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External noise in field recordings.

So I'm finally wrapping up the Doors project (I know. I procrastinated. I apologize - I'm really busy, though! That's my excuse!). I couldn't help but notice while being out field recording: THERE IS ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 (...
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Looking for a high quality (UK) summer ambience

I hope people don't mind me posting a request, say so if you do. But I think that exchanging sounds is part of being in a community :-) Anyway, I'm stuck in South Africa and in winter, but for a ...
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What does the Arizona desert sound like?

Hi, Could anyone give me a quick rundown on what the desert in Arizona sounds like? e.g. are there crickets? any particular types of birds, or any other distinctive sounds to that part of the world. ...
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Making stereo out of mono.

I got a small video to mix turned over to me where the ambiences were all mono (this was a quickie and the FX were cut by the picture editor). It may be quicker for me to find some stereo FX to place ...
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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,...
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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 ...
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Where to go in L.A. for stealth crowd - WITHOUT MUSIC

I'm sitting outside Starbucks coffee here at Hollywood and Highland on a rare day off thinking I was going to get some good crowd walla with a couple of binaurals, stealth-like. But, there is one ...
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recording summer ambiences

i'm working on a short feature film where i need to provide some interesting summer ambiences, the sweat, humidity and moistness apparent in the visual scene needs to be depicted in ambient sound. ...
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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 ...
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REQUEST: European BGz variety - birds, animals

Greetings! I'm in a situation where a show calls for some "historically-accurate" (within reason, 'geographically-accurate' may be the more correct term) ambiences in terms of animal and bird choices....
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What sound represents “happy”

What sounds could represent bright, happy, joyful, youthful, naturalness?
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authentic sounds

Hello all, I'm just mixing the first episode of an animated series. Unlike other shows I've done this one has a very specific location (in this case Vienna). The guys in tracklay gave me perfectly ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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lend me an ear?

hi everyone, i'm new here to the forum as well as the sound design field in general. been experimenting with some soundscapes of my own, bumbling about in my own way, and was wondering if anyone can ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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!!!
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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.. ...
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Creating 5.0 atmospheres & Panning

Hey there, Have been playing round with some stereo atmospheres i recorded, trying to make them into 5.0s I can bounce and use in the future as pre made surround backgrounds. I would normally just ...
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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 ...
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Sony D50 or Røde NT4 for recording quiet ambience?

I have a Fostex FR2-LE and need a stereo mic for ambience and various quiet stereo recordings. I am between geeting a Røde NT4 and using it with my Fostex or getting a Sony PCM D50 to use the built in ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Sony D50 internal mics for new Recordist

Hi, I am new to recording. I have bought a Sony d50 to record voices and ambient sounds as well as to hook it up to a parabola for distant pinpoint sound recording to for a stills photographic project....
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Building ambience

Are there any good tutorials videos that can help me build ambience and a whole environment . Thanx
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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 ...