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Twenty Thousand Hertz

Twenty Thousand Hertz

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A lovingly crafted podcast that reveals the stories behind the world's most recognizable and interesting sounds.

Latest Episodes

Ta-dum! It's Netflix

The Netflix ta-dum sound has quickly become one of the most iconic sound logos of our generation. I bet you can hear it in your head right now. This sound is heard countless times, every single day, all over the world. But the Netflix sound was almost very different than the one we know today. Hear the story of how one of the biggest sound logos of all time was made. Featuring Todd Yellin - VP of Product at Netflix, Tanya Kumar - Brand Design Lead at Netflix, and Lon Bender and Charlie Campagna from the Formosa Group. Twenty Thousand Hertz is produced out of the studios of Defacto Sound and hosted by Dallas Taylor. Follow the show on Twitter, Facebook, & Reddit. 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. Try ZipRecruiter for free at ziprecruiter.com/20k. Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: https://www.20k.org/episodes/netflix

26 MIN1 w ago
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Ta-dum! It's Netflix

Fan Favorite Episode: The Wilhelm Scream

When it comes to movie screams, what’s the first one you think of? Is it a scream that evokes a sense of fear, pain, or maybe even… humor? Perhaps you immediately think about a famous “Scream Queen” or a specific scene from a movie. But you may not realize that the most famous scream in Hollywood has a name—and it’s been used over and over and over in countless films, television shows, and commercials. What makes it so good? And how did it become a filmmaker favorite? Featuring Steve Lee, sound designer, film historian, and creator of the Hollywood Sound Museum. Twenty Thousand Hertz is produced out of the studios of Defacto Sound and hosted by Dallas Taylor. Consider supporting the show at donate.20k.org Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: https://www.20k.org/episodes/wilhelmscream

20 MIN1 w ago
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Fan Favorite Episode: The Wilhelm Scream

Fan Favorite Episode: 808

The 808 is arguably the most iconic drum machine ever made. Even if you’ve never heard of it, you’ve definitely heard it. It’s in dozens of hit songs -- from Usher to Marvin Gaye, Talking Heads to The Beastie Boys -- and its sounds have quietly cemented themselves in the cultural lexicon. In this episode, we try to understand how that happened and follow the unlikely path of the 808. Featuring DJ Jazzy Jeff and Paul McCabe from Roland. 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. Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: https://www.20k.org/episodes/808

26 MIN1 w ago
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Fan Favorite Episode: 808

Fan Favorite Episode: Space Remix

What happens when we leave Earth's thin blanket of atmosphere, and what do other planets sound like? In this special episode, we have completely remixed one of our favorite shows! It's been re-written, re-edited, re-narrated, has new music, and even some new additional content. If you've heard the original, you'll definitely want to check out this remixed and remastered version. Featuring Dr. Lori Glaze, Dr. Keith Noll, Dr. Scott Guzewich from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. 20K is hosted by Dallas Taylor and made out of the studios of Defacto Sound. Follow the show on Twitter & Facebook. Our website is 20k.org. Sign up for Musicbed Membership music.20k.org. Become a monthly contributor at 20k.org/donate. Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: https://www.20k.org/episodes/spaceremix

20 MIN1 w ago
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Fan Favorite Episode: Space Remix

Fan Favorite Episode: THX Deep Note, Part 1

Since 1983 one of the most memorable parts of going to the movies has been the THX certification played during the previews. The accompanying sound logo called “The Deep Note” has fascinated, terrified, and mystified audiences for over three decades. What is THX really?How was “The Deep Note” created?And why does it elicit such a reaction from those who hear it?Featuring Andy Moorer, creator of “The Deep Note” and global director of marketing for THX, Rob Cowles. Twenty Thousand Hertz is hosted by Dallas Taylor and produced out of the studios of Defacto Sound. Check out wetransfer.com for all of your file sending needs! Go to forhims.com/20k for your $5 trial month. Consider supporting the show at donate.20k.org Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: https://www.20k.org/episodes/thxdeepnote

26 MIN1 w ago
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Fan Favorite Episode: THX Deep Note, Part 1

Fan Favorite Episode: THX Deep Note, Part 2

Whether you're 6 years old, or 96 years old, one of the most memorable parts of going to the movies for the last three decades has been the THX "Deep Note" trailer. Unfortunately, they lost the original sound file. What happened? Also, what do sound designers & musicians think about it? Featuring Andy Moorer, creator of “The Deep Note” and global director of marketing for THX, Rob Cowles. The episode also features Musician, Producer and Professor Thomas Dolby, and ScottSimonelli, the founder of Veritonic. 20K is hosted by Dallas Taylor and made out of the studios of Defacto Sound. Try ZipRecruiter for free at ziprecruiter.com/20k. Consider supporting the show at donate.20k.org Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: https://www.20k.org/episodes/thxdeepnote2

28 MIN1 w ago
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Fan Favorite Episode: THX Deep Note, Part 2

Introducing Twenty Thousand Hertz

The stories behind the world's most recognizable and interesting sounds. Subscribe now.

