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Microphone to record piano in concert hall

I have been given the wonderful opportunity (mostly due to networking in the music department) to record myself on my school's concert Steinway grand piano in my school's concert hall. Unfortunately ...
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Best Microphones for Recording Atmospheres

Hi, I'm looking to buy some microphones to record some outdoor atmospheres (traffic, park, outdoor crowd, etc.). I have experience recording indoor sounds like vocals and foley but no outdoor ...
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Wireless Audio On A Budget

I am in need of an in-ear monitor system for my Church's band. We currently use a Yamaha - LS9-32 mixer, and are on a budget. Now, I am not a complete audio quality freak, but I do appreciate it. I ...
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What basic hardware should I get for a beginner at audio recording with low budget?

I am an amateur guitar player (acoustic and electric), singer and songwriter. For ages I've been thinking of recording audio on my own. What basic hardware should I buy to record my stuff? Should I ...
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PROAIM BMP60 thoughts

Hi guys, For a budget priced blimp, has anyone had experience with the Proaim BMP60 R or S? Noticed it has been mentioned in a post before, though cannot find any buyer reviews except for a the (...
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KRK (or any other) nearfield recommendation for game audio

I've got some freelance game audio contracts beginning soon and need to get started with a basic bedroom setup. Here's some quick specs: 11.8 x 12.8 sized bedroom. Carpeted, drywall, a queen sized ...
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How can I manage communication and time for Social/Mobile Game Sound Design?

I have been attempting do more game sound to add to my film/tv sound design experience. I have done a few games now, most of which are mobile/social games. I am having a TON of difficulty in both ...
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Budget not large, really need to get an on location sound kit together for a possible job!

Hello everyone. My budget isn't large and I'm looking to get together a little on location sound get together quickly for a possible job that is coming up. Now, as usual with me, I jump before I can ...
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over my head: looking for an inexpensive way to mic both my flute and violin for live performance with mic'd acoustic group?

The more I look at microphones and amplifiers and PA systems and pickups (oh my) the more I am realizing that I have no idea what I am doing. (sorry the question is so long, it's kind of a stream of ...
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Field recorder advice (again)

Hello fellow designers/recordists. I am covering some old ground, but I'm looking to 'upgrade' from the H4n to something a little more semi-professional, without a sound devices pricetag. For the ...
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Shotgun film mic suggestions

Hi everyone, just a quick questions on any suggestions for a good, rugged, film shotgun mic, such as the Rode NTG-1 and alternatives costing upto around 500 dollars... Outdoor filming. Thanks for ...
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What equipment do I need to mix and monitor my recordings?

I am a complete Newbie when it comes to mixing and multi-channel Audio. I have two instruments I would like to record simultaneously - a Roland HD-1 V-drum set (outputting a 3.5mm PL connector) and an ...
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Beginners sound kit - 1k budget

I have searched through the questions, but I feel each person has specific requirements that necessitates a specific question. I'm on a $1k budget and I need a field sound kit. I'll be going fx, ...
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Fair royalties for a sound designer as a show tours

Hi All- First off, I literally started an account two seconds ago and am surprised I didn't find this site sooner. Happy to be here. Okay, so my question. I did a sound design for a small (and ...
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Indie Feature Production and Post Production Audio Budgets

If you were asked to work post audio on a film, one man band style, and you knew the budget was $150,000, what would you think a fair price would be? This is just for your services. No dolby stuff ...
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Sound Design Schedules

Hi!I would like to know how do you calculate times for a sound design project? How much time (in human hours) does it take to make the sound design for a feature film (1:30hrs)? If you could specify ...
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Best Comprehensive Location Equipment for £5000?

Hi guys, I'm wondering what you guys would pick if you wanted a comprehensive recording kit for small films, documentaries and SFX recording with a £5000 budget? I already have a NTG-3 shotgun mic ...
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Budget Shopping: A boom or a blimp?

I'm doing some studio guitar work, right now, which will end up paying me ~$500 (it's for a really good friend, or I'd be charging at least twice that), and I'm planning on putting all that money back ...
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Quoting for post sound production.

Hey all, I have to do a quote for post sound production for a feature film and i'm not quite sure where to start. I did read Tim's answer to Colin's question (http://socialsounddesign.com/questions/...
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Will I really have to spend $2000 for an MBox 2 Pro and DV toolkit so that I can learn it while being able to read OMFs?

Hi Everyone... But I'd really really like to know whether I need to fork out close to $2000 to have a decent interface, Pro Tools and the ability to import OMFs etc? Buying an Mbox 2 Pro is ...
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What is the best setup under $10K?

I've always wanted to have a home studio and I figured that with around 10K I could build a semi-descent setup. I'm interested in everybody's opinion on what is the best (Pro Tools preferably) setup I ...
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Guerella Gun Recording without a budget

So, I'm working on an American Old West point-and-click game, and there is going to be an absolute NEED for gun sounds; one of the main objects in our game, in fact, is a cursed pistol. Being in Utah,...
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Needing some advice for a small budget sound recording setup…

I'm currently into a project where I'll be needing to provide sounds in various formats, covering a whole spectrum of topices (ambience, household, human, impact etc). I will need to be providing ...
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Insurance for Post- Production

Hi, I am operating as a freelancer, and under the NEIS program in Sydney, which means I get an allowance to start my business but under their terms - the main one being I NEED to have Public ...
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Best budget microphone to record foley

Hi, As a starting sound designer I want to record my own foley. But for that I need a good microphoone to record foley. I don't have a big budget for expensive microphone, so I am looking for a ...