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For microphones, the best bang for your buck with the added value of low self-noise...Rode mics are my "go to." I have a pair of NT55: small diaphragm condensors with exchangeable capsules (cardioid and omni) included. You can look a factory matched pair and their specs here If you are recording ambiences it is nice to have a stereo pair and a stereo bar (...


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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 dlog. It always frustrated me when people gave me that answer, but it's pretty much the only right answer for that question. If you're struggling with noisy ...


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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 record. Makes sense?


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I live in Dubai and have some ambience a but if you could give me an idea of exactly what you are looking for then I might be able to help. If I don't have any in my library I could go and get you specific sounds if you want. There are modern and older areas of Dubai so lots of variety. Let me know if I can help.


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That was actually the one I was going to suggest. You may find some luck in the DigiFX or BBC sets. The DIGI A set has some great material for foreign, especially the traffic recordings. As for any other small botique library sets along those lines of what you want for Middle East, I'm not aware of anything else out there aside from the Tonsturm set. I'm ...


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Magic sounds is always that we can't hear in real life. For your event try to mix this sounds: 1) Good warm and bright chimes. Try to find them in some orchestral vst instruments. Render a few variations, take 2 of them and pan hard left and right (left -100% right - 100%). 2) Sizzle of fire torch (\Boom Libraries\Cinematic Trailers - Construction Kit\...


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Myself, I'm pretty fond of the Line Audio CM3 and Oktava MK012 when if comes to lower budget microphones! I don't really like the...um, let's call it "grayness" of the Röde-line (a matter of taste though, mind you). Though also a colder mic than the CM3 and 012, I also like the old AKG CK1, which is sold as CK451 now. Allegedly the same mic (haven't tried ...


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