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Metal stab sound

So, I'm trying to make a metal stab for one of our robots who has big blade like arms. I tried stabbing a soda can with a butcher knife, but I'm not loving the result. Pitched down it just sounds like ...
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Cigarette smoke and mics

Hi. The other day I was doing location sound in a short film. In one indoor scene one of the actors was smoking. It was a close shot so was booming quite near. I was just wondering if smoke can ...
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Do XLR cables wear out?

Is there any noticeable difference in sound quality if you use a new XLR cable instead of a well-used 10 years old one? I work at our local church and can borrow a cable from there to do some ...
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Rode NTG3 dies on set, and now its working again. Should I be worried?

Hello my fellow Sound Friends! I come to you with a curious situation. So two nights ago while shooting a short film at some ungodly hour, my NTG3 craps out. Prior to fully not working, it started ...
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Replacing Boom Mic Segment

My first boom pole was a very pretty Gitzo carbon fiber pole. Loved that thing! I think it extended to 12' or so. I rented out my sound gear (I have learned to not do that any more) and they ...
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Can fast and loud transients damage speakers?

Hi, I'm currently designing the sound for a weapon and I'm using fireworks in it. I really enjoy the way it sounds but is it not going to wear out my speakers? It's a pair of A7's (Rohacell/carbon ...