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Man of Steel “Fate of your planet” trailer - high pitch whine?

Hey, I watched Man of Steel's newest trailer and noticed a high pitch whine during the voice over. Did this slip past editors? It's very loud around the 47-48 second mark. Or am I missing something ...
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Software recommendation for cleaning out audio recording

How can I clean up noise from audio recordings? I recorded on a laptop, using a mike that came with a pair of headsets. It's one person speaking, no instruments or echoes or anything, just one human ...
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How to create the sound of old antique style recordings?

What are some other ways you all go about antiquing recordings? Things I have been experimenting with Izotope vinyl boscomac The cornet reaktor ensemble flexing individual words in logic flex time ...
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What causes the 130-133Hz hum in my KRK VXT6 monitors?

I bought a new pair of KRK VXT6 monitors last week and I think they sound amazing, but upon listening to some songs, I hear a weird noise specifically in the bass. I decided to analyze the weird ...
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Connecting a microphone to a camera with a 25 foot cable - is it possible?

I've been assigned to document our class's stage play and I'm having trouble with the audio. I only have one shotgun mic (3.5mm output) and I'm planning on putting it on a tripod and leaving it on the ...
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removing hammering noise behind speech

Rather unfortunate hammering noise presents itself in some footage I am processing, where the source of the sounds may actually be the heating / boiler in the building. You can hear it here (in the ...
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removing electrical artefact background sounds behind speech

Maybe this is an elementary type of noise, but I find a strange intermittent rattle in a video I am processing As I don't know any good denomination for it, I would describe it as some kind of ...
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Noise Removal in Dialogue editing vs mixing

In regards to dialogue editing and noise removal, I've read John Purcell's book and it is absolutely brilliant, however it is written under the assumption that someone else will be mixing the material ...
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Tips for silently prompting people to not get too close to mics?

In a recent video project I came across some "popping" which I believe was in part due to the person being too close to the mic. Without verbally prompting them, what would help remind them to keep ...
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Sony PCM D50 vs PCM M10 ( internal mics)

Is the PCM D50 really woth twice the price compared with the M10? I want them for recording ambiences, birds, waterfalls, animals... Is there such a big diference with the internal mics or not (...
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The 'Sonic' Planck

I've been in a philosophical kind of mood as of late, and I've been pondering this question/concept for the past few days and I've love to hear others' thoughts and ideas on it. Not really a right or ...
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Mic Handling Noises in Post Production?

I met with a client today who was looking to try and salvage some of the audio they recorded for a documentary. They were using a Rode videomic for Interior and Exterior, and the handling noise that ...
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There is static when I export video where there is none in editing (premiere pro)

The problem is that when I export the video, there is static in the beginning of each clip, which goes away after a little while. It's very prominent when there are a lot of quick cuts. In the longer ...
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Very difficult noisy dialogue, can it even be cleaned up?

Hey guys, I'm a long time lurker on this network! Love it. I just got my first gig as a an all around sound guy on a movie (the on site recording is done by other people). It's a sort of ...
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Why does my sound card output a high pitched sometimes oscillating sound or whine?

I've asked four questions now so I'm out of hints. Excuse this question for it's vagueness... Why the hell is my sound card emitting this high pitched squeal when I run it through a mixer with a USB ...
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Source of ground looping? Different ground for USB and laptop's line out?

I have a Behringer UCA202 (no-external power) USB Interface (DAC): Bus 006 Device 003: ID 08bb:2902 Texas Instruments Japan PCM2902 Audio Codec and an Intel audio controller which is built into ...
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USB Isolators to eliminate ground loop?

I believe I have an issue with a ground loop. I'm looking at some USB Isolators. I found this, Solarbotics model for $48 Would this eliminate ground loop? I have both my both two outputs going to my ...
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Best Noise reduction methods?

When I record I always pick up background noise as I don't have a proper studio environment. Its usually a constant noise like the computer fan or a low rumble. I get rid of this with sound forge's ...
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Fix for terrible “Hard Drive Noise” Audio Interference?

When recording direct input instrument audio using Ableton, my recording is plagued with a terrible noise interference that sounds like the clicks and movements of my PCs internal Hard Disk drive. ...
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Cleaning up noise from nature/ambience recordings?

Hello all, i really really hate noise(mic/preamp noise), and my recording rig isn't that great(fostex fr2le, 2x rode nt5)...now, cleaning up some sfx, that were close mic'ed, is easy with izotope rx2,...
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How can I quiet a noisy computer in my home studio?

I have a basic home studio setup with a Macbook, Apogee Duet, Logic, and a few microphones. Most times while recording, the fan on my laptop is spinning furiously; this is a problem when I record ...
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Hypothetical Question: In-Car Hands Free Microphone - Unlimited Budget - What Would You Do?

Hello, Totally hypothetical question: A wealthy man approaches asks you to design the optimal microphone solution for an in-car hands-free calling system. He has three goals: A: eliminate ...
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Does the Signal/Noise ratio keeps constant as you rise the gain?

I have written about this question in my blog. I appreciate your opinions. http://javierzumer.com/en/test-niveles-de-ganancia/
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Overly noisy Clip-Mics

Hi, I've been having problems with my clip mics for a little while. I use the Audio Technica ATW- T1801 mics and seem to have a lot of problems with noise. The noise floor is higher than I would like ...
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inexpensive soundproofing material

I know there's professional grade noise damping material but if I'm on a budget, what other options are there? I've heard of denim, roofing shingles and just cloth in general. But what other options ...
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ZoomH4n - Some kind of an answer…

After recording again and being puzzled again by the levels on my Zoom H4n, I googled a bit and found this awesome handheld recorder shootout: "Noise floor of the on-board mics and mic-inputs - Zoom ...
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Do XLR cables wear out?

