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It never ceases to amaze me the lengths producers will go to get it right — to make stories sound exactly how they want them to sound. “Early Bloom,” a story about plant communication by Peter Frick-Wright and Robbie Carver, is a great example.

As Peter and Robbie were producing the story for PRX’s STEM Story Project, they decided the piece needed some music. Specifically, they wanted music from a synthesizer that sounded like plants communicating.

Of course, you could go online and try to find the right music. But, what’s the likelihood of finding that exact music? Slim to none. So, Peter and Robbie composed the music — even though neither of them are musicians.

That’s what I mean when I say I’m amazed at how much effort producers put into their craft.

Hear that backstory and more on this edition of HowSound.

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