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Recording room ambience

Record one long shot. Split it from the half. Put one half to the right channel and the other to left channel. Export a stereo file. This way you will get a very wide stereo image that is hard to get ...
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Recording room ambience

Record 2 mono claps/pulses/shots, however you're generating it. Move the mic from one side of the room to the other for each, keeping each at the same distance from the source. Match up the initial ...
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Stereo Width in Oktava M/S recordings

It's stereo alright, but not much more. I love the Oktava 012 for many things (which I assume you are using as you mentioned the Figure Of 8-adapter), it's one of my go-to mics for several types of ...
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seeking prison fx and ambience libraries

If you're looking for mechanics, latches, doors, cells and the like (and not simply male prison walla), I had a lot of luck recently with a really reverberant park bathroom and doing a lot of door ...
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Low ambient noise in silent sections

The Izotope RX denoiser would probably be what you would want to use. I don't think you want to remove the room noise entirely but just reduce it so that it still sounds natural and you still hear ...
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Room tone/Ambience/Atmosphere loudness question

Get your dlog levels right, and everything else gets mixed according to that. There's no specific level for ambience (or foley for that matter), it is simply mixed to sit naturally in relation to the ...
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Stadium Reverb Ambience

Convolution reverb would be your best bet here. Find an impulse response that is recorded inside a stadium and run the plugin via auxilary send so you don't wash out the initial sound source. Make ...
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Would it be Stereo or Mono?

I'd record it stereo and if you need mono to fit into the mix or scene better just use one channel. Depending on how large the apartment is supposed to be you could mix and match the channels used.
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What synths and pads are those, and where to find?

The question of "what library do they come from" is nearly impossible to answer, since there are thousands of libraries out there and many of them overlap sonically. I can't tell you every detail ...
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Oktava or Audio-Technica for Omni Ambience Recording?

Oktava MK012 have a reputation for being not as quiet as most similar microphones. Both the electrical self-noise and the mechanical handling noise are weak spots in the Oktava's reputation. If I had ...
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Oktava or Audio-Technica for Omni Ambience Recording?

No direct experience with the Oktavas, but the 4022s are really good mics and have a great reputation with nature sound recordists. There is also evidence of them testing quieter than the spec from ...
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Oktava or Audio-Technica for Omni Ambience Recording?

I like my AT4022s a lot and I prefer them to the Oktavas (which I've used a few times). Folks who own the Oktavas tend to enthuse about them, but I like many of the AT 40 series of microphones.
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Scales vs. Harmonic Notes

You might find yourself here somewhere in between composing a melody and designing a timbre, even if you are focused on atmospheric sounds. Chimes may not be playing a discrete melody but they are ...
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Scales vs. Harmonic Notes

The scale contains a whole jumble of harmonic relations in the sense of "harmony" - if you included all the notes, it would sound like an atonal smear. Stick with harmonics from researching bell ...
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Room tone/Ambience/Atmosphere loudness question

I would record room tone at the same level as I have recorded the dialog or whatever I was recording in that room. Then the room will sound the same as in the background of the thing I wanted to ...
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How To: Record Foliage/Trees

There's nothing especially wrong with what you have there, but perhaps it's not the right sound for what you need it for. The sound of foliage rustle, particular sounds like wind in trees just does ...
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Telinga EM23 vs Line Audio CM3 vs DPA 4060

i found a really nice recording my Jez Riley French today, which shows the capabilities of DPA4060 in field recording a forest https://vimeo.com/115475171
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Telinga EM23 vs Line Audio CM3 vs DPA 4060

Why do you compare different mics against each other ? I sold my cm3 because i found them absolutely useless for ambiences. They're so freaking noisy and have no detail. I bought sennheiser 8040 ...
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Sony PCM D50 vs PCM M10 ( internal mics)

"Head to head" internal mic recording test of Sony M-10 vs. D-50. I have owned a D-50 for about 8 years, purchased the moment it came out and used about twice a week. I did have a period of non-use ...
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How do you design a cricket sound?

I'm pleased to announce that I've just published a new tool called the Cricket Chirp Tool, as well as some videos on this topic of Cricket Chirp SFX. An extensive written tutorial is found here on my ...

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