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sound designers: Expectation vs reality? [closed]

Hello fellow sound designers, I would like to propose these questions to you all. I'm asking these questions because I am writing a report on sound designers in the industry. I'm hoping to find out ...
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System 5 vs. Icon vs. Neve DFC

If anyone has used either of the three consoles, would you please care to share your experience and how it went? I specifically would like to find out data in terms of ergonomics, ease of use, layout ...
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Extended Num Keypad.

Hey. I recently migrated to a mac book pro after being a longtime windows user. I am using PT10. I bought myself a Dynex Extended Keypad, just for the ease of using PT. But I am not able to open the ...
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Commercial being broadcast without FX stem, has anyone else seen this?

So I just saw a commercial for Fed Ex. It takes place in the woods with a fairytale theme. All the squirrels and frogs are CG animated and singing. It is one of the better commercials I have seen ...
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Stereo Microphone (BeyerDynamic MCE72)

Hi, Just wanted to know if anyone had any reviews or experiences with using the BeyerDynamic MCE72 stereo mic? How does it compare with other stereo mics? Thanks.
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Sleep Disorders

Ok, considering the company here I'm sure there are quite a few of you who have had some experience with sleep disorders. Situations like this can be hard to diagnose and usually require a very ...
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Use of Master faders in a PT mix

I have been doing some research about Gain staging and how being much more aware of it early on can help you make a clearer mix. I believe I have that concept pretty well down by now, after having ...
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What were some of your first projects?

I was wondering if anybody could share some of their first experiences and the first projects they worked on for sound design and maybe compare where you are now. Obviously things have changed but ...
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A trip down your DAW memory lane

This could lead to some very long posts, but here goes anyways... I got into a conversation with the guys at work about the old DAWs they used to use, what's changed, what they miss, and what's ...
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Suggestions on composer/sound designer relationships?

In indie film and theatre alike, there can be a lot of gray area in the middle of sound design and composition, especially if the director doesn't establish specific roles. I would love suggestions ...
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Adverse effects on soundfields from plug-in processing

I've heard tales of plug-ins and effects processes doing bad things to the spatial perception of a soundfield. Of course, most of those tales come out of the music industry, where a mastering engineer ...
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What does a utility sound technician do?

This is the second in a series of discussions about roles within the sound team for new comers to the industry. A previous post is about the role of the boom operator. I am hoping that users who have ...
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Listening to your own work.

Hi all I´ve often wondered how everybody else feels like, when listening to sound they have done for animations, games, features etc. I have a tendency to feel like my work is not very interesting ...
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What does a boom operator do?

I would like to start a series of discussions about roles within the sound team for new comers to the industry. I am hoping that users who have professional experience within this role can explain ...
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Got any good stories of dangerous recording?

I love living vicariously through other people experiences on this site. So, I was wondering if anybody had any interesting stories of dangerous recording experiences. Either harmful to yourself, ...
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Director knows nothing about sound. Take the job?

If you were offered a job as Sound Designer, Re-recording Mixer, SFX editor, or anything to do with sound on a feature film with a director who knows nothing or cares nothing about sound (or not ...
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Sound Recording Disaster Stories!

Recently on designingsound.org/ Erik Aadahl talked about his blimp catching on fire and watching fellow recordists nearly get torched by fighter jets. Erik Aadahl http://designingsound.noisepages.com/...
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What's your best story about repurposing a sound?

I have some great stories about sounds that I originally used for one thing, then was able to completely change, and re-use as a completely different sound. For example: I recently did a bunch of ...