podcast is back and I am looking to go deep with answering your questions from call ins on the anchor app to help you record better sound or have more success as a freelancer. This one is a great setup and question about audio harnesses.
2018 Is All About Comments.
Dec 16, 2017 • 2 min
Taking things to the next level in terms of all metrics is through comments. This is the new true metric to meaningful interaction. Just like you where so happy when the like button first came out. Now it’s normal to like and the next dopamine fix is…
First Why then What & How.
Aug 19, 2017 • 3 min
This is all about rethinking where your strategy for business or freelancing come from. Are you just thinking of what to do next or how to get to the next level? If so you are missing the why.
Same Content Different Results
Aug 15, 2017 • 4 min
This is all about taking a step back to take 2 steps forward with giving your audience the most access to your messages and content in environments and formats they are going to be the most receptive.
You Don’t Own Ur Social Media
Jul 9, 2017 • 7 min
You Don’t Own Your Posts • Why You Need A Website • Easy strategy for content creation on multiple platforms • Now Over To You
Money = Value And Framing
Jul 7, 2017 • 7 min
Today’s Topic: Money = Value • What Is Money? • Hourly Wages Are Missleading • Why Minimum Wages Are Always Low • Figuring Out Your Worth • Conclusion and Over To You
The Illusion Of Job Security
Jul 5, 2017 • 5 min
Welcome! • Today’s Topic: The Security Illusion • Its A Trade Off • Perception and Consistent Strategy • The 3 Key Areas for Success
Freelancing: Why I Went All In
Jul 4, 2017 • 8 min
Making the transition to a full-time freelancer • Today’s Topic: Route into freelancing • All or nothing • Pressure Forms Diamonds • Action Over Perfection • Micro investments in initial work • Bus…
3 Areas For Business Success
Jul 3, 2017 • 8 min
I give a big picture view on the 3 key areas for ANY business success. From getting more clients, charging more and getting more repeat referral work. Don’t forget to join me on Anchor for even more.
Why Build An Audience?
Jul 2, 2017 • 4 min
Awesome stuff! • Why Building An Audience Is The Ultimate Leverage • Not 15 minutes of fame but 15 People • Context Informing Content • Over to you
Leverage Being A Freelancer
Jul 1, 2017 • 3 min
Today’s Topic: Leverage • Why Leverage Is Important • Leverage In Biz relationships • What Are You Doing For Leverage?