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Olympus' LS-20M you think might be worth the money?

I found this upcoming recorder with 1080p video recording as well. I saw the specs and everything seems like the older Olympus recorder, but unfortunately i did not have the luck to test it. Anyone ...
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Any tips on creating “dangerous/harsh” backgrounds

So upon reading all the great interviews and posts on BG creation/layering, im finally designing a specific set of backgrounds for a film. Im trying to make a background that can convey the harsh ...
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Death of Osama Bin Laden — so who's recording the crowds in NYC and outside the White House?

Come on folks, don't disappoint me! Chance of a lifetime!! I hope to hear some SoundCloud samples tomorrow morning! PS> Steve, get out of bed and get down to Pennsylvania Ave!
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Recording “Blind”

Just a thought that occurred to me the other day while I was out with my PCM-D50. I always have my recorder with me just in case some sonic delight rears it head, but I don't always have headphones ...
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Weirdest thing you've ever done for sound

Today, I was at my work recording the internal motor of our birthing simulator (you really can never have too many servo sounds), and I noticed that the sound of the birth itself (the plastic baby ...
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single point stereo m/s NOT shotgun

I've been unsuccessfully looking for a single point stereo MS mic, that isn't a shotgun, for some time. I had the Sony ECM MS957 many years ago and that's hardly professional. I've used the VP88 for ...
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Amtrak onboard announcement New York

Hi all A friend of mine is working on a little doc (not commercial) about his journey in the US (we live in Italy). He did some field recording, but missed the Amtrak onboard announcement when his ...
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How important is a stereo microphone when starting out?

Hello. Sorry for the noob question. I recently put up a post on here about the equipment I want to buy as a starter package. I want to start a small sound effects label with professional sounding ...
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sE Electronics Reflexion to improve field recording

Today, while in the shower, I was thinking about all the things I could record in my own home with my h4n (thanks largely to the inspiration from the Sounds of Star Wars book, which EVERYONE who's ...
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Have time to kill next week. Gonna do some location recordings. Any suggestions?

Evening all! I've got a week off next week and need to fill my time constructively by not watching any daytime tv lol Was thinking of going out and about to record some stuff and wondering if anyone ...
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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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Field-recording in areas you absolutely need clearance for

I know it's been covered before about permissions and clearance for field recording -- and the general rule of thumb is to ask forgiveness not permission; be courteous and upfront if approached by ...
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Can you damage a sound recorder (not microphone) by recording too hot?

Quick back story... On my drive home, I drive next to a fairly busy train track on an otherwise unused road -- the track is about half a mile either direction from any crossings, so I won't have to ...
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Rode vs. Rycote

So, this question is for anyone out there who has used both Rode and Rycote wind protection systems. Twice now I've heard people say they prefer the Rode system over the Rycote (Haydn Payne here on ...
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Jz BT201 mics for nature recording

Hi Guys I've been researching some good mics for nature recording, since i can't afford the obvious sennheiser MKH line right now, and i came across with these http://www.jzmic.com/en/products/28 ...
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Portable phantom power

Does anybody know of a reasonably inexpensive portable (i.e. battery powered) phantom power supply? Most of the ones I've seen are in the $150-$200 range. Or is that in itself inexpensive?
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Magnetism, microphones, and SD cards.

I've recently fried a guitar pickup onto a guitar cable for the purposes of recording Electro-magnetic signals. The idea is to be able to record all the wonderful sounds that things like flashing ...
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Recommendations for affordable compact field recording headphones

I was reading a question asked by Chris Nannny about the amount of difference you get with good headphones and its got me into thinking of getting some new ones. At the moment I own the same ones ...
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Remote recording over the internet

I've been interested in this idea for a while and am curious if anyone out there has attempted it: Setting up a mic (or array of mics) in one location and being able to record the signal from another ...
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What's the difference of versions of Sennheiser Headphones HD-25?

What's the difference of versions of Sennheiser Headphones HD-25? HD-25 BE (Basic Edition) HD-25 Sky HD-25-1 HD-25-1 II HD-25 SP HD-25 SP II HD-25 C II HD-25-13 HD-25-13 II I allready ask to ...
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Finding things to record on the go

All I have is a portable recorder and live in a city with just cars going by everywhere and construction going on every now and again, This might be a stupid question but I live in Dubai UAE and I try ...
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Recording the upheaval in the Middle East

Greetings all, Political demonstrations and unrest on such a grand scale as what is occurring in Egypt, Iran and Syria right now are rare - that's what makes them so interesting to record and ...
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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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Binaural Recordings

Anyone who is doing binaural recordings, what mics/setup are you using (makes & models of mics and for setup: binaural head, in-ear etc.) I'm looking at investing in some and would like to have ...
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What is the best, but least expensive live recording setup?

I am a videographer first and a recording technician second. I've been trying to get better and easier to use equipment and software to record live bands (audio). My goal is to have a setup that can ...
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Bag combo for a field recorder/mixer

I'm looking into buying a Fostex FR2-LE and already have a Sound Devices MixPre. Does anyone know of a bag that would hold both the recorder and mixer? I looked at porta brace but couldn't find what I ...
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The search for servos…

Let's face it. When it comes to hi-tech sound design, nothing beats interesting servo motor sounds. I hear the same servo sounds from cd libraries used all the time and have been on the search ...
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Sony D50 or Røde NT4 for recording quiet ambience?

