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Recording in a Factory environment.

I have been given permission to record in a factory locally to me, which is something I have never tried before. I have gone on a recon trip and had a tour around which I recorded with my portable ...
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take a signal on mini-headphone and have a computer capture the stream to a .wav

I have an old digital 12-track recorder made by Korg. The technology is quite outmoded now, but I'd like to capture some of the music I recorded on it. There are ways to burn the music to CD's (with ...
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DPA 4060/61 alternative

I’m looking at buying a pair of 4060s or 4061s, though was just shocked to realise that to get them as XLR OPs Id need to spend another £160 for connectors!!!! Heading beyond my budget now. Can ...
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Which functional specifications are most important in an audio interface? [duplicate]

I want to buy an external sound card, and I have two choices (because others are crazy expensive here) Line6 POD Studio GX M-Audio M-Track I want to be able to connect my guitar and midi keyboard, ...
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sound quality when recording sound with google nexus 7

I will soon buy a tablet for a friend in Thailand. He needs it for skype-phonecalls and surfing. And I need his help to record phrases in thai. I have read that google nexus 7 has very good reviews ...
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Which service can I use to upload and distribute audio interviews

What service can I use to upload audio interviews I recorded whilst on a journey. They vary in length. I recorded interviews with various people from NGOs, and working in the environment area through ...
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The Combination of Field Recordings and Music

I'd like to start a list of examples of this particular combination, so please post any you can think of or any other thoughts about this. Here's one I think really works: [youtube]VVuJ_E_q4LI[/...
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LCR field recording

How many of you actually do this, recording with three mics (LCR)? I'm talking about using techniques like OCT (Optimized Cardioid Triangle)... I could see the logic of this for recording moving ...
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Sampling frequency

A friend of mine who lives in Thailand helps me to translate phrases in Thai. Today he sent me some audiofiles that I opened in Audacity for analyzing. His voice seems to be in some way distorted, or ...
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Rock n Roll Band Recording

Hello everybody! I will record a rock n roll band. My goal is to get the classic sound of the 1950s-1960s with a polished feel. I mapped the following recording setup, but i have a fear that it will ...
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Not getting mugged!

Hi folks, How cautious do you find yourself having to be when recording in the city? I'd love to be out recording more with by mics and pres, but am just so concerned about getting gear grabbed while ...
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foley sounds need advice

Hi guys I struggling to think of how to create the sound of horses galloping, I can create the sounds individually by banging two objects together in cycles of threes to create that "doo doo doof" ...
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Why some old voice recordings in Anime has ~15.7KHz sweep?

Out of curiosity, I was noticing hi-pitched sweep in some old Japanese animation (Serial Experiments LAin; Fushigi no Umi no Nadia; Kimagure Orange). Example voiceprint: http://i.imgur.com/G7dGgV2.png
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Recording shouted dialogue

When recording dialogue that involves the actor shouting, how do I avoid distortion without making it sound like it was recorded from across the room?
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Location recording in a warehouse, how to avoid reverb?

In a few days I will have to record dialogue for a short film. The set is build in an old warehouse. How can I avoid room reverb ? Of course I will use radio mics but what type of microphone I need ...
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What mic should I used to record a roundtable discussion in a noisy convention center?

I've been tasked to record multiple round table discussions at a conference that my company is going to in about a month. From what I've been told here's the setup: The table itself is literally a ...
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How to connect Alesis MMT-8 to Roland TR-909 with Cubase and Samson Graphite 49

I want to connect Alesis MMT-8 to Roland TR-909 via MIDI. Carefully studying the manuals, I try to record what is pressed on the TR-909 by recording with the MMT8 and pressing instrument keys on the ...
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How do you get rid of the birds in your recordings?

It's spring here and the birds are singing - but sometimes you just don't want them in your recordings ... so my question to you is what are your tricks for getting rid of those birds in your ...
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I'm working on a short where there are three actors, all wearing VANS shoes. Would you use a different pair of vans for each actor?

The short is about a coach who's trying to teach his players how to play baseball. All of the players are wearing vans in the scenes and the surfaces range from the dirt on a baseball, concrete, and ...
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Avantone CK-1 Mic noise problem

I am experiencing some issues with my Avantone CK-1. Whenever I connect it for the first time in the session it gets a static noise that doesn't disappear until I unscrew the capsule from the pre and ...
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Saw SFX Question

I'm looking to record some samples of both singing/musical saw SFX, as well as that wiggle effect you hear in cartoons (something like this: http://www.pond5.com/sound-effects/1/cartoon-saw-wiggle....
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What is a good mic in the $200 range for miking an acoustic guitar (for use with Apogee duet portable studio)?

I am considering purchasing an Apogee Duet (iPad/Mac version), to do a simple guitar/vocal setup. I already have an SM58 for vocals, but I need a mic for the guitar (steel string acoustic). I have an ...
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Recording app with video playback / remote solution

Hi, I am trying to find a solution to record foley in my recording booth while seeing a looping quicktime movie on my ipad. Is there any app that would allow me to do this? To avoid all the file ...
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Recording CRT sound effects

Hello everyone! My roommates and I recently decluttered the house. Once all the dust cleared, I found that we had 4 crt tv's that we're throwing out. Seeing them, I decided to hold on to them and use ...
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Binaural recording: monitoring with 'bone conduction'?

