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New sound designer/field recordist heading out on US tour. Any suggestions?

I'm a professional musician who is looking to get into sound design as a career. Starting January, I'll be heading out on a tour of the US with a show for 5 months. I'm very new to field recording but ...
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Making a “Gears turning” Effect

What would be a way to acquire this sound without actually building or finding metal gears that turn?
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Is it normal to get this much background noise (no ambient noise) when recording to a PC?

I do some voiceover work at home and have been experimenting with mics for a while. I've had background noise with 5 of the 7 Mic I've tried. And it's not the same noise. The spectrum for each is ...
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Zoom H2 - blank screen

The screen on my Zoom H2 went very dim so that I could barely see anything. I tried adjusting the light but now the screen is completely dark. I've tried re-powering but that does not help. When I ...
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I wan to buy a SoundEffect CD [on hold]

I want to buy a sound effects CD. Are there any good shops in L.A? Please teach the person you know.
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Eye gouging noise

The sound of someone bursting someone's eyes out (like in game of thrones (spoilers)). Need something I can perform on stage. We tried the voice already, it didn't take so we need something easy and ...
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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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Correct film crediting

I worked on a film earlier this year as the on set mixer. They are busy crediting the film and there is some confusion as to what my title should be. Can anyone please provide some clarity as to what ...
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mp3 encoding on command line: lame or ffmpeg - which is better?

I just converting .wav to .mp3 on my Mac on command line with lame (-b 256 -q 0), but I can´t find any version of lame who will support multicore/multithread so it takes a lot of time to convert audio ...
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fake rainfall in a stage setting

I've read that you should just spray a hose up into the air and record close to the ground (preferably on grass), or just wait for a rainy day. But what about in a radio-show or life performance ...
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Why would I get background noise but only in the negative cycles? (on CAD U1 USB mic)

I get background noise on a a new CAD U1 USB Mic but not on a Logitech USB mic. Same issue when tried on a different computer. Clearly a problem with the CAD. What's wierd is the noise is only in ...
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Multiple audio sources to monitoring speakers

I bought a mixer (Alesis MultiMix 4) thinking I would be able to connect multiple stereo audio sources (jack or mini jack) , adjust their level which each knob and output everything on a pair of ...
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Soundminer problem [on hold]

I have soundminer V4pro, and I've a problem when I search in database. Indeed, only few results appear. I don't understand. My metadatas are embed. And I already modify search indexes. I even ...
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Reaktor tutorials/book recommendations?

I've just bought reaktor and i'm looking for some tutorials to get started, can anyone recommend some videos or a book? I don't mind paying for one of the online video tutorials around but i wanted to ...
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Why is the lowest null frequency half the lowest peak frequency?

When creating a comb filter to spur on a flanger effect, apparently, we can postpone an piece of audio for a few milliseconds. Then, we mix that resulting frequency response with the original audio to ...
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What would I need to get percussive sounds out of my acoustic guitar? [migrated]

I've been playing guitar for a while, but I don't have much experience with electronics or amplification. I have an acoustic electric guitar that I believe has an under saddle piezo pickup. I'm ...
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Someone being pulled from a shallow pit

Here's the scene, a man steps down and the ground gives way. He falls into a pit about waist height. Two friends help pull the man out, so I was going to do some dragging dirt footsteps sounds but I ...
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Water resistance microphone for an outdoor kiosk

Hi looking for a microphone to be used in an outdoor kiosk. Until now we've been using this one: http://www.securitycamerasdirect.com/products/high-performance-microphone-pa3wp But it is as now out of ...
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How long is too long for a library ambience?

I have a question about your preferences with regards to library recordings. I'm putting together a library of ambiences from recordings I made on a trip to New York. Most of the recordings have ...
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Other than buffer size and sample rate, which other variants (hardware and/or software) play a role in latency?

For example: I'm looking for/designing/building an audio-focused system, and lowering latency is very important. What should I look for? RAM? Hard drive speed? Processor's speed and/or number of ...
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LAME bitrate and lowpass filters

Is there a formula or chart that specifies what lowpass filter LAME will automatically invoke for certain bitrates? I've looked around the net and can't find anything on this. And is there a specific ...
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Choosing a balance between soundtrack and voice

I've recently purchased a nice microphone and recording setup. However, my environment isn't as quiet as I would like. My goal is to make voice tutorials for software developers. I own a fair count ...
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How can wav sample formats be predicted?

I've been developing an audio synthesizer and it's pretty much all up and running, but I've run into a bit of an issue while trying to load various audio. Everything works as intended to the best of ...
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Drum shielding: Budget solution for back screen — what materials will absorb high frequency well and are cheap?

I would like to build a back-screen for a drum kit (highly reflective stage etc.) Currently I'm thinking of 6 2'x6' panel screen for the back, and I'm currently got a few materials suggested ...
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Microphone for six year old

My 6 year old son wants a 'real' microphone and stand just to sing with and pretend he's on stage like Billie Jo!! I'm confused with mixers and amps and microphone systems. I just want a cheap way of ...
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Is less compression better?