2 MIN1 w ago
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Introducing Twenty Thousand Hertz

McElroys, Mysteries and Me

Join Dallas and the McElroy brothers(hosts of My Brother, My Brother and Me) as they compete to see which brother has the best ear. We dust off our old mystery sounds to test the McElroy's on their knowledge of pop culture, science, and the mundane. Which brother has the best ear? Find out, in this heated and hilarious game... of mystery sounds. Twenty Thousand Hertz is produced out of the studios of Defacto Sound and hosted by Dallas Taylor. Follow the show on Twitter, Facebook, & Reddit. 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 SONOS at sonos.com. Check out the McElroy brothers' podcasts My Brother, My Brother, and Me and The Adventure Zone at themcelroy.family or wherever you get your podcasts. Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: https://www.20k.org/episodes/mcelroysmysteriesandme

45 MIN3 w ago
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McElroys, Mysteries and Me

Hamilton Remix

Broadway’s award-winning, record-breaking, smash hit, Hamilton, is a musical unlike any other.In this special episode, we have re-voiced, remixed, and remastered one of our shows about our favorite broadway musical! Featuring Nevin Steinberg, Hamilton’s Tony-nominated sound designer, Benny Reiner, Grammy-winning Hamilton percussionist, Anna-Lee Craig, Hamilton on Broadway A2, and Broadway sound design legend Abe Jacob. Twenty Thousand Hertz is produced out of the studios of Defacto Sound and hosted by Dallas Taylor. Follow the show on Twitter, Facebook, & Reddit. 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 SONOS at sonos.com. Consolidate your credit card debt today and get an additional interest rate discount at lightstream.com/20k. Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: https://www.20k.org/episodes/hamiltonremix

31 MINJUL 8
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Hamilton Remix

Stop... Collaborate & Listen

Can you steal from yourself? Can you copyright a mood? We look back on some important copyright cases that could have an impact on the entire future of music making. Featuring Adam Neely and Sandra Aistars. Twenty Thousand Hertz is produced out of the studios of Defacto Sound and hosted by Dallas Taylor. Follow the show on Twitter, Facebook, & Reddit. 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 SONOS at sonos.com. Check out Adam’s Youtube channel. Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: https://www.20k.org/episodes/stopcollaborateandlisten

28 MINJUN 24
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Stop... Collaborate & Listen

Latest Episodes

Ta-dum! It's Netflix

The Netflix ta-dum sound has quickly become one of the most iconic sound logos of our generation. I bet you can hear it in your head right now. This sound is heard countless times, every single day, all over the world. But the Netflix sound was almost very different than the one we know today. Hear the story of how one of the biggest sound logos of all time was made. Featuring Todd Yellin - VP of Product at Netflix, Tanya Kumar - Brand Design Lead at Netflix, and Lon Bender and Charlie Campagna from the Formosa Group. Twenty Thousand Hertz is produced out of the studios of Defacto Sound and hosted by Dallas Taylor. Follow the show on Twitter, Facebook, & Reddit. 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. Try ZipRecruiter for free at ziprecruiter.com/20k. Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: https://www.20k.org/episodes/netflix

26 MIN1 w ago
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Ta-dum! It's Netflix

Fan Favorite Episode: The Wilhelm Scream

When it comes to movie screams, what’s the first one you think of? Is it a scream that evokes a sense of fear, pain, or maybe even… humor? Perhaps you immediately think about a famous “Scream Queen” or a specific scene from a movie. But you may not realize that the most famous scream in Hollywood has a name—and it’s been used over and over and over in countless films, television shows, and commercials. What makes it so good? And how did it become a filmmaker favorite? Featuring Steve Lee, sound designer, film historian, and creator of the Hollywood Sound Museum. Twenty Thousand Hertz is produced out of the studios of Defacto Sound and hosted by Dallas Taylor. Consider supporting the show at donate.20k.org Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: https://www.20k.org/episodes/wilhelmscream

20 MIN1 w ago
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Fan Favorite Episode: The Wilhelm Scream

Fan Favorite Episode: 808

The 808 is arguably the most iconic drum machine ever made. Even if you’ve never heard of it, you’ve definitely heard it. It’s in dozens of hit songs -- from Usher to Marvin Gaye, Talking Heads to The Beastie Boys -- and its sounds have quietly cemented themselves in the cultural lexicon. In this episode, we try to understand how that happened and follow the unlikely path of the 808. Featuring DJ Jazzy Jeff and Paul McCabe from Roland. 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. Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: https://www.20k.org/episodes/808

