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Sound Devices recorder 722: media issue

I have a 722 recorder purchased 3 years ago that I have not used much. I was playing with the settings to get it back in the field when suddenly the "media" led (the one for the internal HD) went ...
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How to Add Soft Roundness (Prettiness) To Sound FX?

I have a question that’s been boggling my mind for a long time. How do people create those puffy, soft, airy elegant sounds in mobile games? I’m not sure how else to explain them, but it’s almost ...
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Creating very heavy subwoofer sound effects

i've been assigned a sound design task to recreate the sound of a subwoofer playing music live from the speaker. Here's a reference- it's not as simple as adding a ...
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Recording ZipLine Sounds (Any Advice)

I'm looking specifically, to create the sound you hear when swat/military zipline down a buildings or from aircraft (10 seconds in length or so) What are some ways to emulate this, any ideas? I've ...
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Designing the sound of a 20“ *ahem*… ”Member"

So I'm currently posting a rather dark comedic short and well the title beats around the bush but I need to design the movements of a flaccid enormous cock to put it quite bluntly... I have a ...
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Is anyone using an iPhone/Pad/Pod to record from a MixPre-D's USB output?

I'm thinking about using my MixPre-D as a USB interface for my iPhone for field recording, thus keeping the signal from having to convert to analog again (and again to digital) after the mixpre's A/D ...
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Sony PCM-M10: safety track?

Suppose I feed an actress' mono lavalier mic into M10's Line-in. AFAIK there is no built-in safety track feature on M10, where I could set one channel's level to be say 12dB lower in case she yells. ...
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Sony PCM-M10 for ambient recording while WALKING

OK, so it's easy to do when you are not moving, but I need to walk and record ambient sound at the same time. (but not chew gum LOL) Practical example: dual recording for video. Camera is mounted on ...
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Location Recording Use USB Audio Interface and DAW

On the next day, im will do some Location Recording for Some Short Movie .. Im planning to use 4 Mic (2 Shotgun and 2 Lav) .. But the problem is i dont have 4 track Portable Recorder .. I have a ...
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Editing field recordings

I am new to field recording and do need to catch up on the basics to not re-invent the wheel. What i do is, i go out and record up to 1-3 min atmospheres with my Sony D100 in 48 kHz 24 bit to later ...
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Dialogue Record with Zoom H4N and 2 Shotgun

Next week I'm going to do the dialogue recording of a documentary film. Usually, I record using just one shotgun Mic (NTG 1) and one Handheld (Zoom H4N). But the director says that he has a couple ...
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Wav file matching

Is there a way to find / match two same recordings from different sources by analyzing the waveform of selected sounds. I have to find same recordings for reference purposes but nothing is labeled and ...
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Why Are Professional Sound Libraries So Noisy?

I just started field recording about a year ago. I initially took a tech course on GameAudio, that's what initially sparked my interest. While in the class we were encourage to listen to and study ...
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Is the Pro Tools Field Recorder Track feature only available in HD versions?

According to Avid's site, the regular version of PT 11 has Field Recorder capabilities. However, when I right click my audio tracks, all I see is this tiny menu: Is this a pro feature or not? ...
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Stereo wavs unwantedly combined to polyphonic wav

I've recentley recorded some stereo atmos's for a job and I have used sound devices wave agent to add meta data, This caused them to be combined to a polyphonic wav, which still plays as a stereo file ...
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Mic pre on Tascam DR 40 vs. mBox?

Although I realize getting more expensive gear will most likely address this issue, I'm curious if there's anything to be done with what I have now to reduce hiss with my Rode NTG-2 shotgun mic? And ...
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New sound designer/field recordist heading out on US tour. Any suggestions?

I'm a professional musician who is looking to get into sound design as a career. Starting January, I'll be heading out on a tour of the US with a show for 5 months. I'm very new to field recording ...
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cheap hand held sound meter vs smartphone app

For learning purposes i want to play around with a sound meter. Are the smartphone sound meter apps (have a droid 2) that accurate? Is a $30 hand held sound meter usually going to be more accurate?
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Need hand-held recorder and mic for use in old courtrooms

I'm a court reporter working in old courtrooms with bad acoustics and A/C noise that overpowers the voices on recordings. I just have the little table where I sit so I can't stretch mic cords all ...
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Outdoor recording with TLM 103 microphones

Is there a way to mount two TLM 103 microphones into a blimp? I'd like to have a compact stereo setup with those two mics, are there any options except two individual stands. I couldn't find ...
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Stereo Width in Oktava M/S recordings

I wanted to experiment with M/S as I had not tried it before so set up a cheap rig using a couple of Oktavas with the figure of 8 adapter. I've done a few recordings outside my window and mastered ...
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Finding Sound Recordists interested in collecting unique gunshots

Are there sound archivists who would be interested in setting up field recordings of unique gunshots? If so how might I go about finding them in my vicinity? I don't have serious recording ...
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Field Recording with SD-744t - Do I need a mixer?

I have read a few posts with people adamantly suggesting a mixer before the 744t/702 etc. I am wondering what the advantages are. My application and work is mainly nature recording. I might set up ...
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Using External Mics with the Tascam DR-40

Will the Tascam DR-40 add any self noise or hiss to higher quality external mics? Also is it okay to use two different external mics into the Tascam DR-40 at once? Thanks
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Interference caused by a mixer?

