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Tips for mixing dialogue

Can this be a thread for tips on mixing dialogue? Do you EQ the voice a certain way or ever use different sync for different characters? Reverb/delay? Do you have a certain workflow for the dial ...
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"13 Ghosts" voice effect

I just want to find out if anyone knows how to create the "ghostly dialogue" in 13 Ghosts. What effects are used and how did they mix it together?
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DIA Editing At Reel Breaks

Hello everyone. This is the first time that I'm cutting sound on a feature film in a major way, so this the first time I'm really dealing with reel breaks. Generally when I'm cutting DIA, I leave a ...
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Game Dialogue Recording and Perspective

Hi All, Question for the game audio folks out there - I'm doing a playthrough of Deus Ex: Human Revolution now and noticing that a lot of the character voices sound very up close/clear and '...
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Getting rid of room sound on a voice recording?

Hi there, I'm currently doing a dialogue edit for a film, and there's a substantial amount of voice over. Knowing the studio where the recording was to take place well, I asked the recording ...
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Sound Recording for Film

Recently I shot a short film but needed to do this film with NO budget. I was able to get a camera for free as well as someone to shoot it - Sound however became a problem. Very few sound guys are ...
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Background Music: When to make it disaapear?

When laying the dialogue over background music, let's say it's a party scene. Are you concern with portraying the reality, by keeping the music throughout the dialogue, Or you faded it out as the ...
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While editing dialogue, what tool do you use to eliminate clicks within words?

In order to eliminate clicks in words in Pro Tools, and I use either the Pencil Tool or cut out a cycle of the waveform. What would software tool would you recommend?
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Dialogue Recording Levels

Got into a discussion with a teacher today about the proper level for recording audio, specifically dialogue. She was telling us that keeping it between -6 and -12 is what she does but who the hell ...
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Recording location dialogue

I have been asked to be a sound man on a short independent film. I have only recorded dialogue in a studio before under perfect conditions. All of my field recording has been for SFX or atmospheres, ...
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Matching Dialogue between different takes

Hello. Another newbie questions from me. Been working on a 45 mins film, take place in an apartment. Most of the dialogue's quality turn out fine. (It's a shortfilm about a conversation between 3 ...
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Effective way to reduce breathing in ADRs and Voiceovers!

I really love my Voice-over/ADR sound now. I use a TLM 103 amped by a SPL Channel One mk2 Premium (which I use for some 3-6 dB compression, gentle DeEssing, Highcut (50Hz) and Air-band boosting by 2-3 ...
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Showreel focusing on dialogue editing and location recording

I am in the process of editing my online showreel. I have 3 short films (or not so short 1 is 36 minutes and another 19 minutes), a trailer and a DVD intro / pre-menu clip. Now my main focus for my ...
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Making dialogue more intelligible through M&E

Dear All, I have a question about trailer mixing that hopefully some of you have an answer to: When mixing a trailer, or any mixing for that matter, what's your preferred method for popping out ...
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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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What is the workflow for audio post for TV?

Hi I am a university student currently writing my dissertation on the audio post production process for television ( and specifically drama). I was just wondering if anyone answer any of the ...
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Futz to make a good newscast sound?

I just did a mix on a video that had a clip from a newscast from TV. We re-recorded the line (ADR). I used a lapel mic as that is what they probably used on set.. Do any of you have a preset or ...
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lip syncing dialogue any tips?

OK here is the situation - I have an animated video which has some close ups on the face, the lip sync is out. In some cases the dialogue if it starts in the right place will be out of sync by the end ...
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recreating the dialogue sounds of the 60s

i am working on a series that is 100% adr. The series is in the style of a 1960s dubbed film and have been asked to process the dialogue so that it reflects those times. . Any suggestions thoughts or ...
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Approaching dialogue recovery with clipped audio, what to do first? (DOCUMENTARY)

hi everyone, i am currently preparing the audio post process for a (low budget) documentary. the doc isn't finished and still needs a lot of work, but i was eager to see and hear some footage. the ...
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Reference movies for dialog panning

Hi, I'm about to start mix on a feature film, where I'm planning to pan the dialog throughout the film. A couple of years ago I did a film which was shot entirely as a POV. It was a very rough film, ...
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Volume automation in music between dialogues.

When, between the music track you need to insert speech -- be it voice over or dialogue -- how do you automate the music volume? How far do you go with levels? How quick? How's the curve of the ...
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How bright should Dialogue be?

What is a good example of great dialogue mixing I can set as a foundation that I can judge my own work against? I have been told time and time again: "It sounds a bit dull." "It's too sharp." "It'...
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Volume automation and noise reduction

What is the role of the dialogue editor in volume automation and noise reduction in movie post production? Thanks, Eduardo
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Recording shouted dialogue

When recording dialogue that involves the actor shouting, how do I avoid distortion without making it sound like it was recorded from across the room?
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Favorite Mic for Dialogue

Dear All, I was wondering what your favorite mic/mics are for recording voice-over or dialogue for whatever type of project you guys are sound designing - video games, films, etc. Additionally, do ...
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Dia always the same level?

