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3D audio explained
25-01-2021

We get a lot of questions about 3D audio (or 9D, which is a different name for the same thing 😀). A couple of years ago we created this short movie in which our Ad van Dongen explains the complete thing in a nutshell. Check it out here, all you 3D, 8D, 9D, binaural lovers! And don't forget to put on your headphones.

2 Podcasts #1 on Apple Podcasts
22-01-2021

We’re proud to say that 2 of our podcasts are on the number 1 spot of all time in their respectable categories on the Apple Podcasts charts: For Places & Travel we lead the charts with "Verborgen Verhalen" for ANWB. A podcast that takes the listener to all the outskirts of the Netherlands. Investigating if local stories and legends are truth or fairytale.

For Visual Arts we take the lead with “In het Rijks”. In this podcast, curators, experts and artists tell remarkable stories about Artworks of the Rijksmuseum and their makers. We want to thank everybody for listening and voting and also the amazing team of people we get to work with on these fantastic projects.

Verborgen Verhalen: Marvin Jacobs, Maaike Luijer, Niek-Jan Lathouwers, Pascal van Hulst, Born05

In het Rijks: Frederique van Reij, Wieneke ‘t Hoen, Marieke Zekveld, Rijksmuseum

Romance in Hanoi
12-01-2021

Last week the album "Romance in Hanoi" by cello player Ha Mien has been released in Vietnam. The album is an intercultural cooperation between our Ad van Dongen and Ha Mien, it's a meeting of East and West. Ad composed 4 songs and arranged 2 traditional Vietnamese songs. The album will be available on Spotify shortly. Meanwhile here's the videoclip of the opening song Firegirl. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5zPvJmUN0o

Rijksmuseum Masterpieces Up Close
24-12-2020

Have you seen the Rijksmuseum online masterpieces tour yet? It grants everybody a unique opportunity to digitally walk in the great Gallery of Honour of the Rijksmuseum and experience all the masterpieces with our accompanying audiotours. Zoom in closer than you could ever stand in front of the Nights Watch and see the masterpiece in the highest detail. Hopefully next year we’ll be able to welcome you again and you’ll be able to see everything in the museum and hear all our audio tours ;-) Experience it for yourself at Rijksmuseum.nl

Sounds of Amsterdam
23-12-2020

Every year, around 5 million tourists visit the beautiful city of Amsterdam. This year has seen quite a drop in these numbers, and we're sure we don't have to tell you why. The past week we've been working on bringing this great idea by our friends from Natwerk to life. To give the the followers of I amsterdam a little taste of our city, we made a 3D audio tour that sonically teleports you to different spots. Showcasing what the different neighbourhoods of Amsterdam have to offer. Right now we're waiting for better days. Until then, put on your headphones and immerse yourself in the typically Amsterdam sounds from the comfort of your home. Check de 3D audio experiences here.

T-Mobile introduces 9D audio thriller 'Caller Unknown'
21-12-2020

We're thrilled (pun intended) to share the audio-thriller we've created with CODE D'AZUR for T-Mobile. In "Caller Unknown" we placed the listener in the middle of an exciting story using 9D audio.

Tasers, guns, dreams, fast driving cars, crime scenes. A true Hollywood story brought to life with sound design and voice acting by Monic Hendrickx, Victor Low and Sergio Hasselbaink. If you have time, don't miss out on this one.

Emerce Wrote an article about this project.

XBOX - Power Your Dreams
11-12-2020

New work for Xbox. Yay! Xbox Series X powers your dreams, and for the launch of the all-new console, Xbox partnered with dream scientists and the dream recording technology, Hypnodyne, to explore what gamers dream of after playing for the first time on the most powerful Xbox ever. Our part in this collaboration with Xbox was to bring the dreams of visually-impaired gamer #BlindGamerSteve, to life through immersive 3D spatial sound. The result: “Walking in Steve’s Dreams” Check out his actual 100% real dream about Destiny , press play, and close your eyes . . .

Kansfonds with Murth Mossel
02-12-2020

Always nice to work with the great Murth Mossel. What a voice ... This time for Kansfonds, with their beautiful campaign for homeless young people.

In Europa - The sex of the strongest
18-11-2020

The twenty-part series in which VPRO travels through today's Europe together with Geert Mak, continues.

We have already arrived at Season 3 Afl. 12 - The sex of the strongest. The hashtag #metoo conquered the world in 2017. But when journalist Tristane Banon told about the sexual assault by Dominique Strauss-Kahn in 2007 and 2011, all of France fell over her. Watch this beautiful episode here, while enjoying the soundtrack we composed especially for In Europe.

