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Would you rather use flat headphones for monitoring?

Hey guys, If you cannot afford nearfield monitors yet and will work only using headphones, would you rather look for flat ones or it doesn't matter much? I'm afraid of, let's say, buy a headphone ...
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Tips for mixing dialogue

Can this be a thread for tips on mixing dialogue? Do you EQ the voice a certain way or ever use different sync for different characters? Reverb/delay? Do you have a certain workflow for the dial ...
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i want learn about sound mixing when shooting film, can anyone suggest me a good DVD or book to get start?

i want learn mixing for film. i know the boom pool connect to audio mixer and it connect to a recording device when you shooting. i don't know even basic thing about how to separate 2 different audio ...
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5.1 surround headphones for mixing?

I'm working on a job where the delivery specs are calling for a non-optional 5.1 surround mix. Unfortunately the space I am working in is pretty asymmetrical and almost the opposite of ideal for a ...
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How to mix voice and background music like this?

I did allot reaserch before posting this question.I found no good answer. Question:How to mix vocal and background music like this. He is not cutting music with eq to ...
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Good references for learning Mixing?

I am learning how to mix and there is a lot to it. What are some good online references or places I can learn how to mix? When I say learning how to mix, I don't mean so much the beginning technical ...
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Mixing backgrounds/atmos for 5.1

I'm curious as to how you all lay up/mix backgrounds for 5.1. Originally, i would lay the tracks discreetly and just send them to the appropriate output (ie. L, R, Ls, Rs), but since then i've seen ...
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General (studio) headphones question; impedance, tonality, mixing

I picked up a pair of beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO (250 ohm) headphones a couple of days ago. My reasoning being I don't have a decent pair (I borrow a cheaper pair occasionally, AKG K77s), and my room has ...
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Compression? When do you use it, if ever?

If at all and when and how do you use compression? I'm curious to see who out there actually uses it. You can answer with referring to either recording or mixing. I have already asked if you use ...
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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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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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Can you suggest a good reference book on Sound Design and mixing for Film?

The title says it all. What is a good hard-copy resource out there that can offer a foundation for A for V mixing technique? Perhaps one that walks the reader through the process - Raw tracks to ...
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Hearing protection during editing/mixing sessions

Ciao How do you protect our most valuable property: our ears? Especially, what's your behavior during editing/mixing sessions? I'll try to take a brake every our or so, even only for a few minutes, ...
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Wall of sound - sifting through it

I sometimes get sound effects turned over to me that have little to no skilled premixing done to them. And, I am expected to mix it within that day of receiving it (for a 2 minute trailer for example)...
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Production sound mic mixing

Do you ever mix your channels using different mic's from the production sound? Like for example: there is a line saying "Hey whats that" and it is recorded on both a boom and lav into the same ...
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Who out there still uses Master Faders anymore?

I was working on my "entry" for my sound design challenge today, and I realized that I hadn't bothered putting a master fader into my session. Truthfully, I haven't put one into any of my sessions in ...
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Dia always the same level?

Question regarding mixing: Is dialogue always mixed at the same level no matter what type of movie you're mixing? Example: Terminator 2 - explosions all over the place. Dialogue, yelling, during ...
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What are the correct audio levels for Voice and Music in a web promo video?

I'm editing a promo video that will appear on the web (specifically, PledgeMusic) and I'm curious what is the current best practice for the correct audio levels (base -dB) for: Music (when no other ...
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Dialogue Premix - Exterior Verb

While in the midst of a dialogue premix, I've been playing around with this Snapshot feature on TLSpace I never knew existed. Has made verbing so much quicker and easier now especially for recurring ...
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Mixing sound design with poorly recorded room audio/interviews

Apologies if this has been asked before. I'm designing around voice tracks, some of them recorded in studio and some with a portable recorder on location (talent's house). I find it hard to strike a ...
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Mid-range Frequency Mixing

I use FL for scoring and hip hop music production. `My question is, Are there DEFINITIVE numerical frequencies within the 700-4000hz range that ought be raised or diminished to get a sound that ...
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Question about the Haas Effect

I'm reading an interesting article about incorporating the 'Haas Effect' during the mixing stage of a song but I can't understand the following extract: “The Haas trick adds to the standard panning ...