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Condensor Microphones diaphrams facing each other

I once recorded grand piano with two condenser microphones (AKG c414) and due to the length of the arms of the microphone stands had the two diaphragms pointing past each other (in a cardioid shape). ...
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Beamforming microphones to isolate individual performers in a group

A lot of conference room telephony gear has built-in beamforming microphones. They use an array of microphones and then process the recorded audio, incorporating the phase to isolate sound from one ...
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Miking an upright bass

I am recording a live jazz quartet on Friday consisting of drums, acoustic piano, upright bass and either electric guitar or a sax (this will be confirmed tomorrow and I have no problem with these). ...
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Trouble with Microphone levels

I have a Shure SV100 mic, plugged into a behringer 1002USB mixing board, and I am having trouble getting my levels normal. In general I find that the mic audio is very low, often showing up at -18 or ...
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how to get rid of a loud buzzing noise when I try to record?

I have an MXL 770 Cardioid Condenser Microphone connected to a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 2 In/2 Out USB recording audio into Sonar x3. When I try to record, my voice is very very low. You can barely ...
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What Technique do you use for Room Tone recording?

I realize it depends on the space, but generally speaking, what microphone technique do you use and what type of mic? XY, ORTF, spaced pair?
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Rock n Roll Band Recording

Hello everybody! I will record a rock n roll band. My goal is to get the classic sound of the 1950s-1960s with a polished feel. I mapped the following recording setup, but i have a fear that it will ...
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RM-11 mounting with COS-11

What is the standard mounting technique while using the RM-11s? I use topstick and mount it on the clothes in the sweet spot of the chest. Is this correct or is there a better way? I'm also shooting ...
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guitar wireless micing question

How would you mount a wireless mic pack like this one to guitar without damaging the guitar or impeding the player? [EDIT] oh and the strap is not preferable!
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Miking 2 actors in a stationary car.

Hey, In a few weeks time I'll be recording production sound for a film in which the actors are sat in a parked car for about 80% of the time. In the film the interact mainly with one another, but do ...
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Advice on Recording a Conference

Hi all. I've been asked by a friend for some advice on how to go about recording the audio for an event he's filming. I don't have much experience with events recording and am still a little green ...
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Recording vintage firearms

I have a date with some WW2 guns and an armorer and am looking to brainstorm some unconventional mic choices and/or placements to capture something special. I'll be traveling with some heavy hitters ...
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how many inch maximum to place microphone overhead to get quality/clean dialogue. i know there is no rules for this, but just lets share how many inch roughly, so we know what each of us have in our mind too..

i roughly place 6-8inch above overhead to get the quality speech from the actor. doesn't matter it visible in frame or not, later i will use adobe after effect to take out the microphone in the frame. ...
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Microphones to capture and sample audience sounds?

Hi, Part of my performance includes recording and sampling sounds the audience makes during a break down (e.g. the audience singing / saying things together). This will be in indoor theatres with ...
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Recording Orchestra Groups with Omni mics and M-S matrix

I need to record a ~50 piece woodwind orchestra and am using a Nagra VI which has 6 inputs. I want the best recording using the fewest mics. I have a pr of Neumann M150s which I was going to place ...
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What will be a good microphone to record folding clothes?

I have been trying to record folding clothes with a zoom H2 and obviously I get more noise than the signal and then when I try to eq the noise the signal also get very weak. What would be a better ...
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Organic Sound Cue Techniques

Hello Sound Designers! I'm currently working on a sound design for a live theatre show. One of the challenges I have is to create a cue that imitates the experience of covering you ears and ...
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Body Falls, Punches, and the like

Hi everyone, I was wondering if you could provide some creativity for creating body slaps, punches, falls, etc...the like.. My idea is essentially to get some fruit, vegetables, and a few pieces of ...
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How to capture tire (tyre) textures when recording vehicles?

When reading Yewdall's Practical Art of Motion Picture Sound, you can read him talking about varying road textures in the movie Christine... I can't quite represent myself how one would go about doing ...
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Hydrophone Recording

Hey Folks, I have to record a variety of underwater movement and I'm in the process of doing some experimentation. I currently own 2 dolphin ear pros, but I'm not totally happy. I'm wondering if ...
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Oktava MK-012 as a SFX recording mic? Alternatives?

About SFX recordings, I've read a lot on here. About mics too. I still am surprised not to find anything on the Oktava being used for SFX. I'm in a situation where I have a bit of money, but not so ...
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Mic Position for Footsteps

Dear All, Do any of you tend to place the mic for perspective? Like if the person's feet are off screen, would you place the mic high or further away to make it less "in your face"? In my ...