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Rechargeable Batteries

Was looking for any good recommendations on reliable power/battery solutions. Working on set, Location Sound and other equipment can soup up the power as many of you may know. I've tried the 15min ...
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How to protect microphone in rain while recording frog calls?

What is the best, inexpensive way to protect my Behringer ECM 8000 microphone from rain while attempting to record frog calls outdoors? I am a graduate student with no funding, so inexpensive is ...
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Home studio set up ideas

I am looking to build a better home studio than what I currently have. At the moment I am plugging a phantom powered mixer straight into the microphone jack in my Windows PC. I then use a condenser ...
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What do I need to cut my own vinyl records? [closed]

I want to know what equipment I need to be able to cut my own vinyl records. Do I need a special kind of turntable, or does any high-torque turntable do the job? What methods can I use to prevent the ...
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Equipment and software recomendations for VO studio

So this is a somewhat hypothetical question. I am possibly partnering with someone who is interested in getting a VO room and Control Room going. We collectively agree on charging a rate in the area ...
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What's the difference between consumer and pro audio music equipment?

Besides that pro audio equipment is bigger and louder, requires cooling fans, is more rugged, might have different connections, etc. What's are the practical difference between consumer audio and pro ...
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Recording Vehicles passing at high speed: which type of microphone 4 the job?

I have been tasked to capture the sound of various vehicles racing past me at high speed on a circuit. My question is, what sort of microphone would you all recommend for the job? At the moment all ...
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Wall E Special Features - What is that pen pad controller Ben Burtt Uses?

Hello again everyone. So, I was recently re viewing Ben Burtt's Sound Design Special Features on the Wall E DVD and noticed he used a digital pen pad to manipulate some digital audio. I am highly ...
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Field hints and tips?

I have taken the plunge and bought a sound devices 788T with SSD and CL8. Also a M/S rig consisting of Senn. MKH40/30 combination. I would love any hints or tips re cabling, bags, tripods, stands.. ...
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PC builder for PT

I will soon be in the market for a new pc to run protools 10. Is there any good companies in the UK that build a PC for protools? Using the correct motherboard for PT and quiet power supply /tower ...
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ZoomH4n - Some kind of an answer…

After recording again and being puzzled again by the levels on my Zoom H4n, I googled a bit and found this awesome handheld recorder shootout: "Noise floor of the on-board mics and mic-inputs - Zoom ...
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iPhone microphones, are they worth looking at [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is this the Zoom killer? Hallo All I often find myself in a situation where I can hear a brilliant sound (when shopping, for example, or trawelling to work) but I do not ...
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Labelling your stuff. What's your method?

I am making the transition into operating through an LLC of mine. I have been slowly going through all the stuff I have and making an inventory and replacement cost for insurance. With doing this I ...
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Finding Used Equipment

Hello folks. I am looking to do some major upgrades on my kit, specifically my microphone. I have been looking for a used Sanken CS-3e. However, beyond eBay, my search hasn't been fruitful. I was ...
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Your Dream Console.

Money is not an issue. What is the ideal mixing console you would prefer to use in your own studio? Think with ease of use, sound quality, compatibility with other studios, compatibility with Pro ...
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Anyone beta testing the nomad?

So I know this thread is on many other sites, specifically jwsound, but I would like to get the take from post audio minded people, not just production sound guys. I am looking at the Nomad 6 pretty ...
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Sontronics users?

Hi y'all. As many of you I'm trying to gather information on what mics to buy. I've spotted the Sontronics line of small condenser mics and they're insanely cheap. Too insane? Has anyone ever ...
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Astatic DN-HZ microphone

I have recently inherited an Astatic DN-HZ mic, it's on a stand with a grip trigger. It was used for a PA system back in the 50's. The frequency response on is pretty narrow, not a lot of low end, ...
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Sound Design Equipment

I did some research and thus far came up with the following list of purchases and would like your thoughts. My immediate budget is $1000-$1500. Phase 1 Purchase Tascam HD-P2 or Tascam DR-680 or ...
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tv series production [closed]

What are the microphones, cameras and mixers used in recording a television series?
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Field Recording Equipment

I am a Novice Sound Designer and would like to do field recording to build my own personal library of sounds. I am looking for some advise on which recording equipment and microphones I should ...
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Microphone Rehab / Reconditioning

I know I've read stories on here about some of you buying thrift store mics that you take in and get tweaked into great mics at amazing bargains. The 414 at work has been giving us some issues that ...
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What's the difference of versions of Sennheiser Headphones HD-25?

