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04/20/2019
The System TV Series Sneak Preview

Two years ago on 420 we created a PSA with Rachael Leigh Cook that highlighted the dangers of the War on Drugs. Now we give you the first five minutes of a new series that shows what happens when the War on Drugs makes its way into a suburban community picking minority kids as its target. Introducing "The System".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=296&v=tsU46fr1yXw

From the creators of the 2017 controversial smash hit PSA “Your Brain on Drug Policy” comes “THE SYSTEM” a new TV series that exposes the real story behind t...

We have something to say about the drug war and we're doing it through our entertainment division called HOBO Films.  St...
04/18/2019

We have something to say about the drug war and we're doing it through our entertainment division called HOBO Films. Stay tuned...

Coming Soon!

Ripple Music
02/18/2019

Ripple Music

Probably the most unusual record in my collection! In post WWII Russia, Stalin banned the possession of any western music. All records allowed in the country had to be of Russian composers. But there was an underground hungry for Western popular music—everything from jazz and blues to rock & roll. But smuggling vinyl was dangerous, and acquiring the scarce material to make copies of those records that did make it into the country was expensive and very risky.

An ingenuous solution to this problem began to emerge in the form of “bone music," or sometimes called "bones 'n' ribs" music, or simply Ribs.

A young 19 year-old sound engineer Ruslan Bogoslowski in Leningrad changed the game when he created a device to bootleg western albums so he could distribute them across Russia. Problem was he couldn't find material to bootleg his pressings onto, vinyl was scare as were all petroleum products after the war. Then, one day he stumbled upon a pile of discarded X-rays. It worked. At the time, Russian law mandated that all X-rays had to be destroyed after 1 year of storage because they were flammable so he dug through trash bins and paid off orderlies for x-rays and for 20 years he handmade about 1,000,000 bootlegs onto X-ray film of everything from classical to the Beach Boys, eventually spending five years imprisoned in Siberia for this rebellion.

For over 20 years, Bone Music was the only way Russian music lovers could get western music, which they played at "music and coffee parties" in their kitchens, away from the KGB ears and eyes.

So I had to find one. This is a 78 rpm recording of the Indian Song "Awaara" by Raj Kapoor on an exposed Chest X-ray. Probably around 1951. Each Rib, was handmade, and one of a kind.

Bone Music. A testament to the underground courage to subvert authority, rebellion, and the love of music. The spirit of rock n roll.

02/02/2019
The BAM Connection

CEO Rob Biaocco talks about his company's Super Bowl spot for Yellow Tail wine mixed by our own Steve Davies!

Our CCO Rob Baiocco gives his take on Super Bowl Commercials FOX 5 / Fox5NY.com

This is more than just an ad.  And if this is our industry's direction, count us in!
01/14/2019
Gillette takes on toxic masculinity in new ad campaign

This is more than just an ad. And if this is our industry's direction, count us in!

A new ad campaign from Procter & Gamble-owned razor brand Gillette is taking on toxic masculinity and calling on men to take action against sexual harassment and bulling.

Here are some highlights from 2018.
01/01/2019
HOBO’s 2018 Filled With Creative Highlights In TV, Feature Film, Advertising And VR

Here are some highlights from 2018.

For HOBO, the creative audio post company led by Founder Howard Bowler, 2018 was a year of growth. Specializing in audio mixing, editing, sound design and original music, this past year was filled with highlights across every visual medium: from traditional broadcast television and feature film, to....

Wacky and wonderful to see this film get a great review from the  Roger Ebert website.  Congrats to the producers on get...
12/12/2018
Susanne Bartsch: On Top Movie Review (2018) | Roger Ebert

Wacky and wonderful to see this film get a great review from the Roger Ebert website. Congrats to the producers on getting added to Netflix. We mixed it to party!

This documentary gives audiences, new and veteran club kids alike, a view from where Bartsch sits in this storied city’s clubs.

11/20/2018
Vulfpeck

Sharing is caring. These guys make a GREAT sound.

introducing ... The Fearless Flyers
buy on bandcamp → vuuulf.com/fearless

How we do what we do as explained by Shoot.
11/05/2018
HOBO Mixes Two VR Projects For Samsung

How we do what we do as explained by Shoot.

