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Wiring 2x subwoofers down to 1 or 0.5 ohm on a 2 ohm verified amplifier? [closed]

This is strictly a hypothetical question. I have a 2600W peak monoblock amplifier for my car, which is rated at 1000W at 2 ohm. I am currently wiring my subwoofers to the amplifier like this: What ...
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Sound proof a room, car noise [duplicate]

I am trying to record my own voice in my room, and the main problem I have is the noise generated by the cars outside. My house is very close to the street (maybe 15m) and although my room has a UPVC ...
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Mic-ing cars without capturing Dialogue

I have a scene where we had to ADR the actors for their dialogue in a car. What was crucial was that the scene involved the car going faster and faster and the passenger talking louder and louder. ...
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Good Microphone to record engine sound (cars and bikes) on track

I'm looking for a nice microphone to record sound of cars and motorcycles on track (from outside). I'm going to put it on this camera: http://shop.panasonic.com/shop/model/HC-V750K I'm going to ...
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How to dampen the Sound on a car roof?

I have to record dialogue for a short film in a car. Some water will be dropped on the car during a scene to imitate rain. How can I dampen the Sound of this "rain" on the car's roof to get clean ...
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Freefield/Anechoic Car Recordings

Does anyone know of any freely available or available to purchase "anechoic/freefield" recordings of a car engine and/or rolling tyre noise at a known speed. Not fully anechoic of course, there can be ...
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Some questions about car pass by techniques

Hi there! I'm moving my first steps into sfx recording and I have some questions about car pass by recording techniques. I saw in many videos people pointing their pistol grips at car arriving (let's ...
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how do you manage a dialogue in a car

hi, i apologize for probably stupid question, but how do you manage a dialogue with boom or lavalier in a moving car? how do you get the best result?
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Miking 2 actors in a stationary car.

Hey, In a few weeks time I'll be recording production sound for a film in which the actors are sat in a parked car for about 80% of the time. In the film the interact mainly with one another, but do ...
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SFX For Strippers

Hey All, Next week we will be beginning tracklaying for a new series called Strippers. Unfortunately this has nothing to do with women taking their clothes off but actually cars being stripped and ...
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Hypothetical Question: In-Car Hands Free Microphone - Unlimited Budget - What Would You Do?

Hello, Totally hypothetical question: A wealthy man approaches asks you to design the optimal microphone solution for an in-car hands-free calling system. He has three goals: A: eliminate ...
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First time for “proper” Car recording. What TAPE to use to tape on car paint?

I've read a lot online so I think I have a decent setup. Roland R26 recording stereo Interior and dynamics on engine and exhaust Cantar recording two different pan mics (with dual mics in each zepp ...
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Rigging Microphones in Cars

what would one make a microphone rig for a car to record dialogues ? Which microphones are preferable for these situations and why ?
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Cutting a car chase

Hey all, I've been given an assignment in school to cut the SFX for a car chase and I'm having a hell of a time trying to maintain engine continuity throughout the scene. Anybody have any advice, ...
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Advice for cutting car chase SFX

Hi. I’m cutting SFX for a car chase scene. Very stoked-my first time. I’ve been doing some reading about techniques and such… Chris Assells has some solid tips on the 5th page of this recent ...
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The Speed of Sound: Why does the sound of a car approaching lasts shorter than passing on?

Hello All, I have a perhaps strange question. First let me introduce it with an observation i made today during field recording. I just got back to my studio and I am listening to the recordings and ...
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Recording F1 flybys @ silverstone next week…any tips?? [update - recordings enclosed]

edit [recordings are at the bottom!!!!] Hey guys, Excited to say I'll be heading up to silverstone - with no special permission...just a crowd member with lots of time to spare over the weekend. I ...
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How to make a car sound bad?

I'm recording a couple of cars for a film, and they need to sound like theyre on their last legs. I don't actually know any mechanics, so does anyone know if I'll damage anything by .. pulling off a ...
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Extreme wind protection (100+ km/h)

In my recent adventures with recording car sounds I found out that the exterior mics are only usable up to speeds of about 100 km/h (62 mph). Any faster and the wind noise becomes too loud, and over ...
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Vintage Car Models

I've been looking for a recording of a '68 Plymouth Barracuda or something close that has a v80 engine, but I can't seem to find it anywhere. Have any of you guys recorded this car and are willing to ...
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sE Electronics Reflexion to improve field recording

Today, while in the shower, I was thinking about all the things I could record in my own home with my h4n (thanks largely to the inspiration from the Sounds of Star Wars book, which EVERYONE who's ...
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Techniques for Recording a Car

Hello everybody, I am a University student in the UK and I was hoping that you may be able to give me some guidance on my final year project. The main aim is: To demonstrate whether using low budget ...
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Editing Driving and Car Scenes

I'm editing a video just to do for a fun challenge, its of a rally car doing various manoeuvres and drifting, just using library material, no recordings I've made. Was curious to know of any ...
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Tips on Car Recording?

I was just wondering if anyone had any tips on recording car engines/cars in general? I'm thinking of hiring a Marantz PMD671 to record with, and as for mics, I was going to hire a few different ...