I'm having a 'problem' with wireless sets we use. (Sennheiser EW100 G3) Whenever it's directly connected to one of our ENG broadcast camera's they work just fine. However, when the wireless receiver ...
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Lightweight Quality Field recording package?

I'm looking to upgrade some of my equipment in anticipation of doing some serious recording during an upcoming trip of mine. When I work in the theater, I use my zoom, which is great for that ...
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Found sound sampling

I hope this is relevant for the sound design forum, and apologize if not. I have to make a found sound remix for a university assignment and am struggling to find good samples for certain elements. I ...
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Recording a stethoscope

Anyone know a good, inexpensive way to record the sounds off of a stethoscope? I'd like to get some recordings of the inside of the body.
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Can I use a portable recorder with a dynamic mic? (Specifically, a ElectroVoice RE50N/D-B)

I'm looking for a portable recorder which my ElectroVoice RE50N/D-B will plug into for 'man-on-the-street' type interviews; but, I recently read this: note: we cannot recommend dynamic microphones ...
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A question about publishing a small library of russian ambiences/sounds

UPD: thanks to everyone, the question is closed. The library is published on my website, you'll find the full info here: Urban Russia sound library UPD 2: updated the library with new material ...
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XLR Adapters for Telinga EM23

I've been hearing a lot of good stuff about Telinga-EM23 omni microphones for field recording, as it has low self noise specs. I have plans to buy this mic & I use a SD MixPre-D hooked up with a ...
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Best recordings of 2013

Its that time again. Let's post our favorite recordings from 2013. My first contribution is of my newborn baby boy - Caruso. He's pretty awesome. ...
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Walla / Crowd Recording - Do I need signatures?

I recently recorded some crowds and coffee shops while field recording. It didn't occur to me that I might need signatures before I release the sound effects. After googling, I kept getting Walla ...
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Agencies for Unique sound recordings

I am just searching for some information regrding agencies or companies that buy clips for documentaries, radio ads or stories etc. I have searched on the net but most of the agencies are exclusively ...
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A Recording Ethics Question/Survey

While out recording some traffic ambience a week or so ago, a thought crossed my mind - and I'd be curious, especially from our fellow members who also do a lot of field recording, what your personal ...
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Gain knob on Sound Devices MixPre moving during recording

I use the Sound Devices MixPre-D to do field recording and I'm finding that one of the gain knobs often gets moved while I'm out recording. It seems to be just a touch loose compared to the other ...
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Freefield/Anechoic Car Recordings

Does anyone know of any freely available or available to purchase "anechoic/freefield" recordings of a car engine and/or rolling tyre noise at a known speed. Not fully anechoic of course, there can be ...
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Location Sound Sound Proofing

I got a shooting on a couple of days. It's a bathroom scene with lot's of dialogue and a bedroom scene w lot's of sex ;) The problem is that both locations have windows looking directly to a busy ...
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Has anyone tried the AKG ULS series

I'd love to hear some opinions on, or recordings made with these. The specs look good, especially that 9 to 11dB-A self noise across the range of capsules. I'm thinking these could make a good ...
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Recording experiments at 192kHz: what to record?

In the near future I'll be renting out a Sound Devices 702 in order to experiment with recording various sounds at 192kHz - and I'd like some suggestions on what will yield the most interesting and ...
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BGs with no birds, bugs, or any other animals (make/fake/or break the bank)

I'm working on a film right now where there are only 3-4 people left on earth and everything else is dead, but I'm having trouble finding the right ambiances for this piece because it's really ...
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I'm looking for WW1 weapon recordings

Hi, I'm looking for WW1 weapon recordings. I've tried all major soundlibraries ( SI, HE, etc.) but i can't seem to find these : MAUSER MG08 MAUSER G98 CHAUCHAT (Machine Rifle Model 1915 CSRG) ...
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Choosing the right gain at the right place for the right thing

Hi, What makes you decide to record a sound as loud as possible or either to record it with a lower level, as you will probably going to hear it in post? Is it the type of sound? Is it the project ...
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Fostex FM3 Field Mixer

Hi, Does anyone have any experience with this mixer that can share the pros and cons of recording with it? (preamps, noise and other features...) I'm thinking of buying one field mixer and there are ...
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Where to Record in Greater Vancouver Area

I'm looking for a nice quiet place to do some outdoor recording in the Greater Vancouver Area - obviously the city itself is too loud so I imagine I'd have to take a drive to somewhere quiet. Are ...
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How do you get rid of the birds in your recordings?

It's spring here and the birds are singing - but sometimes you just don't want them in your recordings ... so my question to you is what are your tricks for getting rid of those birds in your ...
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sennheiser mkh(80)20 spaced omni in blimp, anyone?

hi, i'm looking for a low noise HQ setup which i can use in the field. i'd prefer omni mics like he mkh8020, but am distracted by the usual setup, i.e. a tripod, mic clamps, rycote baby balls etc. i ...
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First big investment for my sound kit - microphone or recorder?

Hi all, I've been lurking for a while and have seen similar questions but not exactly the feedback I'm hoping to solicit. I'm transitioning over to the world of audio for film and I'm looking into a ...
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Field Recordings on vinyl [closed]

So I just picked up a record at my local record shop called "Environments." It was recorded by field recordist Irving Solomon Teible. I came to find out that this was a whole series(11 to be exact). I ...
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copyright issues with recording a broadcast from TV set for sound design

Hi community, I'm doing the audio post for a short film. It's a graduation film project. I want to record a TV set while a soap opera is broadcasted to use it as background sound for a scene where ...