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Match takes from different ADR sessions

We had an ADR session to dub a video game working with Nuendo. After several months we decided to do some lines again due to change in the translations, before realizing the microphone was positioned ...
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Click at the end of words ending in “n” — techniques to avoid or clean up?

I'm editing voiceover work, and the primary things that come out to me on close inspection are metallic clicking sounds. The clicks associated with “k” and “t” sounds (and sometimes “d”s as well) seem ...
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How do you set each stage of compression when using 3 or more compressors in a DAW?

I have a hardware FMR Audio Really Nice Compressor (RNC) that uses 3 stages of compression. It gets me really good results in recording live theater, where the audio levels go from a stage whisper to ...
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What do the acronyms DX, FX, MX stand for?

I've been using the abbreviations for quite some time now but I don't know why they are called DX, FX, and MX. (Well, FX I can understand.) For me, it's practical because it shortens the track name ...
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Appropriate Film Credits

I've got an independent short film project where I'm the only sound person involved. I've had to do everything from pre-production to post. What would be appropriate for credit(s)? Is there a blanket-...
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Film/Tv/Game Trailer Sound Design Mixing

I am new here posting wise but have been shadowing this forum for a while. I have a question I hope to get answered by anyone involved in this field. What tips and techniques can you all share on how ...
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Does turning up volume in post production reduce quality?

I want to turn down my sensitivity really low then in post production I turn up the volume to reduce background noise, would this degrade quality?
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Balanced cable canceling out sound post production recording

Background story I recorded a live event, the sound came from the audio guy through a balanced XLR to 3.5mm cable. Issue When watching the recording I get extremely quiet and distorted audio. Issue ...
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Books about the Sound Industry_ how it works

I'll finish my university in this year and i would write my thesis about Audio Post in Film, compare the industries between my country, other European country and America. So the very specialised ...
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Quoting for post sound production.

Hey all, I have to do a quote for post sound production for a feature film and i'm not quite sure where to start. I did read Tim's answer to Colin's question (http://socialsounddesign.com/questions/...
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Audio Leveler Isn't Stable

Sorry if this question doesn't make sense (or uses the wrong terms, feel free to edit). I've got very little understanding of audio, but willing to learn. I've recorded a tutorial for Youtube and I'm ...
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How do I fix clipping distortion in my audio recording?

I've recorded a living room concert of two singers with two guitars with a Zoom H2. The recording is fine 90% of the time, but there is some clipping distortion. I think this is caused because I had ...
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Cancel the audio in one file from another

I made a two-sided recording of an interview conducted via VOIP (one recording of my input and one of the interviewee's input). The interviewee wasn't wearing a headset, so my audio comes through on ...
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Sound off on Noise Reduction!

So, folks, what's the dirt on contemporary noise reduction for things like hiss, hum, and background drone noise? Are folks still using DINR, third-party plug-ins, artful gating? My two cents is ...
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difference between pre and post fade

Why is a pre fade aux used for monitoring and a post fade aux for effects?
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What is a good resource to learn dialogue mixing?

I am constantly making short films, and I want to improve my post-production audio, specifically dialogue mixing. I'm not sure if that's the correct term, so specifically, I want to learn how to ...
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Best use of ergonomics in an Pro Tools editing environment?

If you're anything like me you spend up to 12 hours a day sitting at an audio workstation, toiling away at your craft. Very often these workstations are set up in an office-type setting, ie. desk, ...
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What do classical radio stations do to their tracks to normalize audio volume?

In contrast to production techniques applied to popular music, most published recordings of classical music can have a very wide dynamic range. This makes then less suited for listening in a car, on ...
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Getting consistent metadata onto a CD

I burned a CD in Windows Media Player. The tracks have artist and song title on them on my computer, but once they’re on the CD, that metadata shows up when the CD is viewed with Windows Media Player (...
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Is there a a way to automatically swap a noise gate between two tracks based on relative volume?

I have two perfectly-aligned tracks, which came from two microphones in the same room, each having a person speaking in front of it. The problem is that the high frequencies of their audio have bled ...
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Can I use a trackball in substitution of a fader to write automation on Pro Tools?

I know I could click on the digital fader of the track in the mix window and write automation that way, but I recently found an app called "AudioSwift" that turns your Trackpad into a multitool "Fader,...
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What are some sounds that indicate we are in a night scene?

I'm editing a night scene at the moment. It's set in a suburban location, in Australia and I'm looking for ideas on sounds I can lay into the tracks to heighten the sense of tension. So far I ...
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How to make a troll attack

So, I have a film I'm working on, and I have a fight between a troll and a couple normal sized humans. I have the humans down, but I'm stuck at the idea stage for the troll. I have a lot of different ...
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Advice on Building a Portable foley stage/pit

I'm starting prep on building a portable, decent sounding, foley stage/pit. I'm not yet based in a space,just a home studio, so the design needs to be something that can be folded away and/or renting ...
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Fixing Latency & Microphone Bleed in Post

Is there a post-production fix for this? I’m editing a multitrack podcast. There are three channels, each with one speaker. Say Speaker A Laughs at 0:15 while speaker B is talking. The microphone ...
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How to improve guitar tone for recording?

first post: I've been recording/producing for 4-5 years but I've always struggled to get electric guitars to sound the way I want them and I'm wondering what I can do to improve that. (also done ...
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Workflow / Work Organization

Well, basically I'm looking for tips about staying organized when working on a project: Dialogue editing hours, background editing hours, sound design hours, etc. Tips on working the session in stages,...
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Getting started with Audio Production

I'm a musician with a classical background, and I'm really interested in the complete process of Music Production (Acoustic Conditioning, Recording, Post-Producing). I'd love to start learning in a ...
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"Move" waveform "up"/"down"?

