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using portable pres or a mixer

Hi all How many of you are using portable pres like the sounddevices units, or a portable mixer, before entering your recorder, and recording sfx? Whats the pros and cons, if any? Having a sd 702 ...
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Recording Vehicles passing at high speed: which type of microphone 4 the job?

I have been tasked to capture the sound of various vehicles racing past me at high speed on a circuit. My question is, what sort of microphone would you all recommend for the job? At the moment all ...
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Recording an instructor while filming him from a distance - Take II

I again have to video our Ninjutsu club's event using my consumer Canon HF10 camcorder. As I described in my question before the previous event, the instructor demonstrates a technique and then, ...
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Field hints and tips?

I have taken the plunge and bought a sound devices 788T with SSD and CL8. Also a M/S rig consisting of Senn. MKH40/30 combination. I would love any hints or tips re cabling, bags, tripods, stands.. ...
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dpa 2006c or senn 8020?

Hey everyone, I am in the market for a pair of compact omnis for BG recording. I am looking specifically at the DPA 2006c or Sennheiser 8020. The 8020 set is about 600 more than the dpa's though, you'...
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Monster Worm Sounds

Hello Audio Professionals, I have a task to create some Monster Worm Sounds - Like a big Monsterous Worm Screaming, attacking, getting hurt, grunts etc... Kindly let me know if there are any cool ...
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AKG 414s in field recording.

Hello again, Thank you for the help with the B&K 4006s. While I'm at it.. I wonder if anyone has used a matched pair of 414s in the field for nature recording and if so .. what basket/mounts ...
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Roller Skate and Roller Blade Foley

I'm editing sound effects and foley for a short film. The main character is on roller skates the entire time, and several other characters are on roller blades... I'm struggling to find a way to ...
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B&K 4006s in field recording..

Hi, I'm currently building my field recording/wildlife rig. I have a matched pair of B&K4006s and wonder if anyone has experience of using these in the field. Should I hold on to them or sell them ...
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Recording US election sound effects - suggestions?

Hi everyone, I'm considering recording US election sound effects this fall. I heard that there were some great reactions after the 2008 elections and would love to record those sort of sounds. I ...
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Steam train onboard recording advice

Anyone with experience recording onboard trains, more specifically steam engines, care to share their advice and or stories? I might get a chance to record on one soon.
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What to record in Dubai?

I'm visiting Dubai for a vacation next week and want to also do a little field recording. Has anyone any suggestions of good places to record, interesting markets etc. I'm intending to go to the top ...
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Middle Eastern Atmos

Heading to Saudi Arabia later this week for a doc. Should have several days off in which I plan to do as much field recording as possible. Any thoughts regarding what to record/specific requests?
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Recording advice

I am recording industrial processes and mechanisms these days. I'm still getting the hang of it, and I'm trying to convince people I'm not spying on them, so for the moment I am using solely a Zoom ...
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Experiences with Busman DR-680

Anyone care to share any experiences or reviews of the Busman modded DR-680? Thanks!
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Place Microphones for Live Sports Broadcasting

Hi everyone, Sorry for poor English presentation, firstly. I would like to know how to place microphones for live sports broadcast, like tennis, soccer, basketball, baseball and badminton. Are ...
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Raw Audio Edit Process

Hey everyone! I've been trying to refine and improve my sound editing process/skills and have been working from Ric Viers 'L-I-S-T-E-N' process from 'The Sound Effects Bible' (pg 187 for those of you ...
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B&K 4006s for field recording?

I'm carrying out field recordings for a college project of ambiaances; so far my NT4 has been fine for the city ambiences due to the due to the healthy signal/noise ratio. But, I plan on going out and ...
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Portable audio recorder remcomendations (Roland R26 or Marantz PMD 661)

Hey, I'm planning on investing in some personal audio equipment to use once the ability to borrow my university's equipment is gone! Ultimately I plan on ending up with a solid MS portable recording ...
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What's the most unique sound you ever captured, before processing or editing etc?

Hey guys I'd like to hear from everyone which of their sounds they ever recorded was their most unique? I'm asking specifically for sounds that have no processing or editing done to them so anything ...
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My first MS stereo setup.

I've been getting some great suggestions through email correspondence but I wanted to put this question out to ya'll. You have $4000 and you want to buy a M-S stereo microphone setup(zeppelin and ...
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So, who's been to China and what should I record?

Dear Audiophiles, I'm embarking on a trip to Beijing very shortly and am wondering if any of you have any tips or recommendations for places of sonic interest, as I hope to come back with a ...
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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 - Zoom ...
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Permits to field record in China and Hong Kong?

I'd like to make a field recording trip to Hong Kong and mainland China in June. Anyone know if I need to worry about permits? Can I float a blimp around without worrying the authorities, or should ...
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Recording vintage firearms

I have a date with some WW2 guns and an armorer and am looking to brainstorm some unconventional mic choices and/or placements to capture something special. I'll be traveling with some heavy hitters ...
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Anyone record this 1000 horn symphony?