HOBO, the award-winning creative audio post/sound design studio continues to impress with a recent spate of work that includes an online ad campaign for Google Maps via agency Anomaly, New York; and 2 VR films for Samsung that both received Vimeo’s highly-coveted “Staff Picks” designation. To ...

10/19/2018
DW Digital

Does anyone need a musical foley artist? Happy Friday!

Our internet find of the week: On their Youtube channel, the musicians of Konzerthausorchester Berlin put the sounds of German capital Berlin to music - using classical instruments. Chapeau!

10/10/2018
Ableton

Take our money!

At Loop 2017 we explored the work, practices and motivations of Alice Eldridge, Gijs Gieskes and Koka Nikoladze – creators of unique, hybrid electronic/physical instruments.

Watch in full: ableton.com/blog/motors-magnets-and-motion-electronic-instruments-physical-world/

09/20/2018
Anatomy of Ski | Samsung

Next in our 360º series is 'Anatomy of Ski'

Flying down the mountain at high speeds you'll notice of the flags whizzing by you, the snow misiing into the air as you turn, and the helicopter that dropped you on the slopes buzzing overhead.

Another stellar mix by Diego Jimenez and original music composition by Stephen Davies

Wear headphones.

Respect the name #audio #sound #420
09/19/2018

Respect the name #audio #sound #420

09/18/2018
Anatomy of Surf | Samsung

Over the last year the team at HOBO has been synthesizing sound for the immersive visual experience of 360º videos. We wanted to showcase two specific spots.

In this first post you'll be able to watch, and hear :), 'Anatomy of Surf'

Notice as you move your head, the mix changes. We love every aspect of these videos but think you'll agree the the music by Oscar Convers and mix by Diego Jimenez provides incredible power. Take a listen.

09/13/2018

Our last post, on music featured a female bass player who is incredible. We only mention that she's female because it's still relatively rare in our industry. Take a look. Guitar work by Jeff Beck.

08/17/2018
Tatered

We are big fans of creativity. Here's one we're grooving on from Alex Jone's latest LP, "Who stole my brain?"

This is what Alex Jones' rants would sound like as a Bon Iver song (by Nick Lutsko)

08/06/2018
SAMSUNG VR - The Anatomy of Ski w/ Bode Miller

We love working on VR because it's possibilities are limitless! VR can take you from your living room to any environment imaginable.

This time we take you inside the helmet of World Cup gold medalist, Bode Miller alpine skiing down the slopes and peaking at 75 mph!

We had a blast sound designing and composing the music for Hidden Content & Samsung. Lean in for an epic ride!
Thanks for the shout out Vimeo

https://vimeo.com/254704848

The Anatomy of Ski was produced as a 4D experience for Samsung 837 in New York City. SAMSUNG Hidden Content 451 Media Freeride Entertainment RealMotion Inc. Hobo…

Thank you Avid for the mention!
08/03/2018
Avid

Thank you Avid for the mention!

The HOBO audio team relied on numerous tools to complete the indie documentary QUEST Documentary, including Avid Pro Tools.

Via POST MAGAZINE
#Avid #ProTools #AFilmCalledQuest

From Hobo's Green Point Division, something we've suspected for years and now confirmed through studies.
07/21/2018
Green Point Creative

From Hobo's Green Point Division, something we've suspected for years and now confirmed through studies.

This is a positive development from legalization and one that has been advanced for many years by those who study crime and police resources. All we can say is...finally!

“Our models show no negative effects of legalization and, instead, indicate that crime clearance rates for at least some types of crime are increasing faster in states that legalized than in those that did not,” the authors wrote in a study published in the journal Police Quarterly.

Hey guys! "Weiner" had been selected as number 13 on Newsweek's best documentaries of all time!So proud to have been apa...
07/12/2018
Critics say these are the best documentaries ever made. Do you agree?

Hey guys!

"Weiner" had been selected as number 13 on Newsweek's best documentaries of all time!

So proud to have been apart of this amazing project!

From a doomed film set via Japanese dolphin coves and genocide in Indonesia, to a sporting rivalry and a daring feat of skyscraper acrobatics.

