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Robert Altman, how to capture sound like in his movies?

I'm sound designing a movie and in conversations with the director, Robert Altman emerged. I know that Altman was a director that was revolutionary in terms of sound. He was one of the first ...
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Samsung Stage XPD1 Question

Are you able to use multiple XPD1 mics with a single receiver or is each receiver paired with it's specific usb counter part? I'm trying to create a portable 3 - 4 mic system that I can record onto a ...
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Are there any significant differences between using a dedicated audio interface and a field recorder with audio interface capabilities?

Are there any significant differences between using a dedicated audio interface (Focusrite 2i2) and a comparable field recorder with audio interface capabilities (Zoom H4n) in a direct audio interface ...
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Niche areas of Sound Design — Are there any?

For all of those working in film audio and design -- what would you say are the niche areas of sound design, is there something you wish there were more of or that you have found lacking in the sound ...
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Sound Devices 702 vs. Tascam Dr 680 Mk2 + External Pre-Amps

I am getting a new recorder. For the money I have to spend on a 702 I could buy a Dr 680 Mk2 and two pre-amps by Schoeps or Kortwich and go through the line in. I think the amps are superior to the SD ...
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First Field Recording: Educate Me On Soundscapes and Composition

This is my first field recording of the family home. It's full of birds, splashing, and, at 9.15-30 a goose clearing it's throat: ...
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Sennheiser MKH70 temperature range

I can't find any information from Sennheiser about temperature range (specs here). What is the Sennheiser MKH70 temperature range? For example, is it possible to use in -15 C?
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Quiet areas in Atlanta, Ga for Field Recording?

I'm trying do some field recordings of guns around the North Georgia/Atlanta area. Does anyone know of some good places? Or at least have some tips on researching the best possible and quiet areas to ...
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Neumann RSM-191 - Can I use a Sound Devices 302 as a substitute for the MTX Box?

I've found a good deal on a Neumann RSM-191 stereo shotgun. It's just the mic alone - no cables or the proprietary MTX preamp box. Since the 302 mixer can do M/S decoding, could I just use that in ...
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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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Reasonable results for ambient village street music sounds from my Zoom H4N?

Can I get reasonable results for ambient village street music sounds from my Zoom H4N? I also have a PSC field mixer and shotgun mic but would like to discover and explore the Mexican village music ...
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Does zoom record multiple tracks seperately as different files?

How do I record audio on Zoom H4N with multiple Shotgun Mics or Lavalier Mics and have different files so I can edit/sync them separately later for my film?
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microphone distance in spaced omnidirectional field recording

What is your prefered microphone spacing in AB stereo (spaced omnidirectional microphones) for field recordings, and why?
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Is there a difference in quality of sounds recorded with different zoom field recorders ?

I am very low on money and needed 2 months to decide whether I buy a zoom H2n. I bought one, but now I am unsure if it was the right choice. There is a cheaper zoom H1n and a more expensive H4N. Does ...
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Using a journalist recorder for field recordings

I was plotting to buy one of these digital audio recorders for journalists, which I want to use for field recordings. Are these devices good for it?
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Field recording databases

Freesound.org seems to be the largest and most reliable source of unprocessed field recordings (with a good share of pitch-shifted monster sounds too). I struggle to find alternatives of comparable ...
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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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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 ...