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Recording group of people playing tabletop rpg

I'm in front of small challenge. I'll be recording group of 6 people playing tabletop RPG. They'll be all sitting at one table but game master (person who narrates thru game) will be hidden behind his ...
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Does an XLR adaptor provide higher quality audio?

I'm looking to purchase wireless lav mics and an audio recorder. Whilst searching for multi-track recorders I read that using XLR cables will provide better quality than regular connectors. https://...
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Mic'ing character inside full animal costume?

I'm working on a project in which we'll be shooting two people in a unicorn costume (something in this vein, https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/Hola-unicorn-2-person-costumes-for_1980339805.html, ...
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Does a lav mic pickup noise?

Recently, I switched from a condenser mic to a dynamic mic: Is a dynamic mic better than a condenser mic in terms of outside noise? The dynamic mic almost completely ignores car noise from outside. ...
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Can I record 2 Audio-Technica ATR3350 lav mics split into a zoom recorder on different tracks?

Podcast setup: Zoom H4N PRO 2 Audio-Technica ATR3350 Lav Mics 3.5 mm Stereo Jack Splitter I wish to be able to record each mic separately, in case I need to edit out a cough or unwanted noise from ...
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Does the RODE Lav mic need a pre-amp?

I am looking for an inexpensive solution for youtube commentary videos. I came down to the RODE Lavalier, and the RODE SmartLAV+. I don't have an iPhone, so I discovered that you can use any ...
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What's the right (low cost) equipment for a two-person in-person interview setup?

I work at a non-profit that wants to do some two-person "Story Corps" type interviews, where two of our employees will take turns interviewing each other about their work. I expect about a dozen ...
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Recording 2-6 lav mics to a Mac with a Behringer UMC1820?

I'm in the process of planning indoor "roundtable" type web videos with anywhere from 2-6 participants, whose voices I need to record in one way or another. I've already got a Zoom H5 with its X/Y ...
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Recording Tap Dance

What mic would you use to record tap dance (specific which lavalier, what position)- I was thinking dpa 4061 at the heel, but maybe 4062x would be more suitable? or would you rather use foley instead?...
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Why do some XLR connectors take batteries?

New to audio recording, and have a question regarding my mics. A few months back I acquired two Audio Technica AT899 lav mics, that I connect to a Zoom h4n. I use these to record interviews. I ...
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Eliminating spill on lapel mics

I am currently working on a tv show where people are being filmed while watching tv. All of the people are miked up with Sennheiser ew100 G3 lapel microphones. The producers want me to completely drop ...
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How to connect microphone to MacBook (combined input/output ports)

I want to record sound on my MacBook Pro Late 2011 for screencasts, and I need a lavalier microphone for this. I have been looking at the JK MIC-J 044 Lavalier microphone, and from what I can tell, ...
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How to connect lavalier microphone with 3.5 jacks into XLR/TRS (using a converter)?

I have two lav microphones, Audio-Technica ATR3350, that have 3.5mm (1/8) mini-jacks I am looking at Tascam DR60 Mk2 that has 2 XLR/TRS combo ports for input. Could I use 1/8 to 1/4 adapters on the ...
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Prevent/diminish plosive hit/popping

I run sound for live speaker events, and have trouble with popping sounds from the breath of the speakers. For the most part, the speakers do a good job of not speaking/breathing directly into the ...
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What do I need to mix four microphones to PC, monitor all mics and PC output

Ok, so we do recordings of games all at one computer (four of us). We have 4 lav mics that have TRRS 3.5mm jacks (so we can use them on our smartphones for other things). We have 4 pairs of earbuds ...
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How might I reduce wind noise and ambient noise when mic-ing a video interview?

I produce short documentary videos, and often need to film interviews outdoors. I typically use either a lavalier or shotgun mic. My lavalier is good at isolating the subject's voice, but is ...
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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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Having issues with a Pop and a Hiss

I put this video together to help demonstrate my problem: I forgot to mention in the video, but my entire rig runs through a Monster Pro Power 2500.
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Attaching a lav mic to a boom

This basically is the age old problem of sing-operator video run-and-gun situations. My employer has given me 2 lav mics and wants documentary style 3-person interviews to be done with them, I have ...
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Recording Dialogue in a tunnel

I will be recording on-location sound for a movie in a few weeks. There is a scene with dialogue that takes place in a car that is parked on the side of a very busy street inside of a tunnel (there ...
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Treating dialogue recorded on a lav mic.

Hey guys, What's your general workflow when treating dialogue recordings that were done with a lav mic? What do you look out for? Any general frequencies that I should be mindful of? Compression? ...
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Sennheiser MKE1 into MixPre

Hi Guys, I have a pair of Sennheiser MKE1 and I would like to test some stealth recording. If I want to plug them into a SD 702 I need something like the Sennheiser MZA 900p which is a little bit ...
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how do you manage a dialogue in a car

hi, i apologize for probably stupid question, but how do you manage a dialogue with boom or lavalier in a moving car? how do you get the best result?
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Recording decent sound

Hi all i will be doing a shoot soon that will involve me recording dialogue of actors riding on a very speedy motor bike in the middle of a very busy street in my town and am wondering if i use the ...
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Quick Question: Wireless Belt Packs and Receivers

Hi everyone, I need a really quick answer to this question if you don't mind: I'm researching a future purchase for a production company that records short films and documentaries that have a wide ...
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Review on DPA lavaliers 4061, 4060, and 4071

People have been recommending DPA's to me for the longest time. I'm in the market to buy two at the moment and probably wireless. I wanted to know if anyone had experience with them and maybe ...
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Which lav mic would work best on a hidden camera project?

