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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 ...
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Recording thunder.

Hi all Yesterday a massive (for Denmark atleast) thunderstorm was passing a great deal of the country. 40000 lightning strikes was recorded from midnight to noon. It was wild to say the least. I was ...
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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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REQUEST: Downhill ski recordings

Hello all, I'm seeking recordings of Olympic-style downhill skiing. Everything from start & aways, passbys (slow/med/fast) and in & stops. Also, jump impacts. Anyone have material like this? ...
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REQUEST: Children laughing/singing/babbling

Hey, Would anybody here happen to have recordings of children babbling/laughing/chatting away? More specifically aged between 4 and 12? Will swap sounds you send me for recordings of a football game ...
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Need some train sounds ASAP

Hi guys, I need a few different train sounds ASAP for an advertising animation I'm working on. I'm looking for some onboard (but outside of the train) sound (so we can hear the train moving along ...
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When capturing dialogue in a marina

When you are capturing dialogue in a marina or most busy city places, is it good technique to boom from above and capture or is it ok to point the shotgun at the talent? I think I have seen it both ...
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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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What is a telephone pick-up coil used for?

What is a telephone pick-coil used for? I am expanding my mic collection zoom (ZoomH4n only so far) and I want to get some mics. Contact mic for interesting SFX Boom for universally recording ...
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Searching for free downloadable Loop and Recording databases.

Anyone know of any? basically free beats etc but hopefully with some atmosphere recordings, like cities, crowds what have ya.. thanks in advance!
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(Rugby) stadium crowds [request]

I'm doing an installation where I need to simulate the sound of a stadium from the player's perspective. It needs to sound huge and really exciting! I already have some sounds that work from various ...
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Suggestions for 'sound fx library management software'

I am looking to buy software to organize my sound recordings. I record, edit and mix on a Pro Tools 9 system use a Mac computer. It be great to hear from some professionals or any sound guys who use ...
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Field Recording Equipment

I am a Novice Sound Designer and would like to do field recording to build my own personal library of sounds. I am looking for some advise on which recording equipment and microphones I should ...
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Does Izotope RX and similar software make the location sound recordist complacent?

I recently purchased Izotope RX and I am blown away by it's abilities to remove noise and hum and such from recordings. It really is as good as what people have claimed it to be! However, I just ...
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capturing and processing sounds in a special live-performance situation

hi, i was asked to do sound design / processing for a live performance-art act. specifically, i need to be able to pick up live sounds from several locations across the stage, mix and process them ...
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Serious use of self-recorded IR's

I use reverbs all the time on dialogue, no matter what the project. There may be the occasional voiceover that gets away completely dry, but everything else gets a little bit (or a lot) of reverb. I ...
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Guitar pickups as a “microphone”

I've been thinking about this a lot, since I saw this video link text in fact. As far as I can tell, there's nothing going on with the strings -- he's muting them with his left hand -- which means ...
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How many sounds do you try to capture on the set?

I've been asked to supervise the set recordings of an upcoming short film and I was wondering how much it is necessary to try to get from the locations itself while shooting? Is it worth planning to ...
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Recording Orchestra Groups with Omni mics and M-S matrix

I need to record a ~50 piece woodwind orchestra and am using a Nagra VI which has 6 inputs. I want the best recording using the fewest mics. I have a pr of Neumann M150s which I was going to place ...
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Reducing room on recordings

Hey Looking for any bright ideas to help me... Im a sound editor recording some feet in my lounge for a feature - I have a creaky old hollow wood floor which is absolutely perfect for deck of a ship,...
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Smallest bag for SD744T

I'm after a location recording bag for my SD744T, and nothing more! All the bags I've looked at sof far seem designed to hold a mixer, recorder and 17 wireless receivers. Can anyone recommend ...
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Use Android smartphone to record sound

Would it be possible to use a smartphone (in my case a Nexus S) to record sound using an external microphone. I guess I could use an adaptor to connect the microphone to the audio jack and use the ...
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Sounds that have never been recorded before.

I thought maybe we could make a list of sounds that occur which have never been recorded before to our knowledge. So, if you were given a golden ticket, good for one isolated recording of anything ...
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live performances

It's me again :D. I have shot the pilot for the reality TV show. It has two main parts the first one is shot in studio (not really too much of a problem), the other part is documentary style. This ...
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Recording Foley with a ZOOM

Can you record Foley with a Zoom H4N? If so, should you use a small space, a slappy space, or open space, or other? I'm finishing a short and I wish I had the proper tools for foley recording but ...
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Advice on my starter sound recording kit I have researched?

I've been doing a lot of research for my price bracket. I'm wanting to enjoy the summer recording lots of sounds and getting good at technique and editing. I want the sound quality to be good... Good ...
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wisconsin protests

anyone recording these? I'd be willing to trade some of my stuff for any of that. thx!
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How to record the sound of an acoustic guitar with a magnetic pickup?

I have a magnetic pickup... How can I use it to record the sound of a guitar to a laptop? I was told magnetic pickups should not be directly connected to a laptop (and that might be true, because I ...
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Field Recording M/S matrixing

Hi to all field recordists. If using a stereo shotgun microphone, how could you hear what it is you're recording through m/s encoding in real time (ex, not later on in the studio, rather while in the ...

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