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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 ...
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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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New sound designer/field recordist heading out on US tour. Any suggestions?

I'm a professional musician who is looking to get into sound design as a career. Starting January, I'll be heading out on a tour of the US with a show for 5 months. I'm very new to field recording ...
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cheap hand held sound meter vs smartphone app

For learning purposes i want to play around with a sound meter. Are the smartphone sound meter apps (have a droid 2) that accurate? Is a $30 hand held sound meter usually going to be more accurate?
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Need hand-held recorder and mic for use in old courtrooms

I'm a court reporter working in old courtrooms with bad acoustics and A/C noise that overpowers the voices on recordings. I just have the little table where I sit so I can't stretch mic cords all ...
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Outdoor recording with TLM 103 microphones

Is there a way to mount two TLM 103 microphones into a blimp? I'd like to have a compact stereo setup with those two mics, are there any options except two individual stands. I couldn't find ...
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Stereo Width in Oktava M/S recordings

I wanted to experiment with M/S as I had not tried it before so set up a cheap rig using a couple of Oktavas with the figure of 8 adapter. I've done a few recordings outside my window and mastered ...
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Finding Sound Recordists interested in collecting unique gunshots

Are there sound archivists who would be interested in setting up field recordings of unique gunshots? If so how might I go about finding them in my vicinity? I don't have serious recording equipment,...
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Field Recording with SD-744t - Do I need a mixer?

I have read a few posts with people adamantly suggesting a mixer before the 744t/702 etc. I am wondering what the advantages are. My application and work is mainly nature recording. I might set up ...
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Using External Mics with the Tascam DR-40

Will the Tascam DR-40 add any self noise or hiss to higher quality external mics? Also is it okay to use two different external mics into the Tascam DR-40 at once? Thanks
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Interference caused by a mixer?

I'm having a 'problem' with wireless sets we use. (Sennheiser EW100 G3) Whenever it's directly connected to one of our ENG broadcast camera's they work just fine. However, when the wireless receiver ...
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Lightweight Quality Field recording package?

I'm looking to upgrade some of my equipment in anticipation of doing some serious recording during an upcoming trip of mine. When I work in the theater, I use my zoom, which is great for that ...
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Found sound sampling

I hope this is relevant for the sound design forum, and apologize if not. I have to make a found sound remix for a university assignment and am struggling to find good samples for certain elements. I ...
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Recording a stethoscope

Anyone know a good, inexpensive way to record the sounds off of a stethoscope? I'd like to get some recordings of the inside of the body.
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Can I use a portable recorder with a dynamic mic? (Specifically, a ElectroVoice RE50N/D-B)

I'm looking for a portable recorder which my ElectroVoice RE50N/D-B will plug into for 'man-on-the-street' type interviews; but, I recently read this: note: we cannot recommend dynamic microphones ...
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A question about publishing a small library of russian ambiences/sounds

UPD: thanks to everyone, the question is closed. The library is published on my website, you'll find the full info here: Urban Russia sound library UPD 2: updated the library with new material (24/09/...
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XLR Adapters for Telinga EM23

I've been hearing a lot of good stuff about Telinga-EM23 omni microphones for field recording, as it has low self noise specs. I have plans to buy this mic & I use a SD MixPre-D hooked up with a ...
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Best recordings of 2013

Its that time again. Let's post our favorite recordings from 2013. My first contribution is of my newborn baby boy - Caruso. He's pretty awesome.
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Walla / Crowd Recording - Do I need signatures?

I recently recorded some crowds and coffee shops while field recording. It didn't occur to me that I might need signatures before I release the sound effects. After googling, I kept getting Walla ...
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Agencies for Unique sound recordings

I am just searching for some information regrding agencies or companies that buy clips for documentaries, radio ads or stories etc. I have searched on the net but most of the agencies are exclusively ...
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A Recording Ethics Question/Survey

While out recording some traffic ambience a week or so ago, a thought crossed my mind - and I'd be curious, especially from our fellow members who also do a lot of field recording, what your personal ...
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Gain knob on Sound Devices MixPre moving during recording

I use the Sound Devices MixPre-D to do field recording and I'm finding that one of the gain knobs often gets moved while I'm out recording. It seems to be just a touch loose compared to the other ...
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Freefield/Anechoic Car Recordings

Does anyone know of any freely available or available to purchase "anechoic/freefield" recordings of a car engine and/or rolling tyre noise at a known speed. Not fully anechoic of course, there can be ...
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Location Sound Sound Proofing

I got a shooting on a couple of days. It's a bathroom scene with lot's of dialogue and a bedroom scene w lot's of sex ;) The problem is that both locations have windows looking directly to a busy ...
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Has anyone tried the AKG ULS series

