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Audio interface on a tile floor

Will an audio interface sitting on a tile floor have more background hiss than if it were placed on a table or stand?
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Question about “Gain Control” when using field mixer on recording dialogue

I work as a sound designer. Sometimes I do dialogue recording for short films. But honestly, I never use a field mixer or portable mic preamp. I only ever use a handheld (Zoom H4n or Tascam DR) and a ...
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Doing the best possible Job in a situation that demands ADR

While working on my first small budget feature I encountered a problem I was unsure how to handle as the Audio Mixer. We were shooting inside a warehouse and one morning there was a heavy rainstorm ...
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iPhone application for making notes about sound script when on location

I'm looking for software that can make a professional sound script and/or could be used to take notes just for myself with short cuts. For example: false take, airplane, noise take etc... I don'...
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How to dampen the Sound on a car roof?

I have to record dialogue for a short film in a car. Some water will be dropped on the car during a scene to imitate rain. How can I dampen the Sound of this "rain" on the car's roof to get clean ...
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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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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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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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BBC Documentary Sound Design

Hi guys Something that has a always perplexed me about wildlife documentaries is the sound design. Specifically David Attenborough ones such as Life and Frozen Planet - how do they record the sounds ...
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Different sound quality through mixer output than in mixer.

Hi guys, I own an SQN 4-s early series mixer. I have been experimenting with the mixer prior to a shoot where I will be using the mixer to send audio to the camera. Basically I am using the mixer ...
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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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When do you record room tone on set?

I want to ask to see when people feel its an appropriate time to record room tone on set. I typically wait until the end of the day to get all of my room tone recordings, even if I have to run around ...
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Using SQN into a H4n, issues!

Hello folks Had a sound job this week where I tried to use an SQN mixer into a H4n only to find out sending any kind of signal just limited the H4n dB meter. Padding the SQN with -20dB resulted in ...
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Low Dialog Recording

Hey Everyone, I accidentally messed up two days of location audio, by my FP-33 being set to Mic Level on its outputs, instead of Line. I know that my signal to noise is now completely ruined, but is ...
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Falcon Boom Poles - Any Thoughts?

I was looking around Ebay, to find a good deal on a boom pole, since I lost mine on a shoot and I came across this listing. http://www.ebay.com/itm/9-ft-Carbon-Fiber-Microphone-BOOM-POLE-The-Lux-...
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Basics of Location recording

I will be recording my first film shoot this month. To this point, all of my work has been Audio-post. I was just wondering how people keep records of what they are recording? I know about sound ...
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Closest and quietest park/wooded area to NYC?

Hi All, Maybe a strange question, but I am in need of a location for Foley, FS, Rustle etc. for a film shot in Yellowstone and I, of course, live in NYC. I am hoping to get out this Saturday morning ...
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2 questions re: Tascam DR-680

I am about to purchase my first serious recorder, which is looking like it will be the Tascam dr-680. I've read a lot of postings/reviews about its features and how well it works. the only con seems ...
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DSLR Mounted Mic for Sync Track.

When locking sound to picture thats shot with a DSLR, I've had issues syncing the sound recorded on my H4n because of the poor sound quality of the onboard mic mounted on the camera. Any ...
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Miking 2 actors in a stationary car.

Hey, In a few weeks time I'll be recording production sound for a film in which the actors are sat in a parked car for about 80% of the time. In the film the interact mainly with one another, but do ...
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Client Monitoring and sound editing.

Hi guys, Had a strange problem with my sound files on a recent shoot. Basically it was a big hall and a talking head-static not moving. For recording I used a 702, a Sennheisser G3 E100 kit with ...
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comparison between MKH 60 , MKH 70 and KMR 82

guys, i have a studio recording. i was planning to use 2 boom mics - both MKH 70 . but right now i am only getting one MKH 70..cant decide which other mic to use. i have MKH 60 and KMR 82 as options.....
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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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48 or 48,048 KHz?

What do you think is better for shooting in 23,976 fps? The recorder is a SD 788T if you wanna know Thanks
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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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Can anyone recommend a good rental company near San Francisco?

