Engine FX With Personality in Pixar's Cars

Jackson, Blair
July 2006
Mix;Jul2006, Vol. 30 Issue 7, p66
The article discusses the recording of car engine effects in the animated film "Cars" in the United States. For Tom Myers, the sound designer and effects recording mixer for the film, his biggest concern was that every car be emotionally and character-accurate. Once the appropriate makes and models of the cars were located, Myers' team conducted some recordings at Sears Point studio.


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