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In regards to live sound, what is “Mix Coherency”?

I attended a training for a major console maker today. The rep mentioned the console and processing being totally time aligned / delayed and that this made it "mix coherent" or "fully mix coherent". ...
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Combine 2 USB mono mic audio inputs into L + R of stereo virtual device

I'm running some usability testing sessions where I'm recording a facilitator and a participant while they are testing a mobile app. I'm using screen recording software on a Windows laptop with a USB ...
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Festival requests DCP with mix level changes

I went to a screening at the London Short Film Festival last night of a short I worked on as sound editor and mixer. Unfortunately, I was appalled whilst watching it to hear the film being played ...
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Convert speaker stereo mix to headphone

I like listening to jazz music using headphones. Most studio recordings feature panning, e.g. piano is mixed centered, bass only on left speaker, drums only on right speaker and so on. While this is ...
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TV Broadcast Levels

I just mixed a documentary for TV broadcast and the clients told me that it should not peak higher than -6db and the reference tones should be at -12db. I did just that but then when they where ...
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Temporary increase in signal/sound level/volume?

In a PA/live playback situation, how to deal with temporary and sudden increase in signal? Situation is as follows: a mic is in the middle of the room and nearby a person talks and sings. Now and then ...
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What app can I use to create mixtapes?

As a huge mixtapes/weekly mixs listener and music addict, I always wanted to try it myself, share some tracks and create/modify/mix songs and stuff to create like an "universe" for it. Here is an ...
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How to pick drum notes for a song?

First, I would like to say that Im not sure if this question belongs in sound or music stackexchange since it is related to the musicality and the mixing of a song. I know that each part of a drum ...
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Discussion: Theatrical release vs. BR/DVD

just want to hear some opinions on how would one theatrical mix have to be adjusted for the home cinema. need to? Not talking just about the output volume or overall compression. but also panning. ...
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Film Predubs: real or virtual?

So when you are predubbing do you/your re-recording mixer print stems & replay those in the final mix, or do you just write automation and all the original edit tracks runs live? If you could ...
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When you are mixing with a downward expansion

When you are mixing with downward expansion and the downward expander creates holes during the fades at the ends of dialogue regions, what do you do?
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Is it possible to have an external fader for controlling a soundboard

My buddy and I run audio for my church, and we had a great idea to mess around with. We wanted to hook up an external slide fader to a boat throttle via some pulleys and springs, and control the whole ...
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Mix sounds terrible in PC, while it actually sounded good with headphones in other devices

I'm using reference headphones to mix my tracks, which I know isn't the best way and I'm sure monitors offer better results. My concern has to do with something else though. I don't have decent and ...
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AC3 stereo fold down

My 5.1 mix is finished, dial norm came out to -26. I'm ready to make an AC3 for the screening test. The Question: How do I ensure the stereo fold down of the AC3 doesn't clip? Is there a some kind ...
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Goddess Voice Mix

I have a task of mixing a female voice to make it sound "Goddess"-like and "Angel"-like and warm and soft and high-endy. Those are pretty much the producer's words. Any tips or hints or any past ...
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Compressor Questions and Making a 5.1 Mix with 95% in Stereo? [closed]

I've been editing videos for a few years now and have always done my sound editing in Final Cut Pro (7).. But with this new big documentary project I'm working on, I'm hoping to make Soundtrack Pro my ...
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Radio advert project

I have a radio project due in a week and a half's time. I have recorded the dialogue at 44.1, 32 bit. I would just like to know what the radio broadcast level is?
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What is the best way to record acoustic piano and vocals from home?

I am staying in a rented house which I cannot sound-proof. I have an acoustic upright piano which I cannot carry to a studio. The noise levels around are average, no heavy traffic, but passing car ...
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Understanding how to mix digital audio signals by multiplying with cosines and adding

I'm trying to understand a patch/abstraction in Max for Live called M4L.bal1, but I think the question is a pretty general one about digital audio processing. The patch mixes two audio signals ...
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Stereo mixing conventions for instruments recorded with more than 1 microphone?

I play the vibraphone. As a player, I'm used to having the low end of the instrument on my left, and the high end on my right. However, when the instrument is recorded, a setting with 2 microphones ...
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Broadcast Level Requirement

Anyone know what the loudest level for a mix on broadcast (CBS) television is? Im doing a mix that may end up on there and Id rather not have it smashed by their compressors. :) I read the other ...
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Designing a Humongous God-voice

Hey all, So last time I needed to create a goddess voice. Now, since I did such a good job on that (thanks to birdhousesound) they want me to continue working for them and I've now got a task of ...
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Gravity - Amazing Foley

I was very impressed with the foley in "Gravity". Not a single sound took place in space, but all from the perspective of the characters, from inside the suites, ships and stations. I imagine it was ...
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CLOTHES - how to mix Foley

Hi, my name's Martin and I'm student of Film Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Czech Republic. Right now, it's the first time I'm provided with the real Foley tracks. It's fun and everything ...
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Your Dream Console.