Is there any noticeable difference in sound quality if you use a new XLR cable instead of a well-used 10 years old one? I work at our local church and can borrow a cable from there to do some ...
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How do I test audio cables?

I have dozens and dozens of cables. XLR, 1/4", a few TRS cables, and some adapters and hybrids. Some are less than a few years old, some are decades old, a few may be older than I am. And every so ...
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What is the best TV to have in a foley stage?

Hi! I am building a new studio dedicated to sound design, and I was wondering how to choose a TV to have in the control room and in the foley room. I've seen some LG LCD TVs that have a very good ...
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Do audio cable splitters reduce signal quality or add noise?

I'd like to record audio coming out of a DJ mixer that has only one output. So I thought I'd use those 'Y' shaped cable splitter plugs which take the L and R cables as input and output to two. ...
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Mic pops with movement, consonants

So I'm working on a musical and about three out of 10 face mics continue to produce pops when the actors move quickly or over-enunciate consonants. Yes I have added wind guards, yes I have lowered ...
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Power supply noise in cheap condenser mic: is this normal?

Wanting a microphone that picked up less noise and was more sensitive to soft sounds than the mic built into my laptop, I picked up the cheapest condenser mic I could find on Amazon, the Nady SPC-15 — ...
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Location Recording for a period drama

Hi guys, I have recently been shooting in the south of England for a period drama independent film. The on-location sound is quiet enough for the indoor scenes and dialogue is nice and clear without ...
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Strategizing “fill” with three different mics in a high-noise environment

To my frequent saviors, esteemed mentors, and fellow adepts, Recorded a "free-driving" scene on a freeway with eight actors in a van improvising DX. Setting the myriad factors aside which would have ...
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Wireless mic problem: Amplitude sounds like it is “jittering” up and down by a few db

We are having a strange problem with our set of Audio Technica 1800 series wireless lavs. It seems as though the amplitude of the sound is jittering up and down by a few db. It throws the dynamic of ...
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TS (1/4'') to XLR cable. Balanced or unbalanced?

Hi I've recently bought this TS to XLR cable: http://www.adamhall.com/en/ah_Cables_Liveline_Series_-_Microphone_Cable_XLR_male_to_6.3_mm_Jack_mono_6_m.html I know that TS is a typically unbalanced ...
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How can I get rid of the annoying background hum on a new Yeti Microphone

I recently purchased a Blue Yeti USB microphone for use in recording screencasts. I am using Screenflow to record with and while the sound is excellent in quality there is a nasty hum in the ...
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Another noise related question

sorry. i have this clip that a friend sent me to ask if i could reduce the noise on it. im still new to all this stuff, but to me it seems the noise is more background sound than noise if that makes ...
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Cleaning up large group dialog quickly

I have more experience mixing music than dialog. Every two weeks I have to mix about 2-3 hours of dialog from a room with roughly 30 people and pump it out in half a day. There are six microphones ...
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Noise Frequency

Im just wondering, as there are lots of kinds noise that creep into our recordings. what are the typical frequencies where noise is mostly present as so I can apply filters etc.. And also, what type ...
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If you could choose noise reduction or ADR. What would you choose? (Poll)

If you could choose noise reduction or ADR. What would you choose? (Poll)
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Hum/noise near electrical devices on the set

I soon have a filmproject and a have a problem with the equipment i have rented. Now, when i'm to close to electrical devices like a laptop, tv or even the ceiling lights, i get an electrical hum. I ...
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How do I remove mouse click noise

I am using a mac and I am using screenflow software to do a screencast about how my web application works. During the demo I click on a lot of buttons and links. In my screencast I have this click ...
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How can I reduce noise with many cables?

I have a home studio with 10 microphones cabled up. These cables all connect from the audio interface to the microphones, and follow generally the same path. I have heard that parallel cables add ...
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Cooled, soundproof enclosure for a noisy laptop in a bedroom studio?

I recently bought a 2011 Macbook Pro (15") for, among other things, some serious audio in my bedroom studio. If I open up Pro Tools or Ableton and start working, within 5 minutes the MBP's fans turn ...
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How do you put a mic cable inside a rode boompole

How do you put a mic cable inside a rode boompole? I'm having a heck of a time. Do I have to cut the cable and resolder it after I put the cable in? If anybody has a diagram or something that'd be ...
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How to get rid of static background hum

I have a very small hum, it's not that audible but it's there and if I crank up the volume it's there and very annoying. The funny part is this: if I put any flesh part of myself on the cord going ...
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Using a expander for noise reduction, Yes or No

When I found out that I had gone through a 20 min short dialogue editing using an expander instead of a gate, I immediately went back and switched it all to gate and went back through the project. ...
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Questions about simple single-track line-in recording

I'm trying to create a simple recording of my electronic keyboard. It has a 1/4" stereo output, and I've connected that into my computer's microphone/line-in jack. I only have a few questions: Should ...
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How can I reduce interference with two radio microphones?

(Hopefully not off-topic noob question) We have a hearing loop set up which uses a Sennheiser collar radio mic and receiver which works pretty well. We recently bought a handheld Sennheiser mic for ...