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Fostex FR2 LE + Rode NTG2 quiet input

Hello, I recently bought an Fostex FR2 LE and a RODE NTG2 in order to create a starter kit for sound recording in the field. I have performed numerous test recordings over the past few days but the ...
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Quiet Desert areas around Los Angeles to Record in

Hi Everybody, I was wondering if anyone had any favorite quiet, secluded locations outside of Los Angeles where they like to record. The ideal place would be reasonably quiet and away from spying ...
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Closest and quietest park/wooded area to NYC?

Hi All, Maybe a strange question, but I am in need of a location for Foley, FS, Rustle etc. for a film shot in Yellowstone and I, of course, live in NYC. I am hoping to get out this Saturday morning ...
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Dealing with Nose Whistles

This may sound like a goofy question but I've ruined a fair number of quiet field recordings with my own nose. Surely I can't be the only phonographer out there with a deviated septum. Does anyone ...
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The quietest moment in your city?

Years ago, when I was at university, I did an experiment/exercise whereby I recorded the same street corner for 5 minutes every hour on the hour for 24 hours. The initial idea was to string a minute ...
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Quiet Ambience Recording Tips

So I got a chance to visit an old church today which is over 300,000 square feet total with my recording equipment to poke around and see what I could find to record. Not a soul was on the premises ...
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The Softer Side of Sound Design

Hola, I just re-watched the first Transformers movie and now find myself completely overwhelmed and kind of craving something with a bit more of a soft touch. I know that my question is something of ...
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Best use of Silence in a film?

In my opinion some of the best film sound is not loud or overt, and I've used silence many times in film soundtracks myself but I am interested to know what your favorite use of silence or ...