Hey Hobo fam!"Quest" Premieres tonight on PBS at 10 PM. Tune in if you can to catch it!In the meantime check out this ar...
06/18/2018
PBS Doc Premiere June 18-- HOBO Handles Complete Audio Post For Award-Winning Documentary “Quest”

Hey Hobo fam!

"Quest" Premieres tonight on PBS at 10 PM. Tune in if you can to catch it!

In the meantime check out this article below on the sound process behind this exceptionally moving documentary.

Furthering their reputation as the go-to creative audio post house for cutting edge indie documentaries, HOBO lent to its considerable sonic skills to the acclaimed documentary “Quest,” which following a successful film festival run that included winning a 2018 Independent Spirit Award and being...

Meet Sassy! Our newest friend from the amazing organization @littlewanderersnyc.
06/07/2018

Meet Sassy! Our newest friend from the amazing organization @littlewanderersnyc.

We had a great time working with Katie Couric on her new series for National Geographic UK!Check out the article below t...
05/23/2018
HOBO Handles Voiceover Recording For New National Geographic Series “America Inside Out With Katie Couric” | Creative Content Wire

We had a great time working with Katie Couric on her new series for National Geographic UK!

Check out the article below to learn more about the recording process with HOBO engineer Stephen Davies.

HOBO Handles Voiceover Recording For New National Geographic Series “America Inside Out With Katie Couric” Posted by RightWordMedia // 0 Comments Pictured with Veteran broadcast journalist Katie Couric are HOBO President Howard Bowler (left) and Engineer Stephen Davies (right), who worked on the...

Check out this review of Mr. Soul! The Movie.Proud to have worked on this one with Melissa Hazlip and her awesome team!
05/03/2018
Hot Docs Film Fest 2018: ‘Mr. Soul!’ Unearths a Lost Treasure

Check out this review of Mr. Soul! The Movie.

Proud to have worked on this one with Melissa Hazlip and her awesome team!

Mr. Soul! features some of the most charismatic subjects you’ll find in a documentary and it’s filled with archival footage of world-class performances.

Great time at the @thejanehotel for the premiere of “The Caretaker”. A big thank you to @hidden_vr for bringing us aboar...
04/26/2018

Great time at the @thejanehotel for the premiere of “The Caretaker”. A big thank you to @hidden_vr for bringing us aboard on the film! #sound #audio #vr

04/10/2018
America Inside Out With Katie Couric - Trailer | National Geographic

Recorded at HOBO!!

Tune into National Geographic tomorrow at 10/9c to catch the first episode of 'America Inside Out With Katie Couric'

Hear from the people shaping the most pivotal, evolving, contentious and often confusing topics in American culture today to understand the complexities of r...

04/10/2018
are you scared of monsters? | DACA PSA

“Are You Afraid Of Monsters?” is an intimate PSA about the choices one family needs to make in order to survive, in a political climate driven by dehumanizing fear.

Congrats to Jimmy Goldblum on The Webby Awards nomination he received for this spot. We were honored to have been a part of the process!

“Are You Afraid Of Monsters?” is an intimate PSA about the choices one family needs to make in order to survive, in a political climate driven by dehumanizing…

The team at HOBO is developing a dramatic TV series called "The System"  For a little bit about the show in development,...
04/06/2018
We need to talk about an injustice

The team at HOBO is developing a dramatic TV series called "The System" For a little bit about the show in development, check out this TED talk by Bryan Stevenson. It will give you a glimpse of what we're up to. More to come.

In an engaging and personal talk -- with cameo appearances from his grandmother and Rosa Parks -- human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson shares some hard truths about America's justice system, starting with a massive imbalance along racial lines: a third of the country's black male population has been....

Thanks for stopping by @katiecouric! #audio #recording #recordingstudio
03/29/2018

Thanks for stopping by @katiecouric! #audio #recording #recordingstudio

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HOBO is an award winning audio post production company dedicated to creating an exceptional listening experience. Since its founding in 2006, the company has garnered close to a doze major awards for sound included, CLIOs, WEBBYS and TELLYS. Two recents films, "Weiner"​ (short listed for a 2017 OSCAR) and "Amanda Knox"​ are among the company's most talked about recent works.

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