I've never rented before, so I'd like to know if anyone has had good experiences in the bay area. I'd like to rent a few mics and field recorders and mixers to get some hands-on experience with a ...
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How does one get timecode onto a 5d at the same time as hopping an audio feed from the mixer?

Hey people, A question: I have a shoot coming up in a few days where the client would like to be able to have timecode as well as be able to play back footage shot on 5d mk2 WITH audio...i.e a feed ...
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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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Neumann USM 69 i for location recording?

Is anyone using this beautiful looking (albeit expensive) mic for location recording of stereo ambience? I am looking to purchase it for both rural and urban settings, and the noise specs make it seem ...
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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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Contract examples for location recording…?

Hi Guys, Our company got into a sticky situation recently due to other companies squabbling over payments and the like and it made us think we needed to have a standard contract that we send out ...
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Sound Reports on Set

Hi guys, I have recently been working a film where production moved very fast and I was working as a one-man team mixing and booming. During i was thinking about sound reports and how people working ...
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Recording very Loud drums ?

Couple of weeks back i had to record very loud drums for a documentary.I was carrying a SHURE two track mixer wired to a TASCAM two track recorder.I gave one output to the camera and one to the ...
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Do any SD 722 owners have tips they could share?

So a buddy of mine is letting me borrow his Sound Devices 722, not to mention his MKH-30 and 40. I got about three weeks with it. I'm going through the manual to get a feel for what's inside, but I ...
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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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Sending a headphone feed to a director on set?

Do any of you guys send a headphone feed to the director while working on a film set? Is there a way of doing this wirelessly & cheaply? A splitter would have to be 3 way as when im recording on ...
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Location Recording for a period drama

Hi guys, I have recently been shooting in the south of England for a period drama independent film. The on-location sound is quiet enough for the indoor scenes and dialogue is nice and clear without ...
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Production Audio Check List

On a professional set, in a studio or on location, the main job of the production audio - solo or team - is to capture the highest quality dialog that they possibly can in every situation they ...
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general ambiences with street music performance

I made some street recordings with music playing in background. In one case, it was a musician, who was improvising on a saxophone in a metro station. In another, i recorded a city park ambience with ...
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Using a wireless system from line-out to camera

Usually, I'm never on shoots that record into camera, but I have a job this weekend where I have to. I'm still using my Sound Devices recorder as a pre-amp/mixer. The camera I'm plugging into is the ...
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What non-standard gear is an important part of your kit

Let's leave the recorders, mics, boompoles and windscreens out of this list. What unique pieces of extra gear do you always have in your kit, and why? For example here are two items from our kits at ...
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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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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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h4n and sound devices mix/pre

Hi I have posted before about a gun'n'run feature doc in the middle east. I have decided on a mix/pre with lav and boom, I am still wondering about the H4n as a solid state recorder, the mixpre will ...
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Outdoor Recording Level Recommendations

What kind of level do you think would be best for recording sounds outdoors? Do I want to aim to leave my preamps at unity and then level up in PT if necessary, or record everything as hot as possible ...
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I am looking at doing a run and gun feature doc

Would the h4n be a viable recording device for a run and gun feature doc shot on 5d and 7d cannon, With 416/rycote/boom and radio lav for 2 channels and the stereo mic for room/street atmos track? Or ...
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Does wind affect radio mic transmission?

I was shooting on a beach with gail force wind... The actress was literally acting at a 45º angle to prevent from flying away! Thanks to the Rycote lavalier windjammers, the wind didn't destroy ...
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double check: using an internal camera microphone WITH an XLR input

I would like to know if it would be possible to get the output from the internal microphone on the camera (I'll find out the exact model name for you, it's for a pilot I'm working on next weekend) as ...
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Paris - Saturday 22nd January - recording a Maybach

OK, I am calling out for anyone in the area of Paris, France. I do not have the necessary gear to record a car however if anyone of you does, well maybe you could come 'round and help yourself. I was ...
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Recording dialogue indoors

I'm working on a production next week we're I'll be booming inside a diner but I only have a Rode NTG-3 , Blue Bluebird, MXL 991 SDC. I don't have any hypercardioid microphones, but would it be ...