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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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Microphone for two presenters while screencasting?

I have been reading a lot about microphones lately and I still feel a little overwhelmed. So, please forgive, if my questions sound a bit "noobish", but I have been unable to find an answer to a ...
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How to Record Snowmobile Audio (Equipment and Methods)

The company that I work for wants me to be able to record as close to true to life audio of our snowmobiles as we can for as low budget that I can manage (low budget meaning under $200 for the audio ...
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I have a sound project. For blind children ages 3-10 years to consult

I have a project for blind children 3-10 years old. This project is about listening. Because I have to provide information on various listening environment or other. For example As the blind child is ...
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How to improve SNR of low signals

I'm recording breathing sounds (inside anechoic chamber) with a MEMS microphone in a custom housing. The sound level is low; and near the noise floor of the mic, so we have a lot of input gain and ...
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Why is a pop filter necessary?

I'm doing recordings for YouTube videos and would like to know whether a pop filter is really necessary. I, of course, care about audio quality, but I'm on a tight budget. Do I really need one? I'll ...
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How do sound designers for musicals avoid bleed?

I went to see a musical in London and they had two singers singing at the same time into each other's faces but there wasn't any bleed or colouration in the sound. But when I watch news shows that ...
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Radio Mic Comparisons…

Hi all!! For all those production sound mixers/recorders out there, I'm just after some general input/tips into radio mic selection and techniques? From my experience, most sound mixers I've come ...
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Recording questions from a conference crowd

As a small user-group we regularly organize mini conference with a few talks and 60-140 attendees. We have a nice portable setup for recording the talks (Camera->HDMI->MacBook->Wirecast). The ...
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Improve Sound Quality Of USB Microphone

I’m pretty new to recording music, I’m using Ableton Live 10 Intro and an Audio Technica AT2020USB mic. I feel like I’m not really getting the best quality sound out of the mic and based on the ...
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Choosing a studio mic for accordion

Ehh, so hard to find professional feedback on studio recording of accordion. It's still pretty exclusive and rare (there is even no tag for it here!), especially the most high end accordions, which i ...
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How to make a figure of 8 out of three cardioids

Hi, I'm making a test setup for MS recording. The 1st setup is with a figure 8 mic and a cardioid. The 2nd setup is with a figure 8 mic and a omni. The 3rd setup would be with 3 cardioids. (2 S ...
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Can I do something physically to keep my Blue Yeti from picking up AC noise?

I record audio in one of the study rooms in my university's library. It would be a perfect place to record if it wasn't for the high powered AC. I've been using the noise reduction tool on audacity ...
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Buzzing and Humming Sound while recording live Church Service..

I am trying to record church service but i can hear humming or some kind of buzzing sound in recording how do i fix it.....just for your understanding i have one end coming from mixer out to Pyle-Pro ...
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live background noise suppression with noise source

I have a set of microphones connected to a computer using windows 10, is it possible to remove background noise from the stream of a microphone using the sample of the other microphone ? I need to ...
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live sound engineering with many vocals

How do you mix vocals on a live show with so many microphones on stage? For example, some groups could easily have as much as 14 microphones on the stage with various lead singers along the entire ...
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Do you have any suggestions on recording vocals/guitar using 2 mics?

i write simple songs with just an acoustic guitar and me singing. I have this cheap large-diaphragm microphone and i am ready to buy this mid-range small diaphragm microphone to record the guitar. ...
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For public lectures, what hidden mic setup needs to be used?

In "the old days" lecturers would obviously speak, sometimes to large crowds, without the advantage of modern sound systems - to wit, no microphone. So this would obviously be still possible today (I ...
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Shotgun Microphone to isolate sound of golf club striking golf ball

I am using a microphone to pick up the sound of golf clubs striking golf balls at the driving range. I currently have a cheap microphone that doesn't actually work too bad: My problem is that ...
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How are NBA games miked up?

It's NBA finals season and I'm analyzing the games trying to figure out the audio setup. It definitely sounds like there's a mic in the basket (I'm guessing in the hinge between hoop and board) and ...
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Microphone that can stand a k70rgb brown keyboard

So about half a hear ago I bought the at2020usb+. I was really happy with it but it kept annoying me that it picked up my keyboard, which is the corsair k70rgb brown. Now I know it is sorta clicky on ...
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Panasonic WM-61a or other DIY solution for recording human voice?

Nature recordists seem to love the Panasonic WM-61a capsules. But do these have any serious flaws for close recording of human voice? Would anybody of you strongly recommend against these in that ...
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What is the best method/mic to only capture front sound?

We are an events streaming company. We stream with motorbikes and such. We would like to also stream the sound around the motorbike because in sports events people cheers runners and that's cool to ...
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How do I combine several instruments into one Line In, in live performance?

