Soundstrips - The Bock Audio Menu

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This video is a documentary made by Alain Le Kim from Soundstrips. It is a complete journey in the universe of David Bock, creator and manufacturer of high-end microphones.

David Bock has a long experience in the world of microphones. He worked in the most prestigious big studios in New York, and Los Angeles. His serie of microphones is inspired by the long legacy of the famous vintage mics of the fifties. He is also an accomplished cook and finds the two activities very complementary. Precision, attention to detail are essential in the design and manufacture of high end microphones as well as gastronomic cooking.

We followed David at his prestigious friends places in L.A. scoring mixer Steve Kempster, producers Ross Hogarth and J.J.Blair who explain their ways to the use of microphones in their work. We also meet Capitol Studio’s Bruce Monical and Michael Cimarusta, Chef from the prestigious Providence Restaurant in L.A.

«The education for music may very well be more important than what you would learn with a degree in electrical engineering in terms of building microphones or audio gear, in a sense that as a musician, you are going to listen and electrical engineers don’t necessarily have a listening training, so they could make something that would be theoretically very correct, but not very useful in the end.»

A film by Alain Le Kim.

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Sound Strips

Every audio tool has been designed by fascinating human beings. And this gear is being put to use by highly talented persons. We want to tell their stories.

Through a collection of documentaries, we are building a library of audio knowledge for the use of those who are passionate about today’s music and audio technology.


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2020 Mar 28
The film mention part 1 and was wondering where I could find part 2 ?
2018 Feb 05
David is so unique. Love my 151 #103 Rich and beautiful sounding. Did a few memorable recordings with one. Some of my best work that really propelled the artist's career. I would do a 251 at some point. I would. I would. ROSS HOGARTH 'nuff said. Love him, love him, love him. He is toooooo good. Great interview. These guys- we have to learn what we can, as much as we can as fast as we can from them.
Saul Santilli
2018 Jan 14
What legend. Great watch.
2017 Dec 27
Amusing to see so many people with great ears working in acoustically sub-par spaces in complete disarray. It makes the point of the video a bit weak.
2017 Jun 13
This is a great video to break up the normal mixing content. Understanding how microphones are made can change your perspective recording live instruments. Cool addition PM.
2017 Jun 10
I'm not saying that I can't learn from people but I know how to cook. When I say I know how to cook, I mean really I know my way around. So, as an advice, next time you hold the nife to chop, hold it side way and lean the life to your hand. It will help you avoid cutting yourself and you can also chop anything faster without losing size difference or quality. I know it will take time to grasp it but once you are experienced you will cut the time you spend in the kitchen on a half. Cheers!
2017 Jun 09