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What records well to tape?

I never had the privilege of cutting tape and splicing tape. However, the studio I work at owns a couple great tape machines. What sound effects do you think would sound great on tape? I know Horns ...
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Opinions on Stand Mounted Baffles (and LDCs)?

So I'm in the market for an affordable LDC for some vocal design work at home. My first thought was Røde's NT2000. As it turns out, during the month of August Røde has a promotion wherein you buy a ...
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Baffles for Outdoor Interviews

Dear All, I know Colin Hart does this quite a bit but I wanted to ask if you guys know what I can use to baffle a voice better. I am going to be doing some live interviews in an outdoor environment ...
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Outdoor Sound Effect ADR.

I had this thought while I was dreaming last night: If I were to do a huge chase scene with a police car chase etc., I'd take the video along with me and record the same car on the same surface ...
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What to record in a 2-mile tunnel.

I just got back from a trip where there was a 2-mile long railroad tunnel which part of a railroad track that was later made into a mountain-bike trail. Needless to say I brought my recording ...
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How would you mic a 5-actor audiobook.

I'm curious to what mics and what positions you would use for this situation: Multicast audiobook that will have full musical score and sound effects. 5 actors, 1 narrator, 4 character actors. The ...
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recording motorcycle

Hi all In a few weeks the movie I'm working on will be printed, so finally I'll have some time to spend on my projects. I'm planning to record a few motorcycles, this and this and I'm start to ...
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Looking for a high quality (UK) summer ambience

I hope people don't mind me posting a request, say so if you do. But I think that exchanging sounds is part of being in a community :-) Anyway, I'm stuck in South Africa and in winter, but for a ...
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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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An alternative to a blimp? (…a small pistol grip for example?)

Hello. I'm looking into getting a Rode NT4 stereo microphone for sound collection very soon. Due to me saving for my next purchase (a Tascam HDP2 I'm thinking) I'm looking to get the proper gear to ...
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What are some sounds that interest you?

And I'm not talking about sounds that hold some special memory, or that evoke a certain sensation. I go through little phases every now and then where I want to explore a particular type of sound ...
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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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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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Recording military vehicles

Has anyone ever done any recording of military vehicles (i.e. tanks, utility vehicles)? I'm wondering what to expect in terms of costs. I've done car recordings before so I'm familiar with equipment ...
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Tips on recording animals

I have a very exciting gig lined up for next week. I'm going to a farm to record lots of animals and ambiences for an animation. I know a few of you on the forum have recorded animals so I'm hoping I ...
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Double M/S on seperate 2 channel recorders?

I have the opportunity to use a Schoeps double M/S system, but I don't have a recorder with enough channels. I have two 2-channel recorders, and I'm hoping I will be able to get away with this setup ...
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First EVER live-production student film…Audio and Video separate? [closed]

Hey guys, Basically all the work I have done so far in University has been post production audio. I take clips from films, strip out all the original audio, and try adding it all back in. I've now ...
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recording outdoor crowd walla

Howdy. Does anyone have experience recording outdoor crowd walla? I am planning for a session of 30+ people in an outdoor setting and was thinking of recording in quad using a sound devices 744t. ...
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Most unusual sound technique

What was the most unusual and innovative technique of capturing or generating sounds in your entire experience with sound design ? What you have you been forced to do, to achieve the goal?
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Custom ADR Software

Hey guys, I know I asked a similar question earlier and I really don't mean to beat a dead horse, But, I would like to create a custom ADR cueing program. Basically, all I really need is the ...
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Mic Position and Acoustics

Here is a general question for field recording: Do you go to great length to try to position whatever you are recording for best acoustics and mic position? Let's say you're recording an elephant. ...
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PZMs for ambience recording?

Seems our sound design forum is leaning more and more towards gear and technique these days…which is actually pretty great because sound design occurs not only in the box but out in the world. Has ...
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Has anybody used Earthworks microphones for sound effects

I think some of you may find this video interesting for the sound recording link text My question is, does anybody use Earthworks microphones on here as I am thinking of investing in a pair. On this ...
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In ear headphones for stealth street recording

Hi everybody I've been looking into getting a pair of good in ear headphones, preferably providing decent isolation. This is to use with handheld recorders, if possible to avoid people asking stuff ...
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Atmos recording: MS vs. AB vs. XY vs. ORTF

This may be a bit of a beginner's question, but I moved to NYC from australia and left my second Oktava cardioid behind. I need to record some ambiences for a film, and I was wondering what you ...
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Favorite Mic for Dialogue

Dear All, I was wondering what your favorite mic/mics are for recording voice-over or dialogue for whatever type of project you guys are sound designing - video games, films, etc. Additionally, do ...
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Recording a wheelchair

I'm working a film which has got one of the main characters moving around in a wheel chair (which is not electric) all the time. My plan is to keep it simple and record samples that match the scenes/...
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ADR Recording Software

I am new to ADR recording. I have a question specifically for beeps/streamers software: I have seen on DVD extras that show the ADR recordings and I have noticed that their software is able to give ...
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How do I make a lapel mic sound good?

I have just recently started to record ADR. I have a Sanken COS-11 lapel mic. Recently, an ADR Supervisor told me he loves this mic and uses it as often as he can. I couldn't believe it. I listened ...
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Small budget solution for portable recording

Before I start I have to admit: I am far, far away from being a pro - in fact, I am not even making sounds/music for a living. It´s what I love to do in my leisure time and that´s why my budget is a ...
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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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My first field mic. [closed]

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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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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Worldizing and reamping experiences?

More for fun than anything else, i don't need to do it right now, but i was wondering if anybody here does it or ever tried it, on what kind of sounds? and what kind of playback system, as well as the ...
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What is best way to record a doublebass in a home studio enviroment?

What is best way to record a Doublebass in a home studio enviroment? What type of mic? What kind of processing? (compression? eq?)
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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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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 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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1-bit recording?

24-bit 48kHz is the norm in film post-production here in LA, with new recordings and foley coming in at 96k or 192k. I'm recording at 96k most of the time and occasionally work with 192k samples when ...
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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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What's the strangest sound you've recorded?

The 'strange' aspect can be the context it was recorded in, or the actual sound recorded.. come on - weird me out!
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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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Tips for recording/designing ball kicks

I need a bunch of sounds of rugby balls being kicked. I need big, I need small, and everything in between. In the movie, the kicks always happen on the field outdoors. I have an idea as to how I ...
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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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“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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Looking for a good but cheap hardware mid-side decoder.

I currently have a DIY M-S decoder, which is very noisy and the stereo image is wrong. The mid is much lower than it should and the sides are overbearing. Basically, it is impossible for me to monitor ...
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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 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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A decent stereo pair of microphones at a reasonable price?

Hello. I'm curious to know what people are using as a stereo pair of microphones for their recordings? I've been looking at the usual suspects, but was curious to know if there is any underdogs in the ...
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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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