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Is there a name for the trailing “hiss” sound that people produce when pronoucing plurals?

Is there a name for the trailing "hiss" sound that people produce when pronouncing plurals? It's not necessarily full-blown lisp. I'm referring to "trailing S sound" that produces hissing when ...
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How do you keep a tracklay session tidy?

I recently went to an open door event at a local post production house. They showed us their workflow and how they get things done quickly. They showed us their tracklay session. All the ambiences, ...
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When to apply noise reduction? Before or after other processing?

I have a recording, in which i will do some processing, specifically: Expand Boost a bit around 150hz I also need to apply noise reduction My question is: When noise reduction is applied? Before or ...
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Recording room ambience

What would be the best way to record room ambience for ambience fx (not room tone for dialogue) with one mic? I'm limited on that side. Should i just transform mono to stereo later?
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Mixing for Cinema in Home Studio

I am preping for a film mix in my small studio and just was calibrating the speakers but with my small monitors i can't reach the SPL required. SO i decided to reference with a DVD dialogue track at ...
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Baby voice-over

I currently work on an animation project involving 6-to-18-month-old babies. The context is a bit special because we follow the realistic evolution of several babies until they say their first word. ...
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sound design a scene where different radio programs playing at same time

I am working on a short film and I am stuck in a scene where a busy city is seen from a tall tower...here different radio stations are to be played at the same time with different programs..one ...
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Deadlines of Post-Production

I am going to be doing post-audio for a short film that is about 3 minutes long and the director told me I will only have two days to do it. Is this a reasonable time to get a short film done because ...
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5.1 channel order for home theaters, computer, and cinema

i am working on the post production for a film. It's the first time, and i am a little bit confused about the channel order and the various standars. The SMPTE standard (L R C Lfe Ls Rs) is for home ...
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Why are they called DX, FX, MX?

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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Figuring out EQ for sounds

Looking for some guidance on EQ strategies for making sounds more professional. I know this is a very general question and maybe this falls more into mastering, but when I hear sounds in libraries or ...
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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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Compression and limiting for new -24lkfs standard?

I found this site while researching audio mixing levels. I have recently started as the full time engineer mixing advertising content for television in NZ, Australia and US. My question is related ...
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Advice on how to structure audio recorded from travel for products / free podcasts

Whilst cycling from the UK to India, around Nepal, and Mongolia & living in the Republic of Georgia I recorded sound: some music, narrative, interviews, background noise etc. I am in the process ...
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Are Barcodes Necessary for Soundscan Registration

When I go to register my number to Soundscan, it says, Add New UPC/EAN Code. Do I need to get UPC/EAN Barcode for my song to be able to register it on Soundscan?
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Internal drive on pc formatted for hfs [closed]

If I want to transfer files from an external mac hfs formatted drive to my PC. And I have an extra internal drive formatted on my pc for hfs do I still need something like mac drive?
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Starting out in film/tv post/scoring (bgm)

So I've put together a film/tv post/scoring system, and was looking to expand my portfolio by donating my time to a worthy project. Are there any solutions better than the local craigslist? I'd prefer ...
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Post Production, How To Become Faster?

So I have been doing audio post production and master for a friend of mine for a few months now. He is starting to have a higher demand for videos and is sending more to work on. They are commentaries ...
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What's a good basic mic set for recording SFX

Hi my name is Eric. I'm a 21 year old student and I'm going to Full Sail University here in Winter Park, FL. I'm getting my degree in Recording Arts, but I'm definitely more interested in audio post ...
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How to remove unwanted sounds from 'silence'?

I have an orchestral recording with an audience. In one part of the recording, there are shock chords (loud, short chords played by the whole ensemble) at 0 dB with about two seconds of 'silence' ...
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Which Plugin Bundles and Sound Libraries to start with?

I'm jumping into post production (movies, games) and also sound design. Which would be more essential or worth buying? Are any just way too many plugins than I'd need? Here's what I've been looking at:...
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Volume automation and noise reduction

What is the role of the dialogue editor in volume automation and noise reduction in movie post production? Thanks, Eduardo
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NTG-3 vs 416 mic

This argument has been put forward numerous times in various forums, however differing responses do make it hard to form my own conclusions. My dilemma: To buy an NTG-3 or Sennheiser 416 as my short ...
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Creating realistic reverb in a forest

Hi, I'm currently in post production with a WW2 era short. The climactic scene at the end takes place within a pine forest. There are gunshots that happen offscreen, away from the main characters, ...
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Handing Over Completed Audio after Post Production

Hi guys, am just reaching the final stages of Audio Post production on a short film. It will be one of my first completed jobs, and I was just wondering how do you guys complete it? So it sound good ...
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How do you bounce back from a failure?