Reading the help pages at Sweetwater and a few other sites, I see a Line Mixer “Live, line mixers let you combine multiple sources such as in-the-booth playback devices into a single output, freeing ...
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Recording Doors

What's the best way to record household doors opening and closing? My own recordings are always a bit too transient and thin sounding whereas the ones in my commercial library are chunky, thick and ...
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Sound reinforcement for 400 people

I'm working with a musician who conducts workshops for corporates. He's a percussionist and uses music and percussion to teach them stuff. This time around he's working with about 400 people in a huge ...
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How to Capture Breath/Reduce All Outside Sound

I'm looking for a microphone that is sensitive enough to capture a person's breath but reduces all other sound outside of a very close proximity. I'll be placing the microphone in a sphere of LEDs ...
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how to use 2 shotgun mics for videocam with external mic input

I need to record an interview (2 persons) but can't use lavaliers. What about using 2 shotgun mics (e.g. Rode Videomic pro) on tripods, wired to the external mic input of a Sony Handicam (CX580). I....
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How can I make 3d sound

I Try To Made something like 3D sound I would like to know what to do. This Clip Is amazing Thanks for the help
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Why does public speaking setup often include multiple microphones?

Often times when I see public figures on media having multiple microphones during their speeches. Sometimes even up to 5 microphones for one person at a time. Why is this? What are these microphones ...
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How to mic a sleeping baby's breathing?

I have a project for uni, I want to be able to detect if a baby has stopped breathing from one point in the house away from the baby. This would prevent cot death and could have lots of uses. Maybe in ...
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Condensor Microphones diaphrams facing each other

I once recorded grand piano with two condenser microphones (AKG c414) and due to the length of the arms of the microphone stands had the two diaphragms pointing past each other (in a cardioid shape). ...
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Beamforming microphones to isolate individual performers in a group

A lot of conference room telephony gear has built-in beamforming microphones. They use an array of microphones and then process the recorded audio, incorporating the phase to isolate sound from one ...
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Stereo Hydrophone Technique

I've got a stereo pair of JrF hydrophones which I've not used very much, other than just testing them out around the house. I'm planning a trip to the coast in a week or so and want to give them a ...
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Ambiences - MKH418S / Sony ECM MS5 / Rode NT4 (x/y)

Good morning from Prague, today, I'm recording some stereo ambiences for a short film. Shame on me, but I used M-S mic just once so far for a school exercise. (We had to create some layered ambiences ...
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What Technique do you use for Room Tone recording?

I realize it depends on the space, but generally speaking, what microphone technique do you use and what type of mic? XY, ORTF, spaced pair?
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How to produce a reasonable recording with a limited number of microphones on a drum set?

I want to record drums by using the least number of microphones while still getting an acceptable sound, in terms of dynamics, stereo image and tone. How would one go about this? I have heard about ...
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Recording in a Factory environment.

I have been given permission to record in a factory locally to me, which is something I have never tried before. I have gone on a recon trip and had a tour around which I recorded with my portable ...
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need mic recommendations for working in interiors with low ceilings

I am new to the world of audio recording and I am in the process of setting up my first DAW which will be in conjunction with a DLSR video camera. I don't have a big budget right now but I am in need ...
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Pushing your hydrophone to the limit

Who has risked their microphone investment and have it pay off? Submerged in boiling water Frozen in ice Dipped in liquids other than water, ie. syrup, molasses, oil, etc Floated close to hazardous ...
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Advice on Recording a Conference

Hi all. I've been asked by a friend for some advice on how to go about recording the audio for an event he's filming. I don't have much experience with events recording and am still a little green ...
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Mapping a Space Through Sound

Hi there, I'm working on a sound experience project in which visitors to a space can quickly scan the sound of its rooms. People would interact with a gestural interface at the doorway, which would ...
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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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Low budget dialogue microphone ideas?

Hi everyone! I'm doing the sound editing for a £2000 budget film that has been shot. They sent me a test scene and the audio was awful. It's meant to be one continuous scene with each angle change ...
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Microphones to capture and sample audience sounds?

Hi, Part of my performance includes recording and sampling sounds the audience makes during a break down (e.g. the audience singing / saying things together). This will be in indoor theatres with ...
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Microphone Amplifier

Hi I need a small microphone.I have designed an amplifier circuit that will amplify the audio signal from the microphone and then goes to the computer for recording and analysis.The microphone will ...
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Recording MS without a decoder?

So I have access to a Neumann RSM 191. I was planning on taking it out and seeing what I could capture, but realized that I have no way to decode the MS while recording. See, I have just a MixPre and ...
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How to capture tire (tyre) textures when recording vehicles?

When reading Yewdall's Practical Art of Motion Picture Sound, you can read him talking about varying road textures in the movie Christine... I can't quite represent myself how one would go about doing ...
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How would you mic a 5-actor audiobook.

I'm curious to what mics and what positions you would use for this situation: Multicast audiobook that will have full musical score and sound effects. 5 actors, 1 narrator, 4 character actors. The ...
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Recording Sound Effects in Urban Environments

So, I'm a sound effects recordist that lives in downtown Orlando. Now, for a huge city, Orlando isn't terribly noisy (compared to NYC or LA at least), but I do often find it difficult to capture ...