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Printing Press Recordings.

Hey Guys, So recently visited the Black Stone Press in Granville Island, Vancouver. Here are some of the sounds from that day. I would like to know what you think about them. Thank you.
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Where I find tips for sound in videos?

I use kdenlive/audacity for editing my own videos (mostly mountain bike & family events). While I understand the mechanics of audio/video editing, the sound in my videos is mediocre at best. Here ...
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Sony PCM D50 vs PCM M10 ( internal mics)

Is the PCM D50 really woth twice the price compared with the M10? I want them for recording ambiences, birds, waterfalls, animals... Is there such a big diference with the internal mics or not (...
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What happens when you scream out of your window in Sweden at 10 PM

Anyone living in Stockholm? I would definitely try and record this :) http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=c26_1357935775 Greetings, Arnoud
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Sony PCM D50 vs Marantz Pmd661 (internalmics and optical options )

Can anybody tell me how they sound? D50 seems to be the best… not much said about the 661. I wanted to record quiet ambient atmospheres. How many channels does the Optical in take? 1 or 2? ...
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what were your best recordings of 2012?

2012 is in the books, so lets hear the best of the best you've done this year. My personal fav is something that I can't share freely (a recording of an actual operation in an OR), but in and around ...
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Field recording gain staging - Desirable input level and processing

Hello, I am new to field recording and had some questions pertaining to gain staging for recording sound effects and ambience. What is the recommended desired input level for both sound effects and ...
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Quiet Desert areas around Los Angeles to Record in

Hi Everybody, I was wondering if anyone had any favorite quiet, secluded locations outside of Los Angeles where they like to record. The ideal place would be reasonably quiet and away from spying ...
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What should I buy for a small documentary ?

Hello everyone, My friend and I are starting a small documentary and we're looking for a recorder/mixer and a good microphone that would be sturdy enough to cope with heat and humidity. Our budget is ...
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Going out to record 'anvil' sounds…

You know...with a hammer, hitting things. I'll run them into my compositions for some metallic bite. Does anyone have any tips on recording these high dynamic range signals? ie. Stereo/mono, record ...
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Sound devices MixPre-D

I have read couple of post talking about this pre, and everybody seems to be pretty happy with the job out there. But what I would really like to know is how it works as a Audio interfece, has anybody ...
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No love for the AKG Blue Line microphones?

I just discovered that there were other options for figure-eight mics for M/S and have found very little opinions on the blue line stuff from AKG. For about $1300 you can have a cardiod condenser ...
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Pocket Sturdy Microphone

I find recently, I plant a few portable recorders when location recording 8/10 times I'm using those recording for front in the mix, They are reliable, sturdy, durable and in comparison to alot of ...
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How often do you record?

Guys, I am mostly a sound effects editor and sometimes designer. However, I find myself on crazy short deadlines and low budgets far too often. In 4 years, I have never had the time or budget to ...
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First Field Setup

Hi guys, I have been working in sound design for just under a year now in my first professional gig and have now gotten to the stage where I can no longer just rely on library recordings to work ...
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Live field recordings or recreate by foley?

Obviously this depends entirely on what sound you are trying to create. Sometimes sounds will be made by using both sources. But i'm interested in what makes people decide if they are going to head ...
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RM-11 mounting with COS-11

What is the standard mounting technique while using the RM-11s? I use topstick and mount it on the clothes in the sweet spot of the chest. Is this correct or is there a better way? I'm also shooting ...
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Salt and your equipment/Fieldrecordings on the sea

Hi What kind of experience do you have with salt water and your equipment? Salt is very aggressive and could ruin a lot of electronic equipment. Recordings on the beach, on the sea, the air is full ...
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Handle for Tascam DR-05 to absorb vibration in hand held recording scenarios

A friend uses a Tascam DR-05 for recording radio interviews. His recordings have click, pops and rumbles. So, I've advised to get a windshield for plosives such as 'p', 't', 'k' etc. in speech and ...
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Recording Skating

Hey All! I'm working on a wonderful animated Christmas Special that has lots of hockey being played. While I've got loads of library stuff, I'm arranging some time with skaters and a rink to do some ...
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Dropping a giant rock (476ft.). Fake or not?

Here is the video: [youtube]xsYLxNkeRGM[/youtube] Personally, I can't believe that this is a real sound of the water impact. Any thoughts?
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microphone for recording naturally occuring random noises

While I already have a condenser mic for vocals, I'm looking for a microphone that would be good for recording random naturally occuring sounds out in the open or inside as well. There would probably ...
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Best online website for hunting used field recording gear

Hello! I´m been trying to find some websites that sell used field recording gear apart from the obvious ebay etc. websites. I came across to to http://www.bblist.co.uk and i was wondering if there´s ...
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LFO sounds in nature

Hi, I am interested in capturing LFO type sounds in nature. Something that starts at a high oscillating rate and drops to a lower one... Does anything come to mind? Animals, natural phenomena (...
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iPhone 5 Bit Depth & Sample Rate?

So, are we expecting the newly released iPhone 5 to have an increase in Bit Depth & Sample Rate capabilities for audio recording software / hardware? I scoured the tech specs on Apple's website ...
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How do you record loud sounds?

