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Foley project advice

Hey guys I have a class foley project coming up soon and I would like to know how to recreate/record the sound of: sneakers "squeaking" on the floor and glass breaking (like a window) here are the ...
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How best to record dialogue whilst walking using portable device

Hi, Basically as the title states. I'm well aware that portable devices are very sensitive to movement, but does that mean it isn't really feasible to try record conversation whilst walking for ...
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Any tips on getting permission to record in secure places

After reading a recent article on Designing Sound. org, http://designingsound.org/2012/07/stephan-schutze-a-week-chasing-planes/, I am wondering who the proper authorities/ departments that I would ...
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Animal Fox, bear, mouse footsteps and “cloth” recording

Hey guys! I am in my final term at Vancouver Film School and working on my final piece. With that I am trying to find good sounds for tiny and big animal footsteps. I've currently used the "Rode NTG3" ...
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Bluetooth or wifi line-in soundcard, android compatible?

My phone doesn't have a line in and i want to record performances on it from the ouput of a mixer. I cant seem to find any hardware priducts that will let me connect the two. Do such things exist, the ...
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How Do You Record Impulse Responses in Small Places?

I've only been able to experiment recording IR's in big reverberant places with balloon pops, I'm curious how you would go about recording some in places where a balloon can't be used like in a vacuum ...
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Field Recordists: What is your post workflow?

Hi to all you field recordists out there: What sort of post-recording processing do you normally do on your recorded material. Specifically stuff you plan to put into your library and use down-the-...
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South African Sound FX? [closed]

Hey there. Anyone based in S Africa, or have good recordings from there they'd be willing to trade? Working on a show based there - could do with some more specific recordings - preferably crowd bgd ...
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Stringed Instrument Mics

If you could have 2 mics to record strings - anything from cello to violin to acoustic guitar - what would they be? In my opinion, I would probably go with a combination of small diaphragm and large ...
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Car tyre & surface recording without engine sound.

Car tyre & surfaces recording without engine sound. I want to record different surfaces in average speed (Gravel, tarmac, mud, water, sand, etc...). Any ideas ?
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Recording “Bangs” etc

Hey everyone, I have a really simple question: With an SM57 how would you go about recording bangs, and slams, and rubble falling. I ALWAYS peak. Is it a case of simple doing tests. . .setting the ...
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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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TV studio set reverbation treatment?

Hi all, I currently work on a TV project (sitcom), which is being shooted in big TV studio. They built some family house rooms there. But basically the studio is very big - 20m width, 60m length, 15m ...
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The purpose of Threshold, Knee and ratio in a compressor (discussion)

I would just like a get eveyone's view on the purposes/"what they do" on a compressor. They way I understand it is, the threshold is the dB level that is reached by a signal that causes the knee + ...
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How do you get to know microphones and decide on microphone purchases?

This is a question that's been on my mind lately as I'm starting to collect a selection of especially field-capable microphones. As there's so much to choose from in terms of microphone techniques, ...
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Lav mic signal produces a periodic ticking sound. Anny ideas?

I'm wondering what could be the cause of a ticking sound at a regular interval in speech recordings recorded with a sennheiser ew100 and sanken Lav mic through a Wendt mixer on a camera. Th ticking ...
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What's the most unique sound you ever captured, before processing or editing etc?

Hey guys I'd like to hear from everyone which of their sounds they ever recorded was their most unique? I'm asking specifically for sounds that have no processing or editing done to them so anything ...
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So, who's been to China and what should I record?

Dear Audiophiles, I'm embarking on a trip to Beijing very shortly and am wondering if any of you have any tips or recommendations for places of sonic interest, as I hope to come back with a ...
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Have you a favourite film about sound?

There's numerous question on here about favourite examples of sound usage in a film, but what's everyone's favourite film about sound? I know it's a limited genre, but worthwhile compiling a list for ...
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need a location for warehouse or dilapidated building footstep recording

I need to record a bunch of footsteps in a dilapidated building. Ideally with both tile and unfinished hardwood surfaces, and also with a layer of dust and dirt (but not overly dirty or crunchy). ...
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Where to go in L.A. for stealth crowd - WITHOUT MUSIC

I'm sitting outside Starbucks coffee here at Hollywood and Highland on a rare day off thinking I was going to get some good crowd walla with a couple of binaurals, stealth-like. But, there is one ...
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iPhone microphones, are they worth looking at [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is this the Zoom killer? Hallo All I often find myself in a situation where I can hear a brilliant sound (when shopping, for example, or trawelling to work) but I do not have ...
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Are there any drawbacks when recording instruments out of order according to the preferred method?