Hello all, I was wondering if anyone can help me to choose a lavalier mic that will work the best in a hidden camera indie project. Basically the project is to record the genuine reaction of a girl ...
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Live micing mare! 2 performers, ina tight booth, outdoors, 2ft from speakers, no engineer

Ive been asked to spec mics and sound for a outdoor mini theatre production. Involving 2 performers in a booth (think punch & judy lifeseze). Theywant to mic voices and add incidental underscore ...
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Overly noisy Clip-Mics

Hi, I've been having problems with my clip mics for a little while. I use the Audio Technica ATW- T1801 mics and seem to have a lot of problems with noise. The noise floor is higher than I would like ...
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Matching recorded speech

Hi Guys, I have some audio from a piece-to-camera video which was recorded using a lavalier mic. unfortunately during the original recording the talent was mispronouncing a certain word. Rather than ...
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How to set the Zoom H4N for recording with external mic & lav?

Hi all, I'm having a hard time getting the right settings on my new Zoom H4N for recording with 2 XLR inputs -- a shotgun mic and wireless lav system for a film shoot. I also can't figure out how to ...
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Lav mic signal produces a periodic ticking sound. Anny ideas?

I'm wondering what could be the cause of a ticking sound at a regular interval in speech recordings recorded with a sennheiser ew100 and sanken Lav mic through a Wendt mixer on a camera. Th ticking ...
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How do you separate inputs on the zoom H4n so you can adjust each mic level

Hey everyone! Recently I was on a shoot with two lavs and one shotgun. The shotgun mic was plugged straight into the camera that we had on set and the lav receivers were plugged into mic inputs 1 and ...
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lav mic, wireless transmitter/receiver combinations

I'm curious to know what combonations of equipment stated in the title are being used in larger budgeted feature productions. Or basicly what the 'pro's in Hollywood' use when it comes to production ...
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Lavalier microphones for various uses

Hello, I'm looking for a lavalier microphone which can make recordings of rifle, car and other vehicles... I know the DPA 4060 but I found on the Internet countryman C3, Rode lavalier, AKG, Audio-...
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How do you maintain consistency between various locations?

Micing the host on a beach, to a location where the AC can't be turned off, to a completely reverberated hall... to... the voice over -- how do you maintain consistency in the mix and in the micing (...
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How do you combine boom mic track with lav mic track for best dialog?

I don't where I heard this, but it seems that big guys tend to get best dialog result out of combining boom track and lav together, so I'm just wondering HOW? for instance, do you cut the boom's low ...
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Jecklin Stereo with Lavs?

Has anyone ever set up a semi-Jecklin-Disc-style stereo rig with two omni lavalieres with sound-absorbing material in between? I suspect that a lot of us are perfectly aware of binaural recording ...
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Best Comprehensive Location Equipment for £5000?

Hi guys, I'm wondering what you guys would pick if you wanted a comprehensive recording kit for small films, documentaries and SFX recording with a £5000 budget? I already have a NTG-3 shotgun mic ...
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Matching backgrounds from two lavaliers

Good evening to the Audio Alchemists... Recorded three subjects, all hard-wired to Sanken COS-11 lavs, into a Fostex FR2LE with a SD 302 in front of it. Was taken by surprise when one of the ...
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Dealing with lavalier mic bleed in post

Greetings venerable masters, able journeyman, and avid apprentices like myself. I'm cutting and mixing the sound I recorded for a very small television interview program in PT8. I ran hardwired ...
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All lav production sound

I just started working on the dialog for this short film that only used lavs. First off there are times where cloth movement got recorded during the take. The director doesn't want to do ADR on the CU ...
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Etiquette when Micing High Profile People

Hi, I have been working on a few documentaries/interviews over the past few months. More recently, I have been working on a few Ob-Doc TV shows where having to hide Radio Mics on people has been ...
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Wind protection for a Lav

Hello everyone, Today I'm looking to find the best possible wind protection for a lav mic. Something that does a great job, yet also sounds good in the bargain. I know, a catch 22, right? So I was ...
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Ideal lavs for non-ideal office environments (think loud fans that can't be turned off)?

Hi All, I'm looking to buy one or two lavs, whether wireless or not doesn't matter, and budget is no issue since a couple of us will all pitch in. What I'm looking for is a lav that will work well ...
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DPA 4061 as Lavalier?

Has anyone used them as a lavalier mic (dialogue, not singing)? The reason I'm keen on these (yes I know they are expensive), is that I can get a matched pair to use as binaural mics and they are ...
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Decent wireless/wired lav mic kit

At this moment, I'm editing some video for work that we hired an (awful) camera / sound guy for from our University's library. His camera work wasn't bad, considering all he did was aim the camera ...
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Lav mic mounting tips

Hello, In the film I am working on there is quite a bit of cloth scratch I am getting on the lav mics used by the boom op. After watching The King's Speech and the interview from the production ...
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Wireless Bodypack Frequency Bands

G3 (470-505 Mhz) , J1 (554-590 Mhz), and M1 (662-698 Mhz) Some of the frequency bands I have come across in looking for bodypacks for lav mics. The differences and issues depending on location or ...
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New product: Rode Lavalier Mic

I just popped into the Rode site to check specs on the NT5 and lo and behold: http://www.rodemicrophones.com/microphone.php?product=lavalier They have just released the Rode lavalier mic! Anyone ...