What's the difference of versions of Sennheiser Headphones HD-25? HD-25 BE (Basic Edition) HD-25 Sky HD-25-1 HD-25-1 II HD-25 SP HD-25 SP II HD-25 C II HD-25-13 HD-25-13 II I allready ask to ...
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any good sound designing memories through photos to share?

recently updated my teams devblog with some sound designing times for the minigame Fatous Olous we made for a big website! ...
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Which bags you use?

Simple, which bags you use for caring your equipment and why?
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DIY Windscreen ideas?

Hi Guys I recently bought a matched pair of NT5s for field recording and was wondering if anyone has any ideas about how to reduce wind noise as Rode doesn't sell any dead cats or kittens catered for ...
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Anyone using a SD 702 with a SD mixer?

Just ordered a 702 for sfx recording and was wondering if anyone else finds it helpful to pair it with a mixer. It seems slightly unnecessary although I know it could be useful for certain ...
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Rock-solid telescoping mic boom arms?

I'm tired of using El Cheapo mic boom arms whose knobs don't keep the telescoping arms from rotating, whos knobs are hard to tighten and loosen, and generally possess poor quality control. For heavy ...
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Inboard or Outboard

Quick survey: How many tools do you use in the box and how many are actual pieces of rack gear? What type of mixboard do you have and do you still use volume/pan automation on it? I'm curious to ...
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Costs of Renting

Hi guys, I was wondering what the average cost of renting at 744 recorder, 442 mixer, a couple of wireless lavs and wireless transmitters. I'll be making some phone calls to ask around and I wanted to ...
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Who makes the quietest microphone?!

We're preparing to do an interior foley-type recording session that requires extremely low self-noise microphones. Schoeps? DPA? Earthworks? Your opinions are appreciated!
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Would you rather use flat headphones for monitoring?

Hey guys, If you cannot afford nearfield monitors yet and will work only using headphones, would you rather look for flat ones or it doesn't matter much? I'm afraid of, let's say, buy a headphone ...
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On the hunt for a new pair of ears

Hey. I'm looking for a new pair of lightweight and compact (ideally closed back) headphones for field recording as my DT100s are a little bulky and I'm not happy with the quality with any other pair ...
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In-line Pad Recommendation

I'm looking to get an in-line pad to have part of my gear, no specific needs. My main mic I would be using it with is the MKH 418s. I have a few questions: Does a cheaper pad add much noise to the ...
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Recommendations on hardware and software

Hi Thanks for another great forum. Really appreciate it! When delivering sfx for sound fx library companies like Sound-ideas, and Hollywood edge, and not being able to bring the material to a real ...
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Tripods/Grips for Handheld Recorders

Does anyone have some suggestions for a small and portable tripod or grip for a basic handheld field recorder with tripod mount? I'm mainly looking for something that will help reduce handling ...
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Closed headphones, closed, the best for like $ 175 max, which ones?

CLOSED headphones you would use when for example micing a voice.
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1-bit recording?

24-bit 48kHz is the norm in film post-production here in LA, with new recordings and foley coming in at 96k or 192k. I'm recording at 96k most of the time and occasionally work with 192k samples when ...
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RØDE wishlist - What would you recommend?

I must put together a wishlist of RĂ˜DE equipment (I can't yet say why). I'm okay on the accessories side, it's the mic choices my main concern. My priority is to have a descent kit to record sound ...
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Budget not large, really need to get an on location sound kit together for a possible job!

Hello everyone. My budget isn't large and I'm looking to get together a little on location sound get together quickly for a possible job that is coming up. Now, as usual with me, I jump before I can ...
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As a sound designer, do you buy 'audiophile' equipment for home use?

I'm interested in finding out the 'professional view' on audiophile equipment. Based on your professional experience, would you spend hundreds on an HDMI lead, thousands on an amp etc?