Audio Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Audio Quotes from William Binney, Bob Edwards, Jim Walton, Rob Manuel, Dev Hynes. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

At least 80% of fibre-optic cables globally go via the

At least 80% of fibre-optic cables globally go via the U.S. This is no accident and allows the U.S. to view all communication coming in. At least 80% of all audio calls, not just metadata, are recorded and stored in the U.S. The NSA lies about what it stores.
William Binney
In my case, the listener is often in an automobile driving to work. You can concentrate on the road while still getting an audio message that can be riveting.
Bob Edwards
We exercise great caution in airing an audio- or videotape released by a terrorist organization holding a hostage. These are decisions made by CNN’s editorial staff and not by any third party.
Jim Walton
Sometimes we need to step back and understand the power of video games. ‘Dear Esther’ does just that. Through visuals, audio, and narration, this title weaves a story around the player as they explore different areas in the game.
Rob Manuel
I don’t really care about audio quality. If people saw some of the ways that I record stuff, they’d see I don’t care in that respect. I obviously care about things sounding good, but I think quality exists through other things like emotionally connecting with a lyric or a feeling, or whatever.
Dev Hynes
I think anyone who knows the audio process knows what mixing and mastering is.
Jim James
More academics should blog, post videos, post audio, post lectures, offer articles and more. You’ll enjoy it: I’ve had threats and blackmail, abuse, smears and formal complaints with forged documentation.
Ben Goldacre
I listen to a lot of audio books and business-related books. All of the great businessmen have one thing in common: they write down their goals. They keep a journal. Not only that, but I write down my goals, and I check it off: whether or not I ate right, work out, check it off.
Jinder Mahal
The Audio Home Recording Act directly says that noncommercial copying by consumers is lawful.
David Boies
You have to realize I like doing big movies that appear on a big screen. So the visuals and the audio have to be of a certain quality before I start to get excited about the thing.
Hans Zimmer
Apple Music is trying to create an entire pop culture experience that includes audio and video. If South Park walks into my office, I’m not going to say, ‘You’re not musicians.’ We’re going to do whatever hits pop culture smack on the nose.
Jimmy Iovine
I was in Las Vegas, and there was a exhibit of King Tut’s tomb, and it was an audio tour. At the very end of that, I just thought it would be a really cool structure for a novel, but I just didn’t have a story to go along with it.
Jay Asher
From a technical point of view, there seemed to me to be absolutely no reason why – with the existing technology – we couldn’t do very high quality audio, because whereas the boom in digital graphics is ongoing, the boom in digital audio has already happened.
Thomas Dolby
A written word gets preserved in so many forms. But movies which comprise of both audio and visuals have to be done with care and a lot more details.
Mani Ratnam
Usually, when you do video games, you don’t interact with the other actors. You each record your audio on different days, and you never really meet the other characters.
Eliza Dushku
Analog sounds so much better. I frankly can’t listen to digital audio for more than a few hours without really starting to hate what I’m listening to. Even decent 24-bit digital resolution really irritates me after a while.
Tom Scholz
Podcasts, and the way they are distributed, are extremely simple technologically. Indeed, ‘RSS,’ the feed protocol that connects podcast apps to the audio files that they need, stands for ‘Really Simple Syndication.’
Hank Green
Quite honestly, if I were doing work related to a living being or historical being where there was visual or audio recordings available, I would find that extremely difficult because I don’t know how you would avoid the process of mimicry. And mimicry, to me at any rate, is a very dull prospect.
Daniel Day-Lewis
It’s a natural thing for us to be working on content and finding ways to implement, whether it’s visuals or the partnerships to go along with the audio.
I think it’s pretty obvious to most people that Napster is not media specific, but I could see a system like Napster evolving into something that allows users to locate and retrieve different types of data other than just MP3s or audio files.
Shawn Fanning
I think that audio and video over the internet in the sense of teleconferencing and telephone calls. Maybe we’ll actually have picture phone through your work station.
Jon Postel
When the now-infamous Donald Trump-Billy Bush audio feed was released, my confidence in Trump all but evaporated.
Lawrence Kudlow
A well-conceived product excels at what it does. It’s close to being functionally flawless – like a Ziploc bag, a radio from Tivoli Audio, a Philips Sonicare toothbrush, a Nespresso coffee maker or Google’s home page.
Gary Hamel
Television and cable have become the new independent films, in a sense, for writers and actors to gravitate towards. That’s why I like short films, too; I love doing readings, audio books, working with young filmmakers; anything that keeps you from getting blase about yourself or in a rut.