Money is not an issue. What is the ideal mixing console you would prefer to use in your own studio? Think with ease of use, sound quality, compatibility with other studios, compatibility with Pro ...
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cinema screening stereo problem

Hi guys, A film I worked on that I mixed in stereo is being shown at a cinema on Saturday. The director went today to check the setup and test the film, on testing apparently the audio sounds very ...
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Dialogue Chain Differences: TV versus Film

How is your processing chain different? Certainly, limiting and dialnorm requirements are different...but what about your actual processing? Do you step compress on some genres and quick attack bus ...
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How to correctly do sound mixing for both 5.1 surround and 2.0 stereo and creating a DVD

Hello, Firstly I know nothing about sound mixing. I have produced a short film which a sound mixer has created a final mix for the film in 5.1 surround sound. I now need to create a DVD that plays ...
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Why does my bassline disappear in mix?

Hi all, I've struggled with this for years. How do you all go about eq'ing and mixing a bass line in a heavy beats stlye track and make it sound good/tough coming through laptop speakers. I'm aware ...
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High frequency hiss in several movies

While watching a DVD I realized that in certain scenes there was some very annoying high frequency hiss. Logic's analyser told me, that they were at about 14kHz and 16,4kHz. Since this is not the ...
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Best Practices — Preparing D E & M tracks for Surround?

Hi guys, I'm preparing deliverables for a feature film. The distributor has asked for 3 separate stereo tracks to be used for creating a 5.1 surround mix. I have access to the original full stereo ...
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How do you make your spot SFX fit in the mix? (Honks, construction, birdies)

When you are SFX editing placing effect like cars, horns, construction, birds, etc... Say you have all of these recorded you've got them in a pallet of sorts and they are from different places. Some ...
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Futz to make a good newscast sound?

I just did a mix on a video that had a clip from a newscast from TV. We re-recorded the line (ADR). I used a lapel mic as that is what they probably used on set.. Do any of you have a preset or ...
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Which stem would breathing go in?

Just curious which stem would breathing end up in? Its a chase scene that I had to adr entirely and so I have looped in breathing. I have it on a separate channel for mixing purposes but does the ...
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Demo reel show n tell

Some I'd you may know me or some of my team personally, and I have posted quite a bit. But am often busy with work and not as "social" as would like to be. So I wanted to share our project reel from ...
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how to do a film mix- 5.1 and mono

i would like to know how to do a proper film mix -both mono and 5.1 in details. what are the steps one should follow? is it necessary to EQ all dialogue tracks, foley and fx tracks? if so, why? also ...
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Approval/Review process for Broadcast 5.1

Hey all - Quick question for those working with 5.1 content for broadcast, long- or short- formats. What exactly is your client's approval process or processes? We're quickly approaching a couple ...
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Remixing For The Internet?

I was wondering if there were any quick approaches from taking a soundtrack that has a wide dynamic range (film) and compressing it for something like the internet, where most things seem to be ...
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Mixing trailers for the internet

Hi All, I'm a long time lurker, first time poster, so thanks for all the great advice I've absorbed from you all already. I'm designing / mixing some trailers specifically for the internet, and was ...
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Discussion for the sound of “El Topo”

I often think that wacky movies blur reality to the point that they share similiar qualities with video games. I'm about to watch El Topo for the first time and I think it would be cool to get a ...
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Final Mix Runoff Workflow

I'm currently specing a new mix room to be built and wanted to get input if you're willing to share it on runoffs and how your line works: How many Pro Tools stations do you have on your dub stage? ...
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During the mix, keeping levels right

When you mix, do you have a certain db level that you try and keep all your levels at and then compress the peaks? Are there certain levels for dialogue? Does using the gain audiosuite plugin for ...
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What's your preferred de-esser plugin?

I used the waves one and now i'm trying the Eiosis E2deesser: I found its approach really interesting and natural sounding. I use a combination of that plugin and multiband compression. I have read ...
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Turning over ADR

I recently had an ADR session and turned it over to the production company. The original production sound was quite echoey and had a bit of a tail on the audio. I gave the company 2 raw mics and one ...
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Sound Design and Sound Mix

Hello forum, I am new here. I would like to have some opinions on the followoing issue. I have just done the sound design for a short film here in London. I work freelance and have my own little ...
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Low End on Small Speakers

So I am working on a trailer for a video game that features Dinosaurs. I have big ol epic feet for the T-Rex - friggin epic on my monitors. But it seems like the only audio that finds its way through ...
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What is the workflow for audio post for TV?

Hi I am a university student currently writing my dissertation on the audio post production process for television ( and specifically drama). I was just wondering if anyone answer any of the ...
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Question about Tree-Beard.

I saw in the DVD extras on the sound-work for Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers a special section about how they created the Tree-Beard voice. Some of the video footage shows the voice being ...
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MetaSynth 4 Pro

i need something similar to the MetaSynth , for PC daw, any recomendations??? i realy like MetaSynth, too bad that is not for pc
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What's your favorite mix / sound design from a Suspense Thriller?

Suspense Thrillers are a little bit about the visual, and a lot a bit about the audio. What is your favorite mix and/or sound design in a suspense thriller movie? What really drew you in about it? ...