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how to record waterfalls

I am new to audio recording. I need a natural sounding waterfall flowing throughout a gorge for this picture >>> https://hajes.org/hajes_org/i-expo/2019-02-16_scotland/mark.htm After recording ...
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Mics in a field recording array -techie acoustics question

I'm new to field recording, and about to build and experiment with a "winged barrier array" for various, mostly urban, front-focused (as opposed to omni) ambiences. I guess it's a boundary type ...
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What is the best microphone type for recording natural outdoor sounds?

I am currently working on a game, and I wanted to take on the challenge to record the sounds myself. I will need a lot of outdoor natural sounds, like flowing water, trees in wind or footsteps on dirt....
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How to power an outdoor DJ Set?

I occasionally see videos of outdoor DJ sets is places that look like they are far from any standard power source. There are many on YouTube but here is an example: . ...
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How to Record Snowmobile Audio (Equipment and Methods)

The company that I work for wants me to be able to record as close to true to life audio of our snowmobiles as we can for as low budget that I can manage (low budget meaning under $200 for the audio ...
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Microphone technology for noisy environment

I am looking for a microphone that would allow me to record my voice in a noisy place where I can't control the environment. Think recording your voice while cycling in a big city as a voice over for ...
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I have a sound project. For blind children ages 3-10 years to consult

I have a project for blind children 3-10 years old. This project is about listening. Because I have to provide information on various listening environment or other. For example As the blind child is ...
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Recording 24hrs of audio in multiple files

I'm looking to record sound for a continuous 24hr period. I'd like the output to be in seamless chunks (of say 10mins) that I can work with easily. Is there any out-of-the box solution that would work?...
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Field recording with a Zoom H6?

I'm doing more and more field recordings recently, starting to really like it, and I want to know more of it. Is there someone who using a Zoom H6 with its own mics for ambience recording? If so, what ...
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Recording ants: mic recommendations?

I have been recording ants for some time now, using the simplest Korg clip-on mic. I am in search of three things: A better contact mic that will pick up less environmental/ambient sound. A contact ...
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iRig Pre and Huawei P8 Lite 2017 compatibility

I'd like to purchase an iRig Pre XLR microphone interface for recording pre-production ideas out in the field. I'm wondering if anyone has tried this on a Huawei P8 Lite 2017? I can see that it's ...
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recording city sounds

I am recording city sounds such as high street ambiance and bus/ tube journeys. I have a zoom H6 and a choice of XY mic, MS mic and a shot gun. My overall aim is to capture and make 2 to 3 minutes ...
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Converting a 3.5in mic input to line level portably

As I understand it, mic level input and line level input are two different things, with line level input having a much higher power level. In my case, I'm dealing with an old minidisc recorder that ...
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What type of microphone is best suited for recording ambient sounds?

I've seen countless examples of recordings of an environment that are supposed to help you fall asleep. Examples: Train ride or Heavy Thunderstorm I am wondering, what is the best kind of microphone ...
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How would you design the sound of a submersible propeller?

POST-MORTEM: Using a variety of tools and manipulating them underwater while recording with a 3 different pairs of hydrophones (for a total of 6 different perspectives) yielded truly wonderful results!...
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Mid Side recording “Invert the Phase” - “Invert” is ghosted in Audition

In Adobe Audition I'm following a YouTube tutorial trying to understand how to record and then manually process a “Mid Side” boom mic test recording. So when I convert it to mono it gives me two ...
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Zoom H5 preamps vs Zoom F4

I have done a lot of research on the F4 and my question is related to the preamps of both devices. I have a H5 and love it, but want to up my game and want to know if the difference between the two is ...
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Get mics to line level in the field

I'm new to field recording and I have a 744t, but channels 3&4 have to be line in. So if I want 4 mic channels, let's say Rode NT4 on 1&2 and Line Audio CM3 on 3&4, I need to get the 3&...
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What's your sound fx library expectation and needs? [closed]

I am looking for various thematic for next sound library that I will create. What are the sounds that you almost never found,that you need, or you don't find with significant quality , feeling, ...
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Recording stereo audio on an iPhone using an adapter

I'm looking to have a highly portable setup for binaural field recordings, and since I take my phone everywhere, it would be nice to use my iPhone as a recorder. It isn't possible to have stereo mic ...
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MK8+CMC vs CCM8

For now my mic collection is basically limited to a CMIT5, and after I rented a CCM8 to combine an MS with CMIT for a job I fell in love with the sound. So I want to buy one, mostly for booming but ...
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for field recording(nature/wildlife) use Mono or Stereo XRL- NGT2 into Tascam DR-100mkii?

Want to start off on the right foot, i am a beginner when it comes to field recording, more interested in environmental, natural, wildlife sounds as well as construction sites, trains, busy street ...
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Rode NT1A with Fousrite Audio Interface of with Zoom H4n pro / H5 [duplicate]

I'm looking for an appropriate partner for a Rode NT1A. Originally I wanted to go with a USB interface on macOS, something around 200€ like the new Focusrite Scarlett series. But since my field ...
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Is it possible to use a M/S microphone as a mono mic?

Is it a normal mono sound you get if you use a M/S stereo mic by only plugging in the left or center? Does it sound like a normal mono shotgun mic?
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Robert Altman, how to capture sound like in his movies?

