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Help requested with DAW survey for a school assignment [on hold]

I'm in my third year of my sound design study, and I'm currently working on a short article. I'm making an assessment of audio post-production software for film/media, and I'm interested in the ...
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As an independent film maker, where can I find sound designers to work with?

I am an independent documentary film maker, and am looking for a creative sound designer to collaborate with. I have just finished a short self –produced documentary film, which is a cinematic ...
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Books about the Sound Industry_ how it works

I'll finish my university in this year and i would write my thesis about Audio Post in Film, compare the industries between my country, other European country and America. So the very specialised ...
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Compression and limiting for new -24lkfs standard?

I found this site while researching audio mixing levels. I have recently started as the full time engineer mixing advertising content for television in NZ, Australia and US. My question is related ...
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Figuring out EQ for sounds

Looking for some guidance on EQ strategies for making sounds more professional. I know this is a very general question and maybe this falls more into mastering, but when I hear sounds in libraries or ...
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Getting started with Audio Production

I'm a musician with a classical background, and I'm really interested in the complete process of Music Production (Acoustic Conditioning, Recording, Post-Producing). I'd love to start learning in a ...
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How to remove unwanted sounds from 'silence'?

I have an orchestral recording with an audience. In one part of the recording, there are shock chords (loud, short chords played by the whole ensemble) at 0 dB with about two seconds of 'silence' ...
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Which Plugin Bundles and Sound Libraries to start with?

I'm jumping into post production (movies, games) and also sound design. Which would be more essential or worth buying? Are any just way too many plugins than I'd need? Here's what I've been looking ...
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Volume automation and noise reduction

What is the role of the dialogue editor in volume automation and noise reduction in movie post production? Thanks, Eduardo
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Advice on how to structure audio recorded from travel for products / free podcasts

Whilst cycling from the UK to India, around Nepal, and Mongolia & living in the Republic of Georgia I recorded sound: some music, narrative, interviews, background noise etc. I am in the process ...
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Creating realistic reverb in a forest

Hi, I'm currently in post production with a WW2 era short. The climactic scene at the end takes place within a pine forest. There are gunshots that happen offscreen, away from the main characters, ...
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How do you bounce back from a failure?

I recently worked on a film challenge project where I was in charge of post sound. I can make all the excuses I want, but in the end, I ran out of time and the project suffered severely for it. The ...
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Television Mix…

Hey guys :) I'm very new to the mixing world, I've got my basics down with Pro Tools so I do know how it works... I was wondering if you guys could give me tips on mixing for TV. I need to know ...
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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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specifics of clipping distortion perception

Why clipped sound perceived like someone is pouring sand on drum's membrane? It feels like it happens on specific frequencies and not totally random. Which maybe means it can be filtered? Can we ...
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Recommended Sound Libraries - WW2 Vehicles and Weapons

Hi all! I'm about to enter production for a WW2 era short, but I'm somewhat limited by both the budget and my location (Australia) as far as recording original audio for vehicles and weaponry for ...
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Are Barcodes Necessary for Soundscan Registration

When I go to register my number to Soundscan, it says, Add New UPC/EAN Code. Do I need to get UPC/EAN Barcode for my song to be able to register it on Soundscan?
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Protools 10 trial

I had pt 8 on an old pc and I have moved to a trail version of pt10 on a new pc. I want to move permanently to pt10. Should I uninstall the trial version first or just update to PT10 from the trial ...
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Audio Management/Organization Software for Free.

I am an editor and designer with thousands of SFX on external drives. I could really use some software to better organize all of them using the SFX meta data. I know about sound miner, etc. Do you ...
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How do I fix clipping distortion in my audio recording?

I've recorded a living room concert of two singers with two guitars with a Zoom H2. The recording is fine 90% of the time, but there is some clipping distortion. I think this is caused because I had ...
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post template for protools query

How do I get the tone and sync pop on to the master print mix down without them getting adjusted? And have I set up my template correctly for a master print stem? My individual DX tracks are bused ...
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Reaper Post Production

Do you guys know how to snap fades on one region in relation to another region on a seperate track, aligning the two for a precise cross fade? Snapping length of regions compared to other tracks, ...
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Internal drive on pc formatted for hfs [closed]

If I want to transfer files from an external mac hfs formatted drive to my PC. And I have an extra internal drive formatted on my pc for hfs do I still need something like mac drive?
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PT 8 - pt 10 hardware

I’m moving from Protools LE 8 Digi rack 002 to protools 10. When I upgrade do I continue to use the digi rack 002 hardware or do you just use a good soundcard instead. Or what is the way to do it. I ...
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Mic Handling Noises in Post Production?

I met with a client today who was looking to try and salvage some of the audio they recorded for a documentary. They were using a Rode videomic for Interior and Exterior, and the handling noise that ...
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Moving from mac to pc for post

I’m moving more into audio for picture lately and I am trying to decide to go for a new PC or Mac running Protools. I know all the arguments for and against but I’m trying to come at it from a ...
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Printing stems back to stereo for international versions in Protools and the volume seems to be slightly higher…why is this?

