News & Events

Updates and announcements about APM’s work, both local and national. Includes press links, special events, and other activities that have been keeping us busy.

HaleyShaw_FEATURED-720x396 New Sound Design: Haley Shaw

Transom expands its new series on sound design with a new entry from Haley Shaw, whose work can be sampled on The Habitat, a recent Gimlet podcast. Haley says, “At its best, sound design bridges understanding, enhances the impact of the story, immerses the audience, and explores new ways of communicating. But even when going for goosebumps,[…..]

MixPre-10T-1-720x396 New Tools: Sound Devices MixPre User’s Guide

Last year our Tools guru, Jeff Towne, waxed enthusiastic about the release of new Sound Devices recorders, the MixPre3 and the MixPre6. Strong sound quality, relatively low cost, and flexibility all figured into his positive review. Since then, more MixPre models have been added. In this post,Jeff gives us a tour of the new MixPre10T and MixPre10M. Details[…..]

MHP_FEATURED-720x396 New Techniques: Sound Design

Over at Transom, we’re starting a new series on Sound Design because it’s time! With new digital tools available and a podcast boom underway, the field of sound design is thriving. Our first contributor is Mark Henry Phillips whose work on Homecoming, Serial, Radiolab, and more, speaks for itself. At Transom, he shares details about[…..]

LavalierTitle-720x396 New Tools: Lavalier Microphones

To lavalier or not to lavalier is a big question. Transom’s Tools guy, Jeff Towne, has always felt it best to lean toward the side of not using lavaliers . . . ever. But he is not one to keep his head in the sand, so he’s decided it’s time to explore the world of[…..]

KTonStoop-720x537 New In Conversation: Kathy Tu & Tobin Low

Kathy Tu had just graduated from law school when she decided to attend the Transom StoryWorkshop in the fall of 2013. Tobin Low was working as a professional cellist when in the fall of 2013, he, too, answered the call of radio. Today they’re best friends who happen to be co-hosting WNYC’s Nancy, a podcast[…..]