Watch here

ANWB Verborgen Verhalen
17-11-2020

Episode 7 of Verborgen Verhalen is finished, waiting for you in your favorite podcast app!

What is true of the countless stories about the hellhound? The animal with fire-breathing eyes would wander around in the Achterhoek, near the village of De Lutte. When you meet the beast, people close to you will be affected by disaster. And that is more than just a strong story, as our Pascal discovers during his search for this mythical animal.

Listen here

ANWB - Hidden Stories Podcast
23-10-2020

Last month, the Hidden Stories podcast, which we produced for the ANWB, was number 1 at Apple Podcasts in the "Places & Travel" category. Yay! Great time to check it out! 8 stories from the ten-part series are now live. Stories in which you are taken to unknown places in the Netherlands. Each episode a mystery is unraveled for you.

Check the trailer here.

Virtual Amsterdam Marathon
19-10-2020

Every year, TCS Amsterdam Marathon fills the streets of Amsterdam with runners from all over the world. This year the virtual edition fills your headphones with a 3D audio experience. During the experience, DJ MACKS (Max Krul) plays you the hottest tracks, taking you on an energetic run enriched with a custom made, Amsterdam themed audio experience. We recorded typical sounds in 3D, like bicycles, trams and barrel organs to give runners a realistic experience of running a marathon in this beautiful city. And of course it wouldn't be a marathon without people cheering you on from the sideline. Listen here and experience it for yourself. (Don't forget to put on headphones for the full 3D effect.)

On the road with henk
15-10-2020

Another day on the road with our beloved friend Henk, our 3D audio microphone. He didn't want to wear a mask, but luckily all of us did. Can you guess what we have been recording? There's a main theme going on here. The past weeks we've been working on this special project.

Rijks podcast with Janine Abbring
27-07-2020

The recordings are finishied! We've included a ton of interesting interviews for Season 2 of #inhetRijks, where Janine Abbring interviews several guests about 17th century artwork. And the first episode of Season 2 is already online! It's about how sculptor Gregor van der Schardt made a self-portrait in 3D. Not particularly easy if you don't know what your own crown looks like 😉 Listen to the episode on your favorite podcast app. Or here at the Rijks website.

Celebrating 20 years of sound!
20-06-2020

20 years ago, as three freshly graduated students, we founded Big Orange. Soon after we opened one of the first professional recording and production studios in the centre of Utrecht. Forward 20 years, 108 awards (#truestory), 1254 bottles of champagne and 5 kids, we are still going strong. Thanks to a fantastic team, great clients, and awesome friends and family. Our team members suffer from a weird kind of fatigue occasionally (see 4 pictures at the bottom), but we still carry them through making great music, producing the most bizarre sound design and recording the best actors in the world. Due to Corona, we can't organise a kick-ass party to celebrate this year, but we definitely will next year! @everybody: thanks for the great ride so far, and let's keep creating beautiful things together in the next 20 years!

3x Dutch Creativity Awards 🔥 🔥 🔥
10-06-2020

We are very proud that Memorials of Amsterdam has been nominated for three Dutch Creativity Awards! In the categories Outdoor, Media and (extra especially for us) Craft - Sound. During Remembrance Day on May 4, Memorials of Amsterdam turned outdoor advertisiments into temporary interactive memorials to tell stories and honor the dead. In these short binaural stories (or 8D audio as it is now also called) you heard about events in World War II, which took place at the site of the outdoor advertisement. A truly wonderful tribute and an honor to be part of this fantastic team ❤ Special thanks to N = 5 Egotribe National Committee May 4 and 5

Podcast Rijksmuseum
28-05-2020

Worldwide there reamain about 600 drawings from the 15th century. The Rijksmuseum has a couple of them. The makers are often unknown, but the drawings do tell a lot. What do they say? And why were they made? Listen to a new episode of the podcast #InhetRijks.

Rituals Branded Podcast on sleep
26-05-2020

How have you been sleeping lately? For us it’s important to get some good rest after working in the studio. But what makes for a good night's sleep? And what are the most important factors for your bedroom interior? To answer these questions, We created a branded podcast for Rituals Cosmetics together with Born05. In this week's episode of The Art of Sleep, “the ultimate bedroom”, Michelle Ogundehin and Nerina Ramlakhan discuss exactly what a bedroom interior should be like and what you can do to make the most out of your nights' sleep. Presenter Chris Chambers and Creative Director at Rituals Dagmar Brusse reflect on these tips. Listen to the newest episode of the Rituals podcast “The Art of Sleep”