Hi, I was thinking about buying a bone conduction headset for monitoring binaural recordings. It would be used to hear if there's any wind noise or low battery beeps from my recorder. Does anyone ...
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Collaborative website of Field Recording

Hello, Do you know a great collaborative field recording's website where you can post, share and download field recording's sound for free ? Thanks for your anwsers
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Picking Sennheiser MKH 8040 or 8050 in MS setup?

Hello there! I am about to assemble a MS microphone set for field recordings; after some testing and researching I have decided to go the Sennheiser route with a MKH 30 for the side, and either a MKH ...
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Triggering a drum module from recorded tracks

I want to use my recorded acustic drum tracks to trigger a drum module. How can I do this, and what is the best (inexpensive) drum module to use? Thanks
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Awkward Sound Recording Contracts

I'm going to be working a gig for a month as a sound recorder with an employer I've worked with before. We have agreed on a fee for the days planned and what my responsibilities will be. This has all ...
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Recording SFX in mono or stereo / Mic options?

A common question on here seems to be a recommendation for a SFX mic (mostly indoors). I too am currently mulling over this same issue. I am planning to do several SFX libraries in the near future,...
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What else do I need to know besides pointing and clicking record?

This is not really meant to be sarcastic, just wondering assuming you have the best equipment you can afford, which I do, what else do I need to think about when recording fx indoors? Getting the mic ...
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Remote recording in studios?

Hi Recently my boss asked gave me an Innkeeper4 and asked me to figure out a way to setup remote audio monitoring for Disney producers sitting in their office and directing the voice artist and ...
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Suggestion on preamp, RME QuadMic 4 channel preamp?

I'm looking for a 2 channel, preferably 4 channel, mic preamp for the studio. My budget is around €350, which is what the RME QuadMic is going for in Europe. It seems to suite my needs but I'm not ...
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Problem with my sound devices

So I just hooked up a Tascam US 1800. Installation went fine and my computer recognizes it as my default sound device. However, for some reason, whenever I use Pro-Tools, it only sends the Pro Tools ...
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Rewire EZ VINYL/TAPE CONVERTER to protools

Hi guys I recently got EZ a VINYL/TAPE CONVERTER, I will use it to convert/capture/record a load of old vinyls from my late father's massive collection. I tried running the program with protools ...
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Zaxcom Deva V users

Hi group Any of you using a Zaxcom Deva V recorder? Ive been offered a demo model for around $2000 from a dealer. Besides the Deva V being an older model, Its still a $10000 plus recorder. There must ...
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Good dialogue Recording Software

Hi I am new to the movie making. I have shot a small film and doing re-recording and finding it very difficult to do. Can anyone please suggest sound/dialouge recording software which I can use to ...
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Randy Thom Interview Question.

http://soundworkscollection.com/howtotrainyourdragonpanel I watched the great video on sound works collection that was on the sound of "How to Train your Dragon". I have two questions about some of ...
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Capturing audience reaction during a concert.

Hi guys, long time no see. I've been extremely busy on some over-seas gigs. Right now I'm post producing a concert, and I'm having a bit of trouble with the amount of PA to audience ratio in between ...
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Recognise the sound of this glitch? (Pro Tools recording issue)

I've been doing some recording on my home studio setup and while most of the time things are running smoothly, occasionally I'll record some Foley and it sounds fine in the headphones - but when I ...
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Hurricane Sandy

Anyone on the east coast trying to record this behemoth? Could be a once in a lifetime opportunity. Heavy waves and storm surge could be good but you'll have to use extreme caution. Or, you could ...
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Best Polar Pattern and dB setting for VO?

Hey everyone, I have a Neumann microphone (can't mind the model!) and on the mike you can choose the polar patterns . . .I assume that Cardioid is best for recording some VO? There are also other ...
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Best Microphones for Recording Atmospheres

Hi, I'm looking to buy some microphones to record some outdoor atmospheres (traffic, park, outdoor crowd, etc.). I have experience recording indoor sounds like vocals and foley but no outdoor ...
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Recording Heartbeats

What microphone would be appropriate to record heartbeats? I want to record people off the street so it has to be easy for the person to hold in place themselves for a couple of minutes whilst ...
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microphone for recording naturally occuring random noises

While I already have a condenser mic for vocals, I'm looking for a microphone that would be good for recording random naturally occuring sounds out in the open or inside as well. There would probably ...
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Cartoony stretch sound

Any ideas on how to get that classic rubbery stretch sound that is popular in cartoons? I tried a lot of different props, even tried using som screetching and creaking, but it's not working very well....
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Recording in an underground parking lot

There is a shoot happening in an underground packing lot with a low cement ceiling and a cement floor as well as a low end hum that will be constant in the background. The genre is a crime drama where ...
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How do you record loud sounds?

Yesterday I had the good fortune to do some car drop recordings. Needless to say it was loud and great fun ;) There was 4 other recordists there and during the after session beers we were discussing ...
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Best Mic/Preamp for footstep recording

Hello, I would like to record footstep to create a personal sound bank. I wonder what preamps and what microphones you usually use for this kind of thing in studio? I do not have specific or maximum ...
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Foley/ambient recording on Nagra 4.2

I've been commissioned as foley recordist/sound designer/sound editor for a feature indie film which is attempting to capture a nostalgic feel both visually and in its sound track, something akin to ...