Question regarding mixing: Is dialogue always mixed at the same level no matter what type of movie you're mixing? Example: Terminator 2 - explosions all over the place. Dialogue, yelling, during ...
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How to make two different recordings sound the same?

I have two dialogue fragments recorded by the same person, but with a different mic and different proximity and recording quality. One recording sound much closer than the other, and sounds like it ...
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How do you combine boom mic track with lav mic track for best dialog?

I don't where I heard this, but it seems that big guys tend to get best dialog result out of combining boom track and lav together, so I'm just wondering HOW? for instance, do you cut the boom's low ...
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Dialogue - what to listen for

Hi guys As noted in a previous post, I am soemwhat of a newbie in terms of sound design and ear training. My current focus is on mixing dialogue, and I know a lot of people have asked before 'how do ...
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Dialogue Premix - Exterior Verb

While in the midst of a dialogue premix, I've been playing around with this Snapshot feature on TLSpace I never knew existed. Has made verbing so much quicker and easier now especially for recurring ...
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Removing background location music from documentary dialogue

Has anybody had experience of removing location music from documentary dialogue? A filmmaker has approached me to tackle an issue with broadcast rights on the music coming from a stereo in the ...
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Foreign Versions

I'll be working on a project very soon that's going to be translated into five different languages. I will be doing lots of group walla and such for this project as well as ADR lines for characters ...
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Voice over sibilance

Hi people, I've been recording voice over dialogue for a cooking show and have never encountered so much sibilance problems. I hate what auto deessers do to a track and haven't the time to scrub them ...
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Mixers: What are your Dialogue Editing Preferences?

I have just come to a new town and am editing dialogue for a good number of different mixers who have very different preferences in how they like their dialogue edited. I would like to know if there ...
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Voiceover editing procedure - tips please.

Hi folks - and Happy New Year! I have been lurking around this fantastic site for a little while, but finally decided to ask a question. I am gaining some freelance experience in the world of sound ...
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When you are mixing dialogue with lots of BG noise...

...do you like to play the clip downward expanded and have the noise pop through when the dialogue comes up? or do you like to keep it all the same level and not downward expand it?
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In defense of narration...

Voice over narration gets a bit of a bad rap. I hear detractions all the time. "It's just being used to tie together a poorly written story." "The audience is smart enough to figure it out without ...
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When you are mixing dialogue, compression settings for stem

When you are mixing dialogue and you have it all mixed, what is your strategy for compressing the rest of it? I understand that multiband compression is commonly used but do you try to set a very ...
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Isolate conversation recorded in noisy cafe

I am a journalist and recorded a conversation in a noisy cafe. Basically I can't hear the conversation and want to know if it is possible to try and improve the conversation. I use Audacity. I've ...
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How to deal with extreme level differences in film dialogue

If recording a filmed dialogue scene that has a sound level range between whispering and shouting (or similar high range beyond acceptable limits for the equipment available), what is the right way to ...
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Dialogue Plugin Chain flexibilty and Bussing Preferences?

Sup peps, One thing that I struggle with every time I get ready to mix a new project is choosing the structure and order of the dialogue processing chain. Sticking with your choice... When we ...
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How Did They Do That?? Vol. 3: Legend of the Guardians Dialogue

Just finished watching Legend of the Guardians, and some of the dialogue lines were "doubled" or processed with lo-air or something because one word out of a sentence turned into this massive monster ...
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Dealing with Fillers

I'm new to a gig editing radio documentary. This means a lot of the content is recorded with people who aren't used to having a mic sitting in front of them, and ultimately leads to fillers such as um,...
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Dialogue editing on cans?

Do you ever edit dialogue on cans? What if your speakers are sub-pro, is it better to edit the dialogue on a decent pair of headphones?
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Looking for some help on dialogue editing?

Hey guys I'm working on a short film and I am wondering what kind of techniques people use to help get rid of noise floor or room tone. I usually use X-Noise and EQ but I'm wondering what other ...
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Dialogue Editing for Movie of the Week

The Technical Requirements call for the International M&E to contain all production Fx, added design, and ambiences as in the domestic mix minus dialogue. What about Production FX that are ...
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Dirtying up an ADR track

End Goal: To make a clean dialogue track sound as if it was recorded with a lav mic. Background Info: An actor was not mic'd during a production. I did not have access to any of the other lav mics ...
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Sync...........

How do people here go about check sync? I work a lot with animation and either get an OMF from the editor or Tracklay cut the dialogue for me. This would all be done to a crappy sized H264 Quicktime. ...
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Is it possible to unphase something

Okay, I have a show where the 4 super hero characters are all doing press ups. Making me tired just watching them. Anyway it was a boom setup and from the way they're moving up and down it's creating ...
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