I'm doing what should be a simple mixdown of stems back onto a stereo track for the international version...stereo music stem, stereo sfx stem, mono narr stem and mono dial stem. I've taken out the ...
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Suggestions for FX Libraries for Promos

Hey guys, Any suggestions for decent libraries of whooshes and transitions? Alot of the stuff we have in our library currently is very Sci Fi/a bit mental, I would love to snap up a kit of useable ...
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Re-syncing Sound to a Directors Cut

So I did the sound edit and final mix for a short film a few months ago. The director was happy and signed off the film. Great. But now he has got in touch to ask if I will again do the sound edit for ...
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When working with Post Production Audio, Do you Work With the Original Final Cut Project?

Do people usually get to work within the original Final Cut Project? or do they get given a .mov file and separate audio files to work with?
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Give one sound the characteristics of another

Hi, I swear I used to have a plug in which did this, but as many of you, the sea of tools at my hands has quickly caused my memory to drown. I'm basically looking to take around 30 tonal sounds, ...
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What is the industry standard requirements for post production??

What is the industry standard requirements for post production?? International frame-rate standards; Europe, Asia, North America, South America & Japan Audio sample-rate and bit-depth in ...
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Anyone have any luck fixing/attenuating wireless hits?

Hey Guys, A buddy of mine recently came to me with a seminar vid that contains some pretty nasty RF hits. Unfortunately the only sources are the lav on the speaker and the onboard camera audio (which ...
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conforming audio

Just getting myself ready to conform audio to some picture changes which I haven’t done before in Protools. Is there any advantage in starting at the end to make the first change and working back to ...
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Sending over stems from a DA88-is it worth investing?

Hi guys, I am looking through the delivery requirements of a project that's a feature film with a 5.1 mix. In the past I have always sent stems as separate wavs and any OMF's/Sessions to boot. The ...
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Can files created by using Audio Suite plug-ins go bad over time?

So I've been working on a feature film project for a few months now and I had to use Rx at my school to get rid of some really bad humming noises that were in a few scenes. I don't have Rx at home and ...
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Hearing loss above 11 Khz

Hi to all sound designers, first time I post on Social Sound Design but I've always found all of your comments here extremely valuable and I very much respect your judgment on all things audio. I've ...
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Dissertation ideas!

Hi im struggling to come up with ideas as of what to do for my dissertation. i want it to be around the sound area of film, game or TV. Ideally not around music composition etc. stuff like foley ...
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best workflow for videogame localization

Hi to all, what is the best workflow to prepare pro tools session for videogame localization recordings? I need to import and spot in one pro tools tracks a massive number of files. Thaey should be ...
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tv production volume level

I recently started doing sound mixes for tv programmes and I can’t seem to get the programme level as loud as the surrounding audio i.e continuity announcer, ads etc. My settings: if I take the ...
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Television Postproduction schedules

Hi Everyone! I would like to know how many days are usually spend on a 45 minute chapter of an action television series??. I know it depends on producers and budgets but still... it would be ...
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Normalizing Your Final Mix?

Another question: When I mix films in stereo, I mix for dynamic range at 78dB SPL. This means I have my setup calibrated, I mix the dialogue until it's comfortable, then I mix everything else around ...
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DX Stems - Mono or Stereo?

So I have a post template I work with all the time. Some DX tracks (all mono), some FX tracks (half mono and half stereo) some FO tracks (all mono), and some MX tracks (all stereo). Through ...
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Automation Stops reading properly in Pro Tools LE.

I'm working on a feature film in Pro Tools 8 LE on my Macbook. There's a scene in where I'm automating a reverb plug-in on my dialog aux, due to the characters going in different rooms down a long ...
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OMF - video sync query

OMF query, I received an OMF, quicktime video file and audio guide track. The omf and the guide track have a 2pop. When I imported in the video file and the guidetrack I noticed that the one frame of ...
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About Backgrounds…

I was once told that you always need ambience in your films. Makes perfect sense anyway, right? If there isn't any ambience, the audience doesn't feel like they're in the environment and all. Then I ...
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The purpose of Threshold, Knee and ratio in a compressor (discussion)

I would just like a get eveyone's view on the purposes/"what they do" on a compressor. They way I understand it is, the threshold is the dB level that is reached by a signal that causes the knee + ...
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Omf and video guide track sample rate

I import an OMF into my Protools session. I match the session to the OMF spec of 48/16bit. I notice that the audio that came with the video guide track is 44.1/16bit. When I import the video track I ...
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Post Production, How To Become Faster?

So I have been doing audio post production and master for a friend of mine for a few months now. He is starting to have a higher demand for videos and is sending more to work on. They are commentaries ...
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Equator D5 Studio Monitors. Thoughts?

link text Does anyone have experience with these monitors? The coaxial design looks very appealing for creating phase coherent stereo imaging. I know they've been given rave reviews over at ...