I recently worked on a film challenge project where I was in charge of post sound. I can make all the excuses I want, but in the end, I ran out of time and the project suffered severely for it. The ...
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Equator D5 Studio Monitors. Thoughts?

link text Does anyone have experience with these monitors? The coaxial design looks very appealing for creating phase coherent stereo imaging. I know they've been given rave reviews over at gearslutz,...
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Television Mix…

Hey guys :) I'm very new to the mixing world, I've got my basics down with Pro Tools so I do know how it works... I was wondering if you guys could give me tips on mixing for TV. I need to know ...
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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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Reaper Post Production

Do you guys know how to snap fades on one region in relation to another region on a seperate track, aligning the two for a precise cross fade? Snapping length of regions compared to other tracks, ...
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specifics of clipping distortion perception

Why clipped sound perceived like someone is pouring sand on drum's membrane? It feels like it happens on specific frequencies and not totally random. Which maybe means it can be filtered? Can we ...
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Recommended Sound Libraries - WW2 Vehicles and Weapons

Hi all! I'm about to enter production for a WW2 era short, but I'm somewhat limited by both the budget and my location (Australia) as far as recording original audio for vehicles and weaponry for ...
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Protools 10 trial

I had pt 8 on an old pc and I have moved to a trail version of pt10 on a new pc. I want to move permanently to pt10. Should I uninstall the trial version first or just update to PT10 from the trial ...
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post template for protools query

How do I get the tone and sync pop on to the master print mix down without them getting adjusted? And have I set up my template correctly for a master print stem? My individual DX tracks are bused ...
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Printing stems back to stereo for international versions in Protools and the volume seems to be slightly higher…why is this?

I'm doing what should be a simple mixdown of stems back onto a stereo track for the international version...stereo music stem, stereo sfx stem, mono narr stem and mono dial stem. I've taken out the ...
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Moving from mac to pc for post

I’m moving more into audio for picture lately and I am trying to decide to go for a new PC or Mac running Protools. I know all the arguments for and against but I’m trying to come at it from a ...
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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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PT 8 - pt 10 hardware

I’m moving from Protools LE 8 Digi rack 002 to protools 10. When I upgrade do I continue to use the digi rack 002 hardware or do you just use a good soundcard instead. Or what is the way to do it. I ...
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Suggestions for FX Libraries for Promos

Hey guys, Any suggestions for decent libraries of whooshes and transitions? Alot of the stuff we have in our library currently is very Sci Fi/a bit mental, I would love to snap up a kit of useable ...
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Re-syncing Sound to a Directors Cut

So I did the sound edit and final mix for a short film a few months ago. The director was happy and signed off the film. Great. But now he has got in touch to ask if I will again do the sound edit for ...
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When working with Post Production Audio, Do you Work With the Original Final Cut Project?

Do people usually get to work within the original Final Cut Project? or do they get given a .mov file and separate audio files to work with?
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Give one sound the characteristics of another

Hi, I swear I used to have a plug in which did this, but as many of you, the sea of tools at my hands has quickly caused my memory to drown. I'm basically looking to take around 30 tonal sounds, ...
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What is the industry standard requirements for post production??

What is the industry standard requirements for post production?? International frame-rate standards; Europe, Asia, North America, South America & Japan Audio sample-rate and bit-depth in ...
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Anyone have any luck fixing/attenuating wireless hits?

Hey Guys, A buddy of mine recently came to me with a seminar vid that contains some pretty nasty RF hits. Unfortunately the only sources are the lav on the speaker and the onboard camera audio (which ...
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Hearing loss above 11 Khz

Hi to all sound designers, first time I post on Social Sound Design but I've always found all of your comments here extremely valuable and I very much respect your judgment on all things audio. I've ...
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conforming audio

Just getting myself ready to conform audio to some picture changes which I haven’t done before in Protools. Is there any advantage in starting at the end to make the first change and working back to ...
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Sending over stems from a DA88-is it worth investing?

Hi guys, I am looking through the delivery requirements of a project that's a feature film with a 5.1 mix. In the past I have always sent stems as separate wavs and any OMF's/Sessions to boot. The ...
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Can files created by using Audio Suite plug-ins go bad over time?

So I've been working on a feature film project for a few months now and I had to use Rx at my school to get rid of some really bad humming noises that were in a few scenes. I don't have Rx at home and ...
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Dissertation ideas!

Hi im struggling to come up with ideas as of what to do for my dissertation. i want it to be around the sound area of film, game or TV. Ideally not around music composition etc. stuff like foley &...
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best workflow for videogame localization

Hi to all, what is the best workflow to prepare pro tools session for videogame localization recordings? I need to import and spot in one pro tools tracks a massive number of files. Thaey should be ...