Questions tagged [ambience]

The tag has no usage guidance.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
4
votes
5answers
424 views

Building Ambiences From Scratch

I'm wondering if any of you guys have any tips or tricks for creating realistic ambiences from scratch, i.e. without using any pre-recorded material. I'm working on a radio drama set in a lunar ...
3
votes
7answers
4k views

How do you design a cricket sound?

Does anyone have any tricks for designing a sound like a cricket or crickets? I live in Scotland and recording actual crickets obviously isn't an option!
0
votes
1answer
180 views

What synths and pads are those, and where to find?

I've been listening to a modern (not EDM, but not acoustic as well) band, and I'm pretty amazed by their sound quality. I'd like to know what library I need, and which is best to achieve those sounds. ...
3
votes
3answers
259 views

Oktava or Audio-Technica for Omni Ambience Recording?

I´m getting a rig to record quiet ambience with a Jecklin disc or simply using a spaced technique and would like to know if anyone has experience comparing the Audio-Technica AT4022 and the Oktava ...
-1
votes
1answer
40 views

Nature Sounds Libraries in HQ: where?

can you point me to the best Nature Libraries that include ambience loops in super High Quality? I mean paid ones .. (so no Freesound or such) .. I need optimum quality and clarity so far I didn't ...
1
vote
7answers
8k views

Sony PCM D50 vs PCM M10 ( internal mics)

Is the PCM D50 really woth twice the price compared with the M10? I want them for recording ambiences, birds, waterfalls, animals... Is there such a big diference with the internal mics or not (...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

Cleaning up noise from nature/ambience recordings?

Hello all, i really really hate noise(mic/preamp noise), and my recording rig isn't that great(fostex fr2le, 2x rode nt5)...now, cleaning up some sfx, that were close mic'ed, is easy with izotope rx2,...
1
vote
2answers
453 views

Stadium Reverb Ambience

I need to put this samba track into a stadium obviously a single reverb instance won't do the trick (at least I've tried but it didn't - Space designer from Logic) It sounds dirty and confused while ...
1
vote
3answers
730 views

Would it be Stereo or Mono?

I am recording ambience and sound effects for a room and there is one open window in the room with traffic outside. I was wondering if that traffic sound coming through only the window would be stereo ...
3
votes
2answers
111 views

Scales vs. Harmonic Notes

If an ambient sound is to be generated with specific frequencies, would it, in general, sound better if those frequencies are notes selected from a specific scale, or frequencies that are all harmonic ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

Room tone/Ambience/Atmosphere loudness question

I recorded room ambience at -50db and I'm not sure how loud it actually should be (in relation to other sounds). I realized that I started to use this to mask the noise of foley recordings, then I ...
0
votes
1answer
384 views

How To: Record Foliage/Trees

I am creating foliage sound by different types of dried grass, leaves, fake plants, etc. I am having a major problem though because after I put them into my DAW and hear them through my studio ...
5
votes
12answers
5k views

Zoom H4N - Opinions?

There are so many reviews spread around the web about the Zoom H4N, some of them praise this recorder, other say some things about bad preamps, hissy mics etc... Who has had experiences with this ...
0
votes
1answer
57 views

seeking prison fx and ambience libraries

I'm on a feature that takes place exclusively in a prison. I have all the big libraries that have prison fx... I've had them forever and am feeling like I want something new. Anyone got any good ...
3
votes
1answer
72 views

Low ambient noise in silent sections

I used a pair Behringer C-4 connected directly to the Marantz field recorder in manual mode to record a grand piano in a live performance (not a studio). Now I have low amplitude ambient noice sounds ...
2
votes
2answers
213 views

Recording room ambience

What would be the best way to record room ambience for ambience fx (not room tone for dialogue) with one mic? I'm limited on that side. Should i just transform mono to stereo later?
1
vote
3answers
844 views

Telinga EM23 vs Line Audio CM3 vs DPA 4060

Which one of the 3 is your favourite city ambience recording mic & why? any pictures of stealthy rigs using these 3 mic would be really nice guys. Thanks!!!
3
votes
6answers
3k views

Kontakt or other sampler/synth software for sound design ?

