Questions tagged [ambiance]

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recording city sounds

I am recording city sounds such as high street ambiance and bus/ tube journeys. I have a zoom H6 and a choice of XY mic, MS mic and a shot gun. My overall aim is to capture and make 2 to 3 minutes ...
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Will shotgun microphones pickup sounds like birds chirping outside?

My initial question speaks for itself. The scenario is that I would like to be able to do some foley work outside, such as things like walking through brush or shooting a gun, possibly. If a shotgun ...
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Storing ambiences in to a post-prodution house library

When adding ambiances into an library to be used in a post-production house, what is good to think about? For example, does post houses have all sounds in a library saved at the same sample-rate and ...
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Designing the sound of cities in a positive way. Any Ideas?

This is a question i often ask to myself, when i need to design the sound of a city on many commercials : What interesting elements can i bring in a modern city soundscape, that are evocative or ...
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Stealth Recording in Airports

Has anyone done stealth recording in airports? the reason why im asking this because the permission in my city cost a lot 1 lakh rupees for an hour thats approximately 2000 usd. So does anyone got ...
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Creative Use Of BGs In Film

I just finished reading Douglas Murray's guest article on Designing Sound during which he states: BG sounds connect the component shots into a whole scene and also separates the scenes one from the ...
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dpa 2006c or senn 8020?

Hey everyone, I am in the market for a pair of compact omnis for BG recording. I am looking specifically at the DPA 2006c or Sennheiser 8020. The 8020 set is about 600 more than the dpa's though, you'...
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Where to find GOOD sounding TV Shows for BGs in movies

Long question in the title there.. ahem. I'm doing post on a film where a couple is sitting in a sofa watching television. I'd really like to not have to do an entire new program just for that scene,...
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Christmas day = dead quiet city. what to record?

I'm going out into the city to do some recording on Christmas day, just because that's one day that the city sounds completely different. I plan on getting some downtown amb, maybe some commuter ...
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Favorite Ambiance, Background Recording Technique and Delivery

How do you like to record ambiances, and backgrounds? Stereo? Mono? ORTF? MS? How do you like to layer them in a project? Mono? Some Stereo? Lots of Stereo files?
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Testers needed for my Surround Ambiances sampler instrument

Hi there, I am looking for some feedback from people who work within sound for picture for my Final Major Project on my MSc Sound Design course. I have created a selection of surround sound ...
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Any tips on creating “dangerous/harsh” backgrounds

So upon reading all the great interviews and posts on BG creation/layering, im finally designing a specific set of backgrounds for a film. Im trying to make a background that can convey the harsh ...
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Backgrounds for a dead city?

Hi guys (my English is failing me big time today for some reason! so please forgive me and bear with me if possible) I just started working on a short (30 min) settled in a (present) post ...