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How to make low-tech microphone sound effects?

I'm an amateur singer, and I work with my band on some original songs. I'm looking for a way to add some vocal "effects" to some portions of our songs. Naturally, if we ever record our songs ...
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What to look for in a microphone/studio [closed]

So, I know this question will probably be really far-fetched. However, I was wondering what I should look for in a low-budget microphone for making video game sound effects, as well as a studio. ...
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What would be the best “egg-carton” acoustic treatment method?

We are working on treating one of our "studios" at school, which is used for video recordings. The reason behind this project is that it currently sounds like a bathroom. We have thus collected ...
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Wireless Audio On A Budget

I am in need of an in-ear monitor system for my Church's band. We currently use a Yamaha - LS9-32 mixer, and are on a budget. Now, I am not a complete audio quality freak, but I do appreciate it. I ...
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Don't get mad, but do I NEED a sound mixer on my film shoot?

I will be shooting (producing) a super low budget short for 4 days out in the country. There is no dialogue. One scene features a struggle that ends in someone getting stabbed. My former colleagues ...
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Connecting multiple speakers to a stereo amplifier? [closed]

Can it damage a stereo amplifier to connect multiple speakers into a single channel, playing at full or high volume? As an example, consider the Cambridge A1: Input Impedance: 47k ohms Loudspeaker ...
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Interface/preamp/mic upgrade options

I'm a composer that is looking into recording sound effects and foley in my studio. Right now I've got the Alesis IO2 Express, and the Rode NT1-A as a mic. I would like to record quiet sounds with it,...
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Suggestions for gunshot libraries

Hey folks, i am currently working on a (no)low-budget student short movie project which will be shown on a public event. Unfortunately its a short action sequence. Unfortunately because there is ...
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First Field Setup

Hi guys, I have been working in sound design for just under a year now in my first professional gig and have now gotten to the stage where I can no longer just rely on library recordings to work ...
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Low Budget Sound Design (Animal Sounds)

What to do when you're working on a low-budget game for children with lots of animals, and you can't source anything pre recorded that's any good? Specifically sounds for giraffes, rats, and pandas. ...
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Is the Behringer A500 Ultra-linear amplifier a good purchase?

Hi all, At home I monitor on passive Dynaudio Acoustics BM5s, which I like very much. However, as my power amp has broken, I'm looking for a replacement. For the money (~£160) the Behringer A500 ...
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Budget Shopping: A boom or a blimp?

I'm doing some studio guitar work, right now, which will end up paying me ~$500 (it's for a really good friend, or I'd be charging at least twice that), and I'm planning on putting all that money back ...
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Sound solution for Canon 5D for 1/2 hour pilot

i am a pro stills photographer and very keen to shoot a 1/2 hour pilot in hd video. with my project i plan to do the filming and sound myself as i will be filming my wife as the host, unfortunately no ...
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Will I really have to spend $2000 for an MBox 2 Pro and DV toolkit so that I can learn it while being able to read OMFs?

Hi Everyone... But I'd really really like to know whether I need to fork out close to $2000 to have a decent interface, Pro Tools and the ability to import OMFs etc? Buying an Mbox 2 Pro is ...
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What's a good basic mic set for recording SFX

Hi my name is Eric. I'm a 21 year old student and I'm going to Full Sail University here in Winter Park, FL. I'm getting my degree in Recording Arts, but I'm definitely more interested in audio post ...
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Indie Feature Production and Post Production Audio Budgets

If you were asked to work post audio on a film, one man band style, and you knew the budget was $150,000, what would you think a fair price would be? This is just for your services. No dolby stuff ...
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How do you respond to requests to work for free?

We all get them; projects that have been shot with no budget or self funded, which have been cut on a friends Final Cut system in a spare room & suddenly they want to finish the film & need ...