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Top new questions this week:

How to make gunfire like in Cave arcade shmups?

I am very new to sound design and have been struggling to create gunfire sounds for my arcade-style shmup which emulates classics in the genre (for example, any Cave game). I have ripped examples from ...

sound-effects foley effects video-games  
asked by DyingIsFun 1 vote
answered by Tetsujin 2 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

What is a soundscape?

Could anyone please explain to me what is a soundscape? If you are asked to create a soundscape, how should one go about it? Does this term apply to film sound design? If so, how?

soundscapes sound-design  
asked by Mita 3 votes
answered by Christian van Caine 5 votes

TRS 3.5mm microphone not working in mixer

I can't get my microphone to work in my mixer. It is a standard 3.5mm TRS headset microphone. I have it plugged into a 3.5mm TRS to 1/4" TRS adapter, which is plugged into a 1/4" TRS to XLR adapter. I ...

microphone mixer  
asked by Megaman1574 7 votes
answered by Micah Gafford 3 votes

How do you lessen mouth noise in VO recordings?

Okay. Pardon me if I sound ranty. I promised myself I would not ask this question, but frankly, I am fed up with it. I record narration as a main part of my job in sound. I have recorded possibly ...

narration clicks  
asked by Utopia 18 votes
answered by Shaun Farley 9 votes

Microphone to pick voice of several people in a big room

I usually do online Skype meetings with my team. On my side, it is only me, but on the other side, there are several people with different distances from the laptop (5m radius max). So far, we have ...

microphone recommendations voice  
asked by The Curious Guy 3 votes

What is the best shape for passive sound amplification

I'm asking this to make a passive sound amplifiyer. In the web they usually do a HORN shape that looks like exponential function mirrored about 'x' axes. But I wonder is there a better shape for ...

acoustics amplifier  
asked by Aitbek Myrzakhmet 3 votes
answered by Schizomorph 3 votes

Lav mic mounting tips

Hello, In the film I am working on there is quite a bit of cloth scratch I am getting on the lav mics used by the boom op. After watching The King's Speech and the interview from the production ...

lavalier microphone placement  
asked by Utopia 6 votes
answered by VCProd 7 votes

Different Pro Tools errors - and what do they actually mean?

I´ve recently encountered many different kind of Pro Tools errors and it really annoys me that the error messages themselves don´t give a whole lot of information what´s wrong in Pro Tools. It would ...

pro-tools problems error unexpected-error  
asked by Ville Sorsa 2 votes
answered by Internet Human 5 votes
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