Hi everybody, I was reading this article : http://soundandpictureonline.com/2010/12/a-medal-mix-the-ea-sound-team-talks-audio-production/ I was wondering if Kontakt or any other sampler/synth could ...
3
votes
3answers
450 views

Stereo Width in Oktava M/S recordings

I wanted to experiment with M/S as I had not tried it before so set up a cheap rig using a couple of Oktavas with the figure of 8 adapter. I've done a few recordings outside my window and mastered ...
2
votes
2answers
124 views

How to make a lead similar to a circular saw

How to make a lead like in Notre-Dame de Paris - La monture at the first 4 seconds? This sound is similar to a circular saw. It is often used to represent aridity. ...
0
votes
3answers
123 views

Samples of a single storm building wanted

I'm working on a max msp patch that will allow the transition from calm weather through to breezy/ light right right through to a heavy storm as part of some kind of "ambience engine". I'm basically ...
3
votes
1answer
652 views

Ambiences - MKH418S / Sony ECM MS5 / Rode NT4 (x/y)

Good morning from Prague, today, I'm recording some stereo ambiences for a short film. Shame on me, but I used M-S mic just once so far for a school exercise. (We had to create some layered ambiences ...
1
vote
2answers
285 views

What sound represents “happy”

What sounds could represent bright, happy, joyful, youthful, naturalness?
1
vote
6answers
3k views

How to create ambient sound effects for video games?

I am very new to sound design, and I'm wanting to make background ambient sounds for a dark-feeling game. How would I go about doing this? Would I use music creation software like FL Studio, or would ...
0
votes
1answer
150 views

Any tips at constructing a “Press Conference” ambient track?

I'm working on a short film features a scene where lead character's making a press conference. Been trying to find ambient sound of conference room and quiet crowd but had no luck. Crowd sound often ...
2
votes
3answers
499 views

Desolation / Desert Ambiences

I am working on a short film that was shot in a middle-eastern desert. The visual scenery is mainly composed of dark sand, deep blue skies and a general desolated atmosphere. Unfortunately, all field ...
0
votes
2answers
733 views

Surround sound ambience library

Working on a film set in the jungle and the director wants it mixed in 5.1, wondering if any of you know of any sound libraries which have great surround ambience recordings. Or can I use a ...
0
votes
1answer
127 views

Ambiences with intelligible speech or not?

Hi all! First of all, a BIG thanks to everyone at this forum, I've been learning a lot from you lately. Here is a tiny question regarding ambiences and people talking. Do you see to it that it is ...
1
vote
5answers
417 views

BGs with no birds, bugs, or any other animals (make/fake/or break the bank)

I'm working on a film right now where there are only 3-4 people left on earth and everything else is dead, but I'm having trouble finding the right ambiances for this piece because it's really ...
1
vote
3answers
493 views

Building a Sound Library (For fun & For a living)

Hello everyone. I am sure everyone of you must have thought of it when you first started off in this field. We do what we do, first, because we love it and ,second, because we hope we make some money ...
1
vote
4answers
2k views

Small XLR connecotrs for ORTF setup

Im planning to setup an ORTF setup in my RODE Blimp with a pair of Line Audio CM3 & Im looking for small XLR connectors so i can setup ORTF easily. Please check out this image I saw this image ...
0
votes
4answers
430 views

Short film based on ambiences/background sounds/walla

I could use some help with short film I'm working on. The thing is that there are no dialogues in it (that's ok with me, I don't like talkies anyway:)) and the mighty director is against the use of ...
0
votes
3answers
521 views

Which DAW should I use when editing ambience recordings?