Yesterday I had the good fortune to do some car drop recordings. Needless to say it was loud and great fun ;) There was 4 other recordists there and during the after session beers we were discussing ...
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Beginners sound kit - 1k budget

I have searched through the questions, but I feel each person has specific requirements that necessitates a specific question. I'm on a $1k budget and I need a field sound kit. I'll be going fx, ...
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Sennheiser G2 upgrade to G3?

I've been using the Sennheiser G2 for close to five years now and I'm happy with them - they've never let me down. Recently I've been looking at the G3 and wondering if there's any real difference, ...
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stories of access

One of the more critical skills for a sound designer to have is good business/people skills. This is most directly shown when you do what you have to do to gain access to certain locations/vehicles/...
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Apps for using iPad as a video reference monitor

I've begun using my iPad as a video reference monitor when I record source material and foley, as it's completely silent and very mobile. Right now I'm using dropbox to transfer and play the videos, ...
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How best to record dialogue whilst walking using portable device

Hi, Basically as the title states. I'm well aware that portable devices are very sensitive to movement, but does that mean it isn't really feasible to try record conversation whilst walking for ...
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Best techniques for using portable recorders for dialogue, interviews etc

Hi, I'm a novice at sound recording but after doing all the necessary research have decided a portable recorder is what best fits my needs (thinking of something like the Tascom DR-40). However, ...
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Repair of 320 kbps MP3 file recorded accidentally at maximum manual recording level setting

Question, The Auto Level Control Slide Selector switch was accidendally bumped from Auto to Manual Recording Level Mode. The manual level thumb dial was at 10. On playback the there is a high level ...
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XLR Y-Cable in signal chain

Hey, I'm thinking of adding an XLR Y-cable into my setup when I'm only recording with one mic to allow me to have a back-up recording at a lower level. This should be particularly useful when ...
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Any tips on getting permission to record in secure places

After reading a recent article on Designing Sound. org, http://designingsound.org/2012/07/stephan-schutze-a-week-chasing-planes/, I am wondering who the proper authorities/ departments that I would ...
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So, who is going to record this? [piano mass torture in Philadelphia]

Any recordists living close to Philadelphia, USA looking for a nice recording opportunity? This is in the online edition of the NY Times today: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/30/arts/music/for-more-...
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If you had to start over as a newbie, what would be your starter kit for sound designing (software, field recording, etc.)?

I'm just curious as to a lot of these new technological portable devices have recently come out now. I'm sure a lot of people getting started in the industry and wanting to make a sound design reel ...
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Tascam DR-680 ratings??

I'm in the process of getting rid of my zoom h4n primarily because of the noisy circuitry inside. I have found that most tascam stuff is extremely quiet. With the zoom I use an MP1 sound device preamp ...
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Sounds for your downloading pleasure - “Machines in a Bullet Factory”

Hey Everyone, A while back I was on a shoot in a bullet factory, and had a bit of time between setups to run around in the production facility to record some of their machines... I gave no idea what ...
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Normalization in Field Recording and Sound Design.

Hey guys, I guess I'm a little confused about the use of Normalization in Field and FX recordings. I just read Rick Viers book "The Sound FX Bible" and he briefly mentions the use of Normalization ...
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Recording and Gain Levels

Hey guys, So, I recently obtained a Sennheiser MKH416 and have done a bit of testing with it using the Zoom H4n. It seems to record very well when up close, but I have to raise the recording level ...
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How to make very long recordings (of bees)

I've been thinking for a while now about trying to make some really long recordings. I got involved in a film project about honeybees some time ago, and as part of it I would really like to record ...
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Fascinating! The buzzing bridge in Lisbon

Hello group! May be one of you has once already heard this intense buzzing sound coming from this bridge. I hope you like the audiovisual stuff I posted in FB. http://www.facebook.com/yoursounds On ...
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Recording the 17 year cicadas in Virginia

Totally random, does anyone plan to record the 17 year cicadas in Virginia/West Virginia this summer? http://www.cicadamania.com/cicadas/category/brood-i/
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Anyone using the Telinga parabolic mic?

Difficult to test this, so whats your experience with it? Does the mic sound good and is it quiet, or is it better to use a MKH mic with the telinga parabol? Also, I dont see the reason for a stereo ...
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Location recording of skateboard

Hello there, I am going to shoot a movie next week that few of the scene is someone riding a skateboard, there are too many options in my head how to approach this and I would really appreciate any ...
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Field Recordists: What is your post workflow?

Hi to all you field recordists out there: What sort of post-recording processing do you normally do on your recorded material. Specifically stuff you plan to put into your library and use down-the-...
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Grace Design Spacebar SB-30

I'd liked to get input on the Grace Design Spacebar SB-30 for potential use in a compact spaced omni nature recording rig? Is 30cm too close together for a good spaced image? Can you angle the omni's ...
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Queen's Jubilee Celebrations

Thought I'd just send out a request to any UK-based SSDs who might be thinking of recording the atmosphere of the Queen's Jubilee Celebrations this weekend. From what I've heard, there'll be street ...
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Favorite SW USA desert recording locals?

I plan on doing some southwestern US desert recordings this summer, was wondering if you'd share your favorite places to record in that region for "wild-west" "desert-y" ambiances? (anywhere in CA, NV,...