Campbell Scott
But, when we started our product portfolio, we focused the mixed signal requirements first for image processing devices and then in audio applications, targeting our technology into the growing use of digital technology in consumer markets.
David Milne
I guess my guilty pleasure would be listening to the British audio versions of the ‘Harry Potter’ books.
David Sedaris
I kind of got popular as a spoken word artist, and I ended up doing some ads and audio stuff for Nike and Sprite.
Dante Basco
Hollywood has its own way of telling stories. I was just telling stories that I was familiar with. And it’s what I want to do in the future: I want to take my audio cinema and put it on the screen.
Ice T
PaulStretch is a really out-there, standalone audio stretching engine. So with ‘Second Sun,’ I took a portion of what I was working on and took it into PaulStretch and then bring it back into the track to sit low in the mix as a drone version of itself. It gives the track a good base and a haunting texture to it.
N.W.A. were the first great rap audio documentarians of the problems in our inner cities.
Jerry Heller
Neither Dhanush nor I have been interested in using Appa’s name ever. We have been married for eight years and I don’t think you’d have ever seen Appa at any of Dhanush’s audio release functions or movie success functions.
Aishwarya R. Dhanush
There could be no filmmaking without industrywide agreement on frame rates, lenses, and audio recording equipment.
Jeffrey Zeldman
I believe… we were told that the ‘Bluetooth AirPods’, whatever they are, can be used on anything that supports Bluetooth audio.
Walt Mossberg
We conduct a safety review of all images, audio, and video files through a combination of human review and machine detection prior to them becoming available on our platform.
David Baszucki
The beautiful thing about hip-hop is it’s like an audio collage. You can take any form of music and do it in a hip-hop way and it’ll be a hip-hop song. That’s the only music you can do that with.
Talib Kweli
You’re only as good as your weakest link in the ecosystem of sound, of audio.
Jimmy Iovine
Whether I’m on the road or at home, I get a great deal done on elliptical machines. I use my iPad to conquer my email inbox, listen to audio books, use my Voxer Walkie Talkie app, and read through documents.
Amy Jo Martin
Bin Laden was 200 miles away from the area where all of these drone strikes were taking out his key leaders, he was able to indulge in his hobbies… and he was making occasional video tapes and audio tapes to the wider world.
Peter Bergen
Musically, there’s a movement called the flatted fifth that’s really evil-sounding. It was outlawed by the Catholic Church during the Middle Ages. That movement is what gives you a real evil sound that conjures up dark, fantastic images. It’s like an audio horror movie. It personifies what a horror movie is about.
Kirk Hammett
My personal style at this point in my life is more audio; it’s more driven on less visual and more musicality. But because of my upbringing, my fabulous mentors and teachers that I’ve had throughout my dance journey or career, I also possess a style that is of the past. It was just a matter of me reaching back.
Savion Glover
I went to school for audio engineering, and I was around a lot of sound engineers over the summers in New York, so I’m pretty comfortable in engineering my own stuff.
Gus Dapperton
I hate when there’s a deleted scene on a DVD with no explanation, or you have to go out of your way to find an alternate audio track.
Peyton Reed
People aren’t going to support an artist just because they have an audio file. They have to feel a real connection.
Chuck D
I’m kind of old-school and love nothing more than sitting, opening a book, and reading it. But I also love listening to audio books.
Nick Cave
I’m a huge fan of voice memos. I put down many ideas there and sometimes I even use some of those audio files in my actual recordings. You get this really raw energy from voice memos that you can’t get when you sit down in a studio with a microphone. There’s this sense of immediacy, which I’m really drawn to.
Jacob Collier
If you hear that my soul mate still tells one or more of his exes he loves her, I want to know. Audio recording is preferable.
Carole Radziwill
Every podcast network has a different culture as far as I can tell. How they run things at Nerdist is totally different than how they run things at Earwolf is totally different than All Things Comedy or Maximum Fun or Feral Audio. And it’s different if it’s independent.
Baron Vaughn
Maybe Carnatic music will become more digital, because it is an audio form. But even then, why do people flock to the December season in Madras? Because they want to see the artiste face-to-face.
Y. G. Mahendran
I want to do more audio originals because I think that it is a fascinating medium. If you think about it, this is original storytelling.
David Hewson
YouTube is a free service that is extremely easy to use. There are no downloads, and hundreds of audio and video formats are instantly converted to Flash, which makes it fast and easy for the community to watch and share video.
Steve Chen