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Recording a Slinky Blaster Sound Effect

I was quite surprised when I first learned that many of the cool blaster sounds in sci-fi movies were created with stretched springs, including the slinky, and have always wanted to try it. So the other day I gathered up a few students, a slinky, and a very tall mic stand, and set about creating a slinky blaster sound.

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Impact of Social Media

As you are probably well aware, the music industry is constantly bringing the drama. Whether it is Martin Skrelli paying millions of dollars for a Wu Tang Clan album that he has no interest in listening to or Kanye’s ridiculous rants on Twitter, there is constantly something reaching us on social media that is totally irrelevant.

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Audio Engineering Society User Group Meeting: Challenges

MMI staff and students are well represented in the Wisconsin chapter of the Audio Engineering Society, and a number of us were in attendance at the February 24, 2016 meeting. The meeting was held at the spectacular Deep Space Auditorium at Epic Systems in Verona, which seats 11,400. Needless to say, there was adequate space for our gathering.

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Why Social Media Advertising?

What if you could target your advertising down to a certain zip code, age group, gender, point-of-interest or behavior? What if you could also customize the advertising budget - minimizing your financial risk (if necessary) - while excluding wasted impressions on individuals outside your chosen parameters? You can do all these things with Facebook advertising. Most social media platforms allow for a more targeted promotion audience than other mass media options like television or radio.

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