I've heard some standard approaches on the sequence of instruments to record first, but my personal preference interferes with the norm. The classical method is to record drums first, then bass, then ...
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Amazing music videos for sound recordists

These guys always make epic videos but I thought it would be of interest to most of you. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MejbOFk7H6c The pure scale and effort in production for this is mind blowing. If ...
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Best mic to record wind with.

Tomorrow I'll be going out to a stretch of highway and coasting a pickup truck down a hill with the engine off and placing things with holes (plywood, old fridges, big empty bottles and containers, ...
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What format do WAV files need to have to be imported into the Korg D3200 Digital Recording Studio

The title says it all... What format do WAV files need to have to be imported into the Korg D3200 Digital Recording Studio? I created 8 WAV files and burned them onto a CD so that I could import ...
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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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Strange sounds heard worldwide…any SSD comments?

http://www.datelinezero.com/2012/01/17/strange-sounds-heard-worldwide/ apparently this is a video compilation that has been floating around the net recently. Anyone out there get a decent recording? ...
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Your favourite MS mic setup?

Hey everyone, I usually record stereo using XY but I've seen some hardcore support for M/S on here. I know how it works but I'm just looking for advice on what mics to use to test it out. My ...
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problem with 003 factory

hi all am i have Macpro One 2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon "Nehalem" processor/3GB (three 1GB)memory System lion and 003 Factory Complete The Ultimate Tactile Pro Tools LE the Complete Production Toolkit ...
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How to create a classic ska sound?

I've been recording reggae/ska in GarageBand, using a combination of: Voice through a condenser mic Electric guitar and bass using GarageBand's own amp simulators and effects Drum patterns programmed ...
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Cost-effective ways to start a home studio with Pro Tools?

What is the best way to purchase Pro tools and computer in order to run it? I am starting up in creating my own studio and based on your advice and other positive input from many other sources I want ...
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Can you recommend suction-cup microphone holder ?

Can you recommend suction-cup microphone holder ? Recording cars etc...
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How to record (voice+guitar) on a MacBook? USB sound card?

I have a couple e855 Sennheiser mics and 1202-VLZ Mackie mixer. When my son was visiting recently, we connected the mics+mixer to the stereo line-in of my PC desktop and captured some decent ...
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Who is using the W735EQ plugin?

hi guys, i downloaded the demo and need to say, it's special but very nice! there are so many choices out there, what kind of equalizer do you prefer for sound-design?
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How to record an feature animation dialogue?

Hi guys, I've got an upcoming feature animation project, my part exactly is to record dialogue. Since I've never got any experience on animation, I did some research especially on the mic use and ...
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Should one use pop filters for recording vocals?

is it advisable to use pop filters to avoid blows for recording vocals? or should we place the mic a bit off from the mouth though it might lead to loss of high frequencies since they are directional? ...
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How can I get rid of phasing on source audio?

I am trying to record a very simple demo with my laptop mic onto Audacity. I've used this same setup on other laptops with no problem. However when I attempt this on my current PC, I get this intense "...
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Favorite Ambiance, Background Recording Technique and Delivery

How do you like to record ambiances, and backgrounds? Stereo? Mono? ORTF? MS? How do you like to layer them in a project? Mono? Some Stereo? Lots of Stereo files?
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Yes, another Headphone question…

As this will be the first time I spend any 'large' amount of money on headphones I want to get it right! I've read through the previous posts and (think I) have some good ideas about which pair to go ...
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Websites to find “stem” tracks from commercial music

Are there any online communities for trading unmixed ("stem") tracks from popular commercial music?
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Do you ride the levels during an interview?

When you are recording an interview, do you ride the levels? For example if someone has a dynamic voice do you ride the levels. Do you anticipate riding the levels if someone is a loud speaker as ...
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plane crash sound effect, how to record a powerful crash?

Hi All I’m recording SFX for an independent film. One of those is a plane crashing into the ground. It has to be a powerful crash. I’ve used many props for this (the jet engines are a fan pitch-...
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Recording Ambience with a shotgun

Does anybody record ambiences with a shotgun? I mean, it seems feasible if you are careful about it and then piecing them together in post. It almost seems more ideal since you can pick out the ...
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Can a shotgun microphone be used for indoor use too?

I'm making some serious decisions about my beginner package for sound recording and looking to get a shotgun microphone. I'm trying to stretch my budget as far as possible. It seems a decent shotgun ...
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Dialogue Recording Levels

Got into a discussion with a teacher today about the proper level for recording audio, specifically dialogue. She was telling us that keeping it between -6 and -12 is what she does but who the hell ...
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Random Sound Thread--Please post a random sound

Please post a random sound, everybody visiting this site. Creepy wooden door creak
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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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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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Looking for someone experienced in sound for Live Television

I might be called upon to help out on a few live TV show recording/mixing gigs. Do you have any experience in this area or know the specifics on things like types of microphones, recorders, signal ...