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Sound Devices recorders maximum link cable length?

From the Sound Devices web site: Although the RS-232 standard allows for cable lengths of up to 50 feet, the recommended maximum length of C.Link cable between any given pair of 7-series recorders is ...
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External Mic use (eg. Rode NTG-2) with the Sony PCM-D50 and Zoom H4n

There are a couple of questions on here that are similar, and I've looked at several reviews etc but thought it'd still be worthwhile asking for opinions on my situation. I'm fairly new to the SD ...
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Sound Professionals SP-BMC-1 recordings

Hey all. Just thought I'd post a quick recording I made of me making soup/toast/coffee/washing hands,etc in my kitchen with my new SP-BMC2 binaural (edit:just realised on the packaging they're the ...
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Has anyone tried the same Schoeps capsule on both a digital and analog amplifier?

Were there any distinct differences in the quality of the audio or in practical application?
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Chris Watson's 'River Mara At Night'

Kind of a long shot here but does anyone have a clue what's making those sounds on 'River Mara At Night' from Chris Watson's 'Stepping Into The Dark'? You know, the ones that sound like glowing alien ...
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Wood workshop recordings.

I'm going to record a bunch of stuff in a wood workshop this weekend and am preparing a list of what I want to capture. Thought I would throw it out here to see if anyone has any ideas that I might ...
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hey new yorkers, who's recording occupy wallstreet?

over 15000 people there right now, and they've been doing things like the "human microphone" which seem really cool. [youtube]JCjs7YTxcVU[/youtube] who's rolling on this? Wanna trade? :) edit: ...
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Stereo ambience - microphone selection

Hey all. I Have a hard time deciding if i shall order the MKH 8040/MKH 30 MS rig or not. Today i record most of my stereo ambiences with NT4 in a blimp into my SD702. Actually i think this sounds ...
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Advice on my newly researched sound recording kit?

So I have been spending a long time trying to gather a decent beginner kit for my sound recording. I'm wanting to squeeze the very best I can out the money I have. My main focus is on very high ...
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Recording Music For A Doc, In The Amazon Jungle

Hello Friends, I come seeking advice about a potentially awesome opportunity to record an amazing group musicians in the amazon jungle in a couple of months. The Doc will revolve around the journey ...
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Recorder/Mixer Bag

Hi everyone, Im in need of a decent bag to carry my Zoom H4N, PSC Mixer, Headphones, Spare cables etc. I know that portbrace do plenty but my budget wont stretch too much right now so i was wondering ...
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MicW i456 or similar, works on Android smartphone?

Mmmm .. excuse my most awful English. Is just for fun, I don't expect professional results. I'm trying to find the best way to use my Xperia Neo smartphone as portable recorder conecting , for example,...
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What do you get when an iPod goes through a washing machine?

This is more of a share and tell story then an actual question. I felt at least here this would be more appreciated then say... at my local coffee shop. I'm sure those girls are just being polite ...
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Hurricane Preparedness

So, with Irene making a projected bee-line for DC (and the rest of the East Coast) I'm thinking I don't have enough Hurricane in my library. After the recent question about recording wind I have some ...
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Using a stereo bar for x/y?

Planning to do some ambiant recordings soon, and with the 2 NT5's I have coming in I'll grab a stereo bar for the obvious and easy spaced pair. Suppose I wanted to do an x/y - the bar's blurb claim it ...
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What should I be looking for in an audio interface/field recorder?

I am looking for a good audio interface for recording, but I don't really know what features I am looking for on an interface. I will be using it for field recording, so I don't know if it would be ...
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Opportunity to record a building implosion

This just in: http://www.lvrj.com/business/mgm-resorts-seeks-clark-county-approval-to-implode-harmon-tower-127762883.html There's no date listed for when this may happen, but could be a cool ...
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sound request:modern prison doors and buzzers

Hi all, I'm currently working on a film that has a few prison scenes and my prison contact may not be able to get me in to a proper facility to record my own stuff in time, so I'm sending up a flare ...
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Unlimited access to a large echoey warehouse.

I walked into a building a friend of mine owns and it's huge - large concrete building which used to house a custom wood mill and shop. The large center room is at least 4 stories high and about a ...
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Recording the riots in London

(borrowing some content from my previous post……) Political unrest and riots are somewhat rare - that's why it's important to record and preserve them. Although they can be violent and unnerving, ...
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Matrixing LR as MS?

As I've become more comfortable with mid-side stereo recording and matrixing it as LR in post, rather than at capture time, I'm wondering about the ability in various plug-ins to encode LR into MS. ...
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The Speed of Sound: Why does the sound of a car approaching lasts shorter than passing on?

Hello All, I have a perhaps strange question. First let me introduce it with an observation i made today during field recording. I just got back to my studio and I am listening to the recordings and ...
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What are your favorite in-ear binaural microphones?

What are your favorite in-ear binaural microphones? There's been some discussion about this earlier here and here, but not exactly in an in-ear or stealth context so I wanted to refresh the ...
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Zoom H4N Adoration Post

Hi everyone again! Today I got my Zoom H4N! You cannot imagine how much I already loved this little miraculous device!!! I had a Sony PCM-D50 which I also loved... But this one, oh really I adore it. ...
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Know Your Limits

Greetings, I've been wondering about this for a while and after a fireworks recording session last week I thought about it some more. So where better place to get some wise answers than SSD! When ...
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CARMAGEDDON RECORDING PLANS?

