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Finch's FAX - June 2020 News

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"I got a chain letter by fax. It's very simple. You just fax a dollar bill to everybody on the list."

Steven Wright

William G.H. Finch had a crazy idea. He liked efficiency, and he liked news. He imagined a future that would merge those together for the average American. Americans like Joe and Jane. When they woke up in the morning, this crazy idea goes, a box in their parlor had just printed out the latest news onto paper with stories and pictures, ready to be poured over while eating their breakfast. Wait – that kinda sounds like the here and now. What's crazy is that this brainchild was born in 1933.

Read more in the newsletter and find out what's been going on at Dynamix lately.

Lincoln in Illinois wins two Silver Telly Awards


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WITNESSING HISTORY WON 2020 SILVER TELLY AWARDS IN TWO CATEGORIES!


Witnessing History's most recent production, “In the Declaration All Men are Created Equal: Abraham Lincoln in Illinois, 1830 to 1860," has been awarded 2020 Silver Telly Awards in two categories: "History Documentary" and “General Documentary.” We were in very good company with a handful of winners, including the Ken Burns documentary "Country Music."

Dynamix Productions provided location recording and post production sound design and mixing. Clark Cranfill composed the music. We're very proud to be associated with Kent Masterson Brown and the whole team at Witnessing History Foundation. Watch the entire documentary free on YouTube.

Free Music! - May 2020 News

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"Well, folks, now we've got free baseball!"

Baseball announcer Skip Caray whenever a game went into extra innings


We're so used to living in a litigious society that when someone says "free," it feels like strings are attached. But now there are two exciting web sites for music lovers to explore that are...wait for it...free!

Plus read about what's been going on at Dynamix lately.

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The Sound of a Lockdown - April 2020 News

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"In radio, you have two tools. Sound and silence."

Ira Glass

Journalists are broadcasting from their backyards, guests are on Zoom, and the news sounds less-than-polished. But we don't know how good we got it. Plus, find out what's been going on at Dynamix lately.

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Piracy on the Hi-Res - March 2020 News

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“There comes a time in a man's life when he hears the call of the sea. If the man has a brain in his head, he will hang up the phone immediately.”
Dave Barry


Something people have been overpaying for since forever are music knockoffs. In the 1800s hucksters would blatantly rip-off sheet music; early records were either re-recorded or re-pressed from originals; and illegally replicated compact discs filled up warehouses for decades. Savvy consumers usually know fake from fact, but in this digital only world, it's getting harder to tell. But help is on the way. Plus, find out what's been going on at Dynamix lately.

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The Documentary Sound Quandary - February 2020 News

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In feature films the director is God; in documentary films God is the director.
Alfred Hitchcock

Should documentary sound be real? Manipulated? Fake? We dig into the controversy. Plus we look at everything's that's been going on at Dynamix.

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2020 Hindsight - January 2020 News

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"Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you."
Satchel Paige

I'm jumping on the bandwagon to do what so many others are doing this time of year: looking back at the last decade. We built a new studio, produced a documentary, and did oh, so much more. And we had a little fun along the way. Plus find out what's been happening in our studios lately.

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