26 MIN1 w ago
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Fan Favorite Episode: 808

Fan Favorite Episode: Space Remix

What happens when we leave Earth's thin blanket of atmosphere, and what do other planets sound like? In this special episode, we have completely remixed one of our favorite shows! It's been re-written, re-edited, re-narrated, has new music, and even some new additional content. If you've heard the original, you'll definitely want to check out this remixed and remastered version. Featuring Dr. Lori Glaze, Dr. Keith Noll, Dr. Scott Guzewich from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. 20K is hosted by Dallas Taylor and made out of the studios of Defacto Sound. Follow the show on Twitter & Facebook. Our website is 20k.org. Sign up for Musicbed Membership music.20k.org. Become a monthly contributor at 20k.org/donate. Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: https://www.20k.org/episodes/spaceremix

20 MIN1 w ago
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Fan Favorite Episode: Space Remix

Fan Favorite Episode: THX Deep Note, Part 1

Since 1983 one of the most memorable parts of going to the movies has been the THX certification played during the previews. The accompanying sound logo called “The Deep Note” has fascinated, terrified, and mystified audiences for over three decades. What is THX really?How was “The Deep Note” created?And why does it elicit such a reaction from those who hear it?Featuring Andy Moorer, creator of “The Deep Note” and global director of marketing for THX, Rob Cowles. Twenty Thousand Hertz is hosted by Dallas Taylor and produced out of the studios of Defacto Sound. Check out wetransfer.com for all of your file sending needs! Go to forhims.com/20k for your $5 trial month. Consider supporting the show at donate.20k.org Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: https://www.20k.org/episodes/thxdeepnote

26 MIN1 w ago
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Fan Favorite Episode: THX Deep Note, Part 1

Fan Favorite Episode: THX Deep Note, Part 2

Whether you're 6 years old, or 96 years old, one of the most memorable parts of going to the movies for the last three decades has been the THX "Deep Note" trailer. Unfortunately, they lost the original sound file. What happened? Also, what do sound designers & musicians think about it? Featuring Andy Moorer, creator of “The Deep Note” and global director of marketing for THX, Rob Cowles. The episode also features Musician, Producer and Professor Thomas Dolby, and ScottSimonelli, the founder of Veritonic. 20K is hosted by Dallas Taylor and made out of the studios of Defacto Sound. Try ZipRecruiter for free at ziprecruiter.com/20k. Consider supporting the show at donate.20k.org Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: https://www.20k.org/episodes/thxdeepnote2

28 MIN1 w ago
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Fan Favorite Episode: THX Deep Note, Part 2

Introducing Twenty Thousand Hertz

The stories behind the world's most recognizable and interesting sounds. Subscribe now.

2 MIN1 w ago
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Introducing Twenty Thousand Hertz

McElroys, Mysteries and Me

Join Dallas and the McElroy brothers(hosts of My Brother, My Brother and Me) as they compete to see which brother has the best ear. We dust off our old mystery sounds to test the McElroy's on their knowledge of pop culture, science, and the mundane. Which brother has the best ear? Find out, in this heated and hilarious game... of mystery sounds. Twenty Thousand Hertz is produced out of the studios of Defacto Sound and hosted by Dallas Taylor. Follow the show on Twitter, Facebook, & Reddit. 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 SONOS at sonos.com. Check out the McElroy brothers' podcasts My Brother, My Brother, and Me and The Adventure Zone at themcelroy.family or wherever you get your podcasts. Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: https://www.20k.org/episodes/mcelroysmysteriesandme

45 MIN3 w ago
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McElroys, Mysteries and Me

Hamilton Remix

Broadway’s award-winning, record-breaking, smash hit, Hamilton, is a musical unlike any other.In this special episode, we have re-voiced, remixed, and remastered one of our shows about our favorite broadway musical! Featuring Nevin Steinberg, Hamilton’s Tony-nominated sound designer, Benny Reiner, Grammy-winning Hamilton percussionist, Anna-Lee Craig, Hamilton on Broadway A2, and Broadway sound design legend Abe Jacob. Twenty Thousand Hertz is produced out of the studios of Defacto Sound and hosted by Dallas Taylor. Follow the show on Twitter, Facebook, & Reddit. 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 SONOS at sonos.com. Consolidate your credit card debt today and get an additional interest rate discount at lightstream.com/20k. Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: https://www.20k.org/episodes/hamiltonremix

31 MINJUL 8
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Hamilton Remix

Stop... Collaborate & Listen

Can you steal from yourself? Can you copyright a mood? We look back on some important copyright cases that could have an impact on the entire future of music making. Featuring Adam Neely and Sandra Aistars. Twenty Thousand Hertz is produced out of the studios of Defacto Sound and hosted by Dallas Taylor. Follow the show on Twitter, Facebook, & Reddit. 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 SONOS at sonos.com. Check out Adam’s Youtube channel. Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: https://www.20k.org/episodes/stopcollaborateandlisten

28 MINJUN 24
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Stop... Collaborate & Listen
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