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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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Gear for outdoor music recording

I'm looking for a gear setup that I could make a live recordings of various musicians and bands outside in various locations I have tried to do some research but I found it quite difficult because ...
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Build specs for a budget parabolic microphone for recording bird song

I'm planning a custom parabolic microphone build for recording distant bird sounds. Next to sound quality, my priorities are budget (up to $300) and portability (lightweight). Parabolic dish: $130 22&...
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Acquisition setup recommendation: insect monitoring

I'm building an audio-based insect / pollinator monitoring device for crowdsourced biodiversity assessment. I want to record sounds of bees, bumblebees and other pollinators arriving, departing and ...
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Compare device recordings

I will be conducting field recordings using different devices (same models). Due to possible changes in recording range from additional casings added for protection, I will be playing a set of ...
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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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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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Max/MSP Intercepting Sound From Other Programs

I want to do a couple of things: -I want to hear sound from all other programs through max, and max only. -I want to edit that sound in real time and hear only the edited sound. -I want to slow down ...
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How do you make YOUR Monster sounds?

I'm sure we all have our own unique taste for monster vocals, just as sure as I am that we all downloaded Tim Prebble's seal vocal library for those same vocals. (If you haven't check it out here http:...
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How to record audio while riding a bicycle?

I would like to record a bicycle ride to get all the feeling of the ride from ambient to mechanical bike sounds. However even if I didn't try I'm pretty sure that if mounted my Tascam dr40 it would be ...
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ZoomH4n - Some kind of an answer

After recording again and being puzzled again by the levels on my Zoom H4n, I googled a bit and found this awesome handheld recorder shootout: "Noise floor of the on-board mics and mic-inputs - ...
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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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Portable Mic Preamp… Suggestions?

I am in the market for a portable, battery-powered microphone preamp for my shotgun. My Zoom H4n portable recorder does not seem to be driving my Rode NT2-A well enough, I would like to give it more ...
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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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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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Nature on the islands near Thailand

Hello all, Looking for some references regarding types of nature found on the islands near Thailand, some of which are resort locales and others, I assume, are mostly uninhabited. I realize that ...
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Recording ultrasonic frequencies

I'm looking into putting together a rig that can really capture ultrasonic frequencies for the purposes of varispeeding down during sound design, and I'd like a little input from those of you who have ...
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Decent and affordable setup to record slamming doors, thumping [duplicate]

I would like to record evidence of annoying sounds from downstair apartment (Please no judgment, legal or diplomatic advices). I need a recording setup using AFFORDABLE equipment that will capture ...
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Build My Own Sound Effects Library to Meet SMPTE Specifications

I'd like to start build my own sound effects library from the ground up for the use in motion pictures and gaming. When building this library, is there a standard from SMPTE to meet? Are there better ...
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How do you get rid of the birds in your recordings?

It's spring here and the birds are singing - but sometimes you just don't want them in your recordings ... so my question to you is what are your tricks for getting rid of those birds in your ...
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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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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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8 channel pass through on Behringer XAir XR18

I am trying to use a Behringer XR18 as a passthrough for recording and live sound. I want route 8 channels from the 8 inputs to 8 outputs for the sound guy while recording 8 channels to Reaper ...
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My first field mic. [closed]

I'm in the market for a quality shotgun mic for field recording, foley, ADR, etc.... Budget: less than $1,200. I really like the Sennheiser MKH 416, but haven't had a chance to try many others. I ...
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What bag do you use for your field recorder?

When I bought my Sound Devices 722 I also bought a purpose built Camrade bag for it: http://www.camrade.com/products-page/audio/other/ab-sd-01 which seems good in terms of being waterproof, but I'm ...
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Small budget solution for portable recording

Before I start I have to admit: I am far, far away from being a pro - in fact, I am not even making sounds/music for a living. It´s what I love to do in my leisure time and that´s why my budget is a ...
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Tripods/Grips for Handheld Recorders

Does anyone have some suggestions for a small and portable tripod or grip for a basic handheld field recorder with tripod mount? I'm mainly looking for something that will help reduce handling noise.....
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Recording experiments at 192kHz: what to record?

In the near future I'll be renting out a Sound Devices 702 in order to experiment with recording various sounds at 192kHz - and I'd like some suggestions on what will yield the most interesting and ...
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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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Has anyone used the Core Sound Mic2496?

My current setup is not as portable as I would like. I'm looking to put together a very portable kit for field recording. However, I'd rather not compromise too much on quality for portability. I'm ...
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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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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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Fostex FM3 Field Mixer

Hi, Does anyone have any experience with this mixer that can share the pros and cons of recording with it? (preamps, noise and other features...) I'm thinking of buying one field mixer and there are ...
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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 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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Headphones for field-recording…ultrasone?

Hi everybody! I have to buy my first headphones for field recording. I know that Sony 7506 are absolutely a standard and that if I buy them I'll be OK for the rest of my life. :-) Before buying the ...
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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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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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How often do you use limiters during field recording?

Most field mixers and portable recorders have basic limiters at least for the stereo output. Stereo linked, no threshold or release, just switch it on or off. When recording vocals I prefer recording ...
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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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Who has / uses a single point surround mic?

Often called a surround mic, an ambisonics mic, and a few other names I've heard and can't remember. It's a 4 channel microphone that can be perfectly folded down to mono or out to 10.2, or anywhere ...
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How to make a figure of 8 out of three cardioids

Hi, I'm making a test setup for MS recording. The 1st setup is with a figure 8 mic and a cardioid. The 2nd setup is with a figure 8 mic and a omni. The 3rd setup would be with 3 cardioids. (2 S ...
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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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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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Stereo wavs unwantedly combined to polyphonic wav

I've recentley recorded some stereo atmos's for a job and I have used sound devices wave agent to add meta data, This caused them to be combined to a polyphonic wav, which still plays as a stereo file ...
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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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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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