Questions tagged [recording]

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How to capture very low volume sounds?

A while ago I was surfing some nerdy geeky website and found that a company had designed that mic that could capture really low volume sounds like the sound emitted by the filaments of a light bulb ...
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How can I record frequencies from 0.1 to 20 Hz?

For my experiment I've recorded a sound during the day with my webcam microphone, and accelerated it 900 times, to hear whats going on there in the street at very low frequencies. Effects was ...
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How to record with a phantom powered microphone on a computer?

I want to record with a CAD Audio GXL2200 Cardioid Condenser Microphone into a laptop, but I don't know how to connect it. The mic did not come with a cord, so I bought one, but the plug in is way ...
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How to make money with sound design.

I've enjoyed recording samples and playing with audio as a hobby for quite a while now. Recently I purchased a zoom h2 and the quality of the recordings are just great. What I'm curious about, is how ...
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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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Small budget solution for portable recording

Hey everybody - this is my first post/question here - thanks to @noisejockey and the other folks at Twitter. Before I start I have to admit: I am far, far away from being a pro - in fact, I am not ...
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Sound Recording Disaster Stories!

Recently on designingsound.org/ Erik Aadahl talked about his blimp catching on fire and watching fellow recordists nearly get torched by fighter jets. Erik Aadahl http://designingsound.noisepages.com/...
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How do you record your ambiences?

This question is mainly aimed at generic ambiences. So for instance, the type you'd find in a library rather than recorded specifically for a scene. I'm curious as to what microphones and stereo ...
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How do binaural recordings sound in a typical stereo situation?

I'm curious if there's any notable difference between a binaural recording and a typical stereo miking pattern when listening in a studio environment. Is there anything that needs to be compensated ...
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SFX recorded or library

Do you use SFX libraries (like Sound Ideas, Hollywood Edge ...) or do you record your own SFX?
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Recording extremely loud sound sources

During the next month in Valencia (Spain) is taking place a fest in which the main act everyday is a massive burst of firecrackers in the main city square. This event called "Mascletá" is widely ...
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Battery powered Shotgun Mic for use with PCM d-50

I'm looking for a decent shotugn mic for field recording but I'm not sure I want to go down the broadcast mixer route just yet. Does anyone have any experience of using shotgun mic's with one of these ...
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Advice on my newly researched sound recording kit?

So I have been spending a long time trying to gather a decent beginner kit for my sound recording. I'm wanting to squeeze the very best I can out the money I have. My main focus is on very high ...
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My first field mic.

I'm in the market for a quality shotgun mic for field recording, foley, ADR, etc.... Budget: less than $1,200. I really like the Sennheiser MKH 416, but haven't had a chance to try many others. I ...
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What sounds can be effectively recording using just one channel (mono)?

Due to my seemingly more restricted budget (life is as it is and things keep popping up) I am still left very much with my current setup as is, and it looks like I cannot really purchase much else for ...
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how to record wind?

hello all, excuse my noob'iness, but i really don't know how to record wind...i know one technique with contact mics, but other than that how do you go about recording wind? p.s.: sorry for my bad ...
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Sound Recording for Film

Recently I shot a short film but needed to do this film with NO budget. I was able to get a camera for free as well as someone to shoot it - Sound however became a problem. Very few sound guys are ...
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Recording Glass Shatters

I'm planning on a short indoor recording session of shattering long fluorescent tubes. Who has done this and has sage advice to share? Mic choices? Best way to contain debris while not coloring the ...
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How do you insure your gear? Or do you?

I recently took a trip to Hawaii and decided to bring some of my recording gear with me to record some ambiances, whales and other things I don't get the chance to hear in Southern California. I went ...
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Usefulness of “guerrilla” vs. “pro” recordings

Many of the sounds used in feature films are recorded by professional recordists using professional gear, ie. expensive mics, multiple mic setups, multichannel recorders, and multiple days on location....
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“Guerilla” (not “Gorilla”) sound recording

I have, from time to time, experienced opposition to my recording at a certain location. Anyone who has done any significant amount of sound recording probably has. The only way to get around this ...
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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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Canned sounds vs. ones you record yourself

I've been thinking about this for a couple days, now. On Thursday, David Sonnenschein and Ric Viers had a free webinar -- it was largely a promo for their upcoming online seminars, but it was still ...
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REQUEST: Windmill recordings

Hi folks, I've been enjoying Social Sound Design for many months now and find it to be an incredible resource for picking creative brains all over the world. What I haven't seen much of, however, is ...
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Suggestions for a tensioned rope effect?

Hello! First time poster but (relatively) long time reader here. I am working on a kung fu short film and am currently stumped concerning a particular sound effect. Any suggestions would be so, so ...
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Have you ever had trouble with the authorities while recording?

I often read of the UK police overstepping the mark with photographers in public places, in the name of anti-terrorism... How about you? Any of the constabulary ever hassled you? Vigilantes? Yokels ...
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Best budget microphone to record foley

Hi, As a starting sound designer I want to record my own foley. But for that I need a good microphoone to record foley. I don't have a big budget for expensive microphone, so I am looking for a ...
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Budget not large, really need to get an on location sound kit together for a possible job!

Hello everyone. My budget isn't large and I'm looking to get together a little on location sound get together quickly for a possible job that is coming up. Now, as usual with me, I jump before I can ...
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Can one effectively use an older (2004) laptop for audio recording and multitrack mixing?

I have an older laptop I'd like to salvage for music recording and digital mixing. My question is general enough for SE but I will also give specific details about my specific case: I have a 2004 ...
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How to Reduce Keyboard and Mouse Clicks

When i record with my headset mic it picks up my keyboard and mouse clicks without remorse, so I need to know, How do i reduce that? Gaming channels like Markiplier and PewDiePie when they play they ...