I'm sound designing a movie and in conversations with the director, Robert Altman emerged. I know that Altman was a director that was revolutionary in terms of sound. He was one of the first ...
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Are there any significant differences between using a dedicated audio interface and a field recorder with audio interface capabilities?

Are there any significant differences between using a dedicated audio interface (Focusrite 2i2) and a comparable field recorder with audio interface capabilities (Zoom H4n) in a direct audio interface ...
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Niche areas of Sound Design — Are there any?

For all of those working in film audio and design -- what would you say are the niche areas of sound design, is there something you wish there were more of or that you have found lacking in the sound ...
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Sennheiser MKH70 temperature range

I can't find any information from Sennheiser about temperature range (specs here). What is the Sennheiser MKH70 temperature range? For example, is it possible to use in -15 C?
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Neumann RSM-191 - Can I use a Sound Devices 302 as a substitute for the MTX Box?

I've found a good deal on a Neumann RSM-191 stereo shotgun. It's just the mic alone - no cables or the proprietary MTX preamp box. Since the 302 mixer can do M/S decoding, could I just use that in ...
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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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Reasonable results for ambient village street music sounds from my Zoom H4N?

Can I get reasonable results for ambient village street music sounds from my Zoom H4N? I also have a PSC field mixer and shotgun mic but would like to discover and explore the Mexican village music ...
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Does zoom record multiple tracks seperately as different files?

How do I record audio on Zoom H4N with multiple Shotgun Mics or Lavalier Mics and have different files so I can edit/sync them separately later for my film?
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microphone distance in spaced omnidirectional field recording

What is your prefered microphone spacing in AB stereo (spaced omnidirectional microphones) for field recordings, and why?
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Is there a difference in quality of sounds recorded with different zoom field recorders ?

I am very low on money and needed 2 months to decide whether I buy a zoom H2n. I bought one, but now I am unsure if it was the right choice. There is a cheaper zoom H1n and a more expensive H4N. Does ...
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Using a journalist recorder for field recordings

I was plotting to buy one of these digital audio recorders for journalists, which I want to use for field recordings. Are these devices good for it?
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Field recording databases

Freesound.org seems to be the largest and most reliable source of unprocessed field recordings (with a good share of pitch-shifted monster sounds too). I struggle to find alternatives of comparable ...
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Sound Devices recorder 722: media issue

I have a 722 recorder purchased 3 years ago that I have not used much. I was playing with the settings to get it back in the field when suddenly the "media" led (the one for the internal HD) went ...
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How to Add Soft Roundness (Prettiness) To Sound FX?

I have a question that’s been boggling my mind for a long time. How do people create those puffy, soft, airy elegant sounds in mobile games? I’m not sure how else to explain them, but it’s almost ...
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Creating very heavy subwoofer sound effects

i've been assigned a sound design task to recreate the sound of a subwoofer playing music live from the speaker. Here's a reference- it's not as simple as adding a ...
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Recording ZipLine Sounds (Any Advice)

I'm looking specifically, to create the sound you hear when swat/military zipline down a buildings or from aircraft (10 seconds in length or so) What are some ways to emulate this, any ideas? I've ...
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Designing the sound of a 20“ *ahem*… ”Member"

So I'm currently posting a rather dark comedic short and well the title beats around the bush but I need to design the movements of a flaccid enormous cock to put it quite bluntly... I have a ...
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Is anyone using an iPhone/Pad/Pod to record from a MixPre-D's USB output?

I'm thinking about using my MixPre-D as a USB interface for my iPhone for field recording, thus keeping the signal from having to convert to analog again (and again to digital) after the mixpre's A/D ...
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Sony PCM-M10: safety track?

Suppose I feed an actress' mono lavalier mic into M10's Line-in. AFAIK there is no built-in safety track feature on M10, where I could set one channel's level to be say 12dB lower in case she yells. ...
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Sony PCM-M10 for ambient recording while WALKING

OK, so it's easy to do when you are not moving, but I need to walk and record ambient sound at the same time. (but not chew gum LOL) Practical example: dual recording for video. Camera is mounted on ...
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Location Recording Use USB Audio Interface and DAW

On the next day, I will do some location recording for some short movie. I'm planning to use 4 Mic (2 Shotgun and 2 Lav). But the problem is I don't have 4 track Portable Recorder. I have a shot list ...
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Editing field recordings

I am new to field recording and do need to catch up on the basics to not re-invent the wheel. What i do is, i go out and record up to 1-3 min atmospheres with my Sony D100 in 48 kHz 24 bit to later ...
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Dialogue Record with Zoom H4N and 2 Shotgun

Next week I'm going to do the dialogue recording of a documentary film. Usually, I record using just one shotgun Mic (NTG 1) and one Handheld (Zoom H4N). But the director says that he has a couple ...
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Wav file matching

Is there a way to find / match two same recordings from different sources by analyzing the waveform of selected sounds. I have to find same recordings for reference purposes but nothing is labeled and ...
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Why Are Professional Sound Libraries So Noisy?

I just started field recording about a year ago. I initially took a tech course on GameAudio, that's what initially sparked my interest. While in the class we were encourage to listen to and study ...
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Is the Pro Tools Field Recorder Track feature only available in HD versions?

According to Avid's site, the regular version of PT 11 has Field Recorder capabilities. However, when I right click my audio tracks, all I see is this tiny menu: Is this a pro feature or not? I am ...