I'd love to hear some opinions on, or recordings made with these. The specs look good, especially that 9 to 11dB-A self noise across the range of capsules. I'm thinking these could make a good ...
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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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BGs with no birds, bugs, or any other animals (make/fake/or break the bank)

I'm working on a film right now where there are only 3-4 people left on earth and everything else is dead, but I'm having trouble finding the right ambiances for this piece because it's really ...
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I'm looking for WW1 weapon recordings

Hi, I'm looking for WW1 weapon recordings. I've tried all major soundlibraries ( SI, HE, etc.) but i can't seem to find these : MAUSER MG08 MAUSER G98 CHAUCHAT (Machine Rifle Model 1915 CSRG) ...
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Choosing the right gain at the right place for the right thing

Hi, What makes you decide to record a sound as loud as possible or either to record it with a lower level, as you will probably going to hear it in post? Is it the type of sound? Is it the project ...
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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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Where to Record in Greater Vancouver Area

I'm looking for a nice quiet place to do some outdoor recording in the Greater Vancouver Area - obviously the city itself is too loud so I imagine I'd have to take a drive to somewhere quiet. Are ...
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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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sennheiser mkh(80)20 spaced omni in blimp, anyone?

hi, i'm looking for a low noise HQ setup which i can use in the field. i'd prefer omni mics like he mkh8020, but am distracted by the usual setup, i.e. a tripod, mic clamps, rycote baby balls etc. i ...
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First big investment for my sound kit - microphone or recorder?

Hi all, I've been lurking for a while and have seen similar questions but not exactly the feedback I'm hoping to solicit. I'm transitioning over to the world of audio for film and I'm looking into a ...
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Field Recordings on vinyl [closed]

So I just picked up a record at my local record shop called "Environments." It was recorded by field recordist Irving Solomon Teible. I came to find out that this was a whole series(11 to be exact). I ...
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copyright issues with recording a broadcast from TV set for sound design

Hi community, I'm doing the audio post for a short film. It's a graduation film project. I want to record a TV set while a soap opera is broadcasted to use it as background sound for a scene where ...
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How to set levels of camera to the mixer?

Hey guys, I have a Azden fmx-22 mixer that I will connect a NTG-2 to and from there it will go into a Panasonic HDC Z10000 camera. How do I set the levels of the camera to the mixer if the mixer ...
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Tips on field recording set up

Hey guys, I'm about to go on a Television shoot in the wild and I was wondering if you could give me tips or hints that could help me out with one of the set ups that I will be using The set up will ...
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New RØDE i16. Is it an april fool?

http://www.rodemic.com/news/new-rode-i16-offer-360-surround-recording-for-ios-devices
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Field recording in 5.1

Hey guys, I have been asked to work on a Television series which is going to be shot in the bushes of Africa. The challenge of this TV series is to record 3D footage as well as 5.1 sound... I have ...
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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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Double M/S System recomendations

Hi i´m planning a field recording trip (Turkey). I´m looking also for renting a double M/S Setup for beeing as much flexible as i can. So what are your thoughts about a Neumann km140 /120 combination ...
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Which sounds in history would you like to have been able to record?

I will suggest; The big bang Jesus' sermon on the mount The vocal sounds of a T Rex A big meteor event A medieval pitched battle E A Poe reading The Raven Christmas day truce football match in ...
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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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DPA 4060s-ways of placing them during field recording

Hi, I borrowed DPA 4060 omni mics from a friend to try them and do some field recordings. Does anyone uses them for the same purpose? Could you suggest a way to place them when going out on the ...
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Portable Audio Recorder with Cycle Buffer Option?

@SteveOBrian's comment over on the Russian Meteor Explosion Question "One should have set up a recorder with half an hour pre-rec all the time" Got me thinking about looking into such a recorder. ...
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Which bit rate for location sound recording?

Hey all I am doing a bit of freelance location sound recording for TV/Film, I know it is delivered in 48k/24bit but I usually record sound effects/Foley at 96k/24bit so I wondered which I should be ...
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Building a Sound Library (For fun & For a living)

Hello everyone. I am sure everyone of you must have thought of it when you first started off in this field. We do what we do, first, because we love it and ,second, because we hope we make some money ...
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Delay a live audio signal 30 sec or more

Hi, Im looking for way to delay an audio signal for more than 30 seconds. I know how to do this with the help of my computer but i cant seem to find another way, a way where i dont need my computer. ...
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Field recording with android phone and external preamp/help testing

So i will be upgrading my phone soon(galaxy s3), and yesterday i found this app https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.extreamsd.usbaudiorecorderpro&hl=lt and to my surprise in ...