So if anyone hasn't already heard, they are doing massive roadwork on the 405 freeway between the 10 and 101 freeways. Has anyone figured out a way to record the destruction of one or all of the 3 ...
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Tips for Motorbike recording?

Hey guys, I'll be recording a motorbike at the weekend for the first time and was looking for some tips! I have a Rode NTG-2 (w/ blimp) and NT1-A, a pair of sontronics STC-1s's and the zoom h4n's ...
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City ambiences: what do you need?

I live in Chicago, and lately I've been doing a fair amount of ambience recording in the various neighborhoods and downtown. So many city ambiences on SFX CDs sound like Manhattan at rush hour to me, ...
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Recording F1 flybys @ silverstone next week…any tips?? [update - recordings enclosed]

edit [recordings are at the bottom!!!!] Hey guys, Excited to say I'll be heading up to silverstone - with no special permission...just a crowd member with lots of time to spare over the weekend. I ...
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iPod Recording Quality

How are iPods for recording music, or for me in particular, singing from a lavalier mic? I certainly get my best musical inspiration while I’m on the move, and since I’m backpacking across the ...
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Field recording in Tanzania, or South(ern) Africa

Hello hello! I am intending to book a 2 to 3 weeks holiday, of which a main purpose would be to do lots of field recording. I'm currently undecided where to go, but my eyes have fallen on Tanzania, ...
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Timelapse Audio Recording

I read somewhere, perhaps on here but I can't find the question or comment, about a project that involved recording a minute of audio for every hour over 24 hours. I'm looking at doing a similar ...
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Iphone 4 field recording

I just ordered an Iphone 4 and was getting excited about the opportunity of having the ability to lug around a field recorder everywhere I went without too much extra baggage. I was planning on ...
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Parkade Fire - Vancouver hockey riot.

Anybody in Vancouver get the hockey riots on tape? I'd love to hear my country's self respect flushing itself down the toilet.
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First time field-recording! 4-channel vs. 2-channel stereo ambience

First question on here... So I will be doing lots of field recording in Asia for the next few months. I've got a sennheiser me66 for mono spot fx, which is linked into a zoom h4n via the sound ...
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Hum/noise near electrical devices on the set

I soon have a filmproject and a have a problem with the equipment i have rented. Now, when i'm to close to electrical devices like a laptop, tv or even the ceiling lights, i get an electrical hum. I ...
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Dealing with Nose Whistles

This may sound like a goofy question but I've ruined a fair number of quiet field recordings with my own nose. Surely I can't be the only phonographer out there with a deviated septum. Does anyone ...
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Doin' It Stereo in the Field

In terms of your stereo image, do you prefer the fixed perspective of something like an NT-4, H4N, or D-50, or do you prefer the variable perspective of a pair of shotguns? I personally prefer the ...
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Sony PCM-M10 with a shotgun mic?

Hello, I've seen this question asked regarding the Sony PCM-D50 but have yet to find an answer as to how this sort of thing works for the M10. So is there a way to use a shotgun mic with the M10? I'...
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Best Portable Recorder For Art Installations

Guys, I'm a poet who is going to do an experimental poetry project. I want to record sounds of the landscape for my show. I guess it's something like doing filed recording. What portable recorder do ...
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A Proud Husband

This isn't really a question, just a little bit of a story. You can read on if you like, but it's just a little gush from me... Three years ago my then not even girlfriend returned to Atlanta from ...
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So what would you do in this situation?

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/05/18/cdc-warns-public-prepare-zombie-apocalypse/?test=latestnews Would you grab your field recording kit? Would you modify a shotgun or a shovel to have a mic on ...
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Which way do you mount your 416 in the zep?

I was wondering. When mounting the MKH416 in a rycote suspension, do you place the opening (grill) area of the mic "top and bottom" so that it is not blocked by the plastic tabs that hold it in place ...
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Booming with 2 Mics?

Hey guys, i recently thought if its any good to have 2 mics on a boompole, like a super cardioid an a shotgun for example. One with a wider pattern, an one thight, and you can choose late which one ...
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Backing up on the go

Wondering if any of you wandering souls have an idea for backing up your recordings while away from your computers for an extended period of time. Here's my deal... I'm heading to Spain for a couple ...
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What is the best way to mix when you have a cold?

I have a cold actually its been going on for almost a week. How do you do a mix when you have a cold?
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Extreme wind protection (100+ km/h)

In my recent adventures with recording car sounds I found out that the exterior mics are only usable up to speeds of about 100 km/h (62 mph). Any faster and the wind noise becomes too loud, and over ...
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Product recommendation: shotgun microphone for speech

I'm brand new to sound, and I want to begin documentary filmmaking. What are some microphone models I should look at? Preferably cheap and on ebay!
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Microphone for recording sounds on the Mac?

I've bought Logic Studio and want to record some sounds in a very quiet environment. Those sounds are the basis for sound effects used in movies and software. It's so much fun to create them. What I ...
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Bluetooth headset as a microphone

Edit: For those of you who mentioned this -- I will use a separate system to record environmental sounds using a high quality mic. The bluetooth idea is ONLY for recording the speech of many subjects ...