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Creating distorted/dark/disturbing samples on stage

In the last 3 years, I have created what we call "samples" for a metal album for a band here in Montreal. The samples are distorted, loud and dark sounds of around 1 minute to fill the silence between ...
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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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Record cassettes using computer

I know there are a lot of devices that take cassettes and digitize them into MP3s, but I'm looking to do the opposite. I'm looking for a device that I can plug my computer's (or phone or whatever) ...
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How long is the lifetime of a audio jack?

Earlier today I thought I'd broken my audio jack, it turned out to be nothing but a problem a restart fixed. But that got me wondering. How long can a audio jack last under normal circumstances? So, ...
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Supra-aural vs. Open-back headphones

I am trying to replace my Sony MDR-XD400 headhpones. I like these headphones because they let ambient sounds in, which is helpful when using them with a computer. It appears this is due to them being ...
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Olympus LS-100 or Sony PCM M10

I've got a Zoom H2 as a fieldrecorder, but I don't like the noisy preamps and the interface. So I was looking into a new fieldrecorder and found some interesting ones. First I found the Sony PCM M10, ...
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Multitrack USB Mixing Console

I am searching for a Mixing Console similar to ZED-10 from Allen and Heath. The ZED is exactly what I am searching for, but it has one problem. You can only track/record 1 stereo track of the Mixing ...
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Sound Devices USB pre / vs USB pre 2

I could get a USBpre very cheap. ($120) Are the converters the same quality as the USBpre2? Is it worth it, or should i save for the USBpre2 instead? thanks, John.
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Low Budget Documentary Recording

I have volunteered myself to record the sound for a short documentary a friend of mine is making. My (limited) experience in sound is mostly in the post-production side of things so I don't own any ...
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Which MIDi interface to get for more channels?

I own Roland UM-4 that was a good MIDI interface but it's not working with 64-bit windows or similar so I've bought a cheap 1-channel plexgear MIDI interface which is not enough when I now also own ...
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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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Avantone CK-1 Mic

Hello, I am experiencing some issues with my Avantone CK-1. Whenever I connect it for the first time in the session it gets a static noise that doesn't disappear until I unscrew the capsule from the ...
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Hydrophone advice

Hello all! I am looking to get a hydrophone and wanted to get some input. I think I narrowed it down to this one: http://contactmicrophones.com/products-bxh.html or this one ...
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Live rock band having issues with vocals being buried

We are an independent touring band that has been having issues with the vocals being lost in the mix. Our singer is constantly told that she's being drowned out by the band. The band consists of a ...
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Falcon Boom Poles - Any Thoughts?

I was looking around Ebay, to find a good deal on a boom pole, since I lost mine on a shoot and I came across this listing. ...
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First Field Setup

Hi guys, I have been working in sound design for just under a year now in my first professional gig and have now gotten to the stage where I can no longer just rely on library recordings to work ...
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looking for a mic that would pick up the low end sound of a gunshot. so far i have a

looking for a microphone that would pick up the low end sound of a gunshot. so far i have a - rode ntg-3 - sennheiser mkh-416 - oktava mk-012 i would like to spent less then $900 thanks guys ...
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Salt and your equipment/Fieldrecordings on the sea

Hi What kind of experience do you have with salt water and your equipment? Salt is very aggressive and could ruin a lot of electronic equipment. Recordings on the beach, on the sea, the air is full ...
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What's the difference between dynamic and condensor microphones?

When someone talks about a dynamic or condenser microphone, what do they mean? How do these classes microphones differ, and are they used for different things? Are there any more subdivisions of ...
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Buying gear (yeah i know, we've been here before…) Or Sonosax SX-R4

Ok, I know this is a question I alone can answer, but I have to admit I'm kind of at a loss. The issue: I've been 'on the market' for about a year trying to decide on a 4 track recorder in the ...
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What kinds of adhesive tape are essential for a sound recordist and Why?

Whether it's for sound effects recording or production sound mixing.
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iPhone 5 Bit Depth & Sample Rate?

So, are we expecting the newly released iPhone 5 to have an increase in Bit Depth & Sample Rate capabilities for audio recording software / hardware? I scoured the tech specs on Apple's website ...
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How do I stop using my 002R with PT10?

I'm running 10 on a mac quadcore spdif in/out and going into a UA 2192 ad/da. I rarely/never record more than 2 tracks at a time and figured getting rid of the 002R is just one less outdated ...
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New Product: LEAP

I was going to post this as an answer to any of the multiple ergonomics-based questions, but I'll just add to the pile. Have you seen this yet? [youtube]_d6KuiuteIA[/youtube] Your Minority Report ...
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Hardware or Software effects for Post-Production?

