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Dallas Taylor

Dallas Taylor is the host and executive producer of Twenty Thousand Hertz. After cutting his teeth as a sound designer/mixer for networks like NBC, Fox, G4, and Discovery, he launched Defacto Sound.
Recent episodes featuring Dallas Taylor
#81 I Baby Shark
Twenty Thousand Hertz
Baby Shark is a mega viral YouTube video, an unstoppable earworm, a top 40 hit, a Eurodance smash, a decades old campfire song, and the center of an international copyright dispute. In this episode from the podcast Decoder Ring, we explore the strange history of the song, what makes it so catchy, and who it really belongs to today.Twenty Thousand Hertz is produced out of the studios of Defacto Sound, and hosted by Dallas Taylor. Follow the show on Twitter & Facebook. Become a monthly contributor at 20k.org/donate. If you know what this week's mystery sound is, tell us at mystery.20k.org. Consolidate your credit card debt today and get an additional interest rate discount at lightstream.com/20k.Sign up for The Great Courses Plus and get a free month at thegreatcoursesplus.com/20k.Check out SONOS at sonos.com.Check out and subscribe to Decoder Ring wherever you get your podcasts.Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: https://www.20k.org/episodes/babyshark
#80 I Virtual Choir
Twenty Thousand Hertz
Singing with others is a powerful form of expression. That's why the composer Eric Whitacre started the Virtual Choir; an experiment that connects singers from every corner of the globe. In this episode, we hear how a choir can unite people from different backgrounds to achieve a common goal - creating beautiful music.Twenty Thousand Hertz is produced out of the studios of Defacto Sound, and hosted by Dallas Taylor.Follow the show on Twitter & Facebook. Become a monthly contributor at 20k.org/donate.If you know what this week's mystery sound is, tell us at mystery.20k.org.Consolidate your credit card debt today and get an additional interest rate discount at lightstream.com/20k.Go to forhims.com/20k for your $5 complete hair kit.Check out SONOS at sonos.com.Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: https://www.20k.org/episodes/virtualchoir
#79 I The Price is Right (Yeah, Yeah!)
Twenty Thousand Hertz
As a young composer, Edd Kalehoff was looking for his break. In the early 70s he struck gold, writing the theme song and music cues for The Price Is Right. Twenty Thousand Hertz is produced out of the studios of Defacto Sound, and hosted by Dallas Taylor.Follow the show on Twitter & Facebook. Become a monthly contributor at 20k.org/donate.If you know what this week's mystery sound is, tell us at mystery.20k.org.Check out The Price is Right Drum Cover on Youtube by RTDUMS2121.Sign up for The Great Courses Plus and get a free month at thegreatcoursesplus.com/20k.Check out and subscribe to Just the Beginning wherever you get your podcasts.Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: https://www.20k.org/episodes/thepriceisright 
#78 | The Loudness Wars
Twenty Thousand Hertz
In part 2 of the story of mastering, we explore the consequences of the Loudness War and call out some of the worst offenders. We’ll also hear about the artists and mastering engineers who have been fighting back, and learn how modern listening habits might finally put an end to this sonic arms race.Twenty Thousand Hertz is produced out of the studios of Defacto Sound and hosted by Dallas Taylor.Follow the show on Twitter & Facebook. Become a monthly contributor at 20k.org/donate.If you know what this week's mystery sound is, tell us at mystery.20k.org.Check out Ian Shepherd’s podcast The Mastering Show.Check out Greg Milner’s book, Perfecting Sound Forever.Consolidate your credit card debt today and get an additional interest rate discount at lightstream.com/20k.Try ZipRecruiter for free at ziprecruiter.com/20k.Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: https://www.20k.org/episodes/loudnesswars
Mastering Music (with Dallas Taylor of Twenty Thousand Hertz)
Switched on Pop
Dallas Taylor, host of the stellar sound design series Twenty Thousand Hertz, stops by to fill Nate in on the science and style of mastering: the subtle art that explains why Metallica had to re-release a controversial album, Kanye sounds so crisp, and why the best pop really pops.  Songs DiscussedLizzo - JuiceKanye West - HeartlessLed Zeppelin - Stairway to heavenPink Floyd - MoneyDaft Punk - Get LuckyMetallica - The Day That Never ComesDJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - He's the DJ, I'm the RapperThe Beatles - Lucy In The Sky With DiamondsIntrigued by mastering? Get your fix with the Twenty Thousand Hertz episode The [Compressed] History of Mastering.We are conducting an audience survey to better serve you. It takes no more than five minutes, and it really helps out the show. Please take our survey here: https://voxmedia.iad1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ewVXHPZIsQNlxCR?Source=note Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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