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Need help for removing cloth rustle

Recently I'm doing dialogue premix for a feature. Unfortunately the recorded location sound are in poor quality. The boom track is useless, off-axis and reverby. Only the LAV mic track can be used. ...
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Is my dialogue premix too muddy?

I'm new to dialogue, I'm wondering is my dialoge premix too muddy? It is a film project, would be output to DCP and play back in an normal cinema. The whole film is redubbed, any one can give me some ...
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How to deal with extreme level differences in film dialogue

If recording a filmed dialogue scene that has a sound level range between whispering and shouting (or similar high range beyond acceptable limits for the equipment available), what is the right way to ...
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Proper way to boom dialogue between two people

If operating a boom microphone to record the dialogue of two people in a filmed scene, what is the proper way to operate and point the microphone? Do you memorize the dialogue and aim the microphone ...
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Mess up with Phoenix Reverb

I usually use Altiverb for dialogue premix, recently I bought Phoenix and R2 reverb due to their good reputation. However, I find them difficult to config. They have so many presets but none can ...
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Where should dialogue be hitting in dbfs?

I've heard/read lots of different things about where dialogue should be hitting in terms of dbfs for a feature film. (I am mixing 5.1 in a small studio, room calibrated to 79. I know film standard on ...
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Mandarin Chinese Walla

Does anyone have any Mandarin walla they'd be willing to share or suggestions on where to find it? I'd be into doing a trade for some of my own field recordings. Preferably looking for something very ...
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editing ms dialogue recordings

i will work on a documentary which was recorded via ms (in combination with lavelier mics). is there anything you guys would recommend when editing ms dialogue tracks in protools? how would you ...
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How to repair over de-eased dialogue?

I have the following problem. I recorded a dialogue trough my SPL de-esser in a unknown non treated room. On some sibilants the de-esser did too much. The problem is -> I have no budget for another ...
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I need help creating a ringing sound, as heard in this link

As the title suggests, I need help creating a particular sound effect for a film I am working on. An example of the effect I am looking for is at 1:40 in the link below; ...
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Effective way to reduce breathing in ADRs and Voiceovers!

I really love my Voice-over/ADR sound now. I use a TLM 103 amped by a SPL Channel One mk2 Premium (which I use for some 3-6 dB compression, gentle DeEssing, Highcut (50Hz) and Air-band boosting by 2-3 ...
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How to make two different recordings sound the same?

I have two dialogue fragments recorded by the same person, but with a different mic and different proximity and recording quality. One recording sound much closer than the other, and sounds like it ...
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-20dBFS What it means for dialogue editing?

Hello my dear friends, I'm struggling with this question of not knowing what to do with the ref tone of -20 dBFS on the OMF file. Does this mean that I have to match all the dialogue tracks to this ...
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Resources for video with only dialogue or a guide track

I'm searching for some media to practice with. Rather than designing sound directly for an entirely quiet trailer for example I want to work with some dialogue and or location recordings to prepare ...
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Simulating a location recording

I'm looking for a way to convincingly manipulate a studio recording to sound like it's on location - for a radio piece. There are two interlocutors, and while their parts are being recorded ...
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Volume automation and noise reduction

What is the role of the dialogue editor in volume automation and noise reduction in movie post production? Thanks, Eduardo
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Render Multiple Clips Simultaneously

I used Ableton Live 8 for some dialogue editing for an iPad game and now I'm coming up to the stage where I'll need to render the edits as individual WAVs. The sounds are very short (quick "oohs" and ...
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What is this noise?

Hey all, I'm currently working on a project where some of the dial contains this noise and it's driving me nuts. I've expanded, de-noised and EQ'd, but I can't get rid of it without the quality of ...
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What to use for un-scripted, un-mic'd, ad-libbed dialogue?

Hi guys, Ok, so I'm working on a short film. Very little dialogue was scripted for the piece, but as the actors got more and more into character they started improvising and adding little ...
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Portraying the past with sound.

Hello all! I searched for a question like this and didn't find it here; but if so, please direct me to the link. I am trying to understand why - (maybe as a cliché?) - so many many times when in a ...
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Recording shouted dialogue

When recording dialogue that involves the actor shouting, how do I avoid distortion without making it sound like it was recorded from across the room?
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Creating Rock Creature Voice

I'm doing a little voice design and wondering if you folks might have any suggestions for this one. It's creature made of rock, and I want to have some of that embodied in his voice. Already got the ...
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setting a session for dialogue editing (question about John Purcell book)

I am reading the john purcell book, and finding it very useful, I need to set my session at best way to improve my work, right now I am editing dialogue and will have to mix too a low budget movie, ...
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MONO TO STEREO, basic question about foley recorded on mono dialogue track

I know i am going to make a very basic question, but: how to you manage all sound effects recorded on the dialogue mono track with the boom mic, do they stay there while everything else is ...
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sound recorded directly on a DSLR, a lot of problems with dialogue

I am trying to fix some audio problems about sound directly recorded via a preamp on a canon 5d, a sort of auto gain and limiter was inserted so all material raise 0 dbfs, and there are also a lot of ...
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how do you manage a dialogue in a car

hi, i apologize for probably stupid question, but how do you manage a dialogue with boom or lavalier in a moving car? how do you get the best result?
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Reaper for Sound to Picture

