Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Jazz Album of the Year

Congrats to our own multi - instrumentalist / producer Kip Kuepper and Steve and Dave Watts of Dotsero: Their album "Storyhouse" was named Album of The Year by JazzTrax!

Bonus: The single "Kansas Ballet Song" took home the honor of Song of The Year!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Cougars! No, not that kind.

We had the opportunity to collaborate with a couple of the coolest guys in the whole durned wild west on this one. The filmmakers came down to Boulder from Wyoming to do some original music scoring and surround sound mixing with us.

They captured footage of these incredible animals that's never been seen before. It'll blow your mind and terrify your house cat.

Check out the world premiere of AMERICAN COUGAR on Nat Geo Wild, Sunday December 11th @ 9p.m. EST.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Domino's Keeps it Real. And Local.

When Crispin Porter approached Coupe about a new Domino's radio spot, they figured they'd be setting up a remote record in NY or LA, since the spot called for gathering a lot of diverse man-on-the-street interviews. Coupe had another suggestion: Why not do it here in Boulder? There is certainly no lack of interesting people to talk to on the Pearl Street Mall. We lined up some great local talent options, and they chose the effervescent Matt Sheahan to be the Domino's driver conducting the interviews.

  CPB Domino's Lunch Amnesia by Coupe Studios

Friday, November 11, 2011

Adventurer of the Year!

Film maker, Friend of Coupe, and now National Geographic Adventurer of the Year nominee. Check out the clip from "Solitaire" below, which Coupe sweetened and mixed in 5.1 surround sound:
Now collect yourself and go vote for Nick Waggoner for Nat Geo's adventurer of the year: http://adventure.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/adventurers-of-the-year/2012/nick-waggoner/

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Say Hello to Blockbuster. Again!

Netflix stumbles. Blockbuster seizes the moment.

When industry giant Netflix stirred the ire of their customers, Blockbuster wasted no time in responding with a friendly reminder that Netflix isn't the only game in town!

Coupe composed original music, created the sound design and mixed the spot. We were particularly tickled when a Colorado-based VO talent beat out dozens of other voices in a nation-wide casting to voice the campaign. Keep your eyes open for more from the adorable mailboxes, as well as a radio campaign we're working on.

Original Music / Sound Design: Kip Kuepper
VO Record / Final Mix: Ed Kaufman

Friday, September 23, 2011

ADCD Awards show tonight

So the Art Director's Club of Denver has their awards show tonight. Would love to be there, but... We're WORKING!!
If you go, will you tell us what we won? Rumor has it that we're up for quite a few of the coveted refrigerator magnets...

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

SAINTS - Dark Country

The latest from our favorite Scottish lads. Recorded and mixed here at Coupe with Greg McRae. Somebody smart better pick up this song for a movie placement quick:

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Solitaire in Glorious 5.1

Sweetgrass Productions just returned from an epic backcountry ski shoot in South America for their new feature, "Solitaire." Thanks to the backing of Patagonia and some other big name sponsors, they'll be here in Colorado doing their post production and music scoring at Coupe. Joining Coupe's in-house composers for the film's score will also be "quantum cellist" Zoe Keating and some other great talents scouted by our friends at Johnson&Kennemer. Once the score and sound design is done, Coupe's mixers will give Solitaire the 5.1 surround treatment for the film's premiere in Denver on September 15th before it heads out on the festival circuit. Check out the trailer, and start getting excited for winter:

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Shickadoo is a new Denver-based music discovery site that provides users with an incentive to spread the word about new music. This incentive comes as free track downloads that users earn when they recommend music to their friends on the site. For artists, Shickadoo recognizes that word of mouth is the only marketing that matters, especially for independent and local musicians. Shickadoo is free for both users and artists. Check it out!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

All Stars in Studio A Today

We're delighted to host local legend Rebecca Folsom and members of The Subdudes here today as they work on a charity project for Blue Sky Bridge, a Children's Advocacy Center dedicated to the prevention of and intervention in child abuse.
We'll keep you posted as to the musical charity's release and other news, and in the meantime, check out The Subdudes on HBO's fantastic show Treme.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Aaron is CRAS.