Some artist had 1000 cars honk their horns in LA today, anyone record it? THE LINK
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iPhone microphones, are they worth looking at [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is this the Zoom killer? Hallo All I often find myself in a situation where I can hear a brilliant sound (when shopping, for example, or trawelling to work) but I do not have ...
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Nagra SD reviews?

Anyone test out the nagra sd yet? Thoughts? I've only found one review online.
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Will Shure 840 prof. monitoring headphones double for location sound recording and listening to music/music production?

I'm looking at the Shure 840 professional monitoring headphones and was wondering if they will be the proper type of headphone for: location sound recording for video including dialogue and folly ...
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Pinna iPhone Construction

A variety of mics has to be the equivalent to the swiss army knife of field recording. Some very unique and useful recordings have come from iPhone microphones. Whether it be some random ambience, a ...
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Somebody use Rode NTG-8 ?

Somebody use RODE NTG-8 ? I think new model.
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Run 120v gear on batteries? Lightweight options even possible?

So Im looking to upgrade my audio interface and found the RME UFX which has some great field recording capabilities aside from the lack of battery powered operation. I also want to upgrade my portable ...
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Physically small omni condensers?

As I find myself wanting to put microphones in various places where space is tight (yes, cars), I'm on the lookout for small omni condensers, like for example the Schoeps CCM 2 series. The price of ...
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What is the future of recording technologies?

Great strides have been made in the field of sound recording over the last couple of decades. We've seen (in no particular order): Digital recording (both tape and disk based) Multichannel recording ...
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tascam hs-p82 8 ch recorder mixer for prod recording and field recording

I'm considering this vs the zaxcom nomad. Has anyone had experience with the Tascam? Cheers
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New Portable Recorders for 2012: Olympus LS-100 and Tascam DR-100 Mk2; anyone had a go?!

Hi All, I know the questions asked about portable recorders on here are numerous and repetitive but this is a very simple "question" about two devices that will be new to the market this year, within ...
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Recordings of New Year celebrations!

I've just done some recordings of the fireworks at midnight here in Tallinn (I will be putting the sounds online later, and will update this post with the links) Has anyone else made any recordings ...
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Christmas day = dead quiet city. what to record?

I'm going out into the city to do some recording on Christmas day, just because that's one day that the city sounds completely different. I plan on getting some downtown amb, maybe some commuter ...
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Rigging Microphones in Cars

what would one make a microphone rig for a car to record dialogues ? Which microphones are preferable for these situations and why ?
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I am getting a hiss in the recording when using a portable digital audio recorder.

I produce nature recordings accompanied with a separately recorded spoken word channel. My technical understanding is pretty minimal, I am just trying to get the cleanest sound and get on with the ...
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Where to fix a Broken Headphone Input in an H4N?

Hello, I live in Chicago and I've a broken headphone input on my H4N. It still works, but when trying to monitor, I have to fiddle with my headphones in order to get a signal. I called but they ...
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Recording an instructor while filming him from a distance

OK, so here's my problem: I snuck myself into our Ninjutsu club's sporting event as the "photographer" - I have to video the event using my consumer Canon HF10 camcorder, and I'll have to produce a ...
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portable player to replace minidisc

I've been using minidisc players for the last decade. Since that technology is as good as dead, and so will by my last player soon, I'm in the market for the latest and greatest portable music player ...
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Mid Side monitoring on PCM-D50

Hi, I've been recording M/S since a year or two and am very happy with my setup so far. My MKH's feed into a SQN4iia and i record on my PCM-D50. Unfortunately, the D50 doesn't have a MS matrix so i ...
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Is this the Zoom killer?

alt text http://www.tascamcontractor.com/content/images/universal/misc/im2_with_iphone_grey.jpg Probably not, but at $80 it may become many people's go-to solution for impromptu everyday captures. ...
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Yes, another Headphone question…

As this will be the first time I spend any 'large' amount of money on headphones I want to get it right! I've read through the previous posts and (think I) have some good ideas about which pair to go ...
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Sound Devices MixPre-D vs USBPre-2

Although my question is similar to another about an interface for Pro Tools/Preamp for field recording with a portable recorder (H4n aswell). I'm not as experienced as others on this site so I was ...
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Nature doco sound design?

I'm just curious to ask anyone who has produced sound for a nature documentary, how much of the audio content is recorded in the field or how much is the product of sound design?
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First Time Recording in Forests

I've lived in Dubai all my life and have never really been "into the wild" much other than camping in the desert and mountainous areas as a Boy Scout so this is pretty exciting. I'm going to be ...
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Furthest Distance You've Successfully Used a Dynamic Mic From?

Have a fun SFX recording session going down Sunday - Source is going to be about 140 - 150db, about 100m from me. Definitely bringing some high SPL shotguns, but was considering using a dynamic. The ...