Hey guys, I'm most experienced using Avid's ProTools and Sony products (Vegas, Forge, & Acid) for sound designing, mixing, and mastering. I'll be in a pickle for the next few months designing 5 ...
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Indoor Mic Conundrum

Hi Guys Going crazy atm trying to decide on which avenue to go down. I'm currently trying to find a decent hypercardioid mic for an indoor dialogue boom situation for at the most £300. So far I've ...
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Low Dialog Recording

Hey Everyone, I accidentally messed up two days of location audio, by my FP-33 being set to Mic Level on its outputs, instead of Line. I know that my signal to noise is now completely ruined, but is ...
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normalizing dialogue, what approach

what is the right level to normalize dialogue, it is a short movie very low budget, the target is some indy film festival, somebdoy just told me to stay with dynamic range between -18 and -6db, but ...
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Dialogue - what to listen for

Hi guys As noted in a previous post, I am soemwhat of a newbie in terms of sound design and ear training. My current focus is on mixing dialogue, and I know a lot of people have asked before 'how do ...
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Synthetic sentence completion

I'm producing a documentary film with several interviews in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 and Adobe Audition CS5.5. In several situations I had to cut before the sentence was completed. Is there any way to ...
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Dirtying up an ADR track

End Goal: To make a clean dialogue track sound as if it was recorded with a lav mic. Background Info: An actor was not mic'd during a production. I did not have access to any of the other lav mics ...
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Very difficult noisy dialogue, can it even be cleaned up?

Hey guys, I'm a long time lurker on this network! Love it. I just got my first gig as a an all around sound guy on a movie (the on site recording is done by other people). It's a sort of ...
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Leq (A) specifications

Hi guys, this is the first time i post on this forum, although i've been reading quite often in the last few months. I've got an issue on something i just came across. I'm editing dialogues (voices ...
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Free lance audio book editor.

Hi there. I graduated from studying a BA in sound design in London this summer and would like to know how to go about becoming a free lance audio book editor? For example, who are the wright people to ...
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How to mix music and dialogue…

Hey guys I am working on a film and the music that has been scored is good but very loud and gets chaotic at some stages. The genre of the score is rock so percussion's, cymbal crashes and electric ...
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Split a wav file into regions based on other regions/files

someone on my team split a giant wav file into smaller regions, but it accidentally got normalized on a file by file level. Is there a way to compare the small files/regions (which are numerically ...
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Voice over sibilance

Hi people, I've been recording voice over dialogue for a cooking show and have never encountered so much sibilance problems. I hate what auto deessers do to a track and haven't the time to scrub them ...
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Dialogue Editing for Movie of the Week

The Technical Requirements call for the International M&E to contain all production Fx, added design, and ambiences as in the domestic mix minus dialogue. What about Production FX that are ...
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Dialogue Plugin Chain flexibilty and Bussing Preferences?

Sup peps, One thing that I struggle with every time I get ready to mix a new project is choosing the structure and order of the dialogue processing chain. Sticking with your choice... When we ...
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Dealing with Fillers

I'm new to a gig editing radio documentary. This means a lot of the content is recorded with people who aren't used to having a mic sitting in front of them, and ultimately leads to fillers such as ...
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Mic choice for indoor dialogue

Hi everyone Quick one: We are shooting the film in tight room with hard walls, squeaky floor and 2-3 actors. Genre would be psycho-thriller with lots of tension and pressure in voice. I've got a ...
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Stereo Dialogue inside a car for TV Serie, mixing issue…

Hi everybody, I´m just thinking about stereo dialogue mixing for tv, and I´d like to know yours opinions. The thing is that I´m working on the first chapter of a Tv Serie (with a stereo final mix) ...
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I'm looking for Audio Drama suggestions that have a good mix of music and sound design.

I have the good fortune to write music for a wonderfully produced audio drama that features compelling sound design, great acting with audio that's captured really well on location. Sometimes in post ...
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Obnoxiously noisy dialogue

I just got some pretty terribly recorded dialogue with a lot of hiss on the track and have been trying to get rid of it with C4 and RX denoiser but I can't seem to completely get rid of the hiss. Not ...
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DX Stems - Mono or Stereo?

So I have a post template I work with all the time. Some DX tracks (all mono), some FX tracks (half mono and half stereo) some FO tracks (all mono), and some MX tracks (all stereo). Through ...
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Automation Stops reading properly in Pro Tools LE.

I'm working on a feature film in Pro Tools 8 LE on my Macbook. There's a scene in where I'm automating a reverb plug-in on my dialog aux, due to the characters going in different rooms down a long ...
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Best Practices — Preparing D E & M tracks for Surround?

Hi guys, I'm preparing deliverables for a feature film. The distributor has asked for 3 separate stereo tracks to be used for creating a 5.1 surround mix. I have access to the original full stereo ...
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Looking for some help on dialogue editing?

Hey guys I'm working on a short film and I am wondering what kind of techniques people use to help get rid of noise floor or room tone. I usually use X-Noise and EQ but I'm wondering what other ...