Is it better to do a minimum of compression while creating a track (in terms of sound quality) ? Or is it just all about how the compression is used in the track?
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Mouth and nose noises on M&E´s: helps or harms?

I would really like to have some perspective of when one receives the M&E´s and is preparing the version for that language / country. I understand and read here that a lot has to do with the ...
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Keeping or altering walla in M&E´s

I would really like to have some perspective of when one receives the M&E´s and is preparing the version for that language / country. I understand and read here that a lot has to do with the ...
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sound design for a quiet room

I need to design a couple of "room sounds" for our game .. thing is that they're quiet since there's no one inside for now I'm approaching this by having a room tone some occasional tiny sounds ...
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Is mains conditioning necessary to protect equipment?

I've had a request for a mains conditioning unit on a system that has run off mains for years with no problems. I've never heard of any surges or oddities like that and so I'm wondering what the value ...
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FL Studio 11.1.0 rendering crashes [closed]

I am using fl studio 11.1.0 but the rendering does not work. for every project i first need to copy the project and all samples to my laptop before i can render it as mp3 my pc is 64 bit but i don't ...
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Best sound to use for ringtone

So I have never liked using ringtones. However my new phone has a weak vibration, so it seems I need to get one. I want a ringtone that is able to be distinguishable from a whole crowd of noises, ...
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Opinions on this little sound logo?

It would be really nice if I could have some opinions from more experienced people like you all for this little sound logo I did (for the ADSR Contest). Here's the link: ...
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Oxygen 2014 yosemite [duplicate]

Do M-Audio MIDI controllers (Axiom, Oxygen, etc.) work with OS X Yosemite?
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FL Studio strange wobbly sound

I have a pretty annoying issue with FL Studio. Basically, sometimes happens that certain notes I play start to sound strange and wobbly, and it doesn't seem to be related to a single VST. It sounds ...
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Is it possible to move patches around on the microKorg? [migrated]

I've so far just used my microKorg to play around with creating sounds, and am using it for the first time on stage in a few weeks. When practicing, I've noticed that it's very slow to move between ...
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big delay in ProTools Agregate I/O

We would record a VO trough a standalone software (called DEHUMANIZER) to protools, but the play back have a really big delay. (400-500) My method was the following: i set up the aggregate I/O ...
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Change organ registration in middle of piece in Logic Pro X

I'm using Logic Pro X 10.0.7. How can I change the registration of the pipe organ (i.e. the settings of the Church Organ plugin) in the middle of a piece?
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Telex and Mumble [migrated]

I am trying to make a Telex MP 2002 interact with a Mumble client. However, when everything is hooked up, whenever something plays on the computer, it is instantly echoed back bt the Telex. Is there ...
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Increase volume of sound without introducing noise

I am using Adobe Audition and would like to increase the volume of a sound file that I have. It should sound the same as when I increase the volume on my computer via the volume knobs. I have tried ...
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New to recording. Would like to make tutorials with recorded speech. Would like recommendations

I want to make a series of tutorials for use on the web, including extensive recordings of my voice. I'd like to try to keep the recording quality high. I'm willing to spend some money, though I'm ...
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Assigning a numerical value to clarity

Is there any way you could assign a numerical value to clarity of sound? For example, if you wanted to see how clarity of sound was affected by environmental factors (being outside, for example), over ...
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Sounds design with video seq and DAW

What procedure should I use if I have video clips from a game (animations/cut scenes) and I need to precisely set every sound in it to the ms. For example, I have a sequence with starting monitors ...
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Please recommend movie titles

have some projects lined up and doing research. Can you guys recommend good sounding movies of the following? Boxing War (civil war or early periodic war, so not as busy, think pre-machine guns) ...
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Good Outdoor GunTails libraries for Convolution use

I'm the Happy owner of the Guntales library from the Recordist and I had some experiment using these multi-miked recordings as impulse responses for multiple reverbs in parallel. This library focus on ...
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Recording multiple tracks with a analog mixer [duplicate]

I have recently purchased a Behringer Xenyx 802 mixer. It is a analog mixer that uses RCA to 3.5mm connections to my iMac's line in port. I am using logic to record single tracks at a time, but I ...
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Recreating a synth from tourists i can't keep up ft will heard [on hold]

looking to recreate/tweak a sound from tourists song i can't keep up ft will heard. i think its a square with pitch bend and unison but can't for the life of me recreate it. I have massive and if ...
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Minimal length required for a human to register a sound

I work with automatic environmental sound recognition. As a limitation of my work, I use only audio without other contextual information to do the recognition. In nature, many sounds are very alike, ...
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Time code audio tracks in DAW?

How do you generate audio time code (LTC) tracks, if your platform doesn't offer them natively? Some DAWs can generate auxiliary LTC tracks, but many don't. Audible time code may not be useful right ...
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What websites/forums should I go to for critique?

Are there any good sound design websites/forums for posting demo videos for critique that I should know about? Thanks, Ian.

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