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Compressor Questions and Making a 5.1 Mix with 95% in Stereo? [closed]

I've been editing videos for a few years now and have always done my sound editing in Final Cut Pro (7).. But with this new big documentary project I'm working on, I'm hoping to make Soundtrack Pro my ...
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Batch Insert Audio Clip in an Audio Album

I want to insert an audio clip across several tracks in an Audio Album at pre-defined places Can you advise / suggest how we could achieve this or someone who could develop this for us.
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What is the best way to record acoustic piano and vocals from home?

I am staying in a rented house which I cannot sound-proof. I have an acoustic upright piano which I cannot carry to a studio. The noise levels around are average, no heavy traffic, but passing car ...
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Understanding how to mix digital audio signals by multiplying with cosines and adding

I'm trying to understand a patch/abstraction in Max for Live called M4L.bal1, but I think the question is a pretty general one about digital audio processing. The patch mixes two audio signals ...
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Stereo mixing conventions for instruments recorded with more than 1 microphone?

I play the vibraphone. As a player, I'm used to having the low end of the instrument on my left, and the high end on my right. However, when the instrument is recorded, a setting with 2 microphones ...
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Gravity - Amazing Foley

I was very impressed with the foley in "Gravity". Not a single sound took place in space, but all from the perspective of the characters, from inside the suites, ships and stations. I imagine it was ...
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CLOTHES - how to mix Foley

Hi, my name's Martin and I'm student of Film Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Czech Republic. Right now, it's the first time I'm provided with the real Foley tracks. It's fun and everything ...
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Radio advert project

I have a radio project due in a week and a half's time. I have recorded the dialogue at 44.1, 32 bit. I would just like to know what the radio broadcast level is?
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cinema screening stereo problem

Hi guys, A film I worked on that I mixed in stereo is being shown at a cinema on Saturday. The director went today to check the setup and test the film, on testing apparently the audio sounds very ...
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Dialogue Chain Differences: TV versus Film

How is your processing chain different? Certainly, limiting and dialnorm requirements are different...but what about your actual processing? Do you step compress on some genres and quick attack bus ...
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How to correctly do sound mixing for both 5.1 surround and 2.0 stereo and creating a DVD

Hello, Firstly I know nothing about sound mixing. I have produced a short film which a sound mixer has created a final mix for the film in 5.1 surround sound. I now need to create a DVD that plays ...
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Why does my bassline disappear in mix?

Hi all, I've struggled with this for years. How do you all go about eq'ing and mixing a bass line in a heavy beats stlye track and make it sound good/tough coming through laptop speakers. I'm aware ...
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Best Practices — Preparing D E & M tracks for Surround?

Hi guys, I'm preparing deliverables for a feature film. The distributor has asked for 3 separate stereo tracks to be used for creating a 5.1 surround mix. I have access to the original full stereo ...
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High frequency hiss in several movies

While watching a DVD I realized that in certain scenes there was some very annoying high frequency hiss. Logic's analyser told me, that they were at about 14kHz and 16,4kHz. Since this is not the ...
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How do you make your spot SFX fit in the mix? (Honks, construction, birdies)

When you are SFX editing placing effect like cars, horns, construction, birds, etc... Say you have all of these recorded you've got them in a pallet of sorts and they are from different places. Some ...
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Which stem would breathing go in?

Just curious which stem would breathing end up in? Its a chase scene that I had to adr entirely and so I have looped in breathing. I have it on a separate channel for mixing purposes but does the ...
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Demo reel show n tell

Some I'd you may know me or some of my team personally, and I have posted quite a bit. But am often busy with work and not as "social" as would like to be. So I wanted to share our project reel from ...
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how to do a film mix- 5.1 and mono

i would like to know how to do a proper film mix -both mono and 5.1 in details. what are the steps one should follow? is it necessary to EQ all dialogue tracks, foley and fx tracks? if so, why? also ...
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Approval/Review process for Broadcast 5.1

Hey all - Quick question for those working with 5.1 content for broadcast, long- or short- formats. What exactly is your client's approval process or processes? We're quickly approaching a couple ...
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Mixing trailers for the internet

Hi All, I'm a long time lurker, first time poster, so thanks for all the great advice I've absorbed from you all already. I'm designing / mixing some trailers specifically for the internet, and 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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Discussion for the sound of “El Topo”

I often think that wacky movies blur reality to the point that they share similiar qualities with video games. I'm about to watch El Topo for the first time and I think it would be cool to get a ...
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Remixing For The Internet?