We were thumbing through the latest issue of Mix Magazine (required reading for audio nerds such as ourselves), and look who's staring back at us just below an article on Ween. Why it's our very own Aaron Garrison, Coupe Junior Engineer and graduate of the Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences. He's kind of a big deal, apparently. But we've known that for years.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Trade up!

We performed some dramatic sound design and gussied up and customized some library music for this web video pre-roll for Best Buy.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Catching Crabs. Gold at PROMAX!

We sweetened and mixed this integrated campaign for Despicable Me/Deadliest Catch for Discovery Channel/Impossible. And what do you know? It just won a Gold Medal at PROMAX. Catching crabs never felt so good.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Coal. from Coupe Studios on Vimeo.

Our Friends at Mrs. K asked us if we could whip up some sound design and mixing magic for their Director's Cut of this promo for Spike TV's new show, Coal. Special thanks to The Man in Black. Johnny makes everything more dramatic. And awesome.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Rosetta Stone - Original Music Composition

Coupe teamed up with our friends at Mrs. K and The Pappas Group to create an original orchestral music score for this TV spot for Rosetta Stone.

Agency: Pappas Group
Production Company: Mrs. K
Director: Jeanne Kopeck
DP: Andrew Turman
Producer: Erin Ward
Editor: Walt Padgett
Music/Sound Design: Coupe Studios
Grfx: John Brisnehan

Monday, May 9, 2011

Capitol of The State of Happiness

We can only assume that out-of-state people love working here at Coupe because of the high quality of our work (and coffee). But maybe they have ulterior motives as well?
Turns out Boulder, CO is the happiest damn place in the land:

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Aron Ralston in the house

Subject of the film 127 Hours and all-around badass Aron Ralston joined us in Studio A to record some lines for his cameo in an upcoming episode of your favorite TV show. Sorry. That's all we can reveal. For now...
Here's a photo of Aron with our own resident badass, marathon runner and producer extraordinaire, Mel.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Be Infectious

We were truly honored to play a small role in the creation of this stunning video from our friends at The Integer Group. Watch this. Be inspired.

Friday, February 25, 2011

IXDA - Sonic Engagement

On February 11, 2011, Coupe partnered with Noel Franus of Crispin Porter + Bogusky to host to a seminar called "Sonic Engagement."
The Interaction Design Association brings together a pretty amazing group of people - check it out if you aren't hip to it already: www.ixda.org

On the link below, you can listen in to the opening presentation - "A Brief History of Sound" as well as the results of the sound design projects participants created:


Participants included folks from Microsoft, Cisco, iMany, Australia's Automatic Studio and Cerner, among others...

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Catchin Air

These guys are having a pretty good time. As did we, working on the sound design. And we stayed relatively dry doing it. Mostly.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

We Love You, Phillip Morris

Between our five studios and our dozen or so staffers, we've got a lot going on! So sometimes it takes us a while to notice things... So thank you, Anonymous Emailer who gave us kudos for our own Greg McRae's credit on the soundtrack to the Ewan McGregor / Jim Carrey film I Love You, Phillip Morris. Greg had the pleasure of once again working with Friend of Coupe Nick Urata and DeVotchKa (Also responsible for the fantastic Little Miss Sunshine soundtrack).

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Help! I need to copyright my music!

We get asked about once a day by artists "How do we copyright our music?"
The simple answer is that once you've recorded it; it's yours. That said, if it ever comes down to proving when you recorded something, you may want to have some more ammunition in your arsenal. Here's the best, and simplest explanation we've seen of this issue:

Monday, January 10, 2011

Greatest Tank Battles

War is hell.
But creating sound design for war? Well, that's just fun as hell. For the Military Channel's series "Greatest Tank Battles" we've been blowing a lot of stuff up.

We're having a great time doing it, but we take it seriously! We aim for creating a mix of authentic tank- and ordinance-specific sounds as well as some more Hollywood style effects to get you as close to the action as you'll ever want to be. This episode is on the battle of El Alamein in WWII.