When I listened to some music files of an old game, I noticed a strange sounding popping in my headphones. I opened the file in Adobe Audition 3 to see if I could fix the problem. I found out that ...
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Where should dialogue be hitting in dbfs?

I've heard/read lots of different things about where dialogue should be hitting in terms of dbfs for a feature film. (I am mixing 5.1 in a small studio, room calibrated to 79. I know film standard on ...
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How can you fill in frequency gaps in resampled vocals?

If for instance you have a sound or voice, and it start's at pitch middle C, then you shift it down by say, 8 semitones, what appears to happen often is that the higher frequencies become shifted so ...
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Fixing an over-distorted guitar track

I recorded a metal band last year and have just gotten round to doing a rough mix / master. Unfortunately, I left the guitarist unsupervised who then proceeded to crank up his amp... to the point that ...
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Cinematic soundtrack recording - is it better to record instruments sections separately or all together?

We want to record something that sounds really cinematic. I've been in a studio twice before with a 50 pieces orchestra and although the quality of the recording was great, it didn't have quite that ...
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How do you make a carrier better for vocoding (with a plugin)?

There's a lot of synths that sound smooth and well rounded, but all of a sudden I try to use them as a carrier for a vocoder and they sound like complete crap. What gives? How can I improve them? What ...
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DAW for Sound Design

I'm new to the forum and am very excited to meet all of you! I am s start up sound designer, who uses FL Studio as a DAW. As soon as finances permit, I will purchase Pro Tools as I am familiar with ...
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How do I prepare my sound files professionally to share with others?

Hello. I have a question about embedding the correct sort of metadata and general professional preparation for my sound files so I can pass to others and it'll be appropriate for their professional ...
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Saturators similar to URS Saturator (without ilok requirement)

Disappointed in the need for ilok with URS software, the saturator is what i'm after, multiple models/algorithms, a saturation amount knob as well as in/out gain control. I'm looking for a saturator ...
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Can audience/laugh tracks be removed from a modern sitcom?

I found some attempts to show a modern sitcom without the "audience" laughter, and was surprised they were done by hand muting the entire audio. Is there no automated way to remove a laugh track from ...
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How do I make whispering in ear sound convincing?

I made a mono recording of whispered speech and I'm trying to make it sound like someone is whispering right into your ear. I work in Live 9 using mostly the native effects and some free VSTs. The ...
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What are important considerations when mixing and mastering a track for vinyl distribution?

Music on vinyl frequently has a different sound characteristic than music released in digital formats. This is mainly because the unique characteristics of vinyl. But from what I've heard, the vinyl ...
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How do we mix down a feature film?

I am wondering, once I get the dialogue nailed throughout the film and do all the foley and sound scape, what is the procedure to mix this down and master? Do I need to work with smaller scene files (...
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DX Stems - Mono or Stereo?

So I have a post template I work with all the time. Some DX tracks (all mono), some FX tracks (half mono and half stereo) some FO tracks (all mono), and some MX tracks (all stereo). Through ...
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Music drowning out singing

my brother gave me some raw footage of him playing the guitar. His mouth was not close enough to the mic and the guitar sounds too loud. Is there a way I can remove increase the voice or lower the ...
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Audio Management/Organization Software for Free.

I am an editor and designer with thousands of SFX on external drives. I could really use some software to better organize all of them using the SFX meta data. I know about sound miner, etc. Do you ...
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How can I avoid multiple instances of an OMF while copying a session in ProTools?

My PT session for a short film has several audio tracks, and at some point I imported an OMF from the foley department. I worked directly from this OMF (maybe the problem started here?) with editing, ...
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Can I use Pro-Tools 9 on my PC and Mac

I am thinking moving to Pro Tools 9 soon, but I am unsure if I can register Pro tools 9 on both my PC and Mac, cause sometimes I need to work on both systems and its going to get messy.
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Why is poizone's sound altered in Fl studio after saving?

I use poizone plugin in my song. My problem is that when I play song in FL studio it sounds amazing, but after saving song in my computer it changes only the poizone's sound.. In FL studio the sound ...
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What's the difference between monitors for music and sound post?

I'm planning to buy a LCR Setup for my little home studio. Mainly I will do all works of sound post (dialogue editing, Ambience/SFX, sound design, foley as well as rough mixes). Critical mixing ...
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How important is union membership for sound designers and production sound mixers?

Being relatively new to production sound mixing and post production sound, I've been wandering my way through the indie world not doing too much studio work. How important will it be for me to be a ...
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What's the best I can do to mix a new vocal recording with a compressed instrumental track?

First, please excuse me if I'm using the wrong terms. I'm not a complete newbie when it comes to audio, but I'm no expert either. Trying to boost my knowledge and skills in this area. Anyway, I have ...