Hello, I have been recording alot of ambient sounds the last weeks and now i got over 100 of 1-2 min clips that im going to edit into useble ambient sounds in 48.1kHz/16bit from 48.1kHz/24. What DAW ...
2
votes
2answers
179 views

Looking for right Car Park ambience…

Hi, Been searching for the right ambience for this scene and all my car park ambiences are too busy, or in the daytime, or just not right. I'm wondering if anyone knows a sample library that has ...
3
votes
8answers
1k views

Making recorded ambient/BG sounds more like they're coming through a wall/window effectively?

Hi all, Currently working on a project where the use of "off screen" background sounds (ie streets, car passbys, crowds etc)in interior locations is very important. Any interesting tips on ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

REQUEST: Japanese fountain / Shishi-odoshi

Does anyone happen to have a recording of Japanese bamboo fountain they might be willing to share/trade? Unfortunately I'm not in a position to recording one at the moment, although I have wanted to ...
3
votes
10answers
7k views

Mics for ambience recordings?

Hi all Ive been thinking about upgrading my set of mics for ambience recordings. So far, I am very happy with using a set of DPA 4060's, when recording more loud places, and for stealth like ...
4
votes
3answers
705 views

Neumann KM 183 Stereo Pair

Just wondering if anyone has had any experience of using these for recording outdoor atmos and quiet room tones? I would like a pair of omnis to record open outdoor spaces and from what I understand ...
-1
votes
1answer
482 views

Building ambience

Are there any good tutorials videos that can help me build ambience and a whole environment . Thanx
0
votes
2answers
312 views

B&K 4006s for field recording?

I'm carrying out field recordings for a college project of ambiaances; so far my NT4 has been fine for the city ambiences due to the due to the healthy signal/noise ratio. But, I plan on going out and ...
5
votes
3answers
302 views

Scanner/Radio/Transmission Fans out there?

I recently found this amazing site that mixes a live feed of carefully selected ambient music tracks from soundcloud with police scanner chatter from several cities (only one city at a time) that ...
2
votes
2answers
150 views

The sound/ambience of Seattle

Hey all, I'm about to start cutting some sounds for a scene taking place in Seattle. I haven't been there. For those of you who've been there or live there, is there anything I should keep in mind, ...
1
vote
0answers
63 views

Hawaiian ambiences

Hey all Anyone willing to swap some sfx? Im in need of some ambiences from Hawaii. Preferably from smaller cities, countryside, and forests Need it for an animation short taking place in Honolulu in ...
0
votes
1answer
160 views

Anyone needing Australian Ambiences?

hi everyone, really enjoying the social sound experience. just to let you all know, i operate a professional ambience recording recording service specifically catering to designers/editors who need ...
1
vote
4answers
276 views

recording ambience with perspective

guys.. there's this film i am working on where the whole story is set on a 2nd floor apartment in a city..since the film would be shot in a set, i'll have to lay ambience tracks from the scratch..i ...
2
votes
3answers
216 views

Favorite SW USA desert recording locals?

I plan on doing some southwestern US desert recordings this summer, was wondering if you'd share your favorite places to record in that region for "wild-west" "desert-y" ambiances? (anywhere in CA, NV,...
1
vote
2answers
321 views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
301 views

Field hints and tips?

I have taken the plunge and bought a sound devices 788T with SSD and CL8. Also a M/S rig consisting of Senn. MKH40/30 combination. I would love any hints or tips re cabling, bags, tripods, stands.. ...
4
votes
3answers
171 views

Middle Eastern Atmos

Heading to Saudi Arabia later this week for a doc. Should have several days off in which I plan to do as much field recording as possible. Any thoughts regarding what to record/specific requests?
3
votes
3answers
290 views

Distinct Ambient Noises: Consistency, or Variety?

As I am working through a scene, and contemplating this question on my own, I thought it wise to tap into the experiential resource that is SocialSoundDesign.... Let's get your insight! The sound: ...