I have a Fostex FR2-LE and need a stereo mic for ambience and various quiet stereo recordings. I am between geeting a Røde NT4 and using it with my Fostex or getting a Sony PCM D50 to use the built in ...
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Field Recording: Stereo vs. Mono

Hello everyone! Just a quick question regarding field recordings. Primarily, do people tend to record field sounds (excluding dialogue) in mono? When would a situation arise where it would be ...
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Guerella Gun Recording without a budget

So, I'm working on an American Old West point-and-click game, and there is going to be an absolute NEED for gun sounds; one of the main objects in our game, in fact, is a cursed pistol. Being in Utah,...
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DIY Windscreen ideas?

Hi Guys I recently bought a matched pair of NT5s for field recording and was wondering if anyone has any ideas about how to reduce wind noise as Rode doesn't sell any dead cats or kittens catered for ...
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Field recording set up last minute advice

OK, so I finally decided on a set up. I am going with a Fostex FR 2LE, with a rode NT4, rode blimp and Sony MDR-7506 headphones. I plan to record sound effects and ambience sounds. I am looking to ...
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Field recorder help

I am looking for a good quality sounding field recorder that is not to expensive. I am in between the zoom H2n , sony pcm- m10, sony pcm-d50, or fostex f2-2le. I will also be getting a rode nt4 and ...
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Getting started in Sound Design

I have recently became interested in sound design and wanted to get started practicing it. I have a small home studio where I run pro tools. I am looking for advice on how to get started. For field ...
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Suggestions for Amazon, Australian and African journey.

A friend of mine volunteered to accompany a group which is touring through the Amazon, Africa and Australia. She'll be in extremely remote areas with aborigines, tribes, and native villages. The ...
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How often do you delete files of your soundlibrary?

I wonder, if I am the only person who sometimes feels, that previously edited reordings or soundeffects are not that good as you thought they would be. Lately I went through all of my edited material ...
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Has anyone got experience with the Tascam DR-680?

Hello. I'm looking around for a solid state unit to do my location recordings with. Eventually I want to take it with me around travelling as a solid device to do all my recordings with. I don't ...
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Sound Devices usbpre 2 as a location field mixer, thoughts?

Hello folks, So I was wondering if any of you have experience using the Sound Devices USB Pre2 in location audio recording situations. I was thinking of purchasing one and using a USB battery pack. It ...
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Anyone use XLR caps in the field?

Having spent a salty, windy, and damp day at a raging Pacific Beach this weekend, I realized that I really had no decent way to protect my XLR connectors from sand; I had to hike with all my gear to ...
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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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Making the leap from stereo to a multi-channel field recording rig…

I've been recording mostly stereo in the field with my trusty Sound Devices 722 for some time now. Recently, I took out a 744T (which belongs to my work) in the field and did some recording with a ...
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Handling handling noise…

Ello ello So I was all happy when today my first ever shotgun arrived - Rode NTG-3. It also included the Rode PG2 pistol grip that I had ordered. I set out to do a bit of test recordings this evening,...
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Recommend a good quality blimp and dual-mount system for pair of Oktava 012s?

Have used the Shure A27M mounting kit and really liked it, but also need a couple of blimps with shockmounts that will accommodate pencil mics like the O12s, Neumann 184s, etc. A pistol grip ...
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Any SSD folks living near Belarus? There's a fortress there that needs to be recorded.

Just watched a video about the Brest fortress which was absolutely fascinating. The history and tragedy that occurred there in 1940 is truly moving. Then I got to thinking about what fabulous sounds ...
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Has anyone had trouble with non-magnetic recording gear around magnets?

I've looked around online and found conflicting beliefs about the safety of having magnets near (non-magnetic) electronic recorders. Since CF/SD doesn't operate magnetically like a hard drive or tape,...
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Zoom H4N - Opinions?

There are so many reviews spread around the web about the Zoom H4N, some of them praise this recorder, other say some things about bad preamps, hissy mics etc... Who has had experiences with this ...
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Happy accidents/unexpected discoveries in SFX recording

Sometimes what you set out to record ends up being much less impressive than that random "sound of opportunity" you happened to stumble across on the journey. I believe Ben Burtt was looking for ...
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Need to ask something about Sony PCM-50

I am thinking of buying one Sony PCM-50 for capturing sounds i am going to use in a video game. And cause i am tight on budget i d like to ask if i can connect external directional mics on this ...
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Need help identifying strange flutter distortion.

I was out recording my car last week both for the purposes of scouting a good strip of road and practicing my auto coverage technique. When I got back to the studio I discovered that one of my tracks ...
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External noise in field recordings.

So I'm finally wrapping up the Doors project (I know. I procrastinated. I apologize - I'm really busy, though! That's my excuse!). I couldn't help but notice while being out field recording: THERE IS ...