Do people prefer using effects processing in a DAW, via Plug-Ins or outboard gear to have more hands on control for Post-Production? I do everything in the box because I've barely started working and ...
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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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best mac keyboard for sound editing

so as we upgrade our studios in the coming months I'll be looking to upgrade the one piece of gear that I come into contact with more than any other - my keyboard. as such, here are my specific ...
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Black Friday Discounts

As long as it's got an online store, we might all be able to buy, so if you've found a good deal, please share! http://www.sweetwater.com/dealzone/computer-audio-deals the bulk of the better deals ...
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Has anyone here replaced their MBP dvd drive with an SSD? I wanna run NI Komplete sans external HDD

So, I'm going away for a bit and want to take my laptop with me. Including my NI Komplete so that I can make music when/where I want to... I've been looking at getting an OCZ Vertex 3 250GB and ...
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Furthest Distance You've Successfully Used a Dynamic Mic From?

Have a fun SFX recording session going down Sunday - Source is going to be about 140 - 150db, about 100m from me. Definitely bringing some high SPL shotguns, but was considering using a dynamic. The ...
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What is a good place to rent mics from?

Specifically I'm looking for eight wireless face mics that would be good for use in a musical. I'm located near Philadelphia if that helps.
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Who's going to AES in October?

Wanted to started a group to see who will be at AES in NYC this October. I'll be there from Oct 19 - Oct 24. I'm presenting "Techniques in Field Recording" in the Game Audio track on the morning of ...
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Recording Music For A Doc, In The Amazon Jungle

Hello Friends, I come seeking advice about a potentially awesome opportunity to record an amazing group musicians in the amazon jungle in a couple of months. The Doc will revolve around the journey ...
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Which body packs to go for?

I have a choice between the Sennheiser EK 2000 or the Sony URXP2/4244. Which of the two works better?
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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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Going Into Debt for Gear

I expect to get very few responses for this one because it's such a personal and difficult topic, but I think the experiences of the people here could be very informative. While there seem to be many ...
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Entry Level Field Mixer

Hi, I'm wondering what a entry level field mixer would be/cost? I'd like to have an indoor recording package and have a Zoom for recorder but the pre-amps are too noisy for what I can tolerate. I'm ...
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Some Gear Prawn [closed]

Here are some cool photos in a gallery I just stumbled over. Check 'em out! Thought you all would enjoy seeing some different rigs. ...
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What non-standard gear is an important part of your kit

Let's leave the recorders, mics, boompoles and windscreens out of this list. What unique pieces of extra gear do you always have in your kit, and why? For example here are two items from our kits at ...
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Is it bad to plug in a mic when phantom power is on?

Should I switch off phantom power before plugging in my mics that require phantom? I hear a click when I don't switch the machine/phantom power off. I tend to do it, but if I don't need to that would ...
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Paradigm Shift - your ideal mobile recording rig

Try not to think of products that already exist. Try to think of what you want the next things to do here. How would your ideal mobile sfx recording rig work? Here's my thought: I think I'd like a ...
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What speakers do you use for Worldizing…

Hi All, I'm working on a film that the director and I want to do a LOT of worldizing on. Now I've done some, but I thought I'd throw it out to the brain-trust around here. What speakers do YOU use ...
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Yamaha HS80M vs KRK RP 8 G2 vs Mackie MR 8

Hey everybody, I went to the local music shop and asked for a monitor solution for a small room (with a budget around 400 - 500 Euro, i know - that´s not really a budget but I cannot afford more) ...
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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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Audio Furniture (Desk)

I purchased an "audio" desk that featured a central rack mountable section with shelf space above for video monitors. Not taking into consideration the height, I soon began to realize that the video ...
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Studio Pre-Amp with Low Noise Floor

Can anyone recommend a studio pre-amp with a low noise floor for recording foley? Don't worry about the $$$$££££, maybe just best in each price bracket! Edit: I'll mainly be using it with a Neumann ...
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Fieldmixer / Recorder combo suggestions?

With the SoundDevices 552 and the anounced AETA 4minX the industry is providing us with some really great gear. Having both a professional mixer and a recorder in one device is awesome! Are there more ...
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So you found $3000 under your couch. What do you buy?

And you have to spend it. Because the couch-demons will come after it if you don't. And you have to spend it on audio stuff. If it were me, I'd get either get a decent stereo shotgun (am undecided on ...
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Which Petrol bag will fit two SD 702s?

I'm in crazy mode... I have till tomorrow to buy a bunch of gear for a job, so sorry if my question is a bit raw. I bought myself the Sound Devices CS-3 case, and I'm not a huge fan. I'm about to ...
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Rechargable Batteries

We have some rechargeable batteries that are used on our Nagra LB's (8 in total) They are not the best and many of them are now refusing to recharge. There have been a number reasons for and my ...