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How to produce a reasonable recording with a limited number of microphones on a drum set?

I want to record drums by using the least number of microphones while still getting an acceptable sound, in terms of dynamics, stereo image and tone. How would one go about this? I have heard about ...
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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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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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How to find work?

How does one go about finding work and getting experience in "the field?"
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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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Which type of microphone is best equipped to capture eating sounds?

I am wondering which type of microphone this girl used to make her videos. I tried condensor hypercardioid but it still doesn't sound as clear and loud.
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Stereo mixing conventions for instruments recorded with more than 1 microphone?

I play the vibraphone. As a player, I'm used to having the low end of the instrument on my left, and the high end on my right. However, when the instrument is recorded, a setting with 2 microphones ...
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A very good 2 tracks sound card?

I own a very interesting TL Audio Fat Track with 2 tube preamp channels. I would like to use it to record and monitor the two tracks on my computer, using MixBus. I record mainly acoustic music, with ...
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Behaviour of gears in freezing conditions

I have a gig coming where I will need to record cars passing on a frozen race track (the temperature there will be around -40 degrees celcius.. ), I already did some car recordings in the past but ...
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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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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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Can you recommend suction-cup microphone holder ?

Can you recommend suction-cup microphone holder ? Recording cars etc...
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VO Pop Screens that do the least coloration.

Does such a thing exist? What I'm looking for is a pop screen that does the least coloration of the voice. I'll be using it on U87s, 414s, basically, any VO mic. What do you use for your VO and ...
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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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Recording using multiple lavalier mics

I have an interview-style recording to do that involves multiple people. I suppose using lavalier mics would be ideal for this. I couldn't find a way to properly record audio from more than one ...
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FOLEY TECHNIQUE: How to do squirrel running on a tree?

I am out of my imagination. Maybe someone could help or have done this? How to do sound of a squirrel running on a tree branches? The shot is close.
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Lightweight Quality Field recording package?

I'm looking to upgrade some of my equipment in anticipation of doing some serious recording during an upcoming trip of mine. When I work in the theater, I use my zoom, which is great for that ...
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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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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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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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Recording an ultralight plane in flight

Hi. I have the opportunity to record and ultralight plane in flight. I have a Sanken css 5, but i d like to know what do you think about wind protection. The wind up there ill be really strong, so is ...
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Mad scientist: How to cancel out hum of known amplitude from signal of unknown amplitude?

I like investigating real-world phenomena through sound, and this time I am checking out lamps. I have following scheme: I have noticed that each lamp type distorts 50hz mains tone in its own unique ...
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How can I run mics with xlr into an old (ancient) mixer with 1/4 TS inputs?

Output from the mixer will go to a recording program on a tablet (we've got that part figured out). Reason for doing this is the band I'm in wants to create some practice tracks for the songs we are ...
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To record infrasonic sound in the presence of ultrasonic sound.

I am planning to build something. For that I need to able be to record the sound less than 200 Hz, however sounds with higher frequency are present. Is there a method to avoid high frequency sounds ...
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Mitigating Noise From Clothes When Making In-Ear Binaural Recordings Whilst Walking

I appreciate that I'm probably asking the impossible, but I'm looking for ways to prevent in-ear binaural mics from picking up noises coming from my clothes. I've managed to eliminate breathing by ...
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Do you have any suggestions on recording vocals/guitar using 2 mics?

i write simple songs with just an acoustic guitar and me singing. I have this cheap large-diaphragm microphone and i am ready to buy this mid-range small diaphragm microphone to record the guitar. ...
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Convert drum audio recordings to midi

I recorded an acoustic drum kit with multiple microphones, and I'm not 100% happy with the sound. I have Superior Drummer 2.0, and I'd like to blend/replace my recorded drums with the samples. I ...
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How to create a lightsaber sound true to the original method?

The original Star Wars lightsaber sound is interference from a CRT, combined with a projector motor sound recording: [...] the microphone passed right behind the picture tube and as it did, this ...
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Using a journalist recorder for field recordings

I was plotting to buy one of these digital audio recorders for journalists, which I want to use for field recordings. Are these devices good for it?
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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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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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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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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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Why am I experiencing unsynchronized audio during recording?

I've run into an issue while recording audio with MXL-990 using Behringer U-Phoria UMC204HD. We're recording audio with the above devices and video+audio with a video camera. The audio does not sync ...
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Does amplification and De-amplification of a recording affect the quality?

I looked online and didn't find anything definitive, they all wanted to compare the source and changed data structures and listen for differences....which I would consider too subjective to yield any ...
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How to input sounds live during a podcast

I've been recording sound for a few years now but I'm still learning through trial and error. I've done a few short student films and local commercials as well as very basic seminar recordings. my ...
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How to make a voice over sound like a football commentator

I have to record a voice over and make them sound like a football commentator... Can anyone recommend any tips & tricks to emulate the lip mics they use? It's short notice so we'll be recording ...
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Electric noise when using a Condenser Mic in home studio

I am setting up a condenser mic for my ProTools 8 system on the Digi 03 interface. I have a Neuman TML 103 mic running through a 25 FT Planet Waves XLR cable. When I turn on Phantom power and put the ...
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Unable to record effects from Alesis Firewire 12 mixer

I have Alesis Firewire 12 mixer and I am successfully recording multi-channel tracks with Ableton Live (version 9) when I connect mixer and computer with firewire cable. However, if I mess up with ...
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Transfer recording from 4 Track Tascam 246 from another model possible?

I've been searching the net to see if it's possible to transfer some old recordings I did from a Tascam 246 4 Track recorder from a different 4 track unit? One hurdle is that the speed was not ...
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Using External Mics with the Tascam DR-40

Will the Tascam DR-40 add any self noise or hiss to higher quality external mics? Also is it okay to use two different external mics into the Tascam DR-40 at once? Thanks
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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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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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Recreating the Bass sounds of Daft punk's Voyager and Avicii's Peace of Mind

I was trying to recreate the quite similar Bass sounds of Avicii's Peace of Mind and Daft Punk's Voyager. I suspect they used a saw wave and pushing the resonance on the filters, but I fail with my ...
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How do I make a recording of a group of people playing a tabletop rpg?

I'm in front of small challenge. I'll be recording group of 6 people playing tabletop RPG. They'll be all sitting at one table but game master (person who narrates thru game) will be hidden behind his ...
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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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DAW software that I can share between 2 computers?

Is there a DAW software I could use with 2 different computers and share it? I will be doing a project for school but I will be recording instruments at home. How could I work on the same project at ...
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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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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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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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