I was wondering if there were any quick approaches from taking a soundtrack that has a wide dynamic range (film) and compressing it for something like the internet, where most things seem to be ...
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Final Mix Runoff Workflow

I'm currently specing a new mix room to be built and wanted to get input if you're willing to share it on runoffs and how your line works: How many Pro Tools stations do you have on your dub stage? ...
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When you are mixing with a downward expansion

When you are mixing with downward expansion and the downward expander creates holes during the fades at the ends of dialogue regions, what do you do?
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During the mix, keeping levels right

When you mix, do you have a certain db level that you try and keep all your levels at and then compress the peaks? Are there certain levels for dialogue? Does using the gain audiosuite plugin for ...
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Low End on Small Speakers

So I am working on a trailer for a video game that features Dinosaurs. I have big ol epic feet for the T-Rex - friggin epic on my monitors. But it seems like the only audio that finds its way through ...
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Film Predubs: real or virtual?

So when you are predubbing do you/your re-recording mixer print stems & replay those in the final mix, or do you just write automation and all the original edit tracks runs live? If you could ...
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Broadcast Level Requirement

Anyone know what the loudest level for a mix on broadcast (CBS) television is? Im doing a mix that may end up on there and Id rather not have it smashed by their compressors. :) I read the other ...
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Sound Design and Sound Mix

Hello forum, I am new here. I would like to have some opinions on the followoing issue. I have just done the sound design for a short film here in London. I work freelance and have my own little ...
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Question about Tree-Beard.

I saw in the DVD extras on the sound-work for Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers a special section about how they created the Tree-Beard voice. Some of the video footage shows the voice being ...
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Designing a Humongous God-voice

Hey all, So last time I needed to create a goddess voice. Now, since I did such a good job on that (thanks to birdhousesound) they want me to continue working for them and I've now got a task of ...
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Goddess Voice Mix

Dear All, I have a task of mixing a female voice to make it sound "Goddess"-like and "Angel"-like and warm and soft and high-endy. Those are pretty much the producer's words. Any tips or hints or ...
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What is the workflow for audio post for TV?

Hi I am a university student currently writing my dissertation on the audio post production process for television ( and specifically drama). I was just wondering if anyone answer any of the ...
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MetaSynth 4 Pro

i need something similar to the MetaSynth , for PC daw, any recomendations??? i realy like MetaSynth, too bad that is not for pc
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What's your favorite mix / sound design from a Suspense Thriller?

Suspense Thrillers are a little bit about the visual, and a lot a bit about the audio. What is your favorite mix and/or sound design in a suspense thriller movie? What really drew you in about it? ...
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Turning over ADR

I recently had an ADR session and turned it over to the production company. The original production sound was quite echoey and had a bit of a tail on the audio. I gave the company 2 raw mics and one ...
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Mixing and Design

I'm curious about how other people work. I did start writing about this is on the Soundscape building question but I think it deserves a separate thread (correct word as this isn't really a forum in ...
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What's your preferred de-esser plugin?

I used the waves one and now i'm trying the Eiosis E2deesser: I found its approach really interesting and natural sounding. I use a combination of that plugin and multiband compression. I have read ...
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Fixes during the mix. How to go about it?

One thing I know will be inevitable are fixes from the director, or producer, or even actors/producers in some cases. How do you guys prepare/go about doing fixes on the dub stage? Do you bring a ...
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Futz to make a good newscast sound?

I just did a mix on a video that had a clip from a newscast from TV. We re-recorded the line (ADR). I used a lapel mic as that is what they probably used on set.. Do any of you have a preset or ...
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TV Broadcast Levels

I just mixed a documentary for TV broadcast and the clients told me that it should not peak higher than -6db and the reference tones should be at -12db. I did just that but then when they where ...