Questions tagged [microphone]

A microphone is a device that converts a physical vibration (such as sound) into an electrical signal, that can be stored and/or processed.

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keeping insects away from furry windscreens

Not sure how common a problem this is for people... Lately I've been recording in 'buggy' places to capture ambient nature sounds. I recently upgraded to some decent cardioid mics which always need ...
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Have you ever used parabolic reflectors for field recording?

I know that here is an dust-covered Sony reflector somewhere in the warehouse. It got lost when headquarters moved two years ago. I never used it so I´ve asked my boss to look for it in order to try ...
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Oktava MK-012 as a SFX recording mic? Alternatives?

About SFX recordings, I've read a lot on here. About mics too. I still am surprised not to find anything on the Oktava being used for SFX. I'm in a situation where I have a bit of money, but not so ...
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Problem with Mic sound not coming through using UX1 interface

sorry to have to ask but... need help please :) 1 x Shure Beta 87A mic... check...1 x UX1 interface with software installed... check... trying to get mic feed right and not winning!!! Arrrggggg!!! ...
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Nice SFX recording mics that are cheap enough that you wouldn't be too upset if they were blown apart in a freak recording accident?

My first question to this group. Maybe a gear question is kind of a lame start, but here goes. I've been field recording for quite some time and have acquired over the years some Neumanns, DPAs, ...
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Favorite bracket for your favorite mics

Who has a favorite bracket for a pair of condensers they'd like to recommend? I'm thinking about either Oktavas or Earthworks, and would like the flexibility of recording in X-Y, ORTF and spaced pair ...
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Recording Glass Shatters

I'm planning on a short indoor recording session of shattering long fluorescent tubes. Who has done this and has sage advice to share? Mic choices? Best way to contain debris while not coloring the ...
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PZMs for ambience recording?

Seems our sound design forum is leaning more and more towards gear and technique these days…which is actually pretty great because sound design occurs not only in the box but out in the world. Has ...
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How do I make a lapel mic sound good?

I have just recently started to record ADR. I have a Sanken COS-11 lapel mic. Recently, an ADR Supervisor told me he loves this mic and uses it as often as he can. I couldn't believe it. I listened ...
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What is best way to record a doublebass in a home studio enviroment?

What is best way to record a Doublebass in a home studio enviroment? What type of mic? What kind of processing? (compression? eq?)
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Mics for metal (screaming vocals)

I was just wondering, if you record a metal band with a vocalist who screams, which microphones do you find to be the cleanest and most applicable?
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Neumann KMR82i for FX recording

Anyone have experience using this mic for all-purpose FX and/or ambience recording? How's the noise floor? All info is, as usual, much appreciated. Thanks, group - alt text http://www.audiorents.com/...
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1-bit recording?

24-bit 48kHz is the norm in film post-production here in LA, with new recordings and foley coming in at 96k or 192k. I'm recording at 96k most of the time and occasionally work with 192k samples when ...
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A decent stereo pair of microphones at a reasonable price?

Hello. I'm curious to know what people are using as a stereo pair of microphones for their recordings? I've been looking at the usual suspects, but was curious to know if there is any underdogs in the ...
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Best budget microphone to record foley

Hi, As a starting sound designer I want to record my own foley. But for that I need a good microphoone to record foley. I don't have a big budget for expensive microphone, so I am looking for a ...
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RØDE wishlist - What would you recommend?

I must put together a wishlist of RØDE equipment (I can't yet say why). I'm okay on the accessories side, it's the mic choices my main concern. My priority is to have a descent kit to record sound ...
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How do you record your ambiences?

This question is mainly aimed at generic ambiences. So for instance, the type you'd find in a library rather than recorded specifically for a scene. I'm curious as to what microphones and stereo ...